PARSI EMBROIDERY-forgotten art form

A forgotten artform One of the fading art forms is the art of Parsi Embroidery. Parsi embroidery is suggested to have originated from Bronze Age Persia. The Parsi community is believed to be great followers of Prophet Zarathustra; the community started migrating from Iran to India and settled along the western coast of Gujarat. By the early 19th century, Parsi traders were active participants in … Continue reading PARSI EMBROIDERY-forgotten art form

Dastangoi: the art of storytelling

There are many art forms which are slowly and gradually fading with time mainly because of the coming up of new modes of entertainment. One such form is the peculiar art of storytelling that has almost vanished with time, Dastangoi. It is the art of oral storytelling in Urdu. Dastans which refers to long stories which are usually verbal in nature and are performed out … Continue reading Dastangoi: the art of storytelling

Sufi Saint Salim Chisti’s Tomb

One of the most influential people in the history of Mughal Era was Sufi Saint Salim Chishti- who played a major role in the functioning of the Mughal Empire. His Mazar (tomb) is constructed in the middle of the Emperor’s Courtyard at Fatehpur Sikri (Agra). Chishti’s tomb was originally built with red sandstone and it was much later that the entire structure was converted into … Continue reading Sufi Saint Salim Chisti’s Tomb

Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri

‘Buland Darwaza’ famously known as the ‘Gate of Magnificence’ at Fatehpur Sikri(Agra), was built in 16th century by the great mughal emperor Akbar. He built the Buland Darwaza to commemorate his victory over Gujarat and it is also believed to be one of the highest gateway of the world. It is constructed of red and buff sandstone, and decorated by carving and inlaying of white … Continue reading Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri

The untold story of a Sari

Celebrating SARI! Sari is traditionally a piece of unstiched cloth which is wrapped around the body, waist and shoulder of a women, exclusively worn by South Asian women . It originated within the Hindu culture as hindus believed that stitched clothing is impure. They also  believed that the belly button is a very important source of life and creativity, this is why the Sari does … Continue reading The untold story of a Sari