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Artist: Armaan Ratra

Artist: Armaan Ratra

Artist: Armaan Ratra

Madhubani Decorative Bowls of Bihar for sale at the 33rd Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Haryanvi hookahs at the 33rd Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Elephants made by Panchdhatu of Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh for sale at the 33rd Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Home decor items on display at the 33rd Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Statues made by Terracotta and clay for sale at the 33rd Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Tribal Dance of Amravati (Maharashtra) at the Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Glass bottle art (Pattachitra) of Odisha at the 33rd Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Leather products (Lampshades) of Andhra Pradesh at the 33rd Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Bamboo baskets of Pithoragarh, Uttrakhand for sale at the 33rd Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Thailand artists performs at 33rd Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Cultural perfromances at the Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Cultural perfromances at the Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Cultural perfromances at the Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis visit stalls at the Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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Municipal workers walk past a wall painted with pictures of Hindu gods as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad.

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Artists from Promocare Group work on a sadhu portrait on the pillar of Rambagh flyover being created as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad.

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Artists perform during the India-China Cultural Evening, at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi.

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Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi light the ceremonial lamp during the India-China Cultural Evening, at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi.

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Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi interact with the artists who performed during the India-China Cultural Evening, at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi.

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Artists perform puppetry at India Puppetry festival, in Agartala.

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Delhi Karavan’s Asif Khan Dehlvi explains the wonders of Delhi’s Purana Qilla

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Ahmedabad’s Raipur Gate

Intricate motifs of the ceiling at the Jain temple at Gali Naughara, Delhi

Photograph by Suresh Pandey

Javeria Tanveer of India City Walks points at an earthily ornate chaukhat in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk

Photograph by Suresh Pandey

People dress up during a procession to celebrate Bonalu unal festival, in Hyderabad.

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Exile Tibetan artist Tenzin Yeshi, 29, paints a traditional painting called 'thangka' in Dharmsala.

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Exile Tibetan artists Tenzin Tsepak, 36, left and Tsewang Yamphel, 33, right, make traditional paintings called 'thangkas' in Dharmsala. Keeping the centuries-old traditions, artists use colours obtained from minerals and plants to depict various Buddhist deities on prescribed themes.

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Artist Alexa Meade, right, paints the face of model Justine Jaime inside an interactive 3-D art installation at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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Myla Howard, 5, poses for a photo in an interactive 3-d painting installation by artist Alexa Meade, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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A passerby watches artist Alexa Meade, right, paints the face of model Justine Jaime as a passing family pose for a photo within an interactive 3-d art installation at Union Station in Los Angeles. Meade took over Union Station's waiting room with an original 3-D painting as part of Union Station's schedule of eclectic summertime entertainment and cultural programming with the free interactive art installation running through till Sunday June 10.

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Women in traditional clothing take part in a parade during the 2018 Carnival of Cultures in Berlin, Germany.

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Women in traditional clothing take part in a parade during the 2018 Carnival of Cultures in Berlin, Germany.

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An Art College student paints a 'Rangoli' design on a road on the eve of 36th Book Fair in Agartala.

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Indonesian artists perform during an event to promote Indonesia tourism in Kolkata.

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Indonesian artists dressed in their traditional attire take a selfie during an event to promote Indonesia tourism in Kolkata.

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A Chinese artist performs to celebrate upcoming Chinese New year and spring festival 2018 in Kolkata.

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Chinese artists perform to celebrate upcoming Chinese New year and spring festival 2018 in Kolkata.

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Artists from Myanmar perform during the International Buddha Mahotsav 2018 in Bodhgaya.

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Artists perform on the arrival of Combodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at Palam Airforce in New Delhi.

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Cultural artists perform at Rajpath, the ceremonial boulevard, during a full-dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. India celebrates Republic Day on Jan. 26, highlighted by a march past by different branches of the military as well as a display of arms and missiles.

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Different types of items made of Wicker Willow sticks on display at a shop in Srinagar.

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A man checks the dried and tied twigs of wicker willow, on the outskirts of Srinagar. Wicker Willow sticks are used to make diffrent types of decoratives and furniture items, baskets and Kangri (traditional Kashmiri firepot). Hundreds of families in Kashmir depend on the sale of Wicker items. The seed of Wicker Willow was imported to the Kashmir valley from London in 1942.

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Artistes from Sri Lanka perform their folk dance during the first day of river Brahmaputra Art Festival at Bhalarumukh, in Guwahati.

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Artists waiting to perform during the inauguration of the 1st Confucius classroom of Chinese language at china town, in Kolkata.

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Artists perform Dragon Dance during inauguration of Indias Confucius Classroom at the school of Chinese Langague in China Town, Kolkata.

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Visitors at Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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Tin door painted with fabric colours during Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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Painted Palanquin during Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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Narrative Scrolls and Souvniers at display cum sale stall during Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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An artisian explains his Patachitra or Narrative Scrolls during Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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Patachitra or Narrative Scrolls displays during Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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Display cum sale stalls during Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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An artisan painting Patachitra or Narrative Scrolls at Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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Artisian shows his work at Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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Women Potua displaying her work at Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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The potuas at Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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Artisian showing fruits grown locally whose seeds generate red powder for creating organic paints during Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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Artisian demonstrating how to extract natural colours during Pot Maya fair at NAYA village of Pingla in West Midnapore district.

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Ambassador Rahul Chhabra, Madam Kavita Chhabra and Hungary's Former Prime Minister Mr. Peter Medgyessy at Alluring India 2017 Fashion Show.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump and China's first lady Peng Liyuan, center left, are surrounded by students during a cultural performance while visiting the Banchang Primary School in Beijing.

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Cultural programme at India Gate on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in New Delhi.

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Socialites Paris Hilton, left, and sister Nicky Hilton Rothschild attend the Fabulous Fund Fair, hosted by the Naked Heart Foundation and amfAR, at Skylight Clarkson North, in New York.

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Sri Lankan artists playing traditional musical instruments during a ceremony at Mahabodhi Society of India in Bodhgaya.

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Artistes perform at an "Independence Gala" to mark UK-India Year of Culture 2017 at Southbank Centre in London.

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Artistes perform at an "Independence Gala" to mark UK-India Year of Culture 2017 at Southbank Centre in London.

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Ranjith Chakyar, Rajaneesh Chakyar and Bhadra on stage

Girls admire a puppet gallery during its inauguration at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat in Bengaluru.

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Mallika Sarabhai

Artist perform the Georgian dance ‘Sukhisvili’ during Synergy- a cultural event in Kolkata on late.

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Artist perform the Georgian dance ‘Sukhisvili’ during Synergy- a cultural event in Kolkata.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and actress-MP Hema Malini at India-Georgia cultural ‘SYNERGY’ event in New Delhi.

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Eminent Odhisi dancer Dona Ganguly, wife of former cricketer Saurav Ganguly, performs with her troupe during an event in Kolkata to observe Teachers day.

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Photograph by Jitender Gupta

Kathak artists perform 'Sur Ganga' at a carnival of music in Varanasi.

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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture with a message 'Keep our Sea Clean' at Chivla Beach, Malvan in Sindhudurg district of Maharahtra.

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People stand near fallas, satirical sculptures made of wood and plastic, a paper mache before the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain.

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A worker makes final adjustments on a Falla before the start of the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain.

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Workers make final adjustments on a Falla before the start of the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph that ends in the midnight of March 19, burning large paper mache satiric figures displayed around the streets of the city.

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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik being felicitated by the Consul-General of Japan in Kolkata, Masayuki Taga for his sand art promoting 2017 as the year of India- Japan friendly exchanges at Puri beach, in Odisha.

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Folk artists perform during "Krisak Diwas-2017" at the Nazrul Mancha, in Kolkata.

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President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates the Kochi Muziris biennale seminar 'Importance of Sustainable Culture Building' organized by the Kochi Muziris Foundation at Cabral Yard, Fort Kochi, in Kerala.

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Kapil Dev with Indian High Commissioner to the UK Y K Sinha and his wife Girija Sinha at the Buckingham Palace reception in London to mark the launch of UK India Year of Culture.

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An image is projected designed by Studio Carrom, the Bangalore and London-based design studio, of a peacock and dancing figures to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 at Buckingham Palace, in London.

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An image is projected designed by Studio Carrom, the Bangalore and London-based design studio, of a peacock and dancing figures to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 at Buckingham Palace, in London.

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Women performing a traditional dance during Golden Jubilee celebrations of Nyokum Yullo Festival at Joram in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Visitors at the Surajkund International Crafts Mela pose for a photograph, in Faridabad.

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Siddi Goma artists perform at chaupal during the Surajkund International Crafts Mela, in Faridabad.

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Chinese dancers perform at a programme to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2017, in Kolkata.

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Firefighters work at the site of a fire at the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait City, Kuwait, the oil-rich country's recently opened performing arts center. The official Kuwait News Agency said no one was hurt in fire at the center that opened in early November at a reported cost of more than $700 million. It was expected to begin a performance run of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats" this week.

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CAB President & former Indian Cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly's wife, Odissi dancer Dona Ganguly & her troup performs in a programe during " Kolkata Litarature Meet", in Kolkata.

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A group of artists from Punjab and Tajikistan pose for a photo at the Surajkund Crafts Mela, in Faridabad.

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Heavy rush of visitors at the International Surajkund Crafts Mela, in Faridabad.

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Gymnasts perform Mallakhamba, the ancient form of Indian gymnastics, during Narmada Jayanti, in Jabalpur.

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Artists from South Korea, second nature dance company, Gamblerz & animation performs during the inauguration of Attakkalari India Biennial 2017 at Chowdiah memorial hall, in Bengaluru.

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Artists from Cambodia performing at Surajkund International Art & Craft mela-2017, in Faridabad, Haryana.

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Artists from South Africa performing at Surajkund International Art & Craft mela-2017, in Faridabad, Haryana.

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Artists from Jharkhand performing at Surajkund International Art & Craft mela-2017, in Faridabad, Haryana.

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