Pottery or poetry by hands… Have you ever wondered where the diyas that light up your home during festivals, the kulhad (earthenware cup) in which your tea tastes the best, the earthen piggy bank in which you used to save pennies for candies come from? Well, it’s the Kumhar Gram (Prajapati Colony) in Uttam Nagar, Delhi where these useful earthen objects are made.
The Indian Railways is one of the busiest modes of transportation in the world carrying over 30 million passengers daily. But sadly most railway stations in India are chaotic, unhygienic and unorganized. To change that forever in Mumbai, ‘Hamara Station, Hamari Shaan’ initiative brought around 25,000 artists together to transform around 36 railway stations into colourful art galleries in a week.
India is a country known for its diversity. Every region has its own unique art form and culture. Indian handicrafts have a rich history that’s about 5,000 years old, from the time of Indus Valley Civilization. Moreover, the traditional handicrafts of India are one of the main sources of income for a majority of the population after agriculture.
What a wonderful way to start a new year! Shimla-based music band Ispat welcomes the New Year with their first original composition, ‘Bulbule.’ The music video was released yesterday, and within 24 hours of upload on YouTube, it has racked up more than 55,500 views. It has been shot in some of the exotic and less explored regions of Himachal Pradesh. In the video you...
Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is an iconic symbol of love that Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built for his wife. Now more than three-and-a-half centuries later, Albert Pascal Shaine, a French prisoner in Maharajganj, UP jail has beautifully recreated the model of Taj Mahal using matchsticks. Replacing the coldness of marble with a warmer material, ‘wood,’ this miniature replica of...
The commencement of the New Year 2017 brings new hope and new opportunities. We are all set to kick start this year with all our enthusiasm. But before we take a leap and head ourselves in our own directions, let’s halt for a while and look at some sensational global recognitions to our very talented Indian Photographers in the year 2016.