Long before the Taj Mahal emerged as THE monument of love in the world, there were several others as well—some even predating the seventeenth-century mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for Mumtaz Mahal. For Valentine’s Day this year, Sahapedia lists five.
While Indians celebrate Friendship Day on August 5, did you know that several communities in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have been practising a ritualistic friendship festival called Bhojali for ages?
There are more than a thousand museums peppered across India, but you have to start somewhere right? Here are some diverse options for you and your children this summer — escape the blistering sun (or embrace it), and learn something as well.
While local traditions around propitiating rain gods - ranging from a frog wedding to women ploughing the fields naked - have often stirred controversies, folklorists say one shouldn't dismiss their importance ethnographically.
The timing of this interest in yogic practices coincided with the rise and spread of gymnastics and bodybuilding, which were being developed as a system of therapeutic movement, which is probably when the phrase 'mind body and spirit' germinated.
Many among us know about roza as an essential practice among Muslims during Ramzan, did you know there are many other rituals that are followed as well? This ranges from e'tikaaf (a form of seclusion) to taraweeh (a special prayer at the end of the day).
While there is no denying the absolute stunners that Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor were as they sashayed down the ramp, other actors like Sonakshi Sinha, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam and Nushrat Bharucha too attended the show.
It has been a blackout this awards season with celebrities wearing black and the Time's Up pins to show solidarity with the Time's Up and Me Too movements. During the Grammy Awards, it was the white rose. And now, many could be sporting an orange pin against gun violence.
This year has 13 long weekends, and two of which could be 12-day and 9-day vacations in August and November, if only you take a couple of strategic leaves. We've taken notes from our own travels and with inputs from experts, we suggest destinations in India and abroad.
Political party symbols say a lot about the ideology, and Rajinikanth's 'Baba symbol' seems well-aligned with his claim of purging Tamil Nadu politics of corruption and his promise of a spiritual political government.
Javed Akhtar tweeted out a tribute on the demise of Thumri singer Girija Devi, with an 'autocorrect' typo, but the poet-lyricist was incessantly trolled even after he apologised. When will this culture of 'trolling just for the heck of it' really end?
Taj chefs recreate the three-course dinner menu that was served at the Taj Palace Mumbai on the night of August 14, 1947, to celebrate India's 71st Independence Day and serve history on a plate. The food was primarily classical French with Indian influences.