Tag Archives: painting

Road transport in Pakistan

There is next to no training for would be drivers,… and the test is a farce. Licences are invariably obtained through bribery, and as a result there are real dangers on the roads and streets from poor judgement and suicidal … Continue reading

Posted in Pakistan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Shekhawati, an open museum in India

The semi-desert region of Shekhawati ( in the western state of Rajasthan) is a colourful fantasy having a fascination of its own. An open air museum famous for its plethora of painted “haveli” ( urban mansion). Shekhawati means “the land … Continue reading

Posted in art, history, India | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

India-Nepal : painting, an art reserved for women in Mithila region

There was a time when Mithila was a powerful kingdom in Northern India. Aftre all, Janakpur, the capital of the region, is the birthplace of Sita, the wife of Rama, one of the main hindu gods. For 3.000 years, hindu … Continue reading

Posted in art, India, Nepal, tradition | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment