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Showing posts with label Heritage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heritage. Show all posts

Friday, August 31, 2012

Onam....A riot of colours!

By Anuradha K. R

Photography: M.V. Pranjal

“Onam”.....Just an utterance of the name is enough to bring innumerable picturesque images chasing each other in our mind’s eye...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rajabai Clock Tower Revisited


By Pari Syal


Heritage buildings keep alive our roots, giving the present generations a sense of pride and hope for a grounded future…

Friday, May 4, 2012

Art’s Own God


By Jigna Padhiar
Photography: Courtesy Gallery Pradarshak


To pray or not to pray? How many ‘followers/fans’ of The Buddha will perform rituals on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, which falls on May 6 in India this year?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Mahashivratri



By Chirag Sharma

Image Source: leelesh.blogspot.com
With Shivratri, the well-observed, internationally widespread Hindu festival approaching, our office was abuzz with what art and design could well have to do with the Shivling, especially since the Shivling is vastly considered as the primordial form of abstractionism...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mumbai Kala Ghoda Festival 2012


By Chirag Sharma


It’s a whole new world of cultural exchange each time. This year, the Kala Ghoda Festival has outdone its previous showcases, by a very large leap.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Makar Sankranti: One Emotion- Many Versions


By Jharna Shahani


Cheers to new beginnings! The start of every New Year is associated with new beginnings; “Makar Sankranti” is a festival that holds special meaning with kites soaring high in a symbolic manifestation of hope, goodwill and cheer…..

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Indian Bank Note – Design Evolution


By Savitha Hira
Images: courtesy ‘The Paper & The Promise’ publication by Reserve Bank of India

Mahatma Gandhi series of notes in a changed
 
colour scheme with additional security features. 
Ever wondered why your rupee note looks different every few years? The change in colour, motifs, and size of the paper? Here’s a peak into the introduction and growth of paper money in India and how it has evolved to meet the challenges of the day!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Guru Nanak Gur Purab


By Jharna Shahani
Sikh Festivals are celebrated as ‘Gur Purabs’. Guru Nanak Gur Purab, one of the most important and most celebrated festivals for Sikhs, Sindhis and Punjabis marks a 5-day celebration of colours, langar (food) gurbani (devotional music) and crowd as much as it symbolizes worship and spirituality.

Friday, November 4, 2011

‘Core’ Experience


By Savitha Hira
Often in the excitement of appreciating the finished product, one conveniently forgets the hub of activity and ruminating ideas that have gone into creating it. We bring you the process of design with this hotel project at Bodhgaya, where we take you through Ar. Shimul Jhaveri Kadri’s step-wise conceptual presentation, as she relates the design behind the design… 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Navaratri Kolu


By Babita Krishnan
3-step kolu
The nine-day Devi festival – Navaratri – is probably one of the few festivals that is celebrated simultaneously across India. Each region has its own beliefs, traditions and rituals associated with it. The Brahmins of South India celebrate it as kolu.
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