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Dream of living in an Igloo? Head to Manali this February Featured / Offbeat

Have you ever dreamed of living in an igloo? What if we say you now have a chance to experience that right here in India? Yes, you read that right. Located in Hamta Valley in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, the Manali Igloo Stay is a brainchild of winter-sport specialists Vikas Kumar and Tashi Dorje. Taking their hobby of building forts to next level, the duo has...

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Assam’s bus stop is a new public library for commuters of all ages Offbeat

For the busy commuters who don’t find time to read, 50-year-old Anoop Khanna from Guwahati, Assam has turned a bus stop into the newest public library to peruse as they wait for a bus. Just imagine a library without librarians, no due dates and no one telling you to be quiet. Well, Assam’s bus stop-turned-library is the one spot where no such rules are followed...

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This man charges ₹500 to accept your friend request on Facebook Featured / Offbeat

While most of us use Facebook to make our presence felt, stay connected with friends and make new friends, the famous Bengali singer named Silajit Majumder is using this online platform to demand ₹500 for accepting friend requests. Not only that but the friend request comes with an expiry of two months and after that, you have to pay again to stay connected. But why...

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Pinky Beauty Parlour: This film challenges India’s obsession with fair skin Featured / Videos

We often talk about development, women empowerment, and equality, but still, keeping hear a lot about racism and skin colour bias. Sadly, in major parts of India (even in the so-called advanced cities) people are obsessed with light skin and tend to shun the ones with dark skin, especially with regards to women. Directed by Akshay Singh, Pinky Beauty Parlour is a film that brings...

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Lake Baikal seems to be frozen in time in these magical photographs Photography

Located in the mountainous Russian region of Siberia, Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest, deepest and clearest fresh water lake. Providing an unobstructed view into the depths of the crystal clear layers of ice, this frozen lake is a prime location for photographers from all around the world to capture that one perfect shot. Recently, photographer Kristina Makeeva walked on the iced lake to click...

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Madhubani wall murals in Jharkhand depict everyday struggle of villagers Art / Painting

Some of you may be aware of the renowned Madhubani painting that originated in the Maithili village of Bihar, India ages ago. Madhubani paintings are bought by many to spruce up their home interior with traditional art. But the inhabitants of Chandidih village in Jharkhand are making use of this age-old art to portray their everyday life struggle on the walls of their houses. Courtesy...

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