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Floating over the Nimbus - Nandi Hills

Bangalore is an ideal city, in terms of the number of getaways it offers from the city chores. Among them, Nandi Hills is probably the most picturesque and the most favourite of them all. A short account of the trip with some beautiful photographs.
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Ramadan

Hyderabad and Delhi are two very important vantage points to observe the Islamic celebrations, because, to put it simply, the former has been the Nizam dynasty’s seat and the later has been the pivot of Mughal India. This Eid, Ethereal Colours, brings to you an exclusive collection of photographs straight from the streets of Hyderabad and Delhi, where festivities blossomed in the evenings, prior to the Iftar, throughout the holy month!
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KUMBH

Kumbh is the world's largest religious gathering of human beings. A short video shot on the Paush Snan during Mahakumbh 2013.
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Virgin Forests of the Khasi Hills

North-East India is just like a treasure trove- you go digging deep and then suddenly, out of the blue you find something as astonishing as you have never seen before. The picturesque landscapes, the virgin rain-forests, the torrential rains in the monsoon, the unique flora and fauna, everything together weave a land that not only appears to be just out of a Hollywood sci-fi, but is plain mesmerizing. One such place is Mawlynnong in Meghalaya, which is dubbed as Asia's cleanest village by a popular travel magazine. Read on to find out more about this place located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, just a few hours drive away from the Bangladesh border.
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THE TRINITY - GANGA, SHIVA & KASHI

Banaras is one of the oldest living cities in the world, as old as Jerusalem, Athens and Peking. It is not the events of its long history that makes it significant to Hindus; rather, it has such a long history and it has survived and flourished through the changing fortunes of the centuries because it is significant to the Hindus. Many of the intricacies of the Hindu tradition find a flamboyant exhibition in the city of Benaras- its complex mythological imagination, its prodigious display of divine images, its elaborate ritual tradition and its understanding of the relation of life and death- and this fact, ignites the interest of the modern man regarding the city.
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THE MONKS OF BODH GAYA

The Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya is one of the most important Buddhist temples in the world as it marks the place where the Buddha attained his Enlightenment beneath a Peepul tree. Hundreds of monks from different parts of the world reside in the monasteries in the small town of Bodh Gaya. Defined by their austerities, driven by their desire to attain Nirvana, Buddhist monks at Bodh Gaya lead a life that is spiritual, simple and pure. Clad in red or yellow robes, they prostrate, read scriptures, and meditate, and seek the supreme insight.
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THE TANTRIC SHAKTI CULT OF WORSHIP

Primarily associated with the Tantric Shakti cult of worshipping, Ambubachi, held every year at the Kamakhya Mandir, Guwahati, celebrates the menstruation period of goddess Kamakhya. For three days the temple gates remain closed, and a huge gathering of Tantric sadhus and pilgrims outside the temple read scriptures, mediate on life’s journey, sing devotional songs, hold religious discourses and celebrate the occasion.
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Lavasa

In Maharashtra, spread amongst hills and valleys, there lies the picturesque, beautifully crafted and serene city of Lavasa. Based on our account of an exciting expedition through Lavasa, Ethereal Colours presents a travel-photo-story.
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St. Thomas Fine Arts

Situated in Chapakulam, Kerala, there is a 90 years old workshop headed by a man named K.K. Chacko. They sculpt statues and images for Gods and Goddesses, with superior artistic finesse and technical expertise. In other words, they make Gods in God’s Own Country.
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AN ISLAND RETREAT - HAVELOCK

In the Andaman sea, 57 kilo-meters off the north-east coast of Port Blair, there is an exotic island with one of Asia's finest beaches. The hills, the forest, the silvery sand and the bluish green sea all come together to compose this beautiful beach and leave an everlasting impression on your mind just like an original Da Vinci seen at the Louvre will do.
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POTHICHITRA - PALM LEAF MINIATURES

We travelled through the interiors of Odisha to know more about the heritage art forms of the state. Pothichitra is a traditional art-form of Odisha in which the artists use palm leaves-processed, tied and sewed together- instead of a paper, while Pattachitra uses old sarees for making canvas. We met up with artists, who helped us completely understand the intricacies involved in the production and marketing of these paintings. Read on to know more about Pothichitra and Pattachitra, and the simple artisans from the villages of Nayak Patna and Raghurajpur who create these magnificent pieces of art.
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