Half A Millenium Of Mughals And Their Food

Mughlai food has a history of about 500 years of delicious dishes. When Babur came to India, he was fascinated by the country’s cuisine and the large variety of spices available. Hitherto he was used...

Delhi During The World Wars

After the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife in Bosnia on June 28, World War 1 broke out in 1914. Delhi was still basking in the glow of the Grand Durbar held for George V and Q...

Braving Delhi Summers

Summer is a harrowing time in Delhi but even it has certain natural safeguards which offset the effects of the blistering loo wind in the day and the sweaty nights. The loo may blow at its worst but ...

Braving Delhi Summers

[auidoplayer file=”http://airworldservice.org/talks/delhi-chronicles/Braving-Delhi-Summers.mp3″] Summer is a harrowing time in Delhi but even it has certain natural safeguards which offse...

Mohini Attam: The Dance of the Enchantress

Mohiniattam is a classical dance form from Kerala, India. Believed to have originated in 16th century CE.  It is considered a very graceful form of dance meant to be performed as solo recitals by wom...

Ramnavmi: A Musical Feature

Ram navami is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of the god Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya. Rama, the seventh avatar of Vishnu, is one of the oldest avatars of Lord Vishnu...

Percussion Instruments in Indian Music

A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater, struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument. Percussion Ins...

Odisha: Soul of India

Odisha is is one of the 29 states of India, located in the east of India. Odisha (formerly Orissa), an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal, is known for its tribal cultures and its many ancient...

Onam: Festival of Oneness

Onam is the biggest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. Onam Festival falls during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug – Sep) and marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali. Carnival of...

Holi Splendour

Holi is a spring festival, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. The holiday signifies the victory of good over evil. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has beco...