Celebrate Janmashtami with these art games!

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...
peacock national bird

The Peacock: Of a Fabulous Tail and Fantastic Tales

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

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

For centuries, poets, painters, dancers and other artists have sought inspiration from the love story of Radha and Krishna. Their intimacy, the agony and...

Republic Day Tableaus : A Quick Guide to India’s Heritage

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...
mango national fruit history

Mango : The National Fruit of India

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

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!

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!

A myriad of colourful kites fill the Indian sky to announce the arrival of Spring; kite flying gathers a frenzied momentum - whether it...

8 things to learn from Guru Gobind Singh’s Baaj

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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