Rangoli – A Traditional Art

This is an introductory post about rangoli, a traditional home decor art of India and its types based on the making, raw materials and designs. The article also gives an introduction to ethnicoapp.com, a handy source for rangoli designs and artists in India. What is Rangoli ? Rangoli is an…

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Review: ASUS ZenPad 8.0 Z380KL

Review of the ASUS ZenPad 8.0 Z380KL (64bit 8-core, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory), in which style meets technology at an affordable price featuring greater personalization, high-end entertainment, HD display, PixelMaster dual camera, the world-first integration of DTS-HD Premium Sound, add-ons (audio cover, power case and Zen clutch), 4G network…

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Happy Independence Day!

Bhaarata! Bharatavarsha! Jambudweepa! Tianzhu (Tenjiku)! Hind! Hindustan! Hodu! India! All the above names are of our motherland! Multiple traditions, hundreds of languages, vast variety of traditional arts… Geographical diversity… All colour our nation vividly…. We have enough of traditions, languages and arts but we heartily welcome anything good from outside…

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Dr. Kalam – A Mahatma

‘We are all born with a divine fire in us.  Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness.’  – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam15.10.1931-27.07.2015 Like every Indian, I have been inspired by Dr. Kalam’s words and actions. It was…

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Wind Chimes…

Earthern Wind Chimes – displayed for sale at a craft mela in Bengaluru Wind plays and creates melodies with hollow chimes strung together… Different the shape of the chime, unique the resulting melody is… Similarly, we all are different and unique. But why do most of the people are not…

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Starting Afresh…

That morning, when the earth quaked, the world shook. People from around the world prayed, directly or indirectly extended helping hands for the sufferers of earthquake in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Tibet. What else can we do instead of praying, ‘Mother Earth, please take turns in such a way that…

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Happy Yugadi – Happy Blogoversary!

Wishing All the Readers of ‘The Arts & Me’ A Very Happy Chaandra Yugadi 🙂 Let there be a healthy mixture of bitterness and sweetness throughout this Manmata samvatsara… ಯುಗಾದಿ ಮರಳಿ ಬಂದಿದೆ, ಹೊಸ ಚಿಗುರು- ಹೊಸ ಹುರುಪು ಮನ್ಮಥನ  ಕರೆತಂದಿದೆ! ನವಸಂವತ್ಸರದ ಹಾರ್ದಿಕ ಶುಭಾಶಯ! ಚಾಂದ್ರ ಯುಗಾದಿಯ ಜೊತೆಗೇ ನೆನಪಾಗುವುದು ಈ ಕಲಾಪುಟದ ಹುಟ್ಟುಹಬ್ಬ. ಮೊದಲ ವರ್ಷಕ್ಕೆ…

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