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Ganesha’s Iconography: A Multifaceted Journey from Mythology to Modernity (Part 1)

Introduction Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity, stands as an iconic and beloved figure in Hinduism and beyond. His distinctive form, replete with intricate symbolism, tells a story of mythology, spirituality, and cultural significance. In the tradition of Hindu deities, Ganesha holds a unique place, celebrated not only as the Remover of Obstacles but also as the …

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The Evolution of the Zipper: From Inception to Iconic Fashion Accessory

Challenges and Early Beginnings Early models of clothing fasteners resembling zippers emerged in the 1850s but were plagued with issues like rusting and unintentional opening. Despite attempts to improve, these early versions remained awkward and expensive. However, a breakthrough was on the horizon. Whitcomb Judson’s Innovation In 1890, an American traveling salesman named Whitcomb Judson …

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The Sexy Fruit: Kiss-from-heaven Strawberries Inspire Art

Strawberries, often seen as a gift from the gods and a symbol of creativity, have captured the imagination of artists and musicians throughout history. The iconic song “Strawberry Fields Forever” by The Beatles immortalised the enchantment surrounding these summery fruits. Originating from John Lennon’s nostalgic memories of Strawberry Field, a Salvation Army charity children’s home …

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Moroccan-Belgian Photographer & WhatsApp Unite to Capture Cross-Cultural Creativity

Moroccan-Belgian photographer Mous Lamrabat has collaborated with WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging application, to capture the essence of diasporic connectivity and cross-cultural creativity. With over 2 billion users in more than 180 countries, WhatsApp is renowned for its ability to connect people globally, and this collaboration sought to explore the transformative power of the …

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Rolling Stones’ Logo out of Kali’s Tongue: The Journey of Tantrism to East and West

Pratiksha Shome Tantra has questioned religious, cultural, and political norms all throughout the world since its origin to the present. Tantra, a philosophy that first appeared in India about the sixth century, has been connected to numerous revolutionary movements, from its early transformation of Buddhism and Hinduism to the Indian independence movement and the …

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