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,…
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…
In about the sixth century B.C. Siddhartha Gautama was born into a royal family. When he was a young adult his experiences with the outside world drove him to seek out a greater understanding of life and spiritual fulfillment. The…
Biodiversity as we see today is the outcome of over 3.5 billion years of evolutionary history, shaped by natural processes and increasingly, by the influence of human beings. India is one of the identified mega diverse countries of the World.…