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.

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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india perspectives
Anurag Mallick & Priya Ganapathy

The Masketeers of Majuli

Issue 04, 2019 Heritage

The boat we were on seemed intent on breaking a record for carrying passengers. With easily over a hundred people on board along with three dozen bikes and a few cars, the boat slowly chugged across the Br....

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Ayandrali Dutta

The Nawab’s Kolkata

Issue 03, 2019 Heritage

Four decades ago, when Oscar award winning director Satyajit Ray homed in on the imambara at Metiabruz on the outskirts of Kolkata, to shoot extensively for his iconic film Shatranj Ke Khiladi (which was released in 1977), it was p....

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