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Umeed

November 22nd, 2009 by mohitg | No Comments

Umeed

I was driving down back home, accompanied by these 3 kids. I could clearly sense their excitement about sitting in a car. One among them shouted with a thumping voice “FM pleaseā€…


Pattu Weaver

September 7th, 2009 by mohitg | No Comments

Pattu Weaver

Pattu is the traditional dress of the local women. When compared to shawls, it is thicker and heavier and the colors used are fast and bright. This woolen fabric is woven in different colors (usually bright) and designs. A single piece of Pattu covers the whole body. A piece of cloth called gachchi (belt) is tied around the waist…


Thangkas: Buddhist Religious Scrolls

September 6th, 2009 by mohitg | 2 Comments

Thangkas: Buddhist Religious Scrolls

Thangkas were originally intended to serve as a record of, and guide for contemplative experience. They were intended to convey iconographic information in a pictorial manner. A text of the same meditation would supply similar details in written descriptive form. Here’s a multimedia story on the making of these scrolls…


Varanasi: The Oldest Living City

September 4th, 2009 by mohitg | No Comments

Varanasi: The Oldest Living City

In Hinduism, one of the ways to achieve Nirvana (Liberation) is to die at Benaras. Death, which elsewhere is feared, here is welcomed as a long-expected guest. However strange, people travel from far way to spend their last days at this place and achieve something which is regarded as one of the most difficult of spiritual goals…


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