NAMASTE!

© ILONA BANSAL

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Masala Chai

ILONA BANSAL

Let's play Chaiwalla game and prepare our own Masala Chai. Historically, Indians viewed tea as an herbal medicine rather than as a recreational beverage. Some of the chai masala spice mixtures, or kashayam, are derived from ancient Ayurvedic texts.

© ARJUN KAMATH

story   |  THE STORY OF AVANI

The Story of Avani I.

ARJUN KAMATH

Avani is a brilliant photo shoot by Arjun Kamath, that convey the story of a woman in a patriarchal society. Avani’s story can be the story of you and me as the struggles and setbacks that she faces are the common problems of India, a country which is still deep rooted in patriarchy.

© ARJUN KAMATH

story   |  THE STORY OF AVANI

The Story of Avani II.

ARJUN KAMATH

Avani is a brilliant photo shoot by Arjun Kamath, that convey the story of a woman in a patriarchal society. Avani’s story can be the story of you and me as the struggles and setbacks that she faces are the common problems of India, a country which is still deep rooted in patriarchy.

© ARJUN KAMATH

story   |  THE STORY OF AVANI

The Story of Avani III.

ARJUN KAMATH

Avani is a brilliant photo shoot by Arjun Kamath, that convey the story of a woman in a patriarchal society. Avani’s story can be the story of you and me as the struggles and setbacks that she faces are the common problems of India, a country which is still deep rooted in patriarchy.

© ARJUN KAMATH

story   |  THE STORY OF AVANI

The Story of Avani IV.

ARJUN KAMATH

Avani is a brilliant photo shoot by Arjun Kamath, that convey the story of a woman in a patriarchal society. Avani’s story can be the story of you and me as the struggles and setbacks that she faces are the common problems of India, a country which is still deep rooted in patriarchy.

© G.VENKET RAM

story   |  ARTISTS & INSPIRATIONS

Malayalam Actresses & Raja Ravi Varma's Paintings

AYURVEDA TRAILS

In a befitting tribute to one of India’s greatest painters, Raja Ravi Varma, a Chennai-based photographer G. Venket Ram has recreated 12 of Varma’s iconic paintings into photographs, in line with the theme of celebrating the spirit of Indian Womanhood.

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story   |  MOON LIGHT BY BIJU IBRAHIM

Brick Making | Moon Light

BIJU IBRAHIM

It is estimated that India has more than 100,000 brick kilns producing about 250 billion bricks annually, employing about 15 million workers, and consuming about 35 million tons of coal annually, still following the age-old practice of making bricks using hands.

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Baudelaire's Girl from Malabar

AYURVEDA TRAILS

One of the Charles Baudelaire's poems, which was proscribed by the French authorities on grounds of immorality, is a beautiful poem called A une Malabaraise (To a Girl from Malabar). Who was that girl and where did he meet her?

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

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Fishermen Rituals In Kerala I.

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Fisherfolk in Kerala come from three different religious groups, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Each of the groups has its own social organisation and mostly occupies separate places in a typical fishing village, although they do share some commonalties.

© BIJU IBRAHIM

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Bhakti | Moon Light

BIJU IBRAHIM

Moon Light is an exclusive video column by Biju Ibrahim, in which he shares a slice of his journeys and experiences as moving image anecdotes. Bhakti was shot in Tiruvannamalai, an ancient nature worship town situated in Tamil Nadu.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

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Jaipur's vintage camera

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Found on the busy colorful streets of walled city of Jaipur, are two men who are proudly preserving three eras of photography with their 1860s Carl Zeiss camera, Surendra Kumar and his brother and Tikam Chand. The camera is a piece of history.

© TOLIS FRAGOUDIS

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JODHPUR: Mehrangarh Fort

TOLIS FRAGOUDIS

Here is another magic in the Blue City Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India and for me probably the most impressive I have ever seen. It's not only big but also a very magic place and once you are in, you feel like in another time.

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