The rich cultural heritage that has been bequeathed to us by our ancestors is a source of great strength and pride to each one of us. I have always held that our cultural values were the source of our greatness as a civilization and shall remain at the core of our future progress as a nation.
“Raksha Bandhan” or the bond of love “Raksha Bandhan” or the bond of love and duty between brother and sister has always been based a promise to love and take care of each other unconditionally. The origin if the custom, it’s is believed, is that once Lord Krishna cut his finger and was bleeding profusely. […]
A long time ago, in a town named Kundina, lived a pious woman called Charumathi. An epitome of virtue, she was the perfect wife, daughter-in-law and mother. She was so devoted to her family that one night Goddess Mahalakshmi appeared in her dream and asked her to worship Varalakshmi, the other form of Lakshmi who grants boons, and seek to fulfil her wishes.
Who knew that the fiery red color of the Hibiscus lent a gentle mauve shade to fabrics? Just like love, one would say, that’s fierce and proud outside and gentle and dreamy inside.The fascination of understanding how some common elements in the environment could lend colours and shades to fabrics, jewellery and art had sparked the imagination of people for over 40,000 years.
Donning a blue Kanjeevaram sari and glistening diamonds, the legendary icon MS Amma, along with Smt Radha, performed the “Mummoorthigal Vizha” at Tiruvarur in 1986 -mesmerising the audience in her signature voice. There seemed to be a divine intervention to make the time stop that day. The Signature Style MS Subbulakshmi, fondly known as MS […]
The festival of Holi adds plenty of color and vibrancy to our lives. While we team up with our friends and family to celebrate and spread truckloads of happiness all around us today, what if we tell you that you can make your every day as bright as Holi? This Holi, swing by Angadi Galleria […]
Untrained in traditional music and with a voice that would dread the choice for mainstream music, Usha Uthup’s earlier music days at school were limited to the percussions. The vernacular legend pioneered her unique brand of Indian pop in the 1970s. With over 49 years of performance singing in 22 languages, she is a bundle […]
Wardrobes of the princess and queens have always been a desirable visual treat for women. Rich silks, brocades, intricate ornamentation, fine fabrics and luxury choice of colours have made them an exemplary reference to erstwhile royal fashion. The Manosallsa, an early 12th-century Sanskrit text composed by the South Indian king Someshvara III of the Kalyani […]
As dawn breaks Balaji adjusts his spectacles, even as he hastens to complete another yard of the resplendent red sari that shall soon adorn a bride-to-be on her red letter day. Balaji represents the sixth generation of a long line of weavers who have plied their craft in the secluded village of Tirucherai nestled in […]