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Tag Archives: Incredible India

The woman who made the Sentinelese put their arrows down

Tribes of Andaman

On 4 January, 1991, more than 1,200 kms from the Indian mainland in the Bay of Bengal, a young Indian woman, Madhumala Chattopadhyay anthropologist waded waist-deep into the coral reefs to hand over a coconut to a man from the Sentinelese tribe. This was the first-ever friendly contact with this hostile tribe of the Andamans. Perhaps no people on earth remain more genuinely …

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A great, living, ancient tradition – THE KUMBH MELA

The Kumbh Mela

During the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar in 2010, a young Frenchman exclaimed, “Oh, it must have been so different then” when he came to know that I was in 1986 at the Kumbh already. “No, it was not”, I realised. It was very much the same. It may have been the same for centuries. Here is my description of the …

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Following Ram, The prince of Ayodhya

Maria Wirth

“Where you are from? Do people there also know about Ram?” Some boys had discovered me sitting at the back of a shrine at the outskirts of Chamba near Tehri and typically for Indian kids, who are never shy, had asked this question. “No, where I am from people don’t know about Ram”, I replied. They looked disappointed. Only then …

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East to North and Everything in Between

Delhi and East India

‘It’s Delhi so don’t trust anyone’, ‘always lock your cupboard when you go to bathe’, ‘come back by six every night’, ‘NO clubbing’, ‘no skirts, short dresses and NO shorts’ and oh so many. I think many others like me get this too, when they go out to a new place, a new state. But trust me, it honestly is in extreme when you …

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Madhubani Paintings, The cultural heritage of Bihar

Madhubani Paintings

India is a country known for its cultural diversity. It is the rich cultures and the famous practices which makes India unique in the field of art. One of the most famous of art preserved in India from the golden era is the Madhubani Paintings. The origin of Madhubani Paintings was from Madhubani District of Mithila in Bihar and this is the reason …

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North East India – A Paradise Unexplored

North East India

A man’s Beauty seizures the mind and a man’s soul captures the heart. But when it comes to nature and its magnificence, it captures both mind and the heart. As Indians, we take pride in the grace and allure that every hundred kilometers of the nation differently offers. With India’s highest peak Kanchenjunga in Sikkim, largest tea growing region in …

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