Conservation : Koolwal Kothi
The Tale of a Merchant’s house
The Story of Zinc – Zawar
Zawar is situated in the picturesque Arawalli ranges, some forty kilometers southwest of Udaipur, in Rajasthan. This far away town not only hosts huge zinc producing industries today but used to do so hundreds of years ago as well.
Coconut – The tree of life
Across thousands of years, the coconut palm has occupied a meaningful position in human society. In India, the tree and its nut have economic, social and religious value, making it an integral part of life on the subcontinent.
Uttarayan – Diamonds in the Blue
When the sky is transformed over Gujarat into an exciting play of coloured paper diamonds and terra firma is alive with people of all ages, darting this way and that, strings in hand, guiding their kites to perform, Uttarayan, the kite festival has arrived.
Kodavas – The Hunters who came to stay
The Kodavas have survived and flourished in a picturesque land, keeping alive their way of life in the face of change. These colourful people, who are the inheritors of a rich social and cultural heritage, continue to assert their traditional identity.
Padma Raghavan and Savita Narayan
Myth, Legend and History – Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal
Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal: Monuments of the Western Chalukyas
These make up the oldest existing large scale set of Hindu temples in stone, revealing developing styles and materials. Created a thousand years ago and more, they remind us of the aesthetic spirit of the Western Chalukyas.
Sena Desai Gopal
Zardozi – With threads of silver and gold
From the time of the Mughals until today, Uluberia, a small town on the banks of the River Hooghly in the Howrah district of West Bengal, has been home to Zardozi and Arri embroiderers. Their beautiful work in gold and silver metal has withstood the stresses and strains of time and survived, becoming a significant contribution to India’s craft heritage.
Powada – Battle songs of Valour
Powadas are essentially songs that tell tales of royal valour. Sung mainly during the times of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Peshwas they survive today, echoing the heroic spirit of a long gone age.
The Kushan Dynasty
Although the Gupta period is generally considered to be the Golden Age, there was a remarkable epoch before it, which had its own measure of glory. This was when the Kushans held sway with their empire straddling Central Asia, Afghanistan and North India.
The Making of Khejur Gud – Palm, Sweet palm
Extracting palm sugar has been an age old activity and the savouring of its sweetness has been a passion.
Eastern Himalaya – Mountains of Magic
The final lap of our journey takes us through an amazing wonderland – the Eastern Himalaya, a treasure-trove of natural, spiritual and cultural wealth and awesome beauty.
Rabindranath Tagore – The Renaissance Man
The embodiment of the Bengal Renaissance, a complete artist, a complete man.
Sidi Sayyed Mosque – The Exquisite Hall of Prayer
The Sidi Sayyed Mosque in the walled city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat reflects the genius and skill of the architects and craftsmen of the late 16th century. Beautifully blending the artistic and cultural influences of faraway lands, this creation expresses the dynamic evolution of style and technique.