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Hemis Festival- The Kumbh Mela Of Himalayas

It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times,isn’t it?This quote reminds me of Ladakh, a place blessed with snow-capped mountains...

By Banani

2 August, 2016

Nita Ambani: Revival of Indian Art and Culture

Is India’s arts and culture restricted to Republic Day’s parade? The issue on the importance of arts and culture in our society always raises my concern. An AIS...

By Banani

26 June, 2016

The extoller of art

Once Jackson Pollock quoted, “When I say artist I mean the one who is building things … some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.” My guest, D...

By Banani

18 June, 2016

Bihu- Celebration of love, life and togetherness

Amidst the routine flight announcement as I fastened my seat belt, I took a close look outside the window. I knew I was going to miss Bangalore for the next...

By Banani

8 April, 2016

Spark to Fire..

“I am very lucky what I have chosen and I am doing what I love to do”, Hufreesh was explaining me with a spark in her eyes. The big dramatic, beautiful ey...

By Banani

24 January, 2016

An aesthetic or a style statement

My mom was all set to wrap me in a 9 yard long Assam silk saree. The scene was years ago in my hometown, I was in my teens. It was the day of Saraswati puja...

By Banani

12 January, 2016

Chisel, hew, and sculpture

Who is an artist? What is the identity of an artist? All these days, I have been praising art in books and articles over the internet. According to me, an...

By Banani

14 December, 2015

A perfect destination!

Me: Who is Gaurav Juyal? GAURAV: He is exploratory, as a kid: rebellious, wild and harmless (giggles). But I would like to do things my way and never u...

By Banani

14 August, 2015

China's Opium to India's Garas: Zenobia S Davar

Zenobia S Davar with her creation.   Someone rightly said, "Our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our nation". Our her...

By Banani

16 July, 2015

The Inspirational tale of Aspiration

“We don’t cut trees, Trees love our paper so much that they give it their leaves”, Luisa exclaimed in joy. There was no such ambition or planned map, we jus...

By Banani

25 January, 2015

Back to the Roots...

I was shivering in cold. It was January, 4.30 a.m. in a January morning. The sky was very clear but it was foggy all around. The view of our neighbor’s house...

By Banani

18 January, 2015

Labour and Love - Uravu - The Bamboo Village

Do you want to have a glimpse of Mural paintings? Have you ever wondered how the beautiful bamboo lamp shades are made? Don’t you want to know the stories o...

By Banani

23 December, 2014

Why one should visit the Heritage Durga Puja- Nilmani Sen Family, Kolkata?

Why one should visit the Heritage Durga Puja- Nilmani Sen Family, Kolkata? [video mp4="https://www.bananivista.com/uploads/2016/10/VID_20161008_212646.mp4"][/video]...

By Banani

16 October, 2016


Diwali, as we all know, celebrates the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya, after fouteen long years. People clean their houses and decorate them with lights. This f...

By Saswati Borthakur

29 October, 2016

The Mystic Tales of Dutta Chaudhury Heritage house, Andul-Kolkata

The Dutta Chaudhury heritage house The Dutta Chaudhury heritage house Our job is not to worship history and culture like fetishes, but to feed them into o...

By Banani

15 November, 2016