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Nivedita of India “Let me tell you frankly that I am now convinced that you have a great future in the work for India. What was wanted was not a man, but a woman – a real lioness – to …

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This month’s quiz is based on some of the popular and traditional kolams of South India. Kolam is composed of geometric lines and shapes and is drawn on a pattern of dots. 1.Which part of the house is generally adorned …

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This month’s quiz is based on Kalamezhuthu, a popular floor art form that originated in Kerala, India 1. What does the term ‘kalam’ refer to? a. Picture b. Colors c. Art of Drawing 2. What does the term ‘ezhuthu’ refer …

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Madhurageetham – Sri Krishna Leela 16 O Mind, Fly to Brindavan For the past two months, we have been relishing Sri Swamiji’s songs on the grandeur, beauty, and sanctity of Brindavan – a land devoid of animosity, greed, and jealousy. …

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This month’s quiz is based on the Nirmal Painting, a popular art form that originated in Telangana, India 1. Name the town in Telangana where Nirmal paintings originated? a.Ongole b.Nirmal c.Visakhapatnam 2.The artists in the town of Nirmal are called as …

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This month’s quiz is based on the Rajasthani Miniature Painting art form, a popular form of painting that originated in Rajputana.       1. When did the Rajasthani miniature paintings evolve and flourish? a. Between 16 and 17th centuries …

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This month’s quiz is based on the Cheriyal Scroll Painting art form, a popular scroll form of painting which originated in Telengana.     1. Name the town in Telengana where Cheriyal scroll painting is still practiced? a. Badrachalam b. …

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   Phad Painting This month’s quiz is based on the Phad Painting art form, a popular scroll  form of painting which originated in Rajasthan.  1.What does ‘Phad’ refer to? a.Long piece of cloth or canvas b.Mud walls c.Border less designs 2.Phad …

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Kalighat Painting This month’s quiz is based on the Kalighat Painting art form, a popular form of  art involving hand painted designs using natural colors, which originated near the city of Kolkata. 1.Name the state in India where Kalighat paintings …

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Tanjore Painting This month’s quiz is based on the Thanjavur (or Tanjore) Painting art form, a popular form of textile art involving hand painted designs using natural powders mixed with gum arabic, which originated in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.  1.  What …

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