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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
ANCIENT TEMPLES OF RAJASTHANDATING FROM 3RD - 15TH CENTURY ADSTYLE / AGETEMPLELOCATIONFEATURESMauryanHathi BadaBairatOnce a circular Buddhist temple, only the foundation remains.3 - 4 th century ADsou..
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 ..
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..
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 ..
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..