Celebrate Janmashtami with these art games!

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Janmashtami, a festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India. And that isn't very surprising...
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The Peacock: Of a Fabulous Tail and Fantastic Tales

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The competition was tough, the prize impressive. Among the many strong contenders were influential members of the avian fraternity- the Great Indian Bustard, the...
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In Pictures: 5 Amazing Krishna Stories from Art Museums

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Krishna, the 8th incarnation of Vishnu has been the muse for artists across centuries. In celebrating his birthday, here are five Krishna stories from...

Many moods of love : songs by the Indian poet Vidyapati

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For centuries, poets, painters, dancers and other artists have sought inspiration from the love story of Radha and Krishna. Their intimacy, the agony and...
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Republic Day Tableaus : A Quick Guide to India’s Heritage

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Republic Day is India's greatest National celebration.  Even though January 26 would be a holiday, we would wake up early to watch the Parade...
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Mango : The National Fruit of India

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He visits my town once a year. He fills my mouth with kisses and nectar. I spend all my money on him Who, girl, your man? No, a...

In Paintings: 8 Beautiful Mosques of India

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With the spread of Islam into India, many rulers took to building mosques. Apart from being places for worship, these mosques are a symbol...

Our Favourite Art GIFs!

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If a picture speaks a 1000 words, can you imagine what a GIF might be worth? According to Alex Chung, the CEO of Giphy,...

Kite Flying : a cultural trend around the World!

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A myriad of colourful kites fill the Indian sky to announce the arrival of Spring; kite flying gathers a frenzied momentum - whether it...
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8 things to learn from Guru Gobind Singh’s Baaj

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Guru Gobind Singh is often depicted in paintings holding a 'Baaj'. It is common knowledge that the Guru was known as "Chittay baaja wala"...
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