Greeting Card Competition Result July 2016

This year’s topic for the Greeting Card Art Competition was ‘ Beti Padhao Beti Bachao’ in other words ‘Educate a Daughter   Save a Daughter’ It is a good slogan and the children had some amazing ideas and came up with very good Art Works. They have been rewarded and appreciated by being awarded Medals…

RICA Polythechnic Art Exam Result 2016- Foundation and Advanced

Culture Chauraha has a regular art teaching schedule throughout the year. We impart knowledge in the basics of fine art and colour. The participants are encouraged to observe, comprehend, think and visually create their compositions using logic and imagination with a lot of other aspects thrown in. An art exam is conducted under the aegis…

Introductory Enamel Workshop on 8th, 9th, 10th October 2016

Culture Chauraha is organizing a Introductory 3-day Enamel Workshop on Copper and Steel in South Delhi (Enamelling is a process that involves the fusion of powdered glass on metal.) Participants will be working with: Day 1 Get introduced to painting enamels by working on a 4″ x 6″ steel plate. Day 2 Make your own…

Egg-less Chocolate Cake

Baking has always given me pleasure. The recipe I am sharing today is again a favorite with all my nieces, nephews, students, and grandchildren not to forget the adults. I realized that a lot of people did not eat cakes because of eggs. My own mother-in-law would not touch all the cakes I baked so…

Ganesh with a Fist-full of Rice and a Spoon-full of Milk

The birth of Lord Ganesh falls every year in the monsoon months of August or September. He is a very lovable God and worshipped before beginning any work or project. It is believed that Ganesh is the remover of all obstacles and so, one of his names is Vighaneshwar. A long time ago, in a…

The Dal Lake in Srinagar

The moment Srinagar is mentioned, Dal Lake and the image of the shikara immediately comes to mind. The Dal surrounded by the Zabarwan Mountains, with floating houseboats, a thriving tourist floating market of curios, and clusters of water fountains in the lake, all add to its natural beauty. Changing views with the changing weather, the…

Organic Mask Making Workshop May 2016

Duration – 10 day,  3 hours each Age of Participants 8 to 14 years Masks are fun to make and play with. They can be made with any material and you can get as creative as you want. This summer vacation we had a workshop using waste and biodegradable material to make masks.  We learnt…

Masks

Masks or ‘mask making’ is an involved art form requiring a lot of skill and creativity. In Urdu, the word is ‘naqab’, which means a false face as does the Hindi word ‘mukhauta’. ‘Mask’, in English means to cover or hide from view, conceal, façade, camouflage, veil, etc. When we create a false face to cover…

Cottage Cheese Cutlets

Cutlets made of mashed cottage cheese can be the new delicious serving during your next party. The cheesy taste which can tempt the taste buds of anyone is attained by freshly prepared cottage cheese(paneer). This new delicacy can be served in the form of small cheese balls as well as an oval/square-shaped cutlets. Ingredients: 4…

Miniature Artist – Sohan Singh Billawria

Miniature Paintings in India are a product of the Mughal rule and have a Persian influence. With the coming of the Mughals, the Persian miniature painters also came and settled. The various biographies and chronicles of the Monarchs required illustrations and narration of events. So an atelier was set up during Akbar’s reign and Indian…

Bottle Gaurd (lauki) Vegetable

This is a very popular Bengali dish made from bottle gourd (lauki) skin sautéed with green chillies and onion. INGREDIENTS: 1. Skin of one medium bottle gourd 2. Onion – 1 big 3. Green chilly – 2 4. Kalaunji ( kala jeera) – 1/2 Tsp 5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 Tsp 6. Red chilly powder…

Almond Villa, Srinagar- A great Homestay

I went for a five-day Miniature Painting Workshop organized by Dr. Jyotsna Singh in Srinagar from 21st to 25th May 2016. It was a great experience staying and learning at the same time in such lush green surroundings and views to die for. During our stay, the weather was warm for the first two days…