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Bhuntar, Himachal
Thursday, August 17, 2017

How the Kullu shawl came to be.

The Kullu shawl with its brightly patterned motifs and borders is a unique heritage product that can trace its journey back to at least 200 years before the advent of the 20th century.

The star of David or the Hindu Shanmukha?

Used by cultures separated by time and distance, the hexagram is a curious symbol with an origin shrouded in mystery. In India both the Afghans and Mughals made use of the symbol in architecture but for what purpose?

Wrap your self in eastern spirituality.

Developed in an record era centuries ago, the Kinnauri Shawl occupies a top slot in Himachali Shawls for both its refinement and spiritual nature.

The first apple.

Himachal was not always the land of apples as it is today. In fact in ancient times not a single apple tree grew within her borders.

The 18th state.

Huddle under umbrellas and makeshift tents a crowd gathers to watch minister Sujan Singh Pathania unfurl the tricolour at the Dhalpur grounds in the town of Kullu.

Human rights before religion.

A Catholic institution in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India that established its roots fighting for the rights of the poor and downtrodden.

Asia’s best urban utopia.

In the 1930s the haunting melancholy of the Lodi era tombs, inspired the wife of the British governor general, to plant the seeds of what is today Delhi's oldest garden.

What men could do, Yarghu could do better.

Based on the drawings of a 15th century Iranian inventor, the Yarghu, at the National Science Centre, is a Mughal era cannon cleaner with no similar contraption existing anywhere else in the world.

The Greek Buddha.

Sculpted by the artists of Gandhara, the standing statue of the Buddha is among the first to represent the Buddha in human form.

Who were the Harappans?

Excavate out of an earthen grave, eons after her demise, the skeleton of the middle aged woman comes from the Indus valley city of Rakhigarhi, postulated to be built between 2500 -3000 BC.