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9 Unique Makar Sankranti Customs

India is truly known as the 'Land of Festivals'. With each region and state, comes a beautiful and colourful festival. These not only have religious c...

By Saswati Borthakur

5 January, 2017

Awadh, Lucknow: The Confluence of Culture, Harmony and Heritage.

The city, a glimpse I am fortunate to live in a city known popularly as the 'City of Nawabs'- Lucknow. But to me, every person here is a Nawab. A...

By Saswati Borthakur

12 January, 2017

Faith Beyond Religion- The Incredible Story Of Purana Hanuman Mandir, Aliganj

In an earlier article, we had talked about the innate harmony between two such communities, which have been made scapegoats by people and politics a...

By Saswati Borthakur

19 January, 2017

Unique Kashmiri Wedding Traditions

         Newly Wedded Couple (Kashmiri Wedding)                                              The state of Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost st...

By Saswati Borthakur

14 March, 2017

The Tragic Tale of Dal Lake, Srinagar

The History: One of the Kashmir’s most exquisite attractions is the Dal Lake which is famous for its floating market. This floating market is not only a mode to...

By Banani

24 March, 2017

Phulkari: A Story Woven With Silken Threads

     A lady wearing a Phulkari dupatta Punjab- The Land of Five Rivers, is a jewel in the crown that is India. In fact, the very word 'Punjab...

By Saswati Borthakur

6 April, 2017

Celebrating Vesak, Celebrating Buddha

Baisakhi, as many of us know of it, is a festival to mark the onset of spring and the beginning of the Sikh New Year. However, this festival has a lot more sign...

By Vinisha Gupta

13 April, 2017

Rongali Bihu: Changing Perspectives With Changing Times

Dancers and singers enjoying themselves For me, being an Assamese, something about 'Bihu' and this time of the year screams happiness, colours,...

By Saswati Borthakur

12 April, 2017

Hola Mohalla: The Celebration of Bravery

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHPxkZ7S_H8&list=RDdHPxkZ7S_H8#t=1  Remember, the famous Akshay Kumar in the song Tung Tung Baje from Singh is Bli...

By Vinisha Gupta

19 April, 2017

Gatka: The Martial Art of the Warriors of Punjab

Sportsmen engaged in the sport Who doesn't like watching action movies where the hero performs death-defying stunts? Actors like Bruce Lee and Jac...

By Saswati Borthakur

20 April, 2017

Vat Savitri Puja: All you need to know about this Indian ritual

Vat Savitri-The ritual and its significance Vat Savitri: India, as a country, comprises of many traditions and unique culture. Some are...

By Banani

25 May, 2017

5 Things To Know about Ambubachi Mela, Visit Kamakhya Temple, Assam this June

Sea of humanity at the mela Ambubachi Mela is celebrated during the month of 'Aashadh' of the Hindu calendar, in the Kamakhya Devi Temple...

By Saswati Borthakur

31 May, 2017

Minjar Mela: Chamba's Festival of the Maize Stalk!

Himachal Pradesh is truly the 'abode of snow'. With lush green valleys, fruit-laden orchards and snow-capped mountains, it is a spectacle to behold. T...

By Saswati Borthakur

29 June, 2017

Super Six reasons for witnessing Hariyali Teej

The vivacious Rajasthan has endless reasons to welcome you throughout the year. Few amongst the exhaustive list are the rich cultural festivals, the picturesque...

By Vinisha Gupta

14 July, 2017

Incredible Jain Wedding Traditions - Fascinating Rituals All Over!

Jain traditions and customs with respect to their weddings are truly simple but then very ritualistic and magical in nature. They also believe in solemnising th...

By Ankita Datta

21 July, 2017