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Revitalising Traditional Arts – A Strategy for Sustainable Development

Terms like the economy, economic growth, and digital economy ring a bell, but when it comes to the word “creative economy” we all have different interpretations of it. How can something intangible like creativity, creative thinking or expression through cultural mediums, be a source to propagate a country’s economy? Well, the answer is, yes it can.

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Fostering Global Partnerships for India’s Creative Industries

Collaboration among countries in the global south can help in the expansion of your market and enable greater access. It forms clusters or trade blocks that collectively will negotiate with international partners for products and services. This will provide a foundation for cultural affinities and heritage too. Diverse countries can come together and showcase their artistic and cultural prowess to a global audience. 

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Thanjavur Art Plate: Analysing Cultural Legacy

Tamil Nadu is renowned for having special benefits over multiple art forms. Having several dominions benefited in moulding and altering the city’s pre-existing culture. The Thanjavur Art Plate is an immaculate example of such.

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Dying art forms in the modern art world

India has a rich cultural diversity in the field of art, literature and its people. Unfortunately, due to the rapid rate of modernization, traditional Indian art forms are facing its brunt and are slowly fading away into extinction. There are several governmental schemes to preserve these dying art forms. However, most of us are not aware of these practices at all. Hence, spreading knowledge and awareness about India’s art forms is the need of the hour. 

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Benefits of art as home decor 

Your home is your sanctuary! It is your place of relaxation and getting away from the outside world. Having a familiar and comfortable environment gives a sense of security and stability. It is a space you share with family and loved ones, building conversation and meaningful relationships. Most importantly, it is your personal canvas to express yourself and your identity. Hence, choosing home decor is not a task one should take lightly.  

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Understanding the Art of Indian Calligraphy

India’s cultural diversity and history are the gateway to many art forms. The variety of over 700 languages, 22 dialects spanning the boundaries of India, scripts and calligraphy have been a source of expression and a way to record history artistically. The art of Indian calligraphy evolved from the 3rd century due to gradual changes in the ruling dynasties and the influence of foreign invasions. 

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The Artistry and History Behind The Grandiose Mughal Carpets

This blog takes a look at some of the most interesting carpets of yesteryear: the Mughal carpets that once lay in royal courts, garden parties, from the imperial palaces to the Diwan-i-Khas, and privy to the conversations of some of the most elite and influential personalities of Indian history.

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Tracing the trajectory of Bandhani tie and dye

Tie dye art began during the sixth century in East Asia, in countries such as Japan and China. People would use natural pigments from flowers and fruits to get colour on clothing. In India too, the tie and dye style came to be known as Bandhani, which in Sanskrit translates to “to bind”. The result is a textural pattern obtained from binding the cloth in different manners to achieve a design. 

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