Culture

Dhimsa Dance

The Dhimsa dance is a vibrant and energetic tribal dance form originating from the Koraput district of Odisha, India. While traditionally performed by the Porja caste women, it has transcended boundaries and become a beloved cultural symbol across Andhra Pradesh, particularly in the regions around Araku Valley and Visakhapatnam. Meaning …

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Urbanisation

Urbanisation refers to shifting of population from rural areas to urban areas. Urbanisation Primarily driven by Pull factor. Urbanisation gained pace Particularly after LPG Pull Factors Economic Opportunities Education Health Entertainment Skill Development Job Availability Unsustainability in Urbanisation often lead to various problems in the Society. To tackle this Problem …

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Ladakh stole, iconic pen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gifted German Chancellor Angela Merkel an exquisite handloom woollen khadi stole from Ladakh and a Ratnam pen. The stole, known as “Call of Ladakh”, has an intricate traditional Ladakhi border pattern and four corner motifs, in dark wool. The yarn is hand-spun using the finest …

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Assamese Bhaona to make an English debut in Abu Dhabi

Almost 500 years after saint-reformer Srimanta Sankardeva experimented with the literary language of Brajavali, Assam’s Bhaona has now reached foreign shores in an English avatar. Entertainment played a major role in the neo-Vaishnavite movement that Sankardeva started in Assam. He wrote his prose in Sanskrit but used Assamese and Brajavali …

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The Mahatma’s home in Kolkata opened to public

Govt. converts house into Gandhi Bhawan Museum Hyderi Manzil, a single storied house in north Kolkata where Mahatma Gandhi spent August 15, 1947 and a site that has emerged as a symbol of his fight against communalism was on Wednesday thrown open to the public as a full-fledged museum, depicting …

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Vembanad comes alive with Vanchipattu

Practice session for the boat race season in full swing at Kumarakom The people of Kumarakom these days are waking up to the pulsating shouts of mighty oarsmen propelling in unison and blazing past the canals here. The village has turned into the practice venue for the snakeboats from Kottayam …

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Vedas and Thiruppavai

While the Thiruppavai has many commentaries, it itself may be considered a commentary on the Vedas, said Malola Kannan, in a discourse. Every pasuram in Thiruppavai reflects the Vedas in one way or the other. Taking the Azhi mazhai kanna pasuram as an example, one can see how it is …

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