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...
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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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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...

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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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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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"...

Shubho Mahalaya : celebrating the Glory of the Goddess

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Shubho Mahalaya!  As a child growing up with Bengali grandparents, this day meant about waking up to the sound of a booming voice on...
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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...
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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...
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The Kapdaganda Shawl: Of Proposal, Love & Consent

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I first came to know of the Kapdaganda Shawl's story at the Odisha State Museum in Bhubaneswar, a few years ago. Ever since, I...
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