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The artists of Madhubani.

From cave paintings to modern day graffiti, people from across the planet have needed little to express their creativity. The women of Mithila, Bihar, India were no exception to the rule. Using finger tips and simple twigs they created the world wide recognized art of Madhubani.

Care for some raw honey?

To preserve the fragile Himalayan ecosystem, Uttarakhand encourages sustainable organic agriculture. Apiculture or beekeeping is an integral part of it. The natural honey produced isn't just a quality health nourishment. For farmers like Geeta Bisht it is a healthy source of alternate income.

In the name of Durga.

Major Indian festivals can be a taxing time for the priestly class but during Durgostava, the most popular Benagli festival, almost all see it as a privilege to be a part of the ancient rituals with roots in India's obscure past.

Who were the people who created the first Hanuman idol at...

Deep inside the Sariska Forest Reserve, resides the ancient temple of the Hindu Demi God Hanuman with a cenotaph within its courtyard crediting its foundation to the legendary Pandava brothers.

Aqueducts beyond the borders of the Roman Empire.

Before water pipes, majestic structures called aqueducts spanning thousands of kilometres brought water home to the people from distant lakes and rivers. The ancient Romans were experts in building aqueducts of enormous sizes but they weren't the only ones.

Roaring once more.

The ill fated Sariska Tiger Reserve, lost its entire tiger population to mass poaching, tarnishing the reputation of a country’s ability in protecting its own national animal.

Sariska Tiger Reserve.

A National Park in the former princely state of Alwar (now district Alwar) in Rajasthan, India. Historically, the reserve was the hunting grounds of the Ranas (Kings of Rajasthan) and the nobility, before being reorganized as a wildlife reserve in 1955 and becoming a part of Project Tiger in 1979.

The wrath of God.

Narasimha the 'man animal' avtaar of the Hindu god Vishnu, sits at the entrance of the National Museum Delhi with a story every Indian is familiar with.

What a sick planet dreams of.

The wetland of the Keoldeao National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is more than home for the birds that annually visit in winters, the swampy water body is vital for the well being of the planet.

Summer interrupted.

In the month of April, when the North Indian plains burn with summer heat, Bhuntar in Himachal Pradesh, seldom stays hot for long. Unpredictable but short thunder showers, act cohesively to keep the temperature in check.