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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.

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.

The pure copper in Buddha.

Ancient Tibetans valued pure copper as sacred metal for creating the Idols of Buddha and the Bodhisattva But instead of mining their own land for it, they ordered the metal from distant regions.

The one that started a trend.

Behind the huge dome tomb known as the Bara Gumbad in Lodi Gardens, sits the prototype that revolutionized mosque architecture in India. Its builders speculated to be Hindu artisans working for their Afghan overlords.
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Delhi’s underground summer retreat.

Dug deep into the earth to tap subterranean ground water, the stepwells of India were once a popular retreat for the common man to escape the blistering summer heat - a film by Wilderness Films India.