An Introduction to Yakshagana

An Introduction to Yakshagana

When I started with the idea of stringsofheritage, I was assailed by doubts. And then some days I was very optimistic. With a lot of festivals coming up( This was during Ganesh Chaturthi) and no blog posts on the horizon, I again wondered what I was...

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Creation Of The Ganapathi Idols- The Raos

Creation Of The Ganapathi Idols- The Raos

I guess I am just lucky that I can write about some of my childhood memories and have the world read about it. After all, not everyone gets to play hide and seek between hundreds of Ganapathi idols getting ready for the big festival and celebration of...

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Women in Society

Women in Society

At the offset let me warn you that this is an unplanned post. I doubt if it's got the minimum number of words to qualify itself for a blog post either. But that's just fine. If I don't say it here, it will never be said (Let me admit it. I guess I am a...

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Terracotta Artist Venki Palimar

Terracotta Artist Venki Palimar

Flashback- The last time I visited Venki's (He is Venkataraman Kamath but known to everyone as Venki Palimar) terracotta workshop was twenty years ago. When he had just started out and I was in college. He was a friend’s cousin and I was very interested in...

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Bindu Bolar the ‘Tribalina’-Tribal Fusion Belly Dance

Bindu Bolar the ‘Tribalina’-Tribal Fusion Belly Dance

If we had met in passing it would have been a ‘hi’ and a ‘bye’. After all we were classmates for three years during our graduation. But I am happy, that I could meet and talk to Bindu Bolar beyond these pleasantries. An awesome personality, who has seen...

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Preethi Prabhu’s Design Studio

Preethi Prabhu’s Design Studio

Even before I introduce you to the amazing lady, who is a Blogger, Interior Designer, Compulsive DIYer and creator of the handicraft store, ‘IndyaKaleidoscope’, I have to tell you of my experience and interaction with her. When I started on the idea of my...

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Patachitra from Orissa

Patachitra from Orissa

Last week I discussed the palm leaf engravings from Orissa, with Krishna as the central figure. Today I want to give you, a glimpse of ‘Patachitra’ from Orissa. This is once again in conversation with Mr. Devasish Sahoo, an artist. With Krishnajanmashtami...

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Kesariya- Royalty for Bangaloreans

Kesariya- Royalty for Bangaloreans

As I had been to other Rajasthani restaurants, I did not expect to be blown over by the rich textures or the beauty around me. But I was, and could see that a lot of care and thought, had gone behind everything here. Right from the floor to the ceiling…No...

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Krishna engraved on Palm Leaf

Krishna engraved on Palm Leaf

With Krishna Janmashtami round the corner, I thought it apt that I do a blog post on Krishna. Krishna fascinates each one of us. You can love Him, you can hate Him, but you cannot remain indifferent to Him. He is the mythological legend, who is flamboyant,...

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The Treasures, Mangalore

The Treasures, Mangalore

Today let me take you on a virtual tour of my favourite handicraft store in Mangalore, ‘The Treasures’. When I say favourite, I have a whole lot of stuff that I bought here, including furniture. Whenever I visit my native, I make it a point to browse...

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A Glimpse of Madhubani

A Glimpse of Madhubani

Madhubani per se requires no introduction. It is relatively popular among folk arts of India and is from Bihar. But for the first time since I started writing, I am not sure about where to begin. Should I begin at the beginning, when Sita from the era of Ramayan began...

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Balur Estate since 1853- Where time stands still

Balur Estate since 1853- Where time stands still

Not having planned anything ahead, we were at loose ends on the weekend. The only thing fixed, was we wanted to travel for a weekend getaway. We stumbled upon Linger properties suggested by a friend and Balur Estate in Chikmangalur District. A heritage...

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