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Kalighat Painting - A Folk Art with Modern Style

Aditi Gupta

Kalighat Painting - A Folk Art with Modern Style

Kolkata, earlier known as Calcutta has always been the 'Unspoken' Cultural Capital of India. Every Indian can vouch for it! Calcutta has a big influence of Maa Kali (Hindu Goddess who embodies woman power), that's how the city derived its very name. Kolkata is the home to many artists who have influenced Indian narrative in many ways. One such art form which took birth here was Kalighat art Kalighat painting originated during the 19th Century on the banks of Ma Kali temple (also known as KALIGHAT).  that has evolved as a unique genre of Indian painting, and is gaining popularity in...


Channapatna - The Toyland of India

Aditi Gupta

Channapatna - The Toyland of India

Almost right in the middle of a smooth ride from Bengaluru to Mysore comes this small flourishing town, Channapatna. Producing one of the most unique wooden artefacts, this place has toy making shops all over and that is why when you reach Channapatna, a big welcome board awaits for you which says, “ Welcome to the Land of Toys, Channapatna” Needless to say, these highly qualified artisans make all sort of toys and games using natural soft ivory wood (locals call it alar mara) and vegetable dyes making them a 100% non-toxic, eco-friendly and safe for kids of all ages! Moreover, the toys refrain...