Culture

  • The Current Turmoil in India’s Cracker Industry

    Know how the 7000 crore cracker industry in India came to be so significant and what the effect of the Delhi ban on the people at Sivakasi is. People celebrate Diwali across the globe in myriad forms. While some believe…

  • How Yoga Became Popular: Know the Masters of Yoga from Modern Era

    With the third International Yoga Day – on June 21st– being round the corner, Creative Yatra discusses how modern day Yogis have popularised Yoga over the years. Know how the science came into existence and how different Yogis preached their unique…

  • The Reported and Unreported of Cannes Film Festival

    Delving into an overview of Cannes Film Festival 2017, we explore not just its glamorous aspect, but also the conceptual and economic influence it has had on the global film industry, and shed some insight on how the Festival transmogrified…

  • 14 Unique Festivals That You Must Visit Before You Die

      It’s been scientifically proven that when humans are involved in a celebration it improves their health as well as social bonding. And with such an amazing response to our last article, our team decided to bring forth another list,…

  • Jallikattu – Things to Know Before You Take a Stand

    Confused about what the recent furor in Tamil Nadu is about? Here, we break it down for you. The first time I read about Jallilkattu, I thought of it as an Indian version of Spanish bullfighting, with matadors and red…

  • The Super Foods of Uttarayan

    ‘Kaaippoccheee‘ a word that conquers terraces of India on January 14th each year. The modern India is now much nonpartisan in terms of festivity, thus Uttarayan/Makarsankranti finds celebrators across diverse corners of the nation, but why do we celebrate it? The only…

  • TGILF : A LitFest that aims to be enlightening!

    Imagine a gathering under a single dome full of literary heads discussing, socializing, interacting, learning and meeting everyone present. Spending afternoons talking books, evenings hearing writers exclaiming their experiences, other days listening to panelists discussing the world over relevant literature topics. This is…

  • London Design Biennale 2016: Watch out for the Wow!

    What stands out in a long list of Biennales and Art dos is the London Design Biennale 2016 that opens this week; now that’s just one of the feathers in wears on its hat. Architects and designers from 37 countries…

  • Yoga Day : Uncovering the science of wellbeing

    Yoga can bring transformation! The way we conduct our deeds, thoughts that we develop in mind, habits we infuse, and everything that that defines our existence can be transformed for betterment and wellbeing through Yoga.  Yoga, a 5000 year old…

  • Modern Caveman’s Guide to Kumbh at Ujjain

    There are theories, but no one knows when exactly this celebration started. Since thousands of decades every 4 years an extravaganza occurs, where men, women and children from varied culture and ethnicity come together to celebrate human history’s biggest social…

  • The Kumbh Diary : Beginnings

    Once a worldly man, met a saint Both glanced at each other and laughed, And asked the same question, What have you done to yourself ? -Bharat Thakur When celebration goes above cast, creed, language and gender is actually where…

  • Pre-Kumbh Stories

    1 – Hosting the royal procession (Peshwai) of Naga Sadhu’s first dip in Kshipra River at Ramghat, The Greenwich of India. Kumbh is one of the largest congregation of humans on the planet. It takes place at an interval of…

  • Numaish

    Khwahish. Numaish. Farmaish. Wah. What a volley of beautiful velvety words cascading through someone’s rendering; it almost sounds like poetry. All of them carrying subtle nuances in their meaning, blend into a potpourri of a similar fragrance. Numaish is one…