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Ancient World

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Pithoo – The game of seven stones

Have you come across children on the street trying to knock down a pile of stones or rebuild the knocked stones then you have witnessed a trad...
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Pithoo – The game of seven stones

Have you come across children on the street trying to knock down a pile of stones or rebuild the knocked stones then you have witnessed a trad...
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The real Tribes of Nagaland

Bordering Myanmar in the northeast India, the mountainous state of Nagaland is known for its diverse indigenous tribes, festivals and culture....
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TRYING A HAND OF DHOPKHEL

This traditional ball game from Assam has been around for years. Matches of the game were traditionally made to observe the spring and New Yea...
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Rich artistic and cultural traditions

Kesariya Balam Padharo Mhare Desh, the common welcoming phase of Rajasthan, speaks a thousand words on the culture, heritage and inviting atti...
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KHAJURAHO TEMPLES IN MADHYA PRADESH

Popular for its detailed erotic art and stone carvings, the Khajuraho temples are among the most beautiful medieval monuments in India ...
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Festival

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Tributes to Ancestors & Fun, Frolic Mark Mizoram’s Mim Kut Fest

The Mim Kut is a spiritual festival held in Mizoram each year and is celebrated with wonderful enthusiasm and eagerness. The festival has wide...
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THE FUN AND FROLIC OF MADAI FESTIVAL

Madai is a popular, dynamic religious festival from Chhattisgarh which celebrates the ancient culture of the local tribes. Known for being an ...
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Kullu Dussehra

Apart from its beauty Kullu is also known for grand Dussehra celebrations. Declared as an international event in 1972 the magnificent festival...
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Celebrating ‘Fun and Frolic of the Tigers’ with Pulikali

A recreational folk art from the state of Kerala, Pulikali came into origin in 1886 on the fourth Onam day in the month of Chingam. Over the y...
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Champakulam Moolam First boat race of season in Kerala

Kerala, which has been promoted over the past few years as ‘God’s Own Country’, besides being well-known for its soul rejuvenating green...
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Gayatri Jayanti

Aum Bhoor Bhuwah Swaha,Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasaya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat’ WORDS: SHIFA MEYAJI/vc_column_tex...
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Heritage

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Lucknow Culturally rich city

The capital of Uttar Pradesh and thriving on the banks of the Gomti, Lucknow has been a culturally rich place for long...
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Scintillating Srinagar’s attractive locales

KASHMIR is a land of unmatched beauty, culture, landscapes, literature and with a long yet noteworthy history of Greeks, Mughals, Buddhists, Hindus and the British. It is needless to say that Kashmir, po...
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Old Delhi cuisine Best enjoyed in an authentic setting

The historic city has for centuries had an excellent taste for churning out the most mouth-watering food. Walk along the streets of Old Delhi ...
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Into the by lanes of Agra

Agra, located on the banks of the Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh, has been mentioned in the epic Mahabharata where it was named as Agravena (meaning ...
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A True Glimpse of Kolkata

Kolkata, which is located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, is known as the commercial...
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Jaipur – City of wonderful surprises

Pink City, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is full of wonderful surpris...
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Spirituality Insight

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Prashna Upanishad – The Only Goal

(Continued from the last edition...) Guru Pippalaada continues to explain the essence of matter (rayi) and energy (prana) to the six disciples.
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PRASHNA UPANISHAD – MATTER AND ENERGY

Prashnopanishad is a set of six questions posed by six students to their Guru Pippalaada, beginning with the concept of the macrocosm and proc...
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THE GOOD SAMARITAN – CHRIST’S PARABLE

The parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us who a neighbour is and how to love a neighbour. WORDS: MADHURI. Y/vc_...
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Pancha Brahma – Sadashiva

Lord Shiva in the form of Sadashiva is the five-faced God who ensures creation, protection, destruction, obscuration and revelation ...
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BHAGAVATA PURANA

Bhagavata Purana lays emphasis on dharma, bhakti and Advaita WORDS: MADHURI. Yvc_colu...
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BHAJA GOVINDAM

Bhaja Govindam propounds bhakti yoga as a means to salvation WORDS: MADHURI. Yvc_colu...
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Temples of India

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MUMBAI’S MOST POPULAR TEMPLE Siddhivinayak

The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir attracts millions of devout visitors every year. Fortunately, the temple has been able to organise the...
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KANAKA DURGA TEMPLE Jewel of Amaravati

Perched on the Indrakeeladri Hills on the banks Krishna River nestles the famous Kanaka Durga Temple of Vijayawada, which is now part of Amaravati, upcoming capital of Andhra Pradesh. Dating back to the...
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VARAHA TEMPLES Symbols of love and bravery

In the Vishnu Purana, Varaha represents sacrifice, as the eternal upholder of Earth Words:STEFFI MAC/v...
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BRAHMA TEMPLE The Home of the Creator

Brahma temple in Pushkar is an architectural marvel. It is said to have been created by Lord Brahma Himself, The temple is an incredible tale ...
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GURUVAYUR WORDS: Abode of God’s Own Country

Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is situated in a municipal town Guruvayur of Thrissur District of Kerala. It is the fourth largest temple in India in terms of the number of devotees visiting per day. Since...
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BHADRACHALAM TEMPLE BHAKTA RAMDAS Beauty of faith, atmost devotion

Temples have been our place of solace and peace quite often. At times they have been the reason to help us deal with problems and then there a...
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TRAVEL INSIDER

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Go on the wild side at Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Home of the Indian one-horned rhinoceros, the Bengal tiger, the Asian elephant, wild water buffalo, gaur, hog deer, capped langur, hoolock gib...
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The Famous Gallis of Banaras

Benaras has much to offer for any visitor. The delectable food, the mesmerizing temples, the varied options for local shopping, the ‘nukkad...
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On the top of the World at Lahaul and Spiti

Rudyard Kipling, in his book, Kim, called Spiti, "A world within a world" and "A place where the Gods live". Some hundred years have passed si...
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Immortalizing A Mission – The Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Have you ever felt like dropping everything and meditating on a rock far away from civilization? Today, we’re heading to Vivekananda Rock Me...
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Travels in Mumbai

Mumbai has more to offer than Bollywood and the Gateway of India; let us dig deeper to find the soul of this changing city.../vc_colum...
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