The bindi, which has been representing wisdom and concentration for centuries, is something we simply distinguish as the dot on the forehead of Indian women. That said, what does it really mean? Is the famous Indian red dot still mandatory in 2021? Let’s take a closer look at the bindi origin and its meaning below.
More than 2 decades ago, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (which means Something Happens in Indian) was released in cinemas. This film took India (and possibly the world) by storm, making a huge box office with a very small budget. Let’s go back to the past, and talk about the incredible characters that were part of […]
As you probably know, India is not only famous for its culture or food, but also its various art forms. It might come as a surprise to many people that some of the most famous Indian paintings represented women in all their glory. Indeed, women portraits in India got lots of interest over the years, […]
Buddha statue refers to a type of sculpture art that is closely attached to religious beliefs, presenting the image of the prophet of Buddhism. Buddhist art and Buddha statues have been famously worshiped for more than 2000 years in many Asian countries. Let’s explore the history of the Buddha statue and its meaning in the […]
Singing bowls have been used for centuries as they provide a calm, blissful, and healthier mind to people who meditate. Indeed, the latter are great tools for enhancing one’s meditation experience. Moreover, singing bowls are also used during hypnotic induction and other related activities. If you are looking for a singing bowl or a cushion, […]
Humans have created symbols more than half a millennium ago which communicate their values, ideas, and reflect profound concepts through imagery. The symbols are not only a way to communicate, but they also have a marvelous personal identity which represents something difficult to explain, as if this imagery spoke to us on a spiritual level. Furthermore, […]
India currently has the second largest population in the world. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that some of its actors are known around the world, as well as in Hollywood. But that is also because India has a very strong cinematic culture, thanks to what is known internationally as Bollywood. But it […]
Superheroes are all the rage in this day and age. Marvel and DC Comics have been inundating the movies scene with a mixture of their characters for decades now, and it seems like the public can’t get enough of the same old, same old. All the while, there are so many Indian superheroes which could […]
When you consider that the lotus flower starts out in the mud of ponds and grows to become a thing of such beauty, you start understanding why it has so much importance in so many different traditions. Therefore, it came to represent many different things, according to those who see it and revere it. Let’s […]
The Holi festival honors the destruction and eventual burning of Holika, a demoness. It is a festival meant to celebrate the victory of good over malevolence. The victory was realized after Lord Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation offered assistance. The moniker “Festival of Colors” was inspired by Lord Krishna’s childhood antics. Lord Krishna was […]
Lamput produced and created by Vaibhav Kumaresh is an entertaining Indian slapstick chase comedy. The comedy, according to the production studio has a special place in the world of chase slapstick, non-dialogue chase communication in its home country, and around the globe. The term “Lamput” refers to a gooey like orange substance that was able […]
Superheroes are imaginary beings with remarkable abilities that bend natures laws. These abilities include super strength, speed, healing capabilities among others. These beings can be either terrestrial or extraterrestrial who got their skills from accidents, scientific experiments or naturally. Continue reading on to discover the top ten Indian heroes of all time.
The Shiva-lingam, or simply the lingam, is an enduring emblem of the Hindu faith in India. Several theories exist to explain the origin of this ancient and emblematic representation, but many share common ground in the belief it relates to fertility cults of aeons past. This is largely down to the phallic shape it’s synonymous […]