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The Sparkling World of South Indian Wedding Jewelry: From Head to Toe
Dakshin Bharat, the Southern part of the Indian nation, is known for a lot of things, cultural jewelry being one of t... read more
Beyond the Vows: Exploring the Phera Ceremonies of Indian Weddings
Indian weddings are nothing less than a grand festival in their own right. They’re colorful; they’re lively; they bri... read more
Sweets, Baths, and Fairs: How Indians Mark the End of Winter
The first fortnight of 2023 is almost over, and with it is going to be over the time of the winter. The Sun leaves th... read more
How a Punjabi Zamindar Became Robinhood in Rebellion Against Akbar
The sun has set; people have started around the bonfire that has just been lit. Plates full of popcorn, peanuts, rewa... read more
Square, Circular, Linear: What Is the Absolute Navaratna Arrangement?
The configuration of the Navagrahas and the Navaratna attributed to them creates a symbolism for the universe. As suc... read more
Indian Weddings Are Evolving. What Has Changed?
If you were to describe Indian weddings in one word, what would it be? Grand? Vibrant? Jamboree? While all of these w... read more
The Ultimate Indian Wedding Rituals Glossary You’ll Ever Need!
If you’re looking for something where you can find absolute fun and frolic, pumped-up music, vivid colors, scrumptiou... read more
1 Demon. 9 Gods. 9 Gemstones: the Story of the Navaratna
In the movie Bajirao Mastani, after Bajirao returns from a triumphant win in a battle against invaders in Bundelkhand... read more
14K, 18K, 22K Gold Jewelry: Which One Is Best for You? (And Why 24K Is Not)
Almost everybody loves a nice piece of gold jewelry. Gold has always been prized for its brightness and aesthetic app... read more
From the Kashmiri Gunus to the Mughal Passa: North Indian Wedding Jewelry You NEED to Know About
The culture of North India is known to follow the Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb (Hindustani for Ganges–Yamuna Culture), a sync... read more
Choker or Satlada? Your Guide to Choosing the Right Necklace Design for Your Neckline
As important as the right neckline is for your blouse, so is the right necklace, because let's face it—not every neck... read more
The Spiritual Thread Binding Punjab, Bengal and Odisha
The sky is a cosmic plate upon which the sun and the moon are the lamps, and all the stars and the planets are like p... read more
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India at Cannes: All the Best Indian Looks Over the Years
2022 marks the 75th year of the Cannes Film Festival. And it is an extra special occasion, especially for India—the 1... read more
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All You Need To Know About Polki Jewelry Set Going Black
You have a wedding in the family coming up. You’re all prepped and ready with your outfit plan. Probably going leheng... read more
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Wedding Jewelry for the Bold and Bright, Color-loving Bride!
Us: Do you want colors, textures or gemstones? Indyra Bride: Yes.Don’t tell the others, but we think you’re the coole... read more
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Wedding Jewelry for the Minimal and Soulful Bride!
We know ‘The Big Day’ is often stereotyped to be extravagant and loud with bright colors. But to all of you who prefe... read more
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Fine Jewelry for Your Pretty Pink Bridal Lehenga!
The pink lehenga seems to have made its mark. Granted, brides have been experimenting with bolder, off-beat colours ... read more
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These Brides Rocked Their Wedding Jewelry Like a Pro!
Say Indian weddings and what comes to mind? If you’re someone getting married soon, you would probably mention the un... read more