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.

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 childhood. It helps in develo....

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Preservation of an ancient craft
Maling Gombu

Preservation of an ancient craft

Issue 02, 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 rural economic developme....

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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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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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