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Maya Angelou.

The First Republic Day of India : includes 5 Activity Ideas!

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Each year on January 26, India celebrates its Republic Day marking the end of its transition into an independent and sovereign country.  In 1950,...

A Visual History of the Partition of India : A Story in Art

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A decade ago, a group of us girls having staged our first play ‘Toba Tek Singh’ found ourselves excited at an invite extended to...
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The French Rooster of Chandigarh | Le Corbusier

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As you walk through the Contemporary Arts section of the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh, there is a small indiscreet space called...

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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Republic of Art: The Constitution as an Illustrated History of India

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The Constitution of India is a fascinating piece of art. What other book can guide your present and ensure your future while constantly acknowledging...
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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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The RBI Museum, Mumbai : A History of India’s Currency

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The last 10 days have only been about coming to terms with the currency demonetisation. And just like every cloud has a silver lining,...
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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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