Charida – The Town of Mask Makers

Chhau masks are made in town of Charida. Close to Purulia, Charida is one of the heritage destinations of West Bengal where a number of mask makers can be found colouring and painting beautiful Chhau Masks.

8 best plastic alternatives in hills

Plastic alternatives are the objects that you can use in place of a plastic. While the hipster folks will relate this with bamboo toothbrushes and metal straws, there are alternatives that are easy to source and available to everyone.

Why I didn’t Like Hemis Festival

It turned out that this must visit festival in Ladakh is unlike any of the Teschu I have attended in Punakha and Sikkim. This one is way more commercial and one can easily avoid it. During the two days when I attended the event, I observed a few things that was really off and not something that one would expect from festival that everyone says is a cultural extravaganza of Ladakh.

The Terracotta Wonders of Bishnupur

Bishnupur was ruled by the rulers of Mall Dynasty during 17th and 18th century. The Mallas were great admirers of art and culture and they constructed a number of temples in this area. Their work is also seen at some places in Bankura and Kalna.

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