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I weave your name on the loom of my mind

I weave your name on the loom of my mind

जब मैं था तब हरि नहीं, अब हरि हैं मैं नाहिं। प्रेम गली अति सॉंकरी, तामें दो न समाहिं।। These lines were written by Kabir, one of the greatest poets to grace Indian mainland. The word 'Kabir'…
Monsoon’s call

Monsoon’s call

The summer sun starves most of the vegetation and renders an ochre tone to country lands; the water content of…
Trails of Indian fabrics

Trails of Indian fabrics

Following the trail of Indian fabrics through history takes us to some enticing stories in literature. Critical location of the…

Silk Route

Resham (Silk) is known to mankind since 27th century B.C., the discovery of silk is credited to a Chinese Queen…
Stamps on handicrafts

Stamps on handicrafts

Every postage stamp holds a story within itself. The more you look into their archives, the more you understand the…
History of Ajrakh

History of Ajrakh

A king once grew so fond of his bedspread that he insisted his maids to let it stay on his…
Chandi ka warq

Chandi ka warq

If you are visiting an Indian confectionery store for the first time, you are in for a silver treat, it should not…
The woven willows of Kashmir

The woven willows of Kashmir

Deeply intertwined with the day-to-day lives of the natives, the craft of weaving wicker into baskets, chairs and other utilities…
Matka – The earthen pot

Matka – The earthen pot

When gods and demons were churning the ocean (Sheersagar) for the divine Nectar (Mahamrita), an earthen pot emerged. This is…
Music from the Divine

Music from the Divine

Indian musical instruments owe their existence to the divine. Gandharvas, Kinnaras, Narada, Tumburu are some of the mythological legends discussed…
The story of Indigo

The story of Indigo

In the February of 1615, British naval forces under the command of Nicholas Downton strategically fought against the Portuguese fleet…
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