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...

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...

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...

In 20-Holi-Pictures: Celebration through the Ages

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On the day of Holi, you can always spot two sorts of people. Those who love playing and can’t get enough of...
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A History of Mughal Cuisine through Cookbooks

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On any given weekend, my head is usually occupied with the thoughts of food. The tastebuds have been working over time for a year...
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In Pictures: Christian Art in the Mughal Period

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The Introduction of Christianity Jesuit missionaries were the first group of Europeans to visit the Mughal court. They initially arrived at the Portuguese colony of...
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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...
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