Wonderful things about India you may not have seen or known….
Here are some interesting yet unsung facts about India! Given that Republic Day is approaching, let’s revisit a few of the lesser-known but amazing things that make India what she is — a nation we’re so proud to be part of!
The world’s largest religious gathering, Kumbh Mela, was captured from space by India’s high resolution earth imaging satellite CartoSat-2. The images were captured on Wednesday and released today by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The black and white images from the satellite clearly show the Sangam, the confluence of three holy rivers: the Ganga, the Yamuna and a mythical third river, the Saraswati.
Photograph courtesy: Mike Prince/Creative Commons
The floating post office was inaugurated in August 2011 and has been attracting tourists from all over. A tribute to the beautiful Dal Lake, it is housed in a huge houseboat and includes a philately museum as well as a shop that sells postage stamps.
In September 2009, India’s very own Chandrayaan -1 detected water on the Moon for the very first time, using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper. Here’s a look at what they saw. A proud moment for all Indians.
Designers today are increasingly recognising the beauty and versatility of khadi, our home spun fabric. Come and enjoy decking up in these purely swadeshi outfits that incorporate a touch of contemporary glam!
Here are a range of dresses made out of khadi and cotton to celebrate Republic Day and India’s unveiling of her constitution in 1951. Enjoy!
Peacock green, as turquoise is often referred to in India, is paired with charcoal and khaki to make for an arresting, sylvan ensemble that is both sophisticated and patriotic!
Checks and an ikat-inspired print come together to complement each other in the best manner possible. Confident and bright!
The Ambi or Paisley originated in India… here’s a tribute to this most beloved and feminine of Indian motifs found everywhere from architecture to fabrics to metalwork.
A mosaic print that beautifully matches loose pants in a small, elegant print. Quintessential Indian colours: Rust, beige, orange, red and yellow accented by black make for an arresting combination.
Sheer poetry in black and white. Fashionable yet Indian at heart! A classic tribute to all things Indian.
Being Indian is so much more than clothes. Enjoy the revival and resurgence of all things Indian! From food to music to language to design and philosophy! Jai Hind!
Follow your fave stars as they shine in our outfits! Celeb spotting is a favourite Indian sport and what better when you realise you may have a common ensemble with your favourite screen goddess. Because today’s stars love the casual chic of Libas! Whether they are just stepping out for a coffee or ... Read More
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It’s time to parade your personal style! Saluting the colours of our flag! Our flag has some of the most beautiful colours in the world and what’s more — they have a meaningful history. Saffron is for sacrifice and noble intent, green is for abundance and prosperity, while white stands for peace and tranquility. ... Read More
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It’s that time of the year when diets and resolutions are flung out…. and all temptations are given in to! We present some truly yummy sweet fixes.. which, surprisingly, are great for you too! Amaranth Halwa, yessss! Try out unusual sweets this Diwali! This fabulous Amaranth Halva is rich, indulgent and very, very good for ... Read More
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