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With an astounding length of 3,229 meters, Belum caves are the second longest caves found in the Indian sub-continent and the largest caves open for public viewing. Formed entirely from intriguing natural phenomenon, these caves are given the status of ‘Monument of National Importance’ and rightfully so. Scientific exploration...
Andhra Pradesh is known for its coastal splendour and its pilgrim spots. Some places have managed to remain rather hidden and unexplored. Gandikota is one such spot whose fame is no match to its beauty. Nestled away in a village in Kadapa district is a gorge or ‘Gandi’ formed...
Every city is a dynamic space, living and growing with all its inhabitants. Almost every city in India is a melting pot of different cultures but what makes each city stand out is the identity that every city builds over time. Some of the Indian cities are...
Picture the serene backwaters of Kerala with its rain-washed monsoon splendor. Add to that, a number of boats flashing through the waters, racing each other with over a hundred paddlers thrusting their oars in union. That’s the Nehru Trophy Boat Race for you. Something that began as a Vallam...
The handloom sector is one of the major symbols of the cultural heritage of India. It is also an important source of livelihood. On 7th August 2020, National Handloom Day is observed to honor the handloom weavers and to create awareness about the importance of the handloom industry in...
Indigenous people are undoubtedly among the most disadvantaged group in the world. Many international communities have come forward with the thought of special measures that are required to protect their basic rights and maintain their culture and the way they live. To raise awareness among different sectors about these...
Krishna Janmashtami, or Janmashtami as it is more popularly known, is the day when Lord Krishna, the eight incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born. Celebrated on the eight day of the dark fortnight of the Shravana month, this is a festival whose traditions reflect the vivacious personality of Lord...
India is a land of colorful and multitudinous festivals. Naga Panchami is one such in an endless list. Naga Panchami is an auspicious day when snakes, otherwise called Nagas in the local parlance, are customarily worshipped. This day is observed with many rituals in India, Nepal, and countries with...
Colored glasses have been used in producing artwork since ancient times. Stained glass is a colored glass that is used in making decorative windows and other artworks. These glasses are designed in such a way that light can pass through them. In this method of artwork, various colors are...
“Let each man take the path according to his capacity, understanding and temperament. His true guru will meet him along that path.” ― Swami Sivananda The Sanskrit word ‘guru’ dates all the way back to Advayataraka Upanishad, the first known scripture to elaborate on the role of a guru. This scripture...
वीणावादन तत्त्वज्ञः श्रुतीजातिविशारदः              Vīṇāvādana tattvajñaḥ śrutijātiviśāradaḥ ताळज्ञश्चाप्रयासेन मोक्षमार्गं नियच्छति     tālajñaścāprayāsena mokṣamārgaṃ niyacchati The one who is well versed in veena, one who has the knowledge of srutis and one who is adept in tala, attains liberation without doubt. -  Yajnavalkya Smriti Since time immemorial, classical...
The COVID crisis has played havoc in everyone's life. But with some signs of improvement and expectation of normalcy to resume in a few weeks or months, we suspect people would want to take a break and pamper themselves after the strict discipline of the lockdown period. We recommend...
Anxiety is the mind and body’s reaction to stressful, dangerous, or unfamiliar situations. It is your body’s natural response to stress and is often considered a normal and healthy emotion. The first day of school, going for an interview, giving a speech in front of a crowd, etc., are...
The chariot festival, more popularly known as the Rath Yatra, is the journey of Puri’s Lord Jagannath and his siblings in chariots, which is celebrated every year. This Rath Yatra takes place not only in Puri, Odisha, but also in many parts of the country. This festival is celebrated...
Monsoons bring a breath of fresh air, relieving us from the scorching heat of the sun. From getting drenched in rain to night-walks in the chilled breeze - everything about monsoon thrills us. In India, every state has its own monsoon delicacy to suit the taste buds of its...

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