Conference of the Birds: a Sufi poem for our times

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“The ocean can be yours; why should you stop  Beguiled by dreams of evanescent dew?The secrets of the sun are yours, but...

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...

A 21st Century Retelling of Laur & Chanda’s Romance

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Some stories get handed over as batons from one generation to the next. But only rarely do we find stories which seem to belong...
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In Pictures: “a lot has happened over Coffee” – says history!

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Back in the day, Coffee wasn't just a drink. It stood for something more as it travelled the world, gaining love from...
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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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Art Tour : Shantiniketan

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If you'd ask a Bengali, you'd find that Shantiniketan is not a place - it's a way of life.  As the name suggests, it...

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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In Paintings: Rembrandt & his Mughal India Inspiration

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Rembrandt is one of the greatest artists in history, with his name alone being synonymous with fine art itself!  Yet, few know him as...

The Romance of Laur-Chanda

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Love stories never go out of fashion, especially when they are narrated using songs and drama. The story of Laur and Chanda, is one...

Naan Wa Halwa : An Illustrated Manuscript

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WHAT IS IT? Naan wa Halwa (Bread and Sweets), is a an illustrated manuscript about the merits of the ascetic life. It was composed in Persian...
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