Now Showing : the Royal Arts of Jodhpur… in America!

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Earlier this month, Mehrangarh Museum's landmark exhibition "Peacock in the Desert : Royal Arts of Jodhpur" opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston...
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Ragmala Paintings: Visualizing Music & Mood

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Most of us have different types of playlists - either on spotify or other platforms , each serving a different purpose. There...

Art of the Book : Quran & Calligraphy

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Tonight is the start of Ramadan, and as our Muslim friends start celebrating, here’s a glimpse into the collection of Quran manuscripts from around...
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Yoga : A Story in Art

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Born in India, raised by the world, the art of 'Yoga' has a fascinating story to tell.  In over 4000 years of it's existence,...
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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"...

Nataraja : The Lord of Dance

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WHAT IS IT? 'The Nataraja' is one of the most important, visually thrilling forms of the Hindu god Shiva. Artists in Tamil Nadu, India began to...
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Guru Nanak and the Monster Fish

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Guru Nanak and the Monster fish is a story that teaches us the values of Sikhism - that of having your faith and focus...
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The Double Statue of Mephistopheles & Margaretta : Salar Jung Museum

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This is probably the most-photographed sculpture at the Salar Jung Museum. Popularly known as the "Double Statue of Mephistopheles & Margaretta", this sculpture is...

The Mughal Charbagh : Paradise Gardens on Earth

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The root word for Paradise, pairidaēza (in Persian) means "walled garden" - and just like the word, the (Mughal) Charbagh gardens too,...
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In Paintings: Diwali & A History of Firecrackers in India

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This Diwali, I'm exploring the many paintings that depict the celebration and ethos of Diwali while digging out the history of firecrackers. The use of...
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