Holi in India – History, Mythologies, Legends & Beyond (part 2)

Mathura and Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh Krishna’s birthplace certainly has some cranky celebrations. In Vrindavan, the holi festival begins with a traditional puja of worshipping Lord Krishna in the end of winter, on Vasant Panchami. Coming to the quirky part, Matki Phod, a historical tradition where an earthen pot filled with butter is hung high by a rope, is celebrated. Group of men forming pyramids climb on each other’s shoulders to attempt to break the pot while women distract them by throwing colors. The festival lasts 16 days with live Raas-leelas of Krishna in some temples. Basanta Utsav, Shantiniketan, West Bengal […]

All About Beads and Indian Bead Jewelry (part 3)

  Tribal beads The tribal beads are mostly made with natural materials like iron, wood, ivory, and even animal bones and teeth. These beads are usually enameled in different hues by using natural colors and then beautified by using various carving styles with sharp animal teeth, metal wires, and knives. Sometimes chunks of metals such as copper, silver, or brass are embellished with semi-precious and precious stones to create the tribal jewels. The strings for these beads are made by using fine strips of leather, animal hair, and other natural threads. Meenakari beads The process of making traditional meenakari bead […]

Sports in India

India has a great sports tradition which is greatly influenced by the presence of the British in the 18th and 19th century. It is undoubted that cricket is the most popular sports in India, however, in such a populous country, there are many other sports which are played by a lot of people. India is one of the largest countries in the world when it comes to both the area and the population. India is also one of the few countries having retained their indigenous games’ popularity among their people. There are some Indian games like kabaddi, gilli-danda, kho kho, […]

All About Beads and Indian Bead Jewelry (part 2)

Lac beads India is also famous for its beautiful lac beads. They are made by the secretion of small insects which live in trees. The material to make lac beads is collected manually, washed, powdered, and then heated to form a malleable clay-like substance which can be colored, shaped, and glued to the other surfaces. Clay, silver, and terracotta beads, as well as soapstone, bone, and carved wooden beads, are all made manually by hand and designed from simple geometric shapes to intricate geometrical ones. Lampwork beads are the main section of the bead exports of India, with a variety […]

All About Beads and Indian Bead Jewelry (part 1)

The traditional beads of India cover a wide range of materials, styles, and treatment processes – from hand-carved wooden beads to tiny glass seed ones. India’s bead art is said to be 5000 years old and dates back to Indus valley civilization when people made beads out of gold, silver, ivory, clay, and even wood. India is among the largest bead producers all around the world. The glass beads we use nowadays were not found in India until 1700 and were only available in the kingdom of Saurashtra. With new tools in the modern industry, the artisans have the ability […]

5 reasons why India should be your next holiday destination

India is a beautiful and bamboozling place, an endlessly fascinating country that is always surprising. Visiting India is an assault on the senses because sights, sounds, smells, and sensations are all experienced at the highest level here. In order to mark the 71st anniversary of Indian independence, here are a few good excuses for a visit. It’s cheap India is one of the top countries in the world with “price competitiveness” for travelers. In addition, a recent drop in the value of the rupee means a trip to India is even cheaper than usual right now. You can get around […]

India’s buoyant mergers & acquisitions market fuels a $100 billion boom

Presently India’s economy is historically in the midst of its largest enterprise consolidation explosion which has investment bankers focused on the local mergers and acquisitions market setting themselves up for even greater activity in the near future. Deal brokering throughout susceptible companies in India have reportedly reached transactional highs around the $104.5 billion mark in 2018, crushing its previously recorded annual transactional highs with nearly a quarter of the trading year remaining. This reported statistical analysis is based on trustworthy sources responsible for data compilations from Bloomberg. According to one market expert, the eventual annual traded figure won’t come as […]

Top 5 Highest Grossing Bollywood Movies

Bollywood in India puts out many movies every year, and they are starting to put out some blockbusters. The movies in India are not the big budget ones that are churned out in Hollywood, as their movies are much less expensive to make. Here are the top five grossing Bollywood movies of all time and their gross at the box office in dollars. 1. Dangal (2016) – $330 million This movie is a sports biopic about India’s first female wrestling champions that were sisters and trained by their father. The family takes flak for wresting, which is a male-dominated sport […]

Climate Change in India

India has always been known to have a “Tropical Monsoon” kind of climate that the natives have grown used to. The word monsoon derives from the Arabic word “mausim”, which when translated, means a seasonal reversal of the winds during the duration of the year. In simplistic terms, it means that India is known as a land with an elongated dry season that is soon followed by a period of heavy rainfall. This climate affects an array of things in India, such as agriculture, the natural plant life, and the ways the natives have adapted to the weather. The Current […]