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

Chapchar Kut: The Bamboo Festival of Mizoram

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In Mizoram, the word “kut” means “festival”. Of all the kuts celebrated in Mizoram, the Chapchar Kut, is the most vibrant, This annual festival celebrates the arrival of spring and is one of t... Read More

Vivek Express – Longest Train Service in India

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Trains are India’s lifelines; right from the suburban train networks to the metro rails and the long-distance express trains; our country moves on rails. India has one of the most extensive and comp... Read More