KHAJURAHO EROTIC TEMPLES: Do Not Ban It – Understand It!

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh, India. The temples are famous for their nagara style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures. Most Khajuraho temples were built between 950 and 1050 CE by the Chandela dynasty. Historical records note that Khajuraho temple site had 85 temples by 12th century, spread over 20 square kilometres. Of these, only about 20 temples have survived, spread over 6 square kilometres. (more…)

HUMAYUN’S TOMB & BEGA BEGUM – Woman, who built India’s first Paradise Gardens

During the Mughal era (16th – 19th century) the practice of commissioning monuments received a fillip through the efforts of Bega Begum with the construction of Humayun’s Tomb. This first colossal monumental mausoleum in Islamic India can be considered an early masterpiece that was to decisively influence the design of the later Taj Mahal, the high point of Mughal architecture. (more…)

SHAKTI TRAILS – WORLD TOURISM FORUM LUCERNE 2015 – TOP 12 START-UP INNOVATION AWARD

SHAKTI TRAILS (Registered in India as INDIA IN STYLE) AMONG WORLD TOURISM FORUM LUCERNE 2015 – TOP 12 START-UP INNOVATION AWARD!


World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2015 (www.wtflucerne.org), will start on Thursday, 23rd April 2015. The Forum 2015, opened by Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General World Tourism Organization (UNWTO, will focus on tomorrows driver in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry: talents, innovation and sustainable growth: walk the talk!

SHAKTI TRAILS‘s (Registered in India as INDIA IN STYLE) concept ART OF TRAVEL was selected among World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2015 – Top 12 Start-Up Innovation Award by five international judges! (more…)

THE HINDU – Cafe Papaya: A space for expression

Published in India, June 21, 2013: THE HINDU – A space for expression


Movies, music and food are on the menu of the Cafe Papaya

In 1998, American singer-songwriter Dave Matthews wrote of ‘The Dreaming Tree’, a place beneath which promises held true, fears were conquered and creativity flourished unbridled. In a large house on North Janatha Road, a similar tree exists. Pencilled onto a white wall and lit by sunlight from a skyroof, the tree is packed chock-full of words and images that stand for oneness in Japanese, Hebrew, Tamil, Malayalam and a myriad other languages. It is the epicentre of Kochi’s new creative hub for movies, music and food — Cafe Papaya — a collaborative project between filmmaker Aashiq Abu, photographer Ajay Menon and Avial’s band manager Jithu Livingstone. (more…)

Kochi-Muziris Children’s Biennale 2014

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INDIA, KERALA, COCHIN, 12/12/14 – 29/03/15
CLINT MEMORIAL EXHIBITION

“The Children’s Biennale is an initiative of the Kochi Biennale Foundation to contribute to the development of art education in India. It is an attempt to engage young learners and initiate them into art appreciation and art-making.”

EDMUND THOMAS CLINT

Edmund Thomas Clint

Edmund Thomas Clint was born to a modest family from Kochi, Kerala, and he started to draw at the tender age of six months. The floor and walls were his canvas. He loved gazing at the sky through his window, revealing a subtle appreciation for colours. (more…)

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

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INDIA, KERALA, COCHIN, 12/12/14 – 29/03/15
PRE-OPENING VISIT GUIDED BY JITISH KALLAT, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

“Whorled Explorations is conceived as a temporary observation deck hoisted at Kochi. The exhibition draws upon a wide glossary of signs from this legendary maritime gateway to bring together sensory and conceptual propositions that map our world referencing history, geography, cosmology, time, space, dreams and myths.”
Jitish Kallat – Artistic Director (more…)