There are certain intangible cultural traditions across the world which might face threat with increasing commodification and commercialization of art. India has numerous such traditions, however at present 11 such traditions are recognized by UNESCO. The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization hereinafter referred to as UNESCO, meeting in Paris, … Continue reading The Intangible Cultural Heritage of India
Shakti has been a principle deity for Hindus, and Adishankara Acharya in his sthothra mentions about 18 Shakti peeths which are important pilgrimages for Hindus. There is a big story behind the formation of these peetham, according to the legend, but, to cut it short Lord Vishnu with his Sudharshana Chakram cut the body of … Continue reading Ashtadasha Shakti peetham. (18 Shakti holy places)
India is partnering with Hannover Industrial fest this year and making a pitch for companies of the world to set up their manufacturing centers, R & D centers in India. Hannover fest is World's biggest industrial fair, which was started in 1947 in Germany post Second World War by British for economic development of the … Continue reading Make in India at Hannover Industrial Fest.
Kathputli, the string puppet dance, a form of theater art of Rajasthan in India. Katha means ‘story’ and putli means ‘puppet’. The puppets are doll figures can be up to 2 ft tall, manipulated by a puppeteer, who stands above and works the puppets by strings connected to them. The strings are connected to hands, … Continue reading Kathputli- A dying art, needs to be revived.