ART & DESIGN

Some glimpses of Origami workshop

So Cultures was elated when Santhrupthy Das, the Origami artist, was excited and happy and wrote on her facebook wall….     “Teacher says, and I quote, “Allow yourself to engage in an artistic frivolous endeavour. Appreciate the subtleties of the beautiful things in life.” Maybe I don’t understand all of it today, Read more…

By Rakhee kaushik, ago
FILMS & THEATER

It is Flamenco!!!

Flamboyant, flirty, flashy and glamorous!  Flamenco is a Spanish art form made up of three parts: guitar playing (“guitarra”), song (“cante”), dance (“baile”). There’s a saying, “When you learn to dance, you must also learn how to forget it.”  The artist at times must ignore whatever he has learned, in fact, he should seek Read more…

By Rakhee kaushik, ago
FASHION

Those surreal designs by Schiaparelli

The Italian-born French couturier Elsa Schiaparelli is best known for the iconoclastic bravado and unrestrained, at times brazen, originality of her work. While her contemporaries Gabrielle Chanel and Madeleine Vionnet set the period’s standards of taste and beauty in fashion design, Schiaparelli flouted convention in the pursuit of a more idiosyncratic Read more…

By Rakhee kaushik, ago
FOOD & DRINK

A pretty restaurant in Portugal

  Food has to be awesome but if its served in the beautiful surroundings, it becomes a complete experience. It’s an art! Lisbon in Portugal offers a splendid combination of good old days and cultural heritage as well as free-spirited character. Take a stroll into Pensão Amor…a restaurant in Lisbon… or Read more…

By Rakhee kaushik, ago
FOOD & DRINK

Sambhar Vada in Switzerland?

Why not? Afterall world is a small place and its best connected through cultures. Food is one of the ways to bind the different tastes. Zurich has a flourishing veggie scene. It has got many all vegetarian restaurants. One of the oldest vegetarian restaurants is there. Indian aroma has many Read more…

By Rakhee kaushik, ago