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10 Dec Vaghri - The search for an identity
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Vaghri - The search for an identity by Natasha C Acharya ([email protected])Different Names and Origin StoriesVaghri is the term used to identify wandering tribes originating from Gujarat...
01 Jan OIO Brand Ambassador - Barnalee Sarkar
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Barnalee Sarkar has been practicing and studying Indian classical dances for over 30 years. Formerly a student of Nrityagram founded by the late Pratima Gauri, who has been an enduring influence in he..
03 Apr Bani Thani of Kishangarh
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In the 18th century the art of miniature painting had become quite popular in the Rajput states. Ateliers were maintained not only at the courts of the Rajput rulers, but artists were also in the empl..
15 Dec An Age has Passed me By
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An interview with Pir Md. Kawwal of Fatehpur SikriIn one corner at the Darwaaza to Salim Chistis’ Dargah, I found an old man sitting with his harmonium and singing. Singing beautifully. You could list..
10 Dec Sikri, Shukri, Fatehpur Sikri
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Around 1527, after defeating Rajputana’s Rana Sanga, Babar passed through Sikri, returning thanks (Shukriya) to God for his fateful victory and renamed Sikri as Shukri. Nothing remains of the pavilion..
03 Oct Kemmangundi - The Journey
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It was decided that I, my hubby Soumya, and a friend Pradeep would drive through the night in our trusted Maruti 800 to Kemmangundi. Friday night's the night. Reservations were made, camera rolls boug..
03 Jan Bhutan - The Lost Shangri-La
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We were there for three nights and four days. A fact which will not allow this post to be anything more than a passing observation.I did some amount of reading on Bhutan before I went on the trip and ..
03 Jan Ancient Temples of Rajasthan
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ANCIENT TEMPLES OF RAJASTHANDATING FROM 3RD - 15TH CENTURY ADSTYLE / AGETEMPLELOCATIONFEATURESMauryanHathi BadaBairatOnce a circular Buddhist temple, only the foundation remains.3 - 4 th century ADsou..
10 Mar The Buried Township of Kiradu
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The Temples of KiraduAbout 43 kilometers west of Barmer in Rajasthan lie the ruins of five temples in a picturesque amphitheatre of hills. These temples date back to circa 1000 A.D. and later. Though ..
14 Apr An interview with Yashoda
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I am a shepherd girl. Since the time I could walk, I have been shepherding goats. I would be out in the desert all day and return to my village when the sun went down. That was my life.When I was 10 y..
03 Apr Travel Memoirs of a 9 Year Old
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It was the autumn of 1984. I had just turned 9. A trip to “Haridwar-Kedarnath-Badrinath” had been planned. My father (Baba), Mother (Ma), my elder sister (Didi) and me.I rememberGoing on the train. I ..
03 Jan Tagore’s world of colour
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If ‘red’ is not what others mean by ‘red’, if ‘green’ is not what others mean by ‘green’, then how does that difference affect an artist’s style? Partial colour blindness is bound to ‘colour’ a person..
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