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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 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...
Eid-ul-Fitr also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. This religious festival of Eid is the only day in the month of Shawwal...
Stories of Lord Ganesha for the little ones Lord Ganesha is the favorite God of all children. Bal Ganesh - with his unique elephant head, a long trunk, potbelly, and four arms has so many interesting stories about him in Indian mythology. So children, are you ready to tuck yourself...
The lockdown needn’t curb your appetite. Whet your appetite with delicious, but easy to prepare salads. This article gives you twenty such easy and quick vegetarian salad recipes to relax and tickle your taste buds all the while. Including fresh salads in your daily diet increases the level of antioxidants...
Bengali literature or Bangla Shahitto represents the corpus of literary works in the Bengali language. The Bengali language has evolved over a period of thousand and three hundred years. One of the earliest surviving works in Bengali literature is the Charyapada, which is a collection of Buddhist mystic songs,...
A tradition that dates back to the advent of the 7th century, Sufism is essentially the inward search for the almighty. Through the centuries that Sufism has flourished, it has consistently spread the message of oneness with the creator. The fundamental tenet of the tradition is the beautiful and...

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