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#MuseumJigsaw : a Phulkari from Punjab

Phulkari, which literally translates as 'Flower Work', is synonymous with the culture of Punjab. This embroidery is made using coloured silken threads - a darn stitch on the reverse side of a...

Nurmahal : Nur Jahan’s serai in heart of Punjab

Who doesn't know Nur Jahan? The wife of Emperor Jehangir, the Padshah Begum was truly an influential figure at the Mughal court. As a generous patron of arts and architecture, she is...

An Interwoven History: Phulkari and Punjab

Phulkari, which literally translates to ‘flower work’, is a unique style or technique of embroidery particular to Punjab. However, more than just a handicraft, the threads of Phulkari are inextricably tied to the history of...

In Paintings: Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) Amritsar

According to latest news, photography and videography is now banned  at the Golden Temple complex at Amritsar! Could it mean, artists painting views of the temple will be back in vogue again (nothing wrong...

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

A decade ago, a group of us girls having staged our first play ‘Toba Tek Singh’ found ourselves excited at an invite extended to us by the Government College, Lahore.  In the week that...

Virasat-e-Khalsa : A Museum on Sikh Heritage

A masterpiece of rich Sikh culture and religious history, the `Virasat-e-Khalsa` is located in the holy city of Anandpur Sahib, the birthplace of the Khalsa. Conceived as a repository of the rich heritage of the `Khalsa`, the...

Writing on the Wall : Monument Stories

Along the Grand Trunk Road, Aam-Khas Bagh is tucked away in Sirhind (Fatehgarh Sahib), attracting few visitors to its expansive history. One thing I've never understood about monuments and heritage sites is the lack...
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