The Taj Doppelgängers
ADMIN , January 5, 2022 , Comments Off on The Taj Doppelgängers
The Taj Mahal, one of the Wonders of the World is considered the pinnacle of Mughal architecture. It has a beautiful facade that is immediately recognisable and it tells many poignant stories. But there are some lesser known monuments that bear a resemblance to the Taj, with equally intriguing stories behind them.
A story of two Indian festivals
ADMIN , August 20, 2021 , Comments Off on A story of two Indian festivals
Around August every year, India celebrates Rakshabandhan, or Rakhi, a festival that celebrates the special bond between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated all over India but is a bigger festival in the North. Did you know of a story that connects it with the festival of Onam that is celebrated in South India?
Why is Diwali a non-festival for some Hindu communities?
ADMIN , December 9, 2020 , Comments Off on Why is Diwali a non-festival for some Hindu communities?
Step out on an Indian street and ask random passers-by to name two festivals. The names you will hear most are Diwali and Dussehra. Both these festivals are widely celebrated in India. But some communities do not celebrate this day at all, and some even observe this as a day of mourning. This article explores some of these contrarian stories. But first, why is Diwali celebrated? This short video explores the many different stories behind Diwali.
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