Indian culture is a motley of diverse traditions, norms, beliefs, religions, arts and aesthetics among many other beautiful things. Indian handicraft is one characteristic that comes first when someone talks about India. This years old traditional activity has become an identity of India globally. There are many skillful craftsmen in Indian heartland that are taking painstaking efforts to keep this prestigious labour work alive.
Indian handicraft is an art of making craft with hands with the skillful imagination. In ancient times, people lived in colonies known as tribal where they used to make utility products by hands as per the daily necessity, these are handicraft goods. Later, people started selling these products in local market called ‘HAAT’. With the changing times, people and their tastes expanded and today Indian Handicrafts industry is a sundry of a diversified product portfolio and there is large variety available in market including Metal ware, Wood ware, Hand printed textiles, Embroidered and crocheted goods, Shawls, Carpets, Bamboo products, Zari goods, Imitation jewellery, Paintings, Earthenware, Jute products, Marble Sculptures, Bronze Sculptures, Leather Products etc. You would be surprised to know how some artisans have spent their entire life worshipping their craft-work.
Following are such artisans from different parts of India who become renowned while working consistently towards their respective crafts-work. Continue Reading
Modern Indian Cinema is going through many exciting shifts as per the changing times and tastes of its broad audience base. The Indians films have always been rich in art crafts and style that lures the people from all over the world. Today’s time might witness the paradigm shift in storytelling but even after the years, the glorification of art culture in Indian cinema remained intact in modern times and rightly so.
Indian cinema industry is the most prolific one in the world. With a sacred heritage of cultures and religions, the art and crafts found in various parts of the country is rich. Since film is the representation of real life, these cultures are generally inculcated in various stories along with the use of aesthetic appeal of local arts in production design that offers an audience a satiating viewing experience of rich Indian culture. Mughal-e-Azam, Pakeezah, Parasmani, Umrao Jaan are some instances of memorable masterpieces on celluloid. There are also abundant interesting trivia and facts behind the making of these magnum opus.Continue Reading
Why natural is better choice over synthetic in today’s restless time? Where everything has become so instant and rapid; our basic needs have expanded to quick meet up with the solutions. With the excess of technology, modernisation and urbanisation we are forgetting the efficiency of naturally occurred products which is ultimately creating a lot of inconvenience for us in the ways we could not realise or accept.
With our wide religious diversity found in country we have many different costumes, apparels of different ethnic groups and people along with their natural product choices. Each costume is designed according to local culture and tastes. These costumes are also preferred as per the local climatic conditions in particular region. But, with the changing times, people are comfortable experimenting with the costume material which has apparently given rise to many artificial and synthetic materials; for instance, people from colder region are opting to synthetic wool clothes as a replacement of usual local material like Pashmina. There is lots of popular fabric materials that are famous among the general population, both naturally occurred as well as artificial ones.