The Purpose of Art in Madhubani, Bihar

Through Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar, the #DoorsofIndia journey took me to a destination I have always wanted to explore—Madhubani. We drove 175 kilometres from Patna before sunrise to make it on time to the Mithila Art Institute in Madhubani town. Mithila art, popularly known as Madhubani painting, is an art form that the women of Madhubani…

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#DoorsofIndia— Building Perspective and Glorifying India’s History

Why do we travel? Primarily I travel to add perspective. Perhaps this is why every time I repeat a destination, each experience is different from the other. The #DoorsofIndia campaign, by Tata Pravesh, multiplied my perspective to very many things. Architecture has always been a defining subject in all my travels. But narrowing it down to doors was…

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The Great Statue of Buddha, Bodhgaya

Even though Bodhgaya in Bihar has the spectacular Mahabodhi Temple to distract all of us, I think the Great Buddha Statue (nicknamed 80-feet Buddha) deserves at least a visit. This creation is made of impressive, clear marble. What I liked the most is the eight statues of Buddha’s disciples on either sides. Amrita DasAmrita is…

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