INDIA

DESTINATIONS / INDIA

 

FACTS / India, a country in South Asia, is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. The capital is New Delhi.
SEE / The Taj Mahal / An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.

 

DISCOVER / Women Recycling India Vintage Textiles

EXPLORE /  Rajgad Fort, Maharashtra    
   

CELEBRATE /  Holi Festival of Color 

A few hours south of Delhi lies the land of Braj, where once a year, centre of Holi, Hinduism’s most colourful and lively festival takes place.  Holi celebrates the beginning of spring,  and the triumph of good over evil. It celebrates the spirit of life which is happiness and merriment. 
The festival is about letting go whatever has happened and enjoy life together with friends and family. It is best known for the coloured powder (gulal) and water people throw at each other.  
Holi, The Festival of Colors. It is one of the most important Hindu festivals and a lively fiesta frequently associated with India. It’s amongst the important festival of Hindus. 
It is one of the few times in India that class and wealth is forgotten. By the time everyone is covered in dye it’s impossible to tell who is rich or poor.  People play pranks at this festival just to color each other. 
The excitement is best seen in the youngsters, who go around the streets in groups and have fun with colors.  Color spray, traditional dances and, delicious food and sweets are the main attractions of Holi. Today, despite Holi’s religious origins, it’s mainly a time to have fun with family and friends. Families celebrate at homes, while youngsters roam the streets looking for fun.

EXPERIENCE / Sunset at Sher Mandal, Emperor Humayun’s library in Purana Qila, Delhi. 

SHOP / Vega Vaan Jewelry from Ahmedabad, India
Ahmedabad, India Ahmedabad was selected as "The Best City to Live in India" by The Times of India, the leading newspaper in India.  With a population of more than 5.5 million and an extended population of 6.3 million it is still just the fifth largest city and only seventh largest metropolitan area of India. The city established itself as a developing textile industry, earning the nickname "Manchester of the East". It was at the forefront of the Indian independence movement and many campaigns.  The city has large populations of Hindus, Muslims and Jains, and these cultures are preeminent in the city, with their religious festivals and cuisine dominating the city's culture. Cricket is a popular sport here and the Sardar Patel Stadium is situated within the city. The National Institute of Design (NID) is also located here.
Circles Earrings by Vega Vaan
Film / Beautiful imagery from Life of Pi

 


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