Author: Vamika Singh

Posted ON November 17, 2022 A D V E R T I S E M E N T The art of Bagh printing was originated by Muslims from the Khatri community, whose familial legacy goes back to Pakistan’s Sindh Province. Long before the handicraft got its name after the Bagh River in Madhya Pradesh, the Khatris relocated several times in order to find a suitable place for their business, which required being in vicinity of a natural water source. Lying around 150 kilometres away from Indore, the town became an abode for these artisans not only due to its proximity…

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T Chennai is all set to host the ninth edition of its much-anticipated surfing festival—the Covelong Point Surf, Music and Yoga Festival. Renamed as Covelong Classic – Surf, Music and Fitness Festival, and to be held at Surf Turf in Kovalam, Tamil Nadu, the festival will make a comeback after a two-year hiatus enforced by the pandemic. Since 2013, the popular assemblage of surfing and seaside enthusiasts from near and far has grown from strength and strength. In 2021, the organisers ran a surfing competition that was open…

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T Come March 2023, and India’s first, much-awaited underwater tunnel in West Bengal, will be fully operational for India’s first underwater metro train, according to a LiveMint report. The station was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Smriti Irani, as part of the extension of the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation’s East-West corridor. The project, estimated to have cost ₹8,600 crores, features construction material that would decrease water permeability in the underwater underpass—located 13 metres below the Hooghly riverbed with twin tunnels and boasting 1.4-metre-wide concrete rings and hydrophilic gaskets.…

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T A rich tapestry of languages and stories emerges through a prolific narration of South Asian tales by two dastangos seated in the centre of a mehfil, dressed in crisp white attires. What follows is an entry into a world of magic as ancient tales and modern scripts on the lives of famed heroes and legendary writers come to life through a highly skilled oration that goes beyond the theatrics of a musical or a drama. 17 years ago, this Persian storytelling tradition was revived and dastans adapted…

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