India, a country known for its rich tradition, culture and heritage is also well known for its breath-takingly beautiful and picturesque landscapes. With varied climate zones and blend of land and water formations, the environment, nature and climate in different regions has influenced the lifestyle, living, habits, occupation and even beliefs of Indians. India is... Continue Reading →


Ganjifa Cards were introduced to India with the Persian invasion around the 16th century. The game of Ganjifa was a simple cards game which was played with the most precious cards you can ever imagine. These cards were made either out of ivory or marble and were engrave, etched and laid with the most precious... Continue Reading →


Art is a way of expression, a sort of channel for an artist to express what is perceived within. Artists take inspiration for their creations from Nature, surroundings and existing art forms. Art has existed and prevailed since time immemorial. Though art has evolved and revamped itself to suit the changing likes and tastes of... Continue Reading →


India has always been a land of colors with a plethora of art forms! Owing to the vast expanse of its land that covers or unites different tribes and cultures, India always has a lot to offer in the field of Art and Craft. Let's take a plunge into Indian art with my small tribute... Continue Reading →


I have planned to work on a series of posts on the small places that I travel. Talking about the inspiration from each place. The first post in the category traveldiaries is about a recent 3 day trip at Hampi. I had been a part of a water color workshop that was conducted by the... Continue Reading →


A Jharoka is a window projecting from the wall surface of a building.┬áBasically, the Jharoka is an ornamental window supported by two pillars on either side , with heavy work done around it. The Jharoka or window forms a significant part of Rajasthani or Rajputani or Mughal architecture both as decoration and as a viewing... Continue Reading →


GOND PAINTINGS - Zodiac Signs THE GONDS India is a land of myriad cultures and a variety of people. Around 10% of the population in India belong to the tribal groups. India follows Africa with about 250 tribal groups and has the largest population of Adivasis or indigenous people. The Gonds, the Santhals and the... Continue Reading →


A DOMESTIC RITUAL OF CEREMONIAL BEAUTIFICATION Abiding at the foot of the Western Ghat Range in Maharashtra, India, is the settlement of an ancient tribe known as the Warli.┬áThese are tribal people who survive on forest produce, worship nature and have earned an international name for themselves by virtue of their artistry. What originated as... Continue Reading →

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