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Article on Abalal Rahiman (1860 - 1931)

Abalal Rahiman (1860 - 1931)

The earliest wellknown master-painter of Kolhapur was Abalal Rahiman who was popular as Abalal - master. The exact date of his birth is not available, however according to the elderly people of Kolhapur it was possibly between 1856 to 1860...

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Article on Anjolie Ela Menon

Anjolie Ela Menon

One of India’s most famous artists of today. Born in 1940, after academics from Lovedale and Delhi University, she initially went to J J School of Art, Bombay that she subsequently rejected. In 1960, Menon went to Paris to study art at the Atelier Fresque of Ecole des Beaux Arts....

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Article on B. C. Sanyal - A Century : A tribute to a legend by Arindam Mitra

B. C. Sanyal - A Century : A tribute to a legend by Arindam Mitra

The white bearded, somewhat frail, vastly elegant gentleman is a familiar figure not just in Delhi or India but all over the world art arena. Bhabesh Chandra Sanyal, widely known as B C Sanyal and affectionately as Bhabeshda turned 100 in April this year...

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Article on Banaras Ghats

Banaras Ghats

Ghats in Varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganga or Ganges. The city has 88 ghats. Most of the ghats are bathing and puja ceremony ghats, while two ghats are used exclusively as cremation sites...

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Article on Bhimbetka

Bhimbetka

The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site in central India that spans the prehistoric paleolithic and mesolithic periods, as well as the historic period...

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Article on Buddha

Buddha

Gautama Buddha also known as Siddhartha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded...

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Article on Call of the Hills

कॉल ऑफ द हिल्स

चित्रा वैद्य निसर्गचित्रकार आहेत आणि ‘कॉल ऑफ द हिल्स’ या मालिकेतले पहिले प्रदर्शन 2012 मध्ये त्यांनी केले होते. पश्चिम घाटाच्या पर्वतराजींमधला निसर्ग हा त्यांच्या चित्रांचा विषय होता. आता हे दुसरे प्रदर्शन हिमाचल प्रदेश, उत्तराखंड अशा हिमालय पर्वताच्या कुशीतील अद्भूत निसर्ग, लोकजीवन आणि तेथील संस्कृती यावर आधारित आहे. चित्रा वैद्य यांचे जलरंगावरील प्रभुत्व सर्वांच्या परिचयाचे आहे...

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Article on Devika Rani

Devika Rani

Known as the first lady of Indian cinema, Devika Rani ( 1908 – 1994 ), dazzled the screens for almost 10 years in 1930s and 40s. Born to wealthy parents, she studied at a boarding school in England...

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Article on Ganesh Pyne - brush with mythology

Ganesh Pyne - brush with mythology

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Article on Ganesha, popular and widely worshipped deity

Ganesha, popular and widely worshipped deity

Ganesha also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, or by numerous other names, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon...

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Article on Ganesha, popular and widely worshipped deity

Gautam Vaghela - Revivalist Contemporary

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Article on Himalayas

Himalayas

The Himalayas, or Himalaya, is a mountain range in Asia, separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The range has many of the Earth's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest...

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Article on Historical and Heritage sites in India

Historical and Heritage sites in India

Visit to historical and heritage sites is a fascinating experience. It enriches our knowledge of our past and gives us an insight into the linkages of the past with the present and lessons for the future...

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Article on Holi

Holi

Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love". The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships...

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Article on Indian contemporary art vibrant despite melt-down

Indian contemporary art vibrant despite melt-down

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Article on International Day of Forests

International Day of Forests

This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees, and celebrate the ways in which they sustain and protect us...

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Article on Jamini Roy - a true rebel artist

Jamini Roy - a true rebel artist

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Khula Aasmaan enabling children in realising their artistic potential

Khula Aasmaan enabling children in realising their artistic potential

With a vision to harness creative expression among the Youth through art, entrepreneur-cum-art promoter, Milind Sathe introduced an open platform called the Khula Aasmaan...

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Article on Krishna - God of compassion, tenderness and love

Krishna - God of compassion, tenderness and love

Krishna is a major deity in Hinduism. He is worshipped as the eighth avatar of the god Vishnu and also as the supreme God in his own right...

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In my world, painting by John Fernandes

खुला आसमान… एक अमर्याद स्वप्न

खुला आसमानचे बीज २०१२ मध्ये घडलेल्या एका प्रसंगातून रोवले गेले. कुमाऊं पर्वतांच्या दुर्गम भागात, जिथे रस्ते नाहीत, अशा परिसरात चालताना, एका वस्तीतून सुमारे १० वर्षांचा एक मुलगा त्याच्या कुत्र्यासोबत आमच्याबरोबर चालू लागला. गप्पागोष्टी करताना त्या मुलाला सहज विचारले की तुला मोठे झाल्यावर काय व्हावेसे वाटते...

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Article on M. V. Dhurandhar - A Great Versatile Painter

M. V. Dhurandhar - A Great Versatile Painter

Rao Bahadur Mahadev Vishwanath Dhurandhar was not only a great painter but he was the person whose contribution to the art-world, Mumbai in the first half of the 20th century was the highest...

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Article on Mahabaleshwar Club

Mahabaleshwar Club

he Club was set up by few British Army Officers in 1881 who decided to have an Army Officer's Club in Mahabaleshwar. They proposed to convert the old Army Sanitarium Blocks into the Club's Chambers and convert the Frere Hall into a Club House...

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Article on National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

Forests are our lifeline, they are our hope. Forests protect the earth and its climate. Forests are essential for our survival...

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Article on निसर्गाच्या सांस्कृतिक खुणा जपणारी स्मृतिचित्रे

निसर्गाच्या सांस्कृतिक खुणा जपणारी स्मृतिचित्रे

चित्रा वैद्य सर्वांना माहीत आहेत त्या मुख्यतः निसर्गचित्रकार म्हणून. सर जे. जे. स्कूल ऑफ आर्टमध्ये कलाशिक्षण घेऊन चित्रकार एम. के. केळकर यांच्याकडे त्या निसर्गचित्रणाच तंत्र शिकल्या. महाराष्ट्रात निसर्गचित्रांची परंपरा आहे...

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Article on No Message, Except Self-Illy Nation

No Message, Except Self-Illy Nation

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Article on Old Master A. X. Trindade

Old Master A. X. Trindade

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Article on Outer Space

Outer Space

Outer space, or just space, is the void that exists between celestial bodies, including Earth. It is not completely empty, but consists of a hard vacuum containing a low density of particles, predominantly a plasma of hydrogen and helium as well as electromagnetic radiation, magnetic fields, neutrinos, dust, and cosmic rays...

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Article on Prakash Bal Joshi, An artist of understatement

Prakash Bal Joshi, An artist of understatement

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Article on Queen's Stepwell, Patan

Queen's Stepwell, Patan

During the period of the Chaulukya dynasty or Solanki's of Patan, the stepwell called the Rani ki vav or Ran-ki vav (Queen’s step well) was constructed. It is a richly sculptured monument, built by Udaymati in memory of her husband, Bhima I (1022-1063)...

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Article on Sangla Valley, Himachal

Sangla Valley, Himachal

Sangla Valley or the Baspa Valley in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh starts at Karcham and ends at Chitkul. The valley is surrounded by forested slopes and offers views of the high mountains...

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Article on Sanjay Bhattacharya - The Young Phenomenon

Sanjay Bhattacharya - The Young Phenomenon

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Article on Sun Temple, Modhera

Sun Temple, Modhera

The Sun Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya located at Modhera village of Mehsana district, Gujarat, India. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati...

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Article on Travel Diaries

Travel Diaries

Travel you must, for it keeps you alive and young. Each travel of yours will enrich you with knowledge and you will come back with several unique experiences...

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Article on Tree of Life

Tree of Life

The concept of a tree of life is a widespread mytheme or archetype in the world's mythologies, related to the concept of sacred tree more generally, and hence in religious and philosophical tradition...

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Article on Venice

Venice

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges...

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