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How Ram mandir is a true amalgamation of India

Marble from Rajasthan's Makrana, a three billion-year-old rock from Mysuru for the idol, polished teakwood from Maharashtra -- all corners of the country contributed to making Ayodhya's Ram temple......

New Ram Lalla idol in Ayodhya temple to be known as 'Balak Ram'

The new Ram Lalla idol consecrated at the grand temple in Ayodhya on January 22 will be known as "Balak Ram" as it depicts the deity as a five-year-old boy in a standing posture. Photograph:......

What garments, jewellery was Ram Lalla wearing?

The ornaments for the Ram Lalla idol consecrated at the grand Ayodhya temple have been prepared after an extensive research and study of texts such as the Adhyatma Ramayana, Valmiki Ramayana,......

After temple replicas, Banarasi sarees on Ram temple theme a hit too

Banarasi sarees on the theme of 'Ram Mandir' are set to make a fashion statement with weavers here working on beautiful drapes ahead of the Ram temple consecration ceremony this month. IMAGE: The......

The concert that changed Ravi Shankar and Vilayat Khan's lives

At some point, it became evident to the audience that a subtle musical duel was taking place.By the time the faster taans started, the notes had become sharp arrows shot with the intention to......

How Saudi money is changing India's Banarasi hub

With many handlooms temporarily closed, weavers and their families who work on them earning a pittance have been forced to seek employment elsewhere. Sai Manish reports from Azamgarh. Photograph:......

How to build a business in the Himalayas

The Alams saw the magical spot while on a drive to the hills.A few years later they set up home and a small hand woven shawl business, hiring local weavers, using local wool and natural colours......

Taneira: A home for India's saree traditions

Nikita Puri visits Titan's latest offering, which brings handloom sarees under one roof. Fabulous ways to rock the sari style IMAGE: The idea behind Taneira, Titan's flagship apparel store, is......

Is this the end of the road for Varanasi's handloom weavers?

Powerlooms and a lack of policy have pushed heritage art towards extinction, say Shreya Jai and Subhayan Chakraborty. IMAGE: The weavers from Varanasi say they are struggling to......

5 innovations from IBM that will change the world

In about five years, you may be able to feel the touch of a Banarasi or a Kanjeevaram sari through your smartphone screen before buying it online, claims IBM. This year the technology giant's Five......

Janhvi Lets Her Animal Out!

The first half of 2023 is over and our glamorous ladies haven't let us down in the fashion department with their bold and beautiful sartorial choices. Namrata Thakker looks at the best style......

Kriti, Ananya Just Made Summer Hotter!

April had a lot to offer, fashion wise, thanks to star-studded cultural events and awards shows. The glam girls turned up the heat even higher this summer, and Namrata Thakker picks her favourites.......

When Rekha Gave A Bachchan A Hug...

We saw the stars walk down the red carpet at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in Mumbai over the weekend. Interesting glimpses of how they interacted at the event. Photograph: Kind courtesy......

'The trick is to look forward with excitement, then you're alive all the time'

Varsha Bhosle salutes that effervescent icon of Indian cinema, Dev Anand, who would have turned 99 today, September 26. IMAGE: Dev Anand. This feature was first posted on Rediff.com on April 4,......

Katrina's WOW Fashion in August

August saw B-town divas go desi and nail the sari look to perfection. Others made glamorous style statements with their sartorial choices. Namrata Thakker looks at all the ladies, who wowed us with......

Syed Modi badminton: Sindhu, Katethong have it easy

IMAGE: P V Sindhu, who lost in the semi-finals at the India Open Super 500 last week, beat compatriot Tanya Hemanth in the first round of the women’s singles at the Syed Modi International......

Syed Modi GP: Sindhu in final, Srikanth stunned

Defending men's champion Kidambi Srikanth suffered a shock defeat but Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu did not face any trouble as she sailed into the women's singles final with a straight-game......

Syed Modi badminton tourney: Srikanth, Kashyap, Sindhu in 2nd round

IMAGE: Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in action. Photograph: PTI Top Indian shuttlers, including K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap in men's singles and P V Sindhu in women's singles, advanced to......

Kashyap to face Srikanth in Syed Modi final, Saina to play Marin

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwa in action during the semi-final of the Syed Modi International Badminton tournament in Lucknow on Saturday. Photograph: PTI It will not be a Saina Nehwal versus P V......

Syed Modi International Badminton: Saina, Srikanth reach finals

Saina Nehwal in action. Photograph: PTI Photos Defending champion Saina Nehwal is just one step away from retaining her women's singles title, while World No 5 Indian K Srikanth too reached the......

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