Dhar – History in Layers   Leave a comment

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Posted July 26, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

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Chandragupta Vikramaditya, the king of Ujjain, was well-known for his bravery, intelligence and his keen sense of judgement. One day, Indra, the king of Gods arranged a dance competition between two of his favourite apsaras, Urvashi and Rambha and invited Vikramaditya to judge the event.

Vikramaditya gave a bunch of flowers each to both Urvashi and Rambha to hold with the condition – the flowers must remain erect while dancing. He quietly slipped a scorpion in each of the flower bunches. When the apsaras started dancing, the scorpions stung them viciously. Rambha threw away the flowers and stopped dancing. However, Urvashi danced so well that the scorpion did not harm her and instead went into a deep slumber in the bouquet. Urvashi thus emerged as a winner of the competition.

Indra was impressed with Vikramaditya’s judgement prowess and as a token of appreciation gifted him a golden throne with 32…

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Posted July 26, 2017 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

Home is a Cup of Tea   Leave a comment

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

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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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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