Corbett National Park – The Wild Paradise
The Corbett National Park now includes the first ever Project Tiger initiative, but it was already famous because of the hunting exploits of a certain Englishman. The park is a haven for Nature’s beings and home to a baffling variety of wild creatures.
Satavahana Coins – A Glimpse into the Deccan’s Past
The coins of ancient India tell the tales of empires, won and lost.
Gwalior Fort – Of Power and Glory
Gwalior Fort is an imposing structure that has witnessed the reign of a hundred and ten kings from seven dynasties, pitched battles, heady romances, and the writing and rewriting of history.
Sambalpur – A Living Traditiona
In a single region, an amazing array of traditional dance forms converge.
Partha Mukherjee & Priyanka Mukherjee
Georg Bühler – Scholar Extraordinaire
In the field of Indology, there were few personalities as knowledgeable as Georg Bu?hler, and even fewer who made such a tremendous contribution.
G U Thite
Baisakhi – The Harvest Festival
Baisakhi is not simply a harvest festival celebrated in the northern and western parts of India. The day is also one of great historical significance and stands for the deeper values instilled in our society.
A Monsoon Land – Bharat Varsha India
“Then the winds blow,
Then the lightning falls…
Then, the flora sprouts and grows
Then the space overflows,
Then the land prepares for the welfare
When Parjanya, the Rain God, protects the earth by waters!”
Rigveda 8.53: Parjanya Sukta
Mathura – The City of the Gods
Mathura was a city of great riches, a centre for international trade, and the setting for much of Indian mythology.
M K Dhavalikar
Farmana and the Harappan Civilization
Five years ago, a discovery was made in a sleepy village in Haryana that took archaeologists and historians by storm. The startlingly well-preserved remains of an ancient civilisation were found, giving us a clearer picture of what life used to be, hundreds of years ago.
Rajasthani – A Language of Heroes
“The heroic sentiment which is the essence of every song and couplet of a Rajasthani is peculiar
emotion of its own of which, however, the whole country may be proud.” – Rabindra Nath Tagore
Salar Jung Museum – A One Man Collection
New Year Food Traditions – Lip Smacking delicacies
The states of southern India all celebrate New Year days between the months of March and April. The food prepared on these festivals is symbolic of the year to come.
India and Sri Lanka – A Shared Heritage
Though today Sri Lanka has developed its own unique social, cultural and religious identity, the Indian influence is apparent.