Puri’s Jagannath Temple: Why non-Hindus and foreigners can’t enter here

Source: The post is based on the article “Puri’s Jagannath Temple: Why non-Hindus and foreigners can’t enter here” published in Indian Express on 22nd January 2023. What is the News? The Odisha Governor has backed the entry of foreign nationals inside the world-famous Jagannath Temple in Puri. What is Lord Jagannath Temple? Lord Jagannath Temple… Continue reading Puri’s Jagannath Temple: Why non-Hindus and foreigners can’t enter here

Assam’s Charaideo Maidam nominated for UNESCO world heritage tag: Assam CM

Source: The post is based on the article “Assam’s Charaideo Maidam nominated for UNESCO world heritage tag: Assam CM” published in The Hindu on 23rd January 2023 What is the News? Assam chief minister has said that Charaideo Moidams (pyramids) is India’s nomination for UNESCO’s world heritage site status in the cultural category for 2023-24.… Continue reading Assam’s Charaideo Maidam nominated for UNESCO world heritage tag: Assam CM

Archaeological Survey of India all set to begin Excavation at Purana Qila again

Source: The post is based on the article “Archaeological Survey of India all set to begin Excavation at Purana Qila again” published in PIB on 18th January 2023. What is the News? The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is all set to begin  excavation at Delhi’s Purana Qila again.  What is Purana Qila? Purana Qila… Continue reading Archaeological Survey of India all set to begin Excavation at Purana Qila again

Roman secret to durable architecture? Self-healing concrete

Source: The post is based on the article “Roman secret to durable architecture? Self-healing concrete” published in Down To Earth on 13th January 2023. What is the News? New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and laboratories in Italy and Switzerland have discovered the secret behind Roman construction abilities. What was the… Continue reading Roman secret to durable architecture? Self-healing concrete

Juna Khatiya Site: Gujarat’s Harappan necropolis reveals death rituals of 5,000 years ago

Source: The post is based on the article “Gujarat’s Harappan necropolis reveals death rituals of 5,000 years ago” published in The Hindu on 13th January 2023. What is the News? Excavations at one of the biggest necropolises at Juna Khatiya village (Kutch, Gujarat) show rows of graves with valuable items such as Ceramic pots, beaded… Continue reading Juna Khatiya Site: Gujarat’s Harappan necropolis reveals death rituals of 5,000 years ago

Corbusier’s vision for Chandigarh: The genius & the flaws

Source: The post is based on the article “Corbusier’s vision for Chandigarh: The genius & the flaws” published in Indian Express on 12th January 2023 What is the News? The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and the Chandigarh administration to take a number of steps to preserve Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh. Who was Le Corbusier?… Continue reading Corbusier’s vision for Chandigarh: The genius & the flaws

U.S. Ambassadors fund to help restore Paigah Tombs complex in Hyderabad

Source: The post is based on the article “U.S. Ambassadors fund to help restore Paigah Tombs complex in Hyderabad” published in The Hindu on 11th January 2023 What is the News? The US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation will extend financial support of $250,000 towards the conservation and restoration of six of the Paigah tombs.… Continue reading U.S. Ambassadors fund to help restore Paigah Tombs complex in Hyderabad

Sagol Kangjei: The ancient polo of Manipur, played on the celebrated Manipur Pony

Source: The post is based on the article “Sagol Kangjei: The ancient polo of Manipur, played on the celebrated Manipur Pony” published in Indian Express on 6th January 2023 What is the News? Union Home Minister inaugurated a 122-foot-tall statue of a polo player astride a Manipur Pony in Imphal, a project that has been… Continue reading Sagol Kangjei: The ancient polo of Manipur, played on the celebrated Manipur Pony

Jain community protests: What are the issues linked to Jharkhand, Gujarat shrines

Source: The post is based on the article “Jain community protests: What are the issues linked to Jharkhand, Gujarat shrines’ Scheme” published in Indian Express on 5th January 2023 What is the News? Members of the Jain community have been staging protests over demands related to two holy sites — Sammed Shikhar on Parasnath hill… Continue reading Jain community protests: What are the issues linked to Jharkhand, Gujarat shrines

700-ft-long mural Wall of Peace thrown open at last

Source: The post is based on the article “700-ft-long mural Wall of Peace thrown open at last” published in The Hindu on 4th January 2023 What is the News? The Wall of Peace was inaugurated in Kerala. What is the Wall of Peace? Wall of Peace is a great work of modern mural art on… Continue reading 700-ft-long mural Wall of Peace thrown open at last

50 ASI-protected monuments disappear: How did they go ‘missing’, what happens next

Source: The post is based on the article “50 ASI-protected monuments disappear: How did they go ‘missing’, what happens next” published in Indian Express on 4th January 2023 What is the News? According to a submission made in Parliament by the Ministry of Culture, as many as 50 of India’s 3,693 centrally protected monuments are… Continue reading 50 ASI-protected monuments disappear: How did they go ‘missing’, what happens next

A short history of the looted Benin Bronzes, 20 of which Germany has returned to Nigeria

Source: The post is based on the article “A short history of the looted Benin Bronzes, 20 of which Germany has returned to Nigeria” published in Indian Express on 24th December 2022 What is the News? Germany has returned the 20 Benin Bronzes that were looted in the 19th century to Nigeria at a ceremony.… Continue reading A short history of the looted Benin Bronzes, 20 of which Germany has returned to Nigeria

Palm-leaf manuscript museum with audio-visual technology opens window to little-known history

Source: The post is based on the article “Palm-leaf manuscript museum with audio-visual technology opens window to little-known history” published in The Hindu on 22nd December 2022 What is the News? Kerala Chief Minister will inaugurate a palm-leaf manuscript museum with modern audio-visual technology at the Central Archives Fort in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. What is the… Continue reading Palm-leaf manuscript museum with audio-visual technology opens window to little-known history

Vadnagar, Sun Temple of Modhera and Unakoti: Three more sites added to tentative list of UNESCO

Source: The post is based on the article “Three more sites added to tentative list of UNESCO” published in The Hindu on 20th December 2022 What is the News? Gujarat’s Vadnagar town, the iconic Sun Temple at Modhera and the rock cut sculptures of Unakoti in Tripura have been added to the tentative list of… Continue reading Vadnagar, Sun Temple of Modhera and Unakoti: Three more sites added to tentative list of UNESCO

2,500-year-old puzzle solved by Indian student

Source: The post is based on the article “2,500-year-old puzzle solved by Indian student” published in The Hindu on 17th December 2022 What is the News? In his PhD thesis, Cambridge scholar Dr Rishi Rajpopat claims to have solved Sanskrit’s biggest puzzle—a grammar problem found in the ‘Ashtadhyayi’, an ancient text written by the scholar… Continue reading 2,500-year-old puzzle solved by Indian student

Kanheri caves: In a forest in Mumbai, a secret history of Buddhism

Source: The post is based on the article “In a forest in Mumbai, a secret history of Buddhism” published in the Livemint on 17th November 2022. What is the News? Kanheri cave complex is one of the most important historical monuments of western India. About Kanheri cave complex Reason for the name: According to the autobiography of… Continue reading Kanheri caves: In a forest in Mumbai, a secret history of Buddhism

Geographical Indication tag sought for Beypore Uru

Source: The post is based on the article “Geographical Indication tag sought for Beypore Uru” published in The Hindu on 15th December 2022 What is the News? The District Tourism Promotion Council, Kozhikode (Kerala) has applied for a Geographical Indication(GI) tag for the famous Beypore Uru(boat). What is Beypore Uru? Beypore Uru is a wooden… Continue reading Geographical Indication tag sought for Beypore Uru

All about Tripura’s Unakoti, the ‘Angkor Wat of the North-East’ seeking UNESCO world heritage tag

Source: The post is based on the article “All about Tripura’s Unakoti, the ‘Angkor Wat of the North-East’ seeking UNESCO world heritage tag” published in Indian Express on 15th December 2022 What is the News? Unakoti, famously known as the ‘Angkor Wat of the North-East’ is vying for a UNESCO World Heritage Tag. What is… Continue reading All about Tripura’s Unakoti, the ‘Angkor Wat of the North-East’ seeking UNESCO world heritage tag

Kochi-Muziris Biennale to begin on December 12: What are Art Biennales and why are they significant?

Source: The post is based on the article “Kochi-Muziris Biennale to begin on December 12: What are Art Biennales and why are they significant?” published in Indian Express on 13th December 2022 What is the News? The fifth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale opens on December 12 (founded in 2011). It will have on display… Continue reading Kochi-Muziris Biennale to begin on December 12: What are Art Biennales and why are they significant?

Meitei Script: Newspapers, the last holdouts of Bengali script in Manipur, given ultimatum to switch to Meetei Mayek next month

Source: The post is based on the article “Newspapers, the last holdouts of Bengali script in Manipur, given ultimatum to switch to Meetei Mayek next month” published in The Hindu on 12th December 2022 What is the News? Newspapers in Manipur are working towards replacing the Bengali script that’s currently in use with Meitei or… Continue reading Meitei Script: Newspapers, the last holdouts of Bengali script in Manipur, given ultimatum to switch to Meetei Mayek next month

Andaman & Nicobar’s first application for the Geographical Indication tag is for the Nicobari hodi craft

Source: The post is based on the article “Andaman & Nicobar’s first application for the Geographical Indication tag is for the Nicobari hodi craft” published in The Hindu on 21st November 2022. What is the News? Andaman & Nicobar Islands has filed an application, seeking the Geographical Indication(GI) tag for the Nicobari Hodi craft. This… Continue reading Andaman & Nicobar’s first application for the Geographical Indication tag is for the Nicobari hodi craft

Tirupati’s megalithic burial sites in a state of neglect

Source: The post is based on the article “Tirupati’s megalithic burial sites in a state of neglect” published in The Hindu on 15th November 2022 What is the News? Tirupati district in Andhra Pradesh is said to have the largest collection of anthropomorphic burial sites. What are Anthropomorphic sites? Anthropomorphic sites are those marked by… Continue reading Tirupati’s megalithic burial sites in a state of neglect

Kashi Tamil Sangamam begins Thursday: What is the ancient connect between Kashi and the Tamil land?

Source: The post is based on the article “Kashi Tamil Sangamam begins Thursday: What is the ancient connect between Kashi and the Tamil land?” published in Indian Express on 16th November 2022 What is the News? The centre will be organizing a one-of-its-kind event called ‘Kashi-Tamil Sangamam’ in Varanasi with an aim to reestablish age-old… Continue reading Kashi Tamil Sangamam begins Thursday: What is the ancient connect between Kashi and the Tamil land?

Mangarh Massacre: Rajasthan’s Jallianwala Bagh: A lost story

Source: The post is based on the article “Rajasthan’s Jallianwala Bagh: A lost story” published in Indian Express on 15th November 2022 What is the News? On November 17, 1913, a horrifying tragedy occurred in Mangarh (Banswada, Rajasthan). British cannons and machine guns are known to have killed more than 1,500 tribals in Mangarh. This… Continue reading Mangarh Massacre: Rajasthan’s Jallianwala Bagh: A lost story

Miniature dhows from Beypore make their way to Qatar World Cup

Source: The post is based on the article “Miniature dhows from Beypore make their way to Qatar World Cup” published in The Hindu on 12th November 2022 What is the News? Kerala’s own Beypore Uru (yacht made of wood and coir) is all set to be a part of FIFA World Cup 2022. Note: Beypore… Continue reading Miniature dhows from Beypore make their way to Qatar World Cup

Army Organizes Walong Mela in continuation of Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Battle of Walong

Source: The post is based on the article “Army Organizes Walong Mela in continuation of Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Battle of Walong” published in AIR on 10th November 2022. What is the News? Indian Army organized Walong Mela in continuation of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Battle of Walong. What is the Battle of Walong?… Continue reading Army Organizes Walong Mela in continuation of Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Battle of Walong

A brush for change

Source: The post is based on the article “A brush for change” published in The Hindu on 4th November 2022.  What is the News?  24 artists have attempted to draw attention to the severity of climate change, at a time when experts are preparing for COP27 in Egypt.  What are the art forms drawn by artists to draw attention… Continue reading A brush for change

12th century inscription in Sanskrit found on Mahalaxmi temple wall in kolhapur

Source: The post is based on the article “12th century inscription in Sanskrit found on Mahalaxmi temple wall in kolhapur” published in TOI on 2nd November 2022. What is the News? A 12th-century inscription in Sanskrit carved on the stone wall of the Mahalaxmi temple here has shed more light on the rich heritage of… Continue reading 12th century inscription in Sanskrit found on Mahalaxmi temple wall in kolhapur

Coinage with images of gods and goddesses dates back to Kushans

Source: The post is based on the article “Coinage with images of gods and goddesses dates back to Kushans” published in The Hindu on 29th October 2022 What is the News? Delhi Chief Minister has appealed to the Union government and the Prime Minister to print images of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh on new… Continue reading Coinage with images of gods and goddesses dates back to Kushans

100 years of Saka Panja Sahib: Why a railway station in Pakistan holds significance in Sikh history

Source: The post is based on the article “100 years of Saka Panja Sahib: Why a railway station in Pakistan holds significance in Sikh history” published in Indian Express on 29th October 2022 What is the News? The gurdwara management bodies from both sides of the border — Amritsar-based Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee(SGPC) and Pakistan… Continue reading 100 years of Saka Panja Sahib: Why a railway station in Pakistan holds significance in Sikh history

Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya receives above 1 lakh visitors upto 30th September

Source: The post is based on the article “Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya receives above 1 lakh visitors upto 30th September” published in PIB on 26th October 2022 What is the News? The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya has received over 1 lakh visitors till 30th September.  What is Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya? The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya is a tribute to every Prime Minister… Continue reading Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya receives above 1 lakh visitors upto 30th September

Kantara: What is the controversy over the practice of ‘bhoota kola’ in the Kannada movie?

Source: The post is based on the article “Kantara: What is the controversy over the practice of ‘bhoota kola’ in the Kannada movie?” published in Indian Express on 26th October 2022 What is the News? Kannada film Kantara is being appreciated from all corners for its visual storytelling as well as compelling music and performances. However,… Continue reading Kantara: What is the controversy over the practice of ‘bhoota kola’ in the Kannada movie?

Lothal, ‘oldest dock in the world’, to get heritage complex: Features, significance of the project

Source: The post is based on the article “Lothal, ‘oldest dock in the world’, to get heritage complex: Features, significance of the project” published in Indian Express on 20th October 2022. What is the News? The Prime Minister has reviewed the construction of the National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) site at Lothal, Gujarat. About Lothal… Continue reading Lothal, ‘oldest dock in the world’, to get heritage complex: Features, significance of the project

PM reviews work in progress of National Maritime Heritage Complex site at Lothal, Gujarat

Source: The post is based on the article “PM reviews work in progress of National Maritime Heritage Complex site at Lothal, Gujarat” published in PIB on 19th October 2022. What is the News? The Prime Minister has reviewed the work in progress at the site of the National Maritime Heritage Complex at Lothal, Gujarat. About… Continue reading PM reviews work in progress of National Maritime Heritage Complex site at Lothal, Gujarat

Ukrainian Borsch: In war-torn Ukraine, Unesco fights to protect a beetroot soup

Source: The post is based on the article “In war-torn Ukraine, Unesco fights to protect a beetroot soup” published in TOI on 17th October 2022. What is the News? UNESCO inscribed the Culture of Ukrainian borscht cooking on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in July 2022. What is Ukrainian… Continue reading Ukrainian Borsch: In war-torn Ukraine, Unesco fights to protect a beetroot soup

The grandeur of the Chola Empire, one of the longest ruling dynasties in South India

Source: The post is based on the article “The grandeur of the Chola Empire, one of the longest ruling dynasties in South India” published in The Hindu on 13th October 2022. What is the News? After the Ponniyin Selvan I movie, based on Kalki’s creation of a world of the Cholas, there is a renewed interest… Continue reading The grandeur of the Chola Empire, one of the longest ruling dynasties in South India

PM declares Modhera in Gujarat as India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village

Source: The post is based on the article “PM declares Modhera in Gujarat as India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village” published in All India Radio on 9th October 2022. What is the News? Recently, Prime Minister declared Modhera in Gujarat’s Mehsana district as India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village. About India’s India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village Modhera will… Continue reading PM declares Modhera in Gujarat as India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village

‘Caves of Bandhavgarh not Buddhist’

Source: The post is based on the article “‘Caves of Bandhavgarh not Buddhist’” published in The Hindu on 6th October 2022. What is the News? The Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) has discovered remarkable archaeological remains in Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh Forest Reserve. The ASI said it documented second-century Buddhist caves and eighth and ninth-century Hindu temples in… Continue reading ‘Caves of Bandhavgarh not Buddhist’

UNESCO launches list documenting 50 iconic Indian heritage textiles

Source: The post is based on the article “UNESCO launches list documenting 50 iconic Indian heritage textiles” published in The Hindu on 30th September 2022. What is the News? UNESCO has released a list of 50 exclusive and iconic heritage textile crafts of India under the title “Handmade for the 21st Century: Safeguarding Traditional Indian… Continue reading UNESCO launches list documenting 50 iconic Indian heritage textiles

What is the Rs 600-crore redevelopment plan for Ujjain’s Mahakaleshwar temple

Source: The post is based on the article “What is the Rs 600-crore redevelopment plan for Ujjain’s Mahakaleshwar temple” published in Indian Express on 30th September 2022. What is the News? The Prime Minister will be inaugurating the Mahakaleshwar Corridor, constructed in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain. What is the Mahakal corridor? Mahakal Maharaj Mandir Parisar Vistar… Continue reading What is the Rs 600-crore redevelopment plan for Ujjain’s Mahakaleshwar temple

Ministry of Culture organizes Bathukamma festival- an annual celebration in Telangana at Kartavyapath, India Gate

Source: The post is based on the article “Ministry of Culture organizes Bathukamma festival- an annual celebration in Telangana at Kartavyapath, India Gate” published in PIB on 26th September 2022 What is the News? The Ministry of Culture has organized the celebration of Bathukamma festival being held at Kartavyapath, India Gate, New Delhi. What is… Continue reading Ministry of Culture organizes Bathukamma festival- an annual celebration in Telangana at Kartavyapath, India Gate

1,464 books, 74 years and counting: How the world’s largest Encyclopaedic Sanskrit Dictionary is taking shape

Source: The post is based on the article “1,464 books, 74 years and counting: How the world’s largest Encyclopaedic Sanskrit Dictionary is taking shape” published in Indian Express on 26th September 2022 What is the News? Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute in Pune, Maharashtra is hosting an Open Day for the general public to… Continue reading 1,464 books, 74 years and counting: How the world’s largest Encyclopaedic Sanskrit Dictionary is taking shape

Shumang Leela, the traditional form of theatre celebrated in All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 in Imphal

Source: The post is based on the article “Shumang Leela, the traditional form of theatre celebrated in All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 in Imphal” published in AIR on 1st September 2022. What is the News? The 50th All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 has started at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen at Palace Compound in… Continue reading Shumang Leela, the traditional form of theatre celebrated in All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 in Imphal

India nominates Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list

Source: The post is based on the article “India nominates Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list” published in AIR on 24th August 2022. What is the News? India has nominated the dance form Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. If approved, it will become the first intangible cultural… Continue reading India nominates Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list

What is Acculturation?

Source: The post is based on the article “What is Acculturation?” published in The Hindu on 24th August 2022. What is the News? India, with its distinctive fusion of various cultures, has ideals that provide a deeper understanding of the concept of acculturation and its outcomes. What is Acculturation? The concept of acculturation was coined… Continue reading What is Acculturation?

Explained: What is Mandala in art?

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained: What is Mandala in art?” published in Indian Express on 21st August 2022. What is the News? Residents of Liverpool are amazed over a Mandala the size of one and a half football pitches in length created by artist James Brunt with materials such as leaves… Continue reading Explained: What is Mandala in art?

Explained: Why 1947 Boundary Commission awards for Punjab, Bengal irked India

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained: Why 1947 Boundary Commission awards for Punjab, Bengal irked India” published in Indian Express on 13th August 2022. What is the News? On August 17, 1947, the award of the Boundary Commissions for the partition of Punjab and Bengal was announced. The award caused much anguish… Continue reading Explained: Why 1947 Boundary Commission awards for Punjab, Bengal irked India

Google Launches “India Ki Udaan” Project To Mark 75 Years Of Independence

Source: The post is based on the article “Google Launches “India Ki Udaan” Project To Mark 75 Years Of Independence” published in NDTV on 6th August 2022. What is the News? Google has launched the “India ki Udaan” Project to mark 75 years of Independence. What is the India ki Udaan Project? Executed by: Google… Continue reading Google Launches “India Ki Udaan” Project To Mark 75 Years Of Independence

Explained: Four tribal revolts President Murmu invoked in her inaugural speech

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained: Four tribal revolts President Murmu invoked in her inaugural speech” published in Indian Express on 25th July 2022. What is the News? President Droupadi Murmu scripted history by becoming the country’s first tribal and only the second woman to occupy the country’s highest constitutional office. Addressing… Continue reading Explained: Four tribal revolts President Murmu invoked in her inaugural speech

Ministry of Culture Preserves and Promotes Indian Art, Literature and Culture through various autonomous organizations

Source: The post is based on the article “Ministry of Culture Preserves and Promotes Indian Art, Literature and Culture through various autonomous organizations” published in PIB on 25th July 2022. What is the News? The Ministry of Culture through its autonomous organizations preserves and promotes Indian Art, Literature and Culture. What are those autonomous organizations… Continue reading Ministry of Culture Preserves and Promotes Indian Art, Literature and Culture through various autonomous organizations