Heritage

India is blessed with a rich heritage. From the world’s tallest brick minaret to the second largest dome in the word, the country is home to some of the greatest architectural wonders of the world. Explore the grand monuments of India in this section.

India Perspectives

Uncovering the Legacy of Lothal

Issue 04, 2021 Heritage

The Indus Valley Civilization is believed to be one of the oldests harbinger of organized communal life and settlement in the world. Also known as the Harappan Civilization, it was from 2600 to 1900 BC that this system was at its flourishing peak, wi....

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India Perspectives

Never Losing Track Rewari Loco Shed

Issue 04, 2021 Heritage

What is common between some significant silver screen outings such as Sultan, Gandhi My Father, Pranayam, Pornab, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Jaanisaar and Ki & Ka? No, it’s not the actors or the plot but the legendary locomotives which were an essential p....

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India Perspectives

Seat of Timeless Wisdom

Issue 04, 2021 Heritage

One of the world’s most ancient seats of knowledge is Nalanda, a university whose ruins are located at a distance of 12 km from Rajgir in Bihar. The ancient university is presently undergoing an extensive restoration by some of India’s most renow....

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The Indian toy story
Sudarshan Khanna,Surabhi Khanna

The Indian toy story

Issue 02, 2021 Heritage

“The best thing a child can do with a toy is break it,” believes Arvind Gupta, scientist and toy inventor, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2018 for his unique contribution to education. Toys are an integral part of childhoo....

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Preservation of an ancient craft
Maling Gombu

Preservation of an ancient craft

Issue 04, 2021 Heritage

Arunachal Pradesh, popularly referred to as India’s land of the rising Sun, is rich in traditional handicrafts, art forms and natural resources, which have the potential for developing village-based industries and aiding to rur....

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Juhi Mirza

Lost and Found Treasures of India

Issue 01, 2021 Heritage

In November last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that an ancient statue of Devi Annapurna, stolen from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh about a century ago, is being brought back home from Canada. The statue of the g....

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Sonal Kulkarni-Joshi

The linguistic landscape of india

Issue 04, 2020 Heritage

India’s society, culture, history and politics have continuously been shaped by the multiplicity of her languages. So, how many languages are spoken in India? The country is home to speakers of about 461 languages. Of these, 44....

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Chinnaraja G Naidu

The traditional calling card

Issue 04, 2020 Heritage

Several of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s recent appearances have been with the gamusa, a traditionally woven scarf with distinctive red borders and floral motifs from the state of Assam. The rectangular piece....

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Dr Sanjeev Rastogi

The natural doctrine

Issue 03, 2020 Heritage

The ongoing global pandemic has exposed the world for all its strengths and weaknesses in a single stroke and has brought into focus the importance of enhancing the body’s natural defence system. With the support of the government, led by Prime Min....

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