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Chamba rumal depicting scenes from the Ramayana

Discovering the Chamba Rumal – A Himachali Treasure

During Lovnish’s numerous visits to Chamba, he began to understand the cultural richness of this unique land, something which is elegantly depicted in each of its exquisite and artistically embroidered Chamba Rumal. Himachal Pradesh is...

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Who is Gloria Steinem?

You’ve probably heard about this woman – but you might not necessarily remember. A trailblazer of female rights, whose intensive involvement in the feminist movement of the ’70s yielded increased awareness on racial and...

Timbuktu - Oscar 2015 Best Foreign Film nominee

Oscar 2015 Nominees – Best Foreign Films

Like every year, it was a night of some surprises and some deft blows. No two films can be compared on the same pedestal – for the process of creation varies from one piece of...

Kinnauri old couple - Kinnaur

Experiencing Kinnaur on a Bus Ride

Kinnaur is a magical land indeed. The affinity and the bonding that people share among themselves and visitors is unimaginable in any other region of India. Lovnish experienced this first hand during a short bus ride...