Shingnapur: The Village Where Houses Don’t Have Doors

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If there is one thing that we all do without fail before hitting the bed, it is securing our door properly and checking each lock. In fact, most of us have new age security systems such as CCTV camera... Read More

Dasrath Manjhi: The Man Who Moved a Mountain

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Every morning for twenty-two long years, a feeble man, barefooted and clad in frugal clothing, carried his hammer and chisel, and walked two kilometers to a hill of solid rock only to nick at it, bit ... Read More

Ganjifa – Medieval India’s Favourite Card Game

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In a day and age where everything is automatic and machine manufactured, reading stories about the rich creative and artistic bend of our ancestors even in most unassuming of things can put a smile on... Read More

Attuvela Mahotsavam – The Floating Festival of Kerala

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Behold this sight: Still waters reflecting a sky full of playful clouds and stars. There enters procession of colourful, illuminated canoes carrying huge replica of Elamkavu Bhagavathy temple rippling... Read More

Baratang, Andaman: Home of parrots in the Bay of Bengal

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Imagine the sight of thousands of parrots flying in perfect harmony against the backdrop of a golden sun half immersed in the blue waters of the sea! Sounds like paradise doesn’t it? Parrot Island i... Read More

Kuldhara: The Abandoned Village in Rajasthan

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The lure of the unknown has always been irresistible to humans; be it paranormal beings or the widely celebrated UFOs, we seem to have a never ending appetite for such stories. There is always somethi... Read More

Mattur: A Village where people converse in Sanskrit

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Known as the Devabhasha (language of the Gods), Sanskrit has had an influence on all major Indian languages. It’s also the language in which the Vedas (Indian religious scriptures) and Mantras (... Read More