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2 06, 2017

Chikankari: A lucknawi Tradition

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Did You know that Nur Jahan brought the art of "Chikankari" to India in the 15th Century ? Did you know that Chikankari made its way to India all the way from Persia ? Did you know that Delhi was [...]

30 05, 2017

In the Shadow of the Devi, Kumaon | Niyogi Books

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The untamed beauty of the Himalayas immediately captures our collective imagination with visions of serenity, natural splendour and mysticism. But these mountains also dictate the lives of those who live by its laws—the resilient hill dwellers, or paharis, whose work [...]

29 05, 2017

The Sacred Sorrow of Sparrows | OUT NOW

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Across lives, cities, and continents, melancholy and its tentacles inhabit spaces that are often left unexplored.Through ten stories and ten main protagonists, this book paints a portrait of the universal emotion that strikes the deepest and lingers the longest—sorrow.A nuanced [...]

23 04, 2017

Book Streets across India, which we would love to explore | Niyogi Books

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“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” —Erasmus Every book lover’s dream would be to visit these streets where they can browse for hours digging through the [...]

5 12, 2016

Discovering Kathakali | Part III

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Like any performance art, Kathakali has seen its share of innovations over the course of time. A major change that occurred in the middle of the 20th century was the experimentations with non-mythological stories as attakathas. Social dramas with political [...]

2 12, 2016

Discovering Kathakali | Part II

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Lowering the Tirasseela: Every Kathakali performance begins with the tirasseela being lowered. The word tira means ‘waves’ and seela means ‘cloth’. The tirasseela is a piece of fabric held on the stage by two men on either end to conceal [...]

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