India is rich in its handicraft tradition there are numerous variety of Crafts practiced in India. India is home to an estimated 6.8 million artisans. The production of handmade products could very well be the second largest source of employment…
Despite the sudden rise of American fast food joints across Indian metros, churning out their monotonous fare of burgers and French fries and insipid coffees, the grassroots level street food and dhabas will always be there. Indian street food is…
In the South Indian languages of Thamizh and Malayalam, the word Kalari signifies two totally different things – the battlefield and the floor where grains are threshed. It also indicated the training ground of martial arts like Payattu. One of…
Yoga is a path to enlightenment. The word ‘yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, to join, to unite, to attach. The history of yoga in India is long yet copious with its pregnant past. In the Indian yogic…
Dance in traditional Indian culture permeated all facets of life, but its outstanding function was to give symbolic expression to abstract religious ideas. The close relationship between dance and religion began very early in Hindu thought, and numerous references to…
As Indian cinema completes 100 years. Indian Rides takes you closer to the Land of Bollywood. Bollywood, the name given to India’s (Bombay) Mumbai based movie industry, is the world’s largest film making entity. Bollywood is evolving from making extravagant,…
Andaman Islands, an exotic mixture of picturesque natural beauty and numerous pristine white sand beaches, are a perfect travel getaway and entice travelers from across the globe. Located in the Bay of Bengal and measuring 700 kms from North to…
India has some of the most beautiful beaches of the world spread across its vast coastline. Here during the day you can laze on the golden sand and tan your skin, you can swim and dive, snorkeling, sea cruising, all…
Biryani was originated in Persia and it might have taken different routes to arrive in India. Biryani is derived from the Farsi word ‘Birian’. Based on the name, and cooking style (Dum), one can conclude that the dish originated in…