“Buddha Miniature Sculpture” found in Karnataka

What is the News? A miniature sculpture of the Buddha has been found in Badagabettu village in Udupi district of Karnataka. About Buddha Miniature Sculpture: Source: The Hindu The sculpture is made out of soft sandstone. It is around nine centimetres high, five centimetres wide and two centimetres thick. Style: The sculpture is in the… Continue reading “Buddha Miniature Sculpture” found in Karnataka

Climate Change impact on Cave Arts of Sulawesi Island of Indonesia

What is the News? A new Australian study has suggested that climate change may be accelerating the degradation of Pleistocene-era rock paintings located in the Sulawesi Island of Indonesia. It is the world’s oldest cave art. About the study: Australian and Indonesian archaeological scientists conducted the study.  The scientists examined around 11 caves and rock-shelters in… Continue reading Climate Change impact on Cave Arts of Sulawesi Island of Indonesia

Webinar on “Khajuraho Temples” Under Dekho Apna Desh

What is the News?  The Ministry of Tourism organizes a webinar on “ Khajuraho Temples of Architectural Splendour” under Dekho Apna Desh. About Dekho Apna Desh webinar The Ministry of Tourism launched the ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ webinar series in April 2020. Its objective is to create awareness about and promote various tourism destinations in India.… Continue reading Webinar on “Khajuraho Temples” Under Dekho Apna Desh

Prime Minister calls for e-marketing of “Channapatna toys”

What is the News? The Prime Minister has called upon to explore the possibility of e-marketing of Channapatna toys across the country and the world, during the India Toy Fair 2021, The PM advised the artisans to make use of advanced information technology(IT) technology to popularize toys across the world. About Channapatna Toys: Channapatna toys… Continue reading Prime Minister calls for e-marketing of “Channapatna toys”

Social media is giving a boost to the “Kinnal craft”

What is the news? Social Media has given a boost to the artisans of the Kinnal Craft and their wooden dolls. It allowed them to advertise their products online and sell them. Kinnal Craft: Kinnal Craft or Kinhal Craft is a traditional wooden craft local to the town of Kinhal or Kinnal in Koppal District,… Continue reading Social media is giving a boost to the “Kinnal craft”

PM Praises “Pattachitra Painting”

What is the News? The Prime Minister has praised the Odisha pattachitra painting in the Mann Ki Baat. About Patachitra Painting Pattachitra or Patachitra Painting: The name Pattachitra has evolved from Sanskrit words patta meaning canvas and chitra meaning picture. It is a traditional, cloth-based scroll painting based in Odisha and West Bengal. Odisha Pattachitra:… Continue reading PM Praises “Pattachitra Painting”

World’s oldest known cave painting (a wild pig image) found in Indonesia

News: Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known animal cave painting in Indonesia – a wild pig – believed to be drawn 45,500 years ago. Facts: Source: Indian Express About Cave Painting: The cave painting uncovered in South Sulawesi in Indonesia consists of a figurative depiction of a warty pig, a wild boar that is endemic to… Continue reading World’s oldest known cave painting (a wild pig image) found in Indonesia

The proposal to demolish the Louis Kahn’s IIMA building is an act of cultural vandalism

Synopsis- IIMA decision to demolish historic dormitories designed by architect Louis Khan, this would constitute an act of cultural vandalism.   Background-   Louis Kahn, a world-famous architect, called in 1960s to Ahmedabad to design various buildings, and the IIMA was one of the iconic structures built by him. Works of this excellence belong to both national and… Continue reading The proposal to demolish the Louis Kahn’s IIMA building is an act of cultural vandalism

The signature of Kahn and other foreign architects on Indian cities

Source: The Indian Express News: A controversy has erupted over a decision by the Indian Institute of Management(IIM), Ahmedabad to bring down 18 dormitories built by legendary American architect Louis Kahn on the old campus and replace them with a new building.In this Context, let us look at the contributions of different architects on Indian Cities,… Continue reading The signature of Kahn and other foreign architects on Indian cities

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Who are the Tharu tribals?

Source : Click here Uttar Pradesh government has embarked upon a scheme to take the unique culture of its ethnic Tharu tribe across the world.The intention is to put Tharu villages on the tourism map and to create jobs and bring economic independence to the tribal population. Facts: Tharu: They are an ethnic group indigenous to… Continue reading Who are the Tharu tribals?