Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


Vishakhapattanam: The IFR Village is uniting all the states of India to showcase their culture and tradition on the Andhra University North Campus ground.

The village is going to showcase live stall of saree weaving and bamboo work by talented youth of India. It is also showcasing the crafts with varieties of art works of wood, pottery, handloom and handicraft.

People from across the country, besides the delegates, are making a beeline soon after it was thrown open to the public.

On entering the Village, one can see a woman from Rajasthan making potteries including toys and dishes of different shapes and design, surround with people curiously looking at her.

There are also some other women drawing folk art using clay and white chalk.

Another stall depicting Madhubani painting works from Bihar is also drawing a huge crowd. The painting on paper and canvas has been done using colours prepared from leaf, flower and other natural substances.

The sola pitch craft from West Bengal brought in variety of Durga idols including the small replicas that are used to decorate homes with the belief that they augur well for the household. Besides, there are wood carvings of various goddesses from Tirupati.

The navy also opened a stall to sell IFR curious on mugs, sippers, memorabilia.

The traditional jewellery stalls are a major attraction for girls and women.(IANS)



Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal.

"In India, to be born as a man is a crime, to question a woman is an atrocious crime, and this all because of those women who keep suppressing men in the name of feminism."

Feminism, a worldwide movement that started to establish, define and defend equal rights for women in all sections- economically, politically, and socially. India, being a patriarchal society gives a gender advantage to the men in the society thus, Indian feminists sought to fight against the culture-specific issue for women in India. Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal. It states nowhere that women should get more wages than men, that women deserve more respect than men, that's pseudo-feminism.

Keep Reading Show less
wikimedia commons

Yakshi statue by Kanayi Kunjiraman at Malampuzha garden, Kerala

Kerala is a land of many good things. It has an abundance of nature, culture, art, and food. It is also a place of legend and myth, and is known for its popular folklore, the legend of Yakshi. This is not a popular tale outside the state, but it is common knowledge for travellers, especially those who fare through forests at night.

The legend of the yakshi is believed to be India's equivalent of the Romanian Dracula, except of course, the Yakshi is a female. Many Malayalis believe that the Yakshi wears a white saree and had long hair. She has a particular fragrance, which is believed to be the fragrance of the Indian devil-tree flowers. She seduces travellers with her beauty, and kills them brutally.

Keep Reading Show less

Ancient India not only made mentions of homosexuality but accepted it as well.

The LGBTQ+ acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and others. In India LGBTQ+ community also include a specific social group, part religious cult, and part caste: the Hijras. They are culturally defined either as "neither men nor women" or as men who become women by adopting women's dress and behavior. Section 377 of the India Penal code that criminalized all sexual acts "against the order of nature" i.e. engaging in oral sex or anal sex along with other homosexual activities were against the law, ripping homosexual people off of their basic human rights. Thus, the Indian Supreme Court ruled a portion of Section 377 unconstitutional on 6th September 2018.

Keep reading... Show less