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Candace Rose Rardon | Longreads | July 2017 | 10 minutes (2,882 words)

Let’s play a game. It’s called, “Being You, Right Now.” Perhaps you’re reading this on your way to work, defending your corner of the train with a well-placed elbow. Or are you at home? If so, please, put the kettle on. Yes, right now. I’ll wait.

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Posted July 23, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

Bengali Sarees – A Brief History   Leave a comment

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Posted July 12, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

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Modernity and urbanization has led to the decline of traditional form of clothing. But the saree continues to remain an eternal favourite. While means of production, style of draping, and designs, may have changed markedly over times, one factor remains unchanged: the love for sarees among Indian women.

From a fragment of cotton found on a metal tool in Mohenjo-daro and silk found in ornaments excavated from Harappa and Chanhu-daro, to the modern synthetic fabrics, mankind’s journey in the arena of textile has been long and colourful. In ancient India, both stitched and unstitched lengths of fabrics such as cotton and silk were draped around the body and formed the main garments. While the men wore a turban on their heads, tied a piece of cloth around their waists (similar to a dhoti), and placed a shawl like cloth around their shoulders, the women too draped a cloth around their waists, and…

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Posted July 12, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

national museum, new delhi – 90 minutes at the museum   Leave a comment

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Posted July 9, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

Munsiyari Tribal Heritage Museum – A Bhotiya Love Affair   Leave a comment

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While strolling through the remote villages of Tehsil Munsiyari, shaded by the mighty Panchachuli and nestled in the Johar Valley of Kumaon region of the state of Uttarakhand, the remoteness of the region hardly escapes your notice. The sublime valley was once a bustling trade route to Tibet inhabited by the Himalayan trading and herding community, the Bhotiyas. Also known as Shaukas or Joharis, they followed barter system by exchanging produce like grains and  jaggery for commodities like salt and wool.

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The laidback Bhotiyas did not know the locks and metallic bolts of modern times. So, how did they keep their belongings safe? With the aid of two ingenious contraptions, Taal and Gareli. Their’s was a crafty system devised out of a sickle shaped key and  lock in shape of a wooden block called Gareli. Two parts of a wooden door were fastened with a…

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Posted June 22, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

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Posted June 22, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

champaner—the muslim part of the champaner-pavagadh unesco world heritage site   Leave a comment

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Posted June 13, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels