With a few deft tugs and pulls, some music and folk tales, the Kathputliwalas or puppeteers ruled the imagination of common folk and royalty in Rajasthan across the centuries. Explore this fascinating performing art, or Kathputli ka Khel, now sadly on the verge of being lost.
From humble beginnings in Mapusa, Goa to designing jewels for International royalty, the life story of Ambaji Shinde, hailed as the ‘greatest jewellery designer of the century’ , is an inspiring tale of passion, hard work and perseverance.
Boasting one of the world’s richest collections of books and manuscripts on Islamic literature and history, this library was a personal gift from a beloved son of Bihar who loved the ‘Patna public’ more than he did money. Catch the moving story of Khuda Bakhsh and his labour of love
For more than two millennia, Indian muslin, described as ‘woven air’ and ‘evening dew’, was worth its weight in gold. Where did it come from and did the weavers really have their thumbs severed? Here’s an account of how this near-invisible fabric enchanted the world