articles by Lakshmi Prabhala

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In Telangana's interiors, the mahua tree remains sacred, even as demand for its flowers decreases

The mahua tree is held sacred not just for its religious associations, but also for its multifarious uses, and provision of food security during the harsh summer months | #FirstCulture

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Keslapur Nagoba Jatara: A look at a community's vibrant religious and cultural celebration

In addition to being a vibrant religious and cultural rural fair, the Keslapur Nagoba Jatara provides insights into the social customs and traditions of the Mesram Raj Gonds and Pardhans | #FirstCulture

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A larger canvas: A group show called Nouveau 8/12 sees artists take on large format paintings

The recently concluded Nouveau 8/12 exhibition in Hyderabad saw a group of artists present large-format canvasses | #FWeekend

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Dandari-Ghusadi festival gives Telangana's Adivasis a chance to foster marital alliances, promote awareness

The Dandari-Ghusadi festival of Telangana is a fine example of how forest-dwellers evolved rituals to keep themselves connected