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Breaking faith barriers, Shia Muslim artists create Hindu wedding mandaps (IANS Special Series)

Jaipur |Sunday, 2018 12:45:05 PM IST

For centuries, their creations have been used in sombre processions to commemorate and reconstruct the narrative of the 7th century Battle of Karbala in Islamic history. But now, these artists, mostly

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Children act as 'green agents' in Rajasthan's drought-hit Baran (Environmental Feature)

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST

The "green agents" of Baran district in Rajasthan are nurturing foliage in their villages, despite a two-year rainfall deficit in the region. Over 3,000 children across 20 villages have planted 7,000

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Rajasthani musicians epitomise India's syncretic culture, but are a struggling lot (IANS Special Series)

Jaipur |Sunday, 2018 12:45:05 PM IST

They are Muslims, yet they sing Krishna "bhajans" (hymns) from Hindu lore. They have adopted a hybrid culture that is a mix of both religions and lifestyles. Many of their names too blend two religion

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Leading lensmen assemble in Jaipur

Jaipur |Saturday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST

Some of the most renowned figures from the world of photography have assembled here to participate in the third edition of "Jaipur Photo", an international photography festival held every February in

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