Apart from being serene, peaceful, and rejuvenating, rural India can teach us a lot of things about life. Here are a few things, among many others: 1.Ethnocentrism vs. Cultural Relativism In sociology, ethnocentrism occurs when we use our cultures to judge or measure the worth of other cultures that may be different… Continue reading Sociology Lessons from Rural India
India is a country with rich history and a cultural heritage that sets it apart. There are visuals of the bygone era that can still be seen in many parts of the country. One of the standout reminders are the palaces of the historical rulers. In their architecture and design, you can see glorious craftsmanship.… Continue reading 5 Mirror Palaces in India that Reflect Glorious Craftsmanship
India is a land of immense talent. The history of India is very rich with glorified facts and pieces of evidence. From the very beginning, art was given the preference and utmost importance in India. The country's historical achievement is linked to the art and skills of our Indian ancestors. Several commendable skills were there… Continue reading 5 Villages in India that are Famous for Handicrafts
Celebrating unusual festivals in India has its own auspicious experience. For years, different communities and regions in India have been celebrating indigenous festivals with their rural touch, often unknown to the outside world, yet full of magic and ecstasy. So, get ready to know few of the most engaging and eclectic festivals in India… Continue reading 5 Unusual Festivals and Rituals in India
With the dawn of modernization and urbanization, the rural art of architecture has started vanishing slowly from our vocabulary. Understanding the very concept of rural architecture in India is similar to excavating the missing threads of our own existence. It is often a very surreal and intense process, as the more you notice, the more… Continue reading Architecture Digest – Rural India Edition
Blessed with the natural joie-de-vivre, people of Ladakh have very interesting religious and tribal rituals which mark them different from the rest of India. The most important aspect of their Buddhist life are lamas, which are considered auspicious and intermediaries between the God and humans, hence they decipher the oracles, which is followed in every… Continue reading Interesting Tribal Rituals of Ladakh
India is literally a miraculous juxtaposition of several festivals which are being followed religiously from times immemorial. One such indigenous celebration is the Bani Festival that takes place every year during Dussehra celebrations in Devaragattu Temple in Kurnool, Karnataka. It commemorates the killing of demon by Lord Shiva’s reincarnation in the form of Mala-Malleshwara. It… Continue reading Ever heard of the Bani Festival of Karnataka?
The international Hindu Festival of fire walking is celebrated as Theemithi in Tamil Nadu. Over the past few years, the festival has gained so much prominence that it is also celebrated in Singapore, Mauritius, Malaysia as well as South Africa. The ceremony includes walking on fire by the devotees to ask for blessings from Draupadi,… Continue reading Dancing on Fire – Literally