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A monumental expression of ancient temple architecture.

Built towards the end of the sixteenth century, the Jagannath temple at Ranchi, Jharkhand is an elaborate work of authentic Kalinga temple architecture that flourished since the 7th century.

A pioneer of the faith.

Since it first introduced Christianity in the region of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, the Gossener Evangelical Lutheran Church has remained an important bulwark of Protestant Christianity.

For comrade and country.

Posthumously awarded India's highest wartime award for gallantry, Ranchi's beloved son, twenty nine year old Albert Ekka was a soldier of uncommon valour.

Changing traditions.

Traditionally done by hand, this scene of helpers grading a mountain of apples at Yogeshwar Orchards, near Manali, may have just entered its last few days to observe and witness as technology gradually seeps deeper into Himachal's apple industry.

A plateful of Himachali Meat Chawal.

Cooked with water, spices, coriander leafs and sometimes chilies, the Himachali meat chawal is a local favourite to try out anytime of the year but specially during the cold winters.
Sculpture of Kubera

The pot bellied lord of wealth.

Produced in the 2nd century during the time of the Kushan empire, the sculpture of Kubera comes from the renowned Mathura school of art.

Ashoka and the Decline of the Mauryas.

Penned by an author recognized as one of India's distinguished historians, the book Ashoka and the Decline of the Maruyas offers suggestions and insights of the disintegration of ancient India's largest empire.

What ended the Mauryan Empire?

The ancient Mauryan empire was the largest in India and a world super power of its time till the mid 2nd century brought about its finest hour and the turning point that led to its end.

The Kulvi Pattu.

Woven out of pure goat’s wool for warmth and decorated with borders sporting brightly colored motifs, the Pattu is a drape style dress worn by women in Kullu valley.
Coolis

The professional luggage bearers.

Hailing from impoverished backgrounds, coolies are a professional corp of luggage bearers predominant on Indian railway platforms and interstate bus terminals.