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.

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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Gita Hari

Rooted in traditions

Issue 02, 2020 Heritage

Just after US President Donald Trump returned to America after visiting India, he surprised the world by announcing that the Indian way of greeting with folded hands is ideal to maintain social distance and would prevent the spread of the COVID-19 vi....

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Vinayak Surya Swami

Traditions for today

Issue 02, 2020 Heritage

Last year, a colourful rug called Sawan ka Lehariya shot to fame after it won the prestigious European Product Design award 2019 for Artisan Original Design. The award, which recognises unique design experiments from across the w....

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Sudha Murty

Ambassadors of Culture and Arts

Issue 02, 2020 Cinema Heritage

It’s common for tourists to research about the destination to be visited before arriving. Not only does this help a traveller to plan a trip better but to also make the experience of going around and discovering new places more immersive. Before tr....

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Vinayak Surya Swami

Music for the new decade

Issue 01, 2020 Art Heritage

The chugging of a local train, the honking of traffic, sounds of people coughing or sneezing, or even answering their mobile phones... Melody is being created around us all the time. I believe it was when recording was formally i....

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Vikramjit Singh

Making every drop count

Issue 01, 2020 Heritage

The stunning architectural beauty of Ugrasen ki Baoli (also called Agrasen ki Baoli) in the heart of New Delhi is among the top 10 sites to visit in the city. This 14th century baoli (stepwell) with three storeys connected by 108....

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Amish Tripathi

The Rarity of a Living Culture

Issue 05, 2019 Heritage

So, what is truth? “satyameva jayate”, says the Mundaka Upanishad. Truth alone prevails. Who would disagree? As the ancients would remark, “nissandeha....

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Indian Perscpectives
Dr Rajiv Rastog

Schooled in Yoga

Issue 05, 2019 Heritage

Yoga, the ancient Indian science of overall wellness, is amongst the six great Indian philosophies. In recent times, yoga has gained immense international popularity, due to its strengths in preventive, promotive and curative hea....

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