Maharashtra has rich Buddhist heritage and culture

Maharashtra has rich Buddhist heritage and culture. Some of the Buddhist sites are: Stupa in Nalasopara, Global Vipassana Pagoda in Gorai, Mandapeshwar Caves in Borivali, Chaityabhoomi in Dadar, Elephanta Caves and Kanheri Caves in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Karla and Bhaja Caves in Pune, Pandavleni Caves in Nashik, Deekshabhoomi in Read More …

Festive season around the corner

Rann Utsav, a vibrant desert carnival takes place across the Kutch region in Gujarat. This cultural festival showcases traditional art forms of the country. Held annually during the full moon time in winters, this festival features different programs including culinary workshops, wildlife safaris, a visit to the nearby village, fold Read More …

Graphic novels give a push to Bengal’s dying folk arts

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore that he wanted to introduce Raibenshe, a genre of folk martial dance, at Santinketan. These are excerpts from graphic novels published by the West Bengal government, the UNESCO and Banglanatk.com for promotion of traditional crafts of West Bengal. In a unique initiative, three such graphic novels have Read More …

UN to launch project on creating India’s intangible heritage inventory

Context: Concerned over the “disappearance” of many intangible legacy of India over time, the UN will soon launch a project on creating an “inventory” of art forms, craftsmanship and other intangible cultural heritage of the country.  Details: India is endowed with not just with wealth of iconic monuments and landmarks Read More …