Arts & Culture
For centuries, India has absorbed many cultural influences. From the Mongols to McDonalds, India has adopted and incorporated external culture into its own social fabric. Yet today, globalization is having a profound impact on India. Many of India’s famed artisans are being expelled from their workspaces by development projects. And as with cultures around the globe, much of India–young and old–is turning away from traditional culture in the face of global products. In this section, India Unheard community correspondents report on arts and culture.
Qaleen Baafi: Diminutive Art
Kashmir carpet is famous throughout the world. Germany is the largest consumer of Kashmiri carpet, the country’s cold winters make it an ideal destination for the use of Kashmir Shawls, rugs and carpets. Kashmiri carpets are considered to be the finest carpets in the world second only to Persian carpets.
The Rhythmic Tribal Culture
Bastar, in Chattisgarh State, India, is well known for their tribal population, and their unique, distinctive cultural heritage. In this area, the tradition of playing Madar has been going on since time immemorial.
Join Buland Bol Program to Strengthen the Voice of your Community
The Buland Bol program is for those members of the community, who would like to raise voices, to change the scenario for betterment and work towards equality and justice.
A Kashmiri Doctor Paints on Chinar Leaves to Beat COVID-19 Stress
A MBBS student from Kashmir, stressed by exams and the pandemic, uses art to unwind.
A Peek Into the Life and Culture of Kashmir’s Gurez Valley
If Jammu and Kashmir is remote and disconnected, wait till you read about Kashmir's Gurez valley.
Gavari: A Vibrant, Rajasthani Folk Dance of Devotion and Celebration
A 40-day long festival celebrated as a distinct art form in Mewar area of southern Rajasthan
Sarhul | Living Cultures – Episode 4
The Tribes of Jharkhand and neighbouring states celebrate the pre-harvest festival, ‘SARHUL’, with great joy.
Homkund Zatra – Walking on Fire | Living Cultures – Episode 3
The Homkund Zatra is a two day festival in Goa to honour goddess Lairai.