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Padoli Govindan Anthithiriyan, a metal artist from Payyanur, lets us in on his secret to sculpting and casting the perfect bell metal idols. As one of the earliest known methods of metal casting, it dates back to the times of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro period. The process begins by shaping the of the desired design in wax models, which requires a lot of precision and focus. Once the wax figure is ready, it is layered with 4-5 layers of clay and left to dry over several days. This clay is then fired to create a terracotta mould, and the heat melts the wax out leaving behind a cavity. Molten metal is then poured in. Once cool, the terracotta is broken to reveal the cast metal. Check the link in the bio to know more about the process of mastering this rich craftsmanship. #CraftedInIndia @dastkarihaatsamiti @incredibleindia @googleartsculture

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Today's #GoogleDoodle celebrates Joseph Plateau, a Belgian physicist and the first person to demonstrate the device he called ‘the phénakistiscope’. This device created the illusion of a moving image, paving the way for the motion picture and film industry. Swipe through to see the doodles and check it out on your desktop, mobile, and your Google App!

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With today’s #GoogleDoodle, we’re celebrating the 155th birth anniversary of the dynamic Bengali poet, teacher and activist, Kamini Roy. She stepped beyond social boundaries and became the first woman to graduate with honours in British India. She is also remembered for her immense contribution to literature and women's rights.

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“A craftsperson in any field must master his craft because our skill is our strength and identity,” believes Abdul Kalam, a Kilim carpet weaver from Mirzapur. A word of Turkish origin, ‘Kilim’ is a flat weave where any shape, be it a rectangle or a curve, is created by weaving wool at a 90 degree angle. The wool is dyed by adding it to steaming water along with the finalised colour. Abdul believes that a rug’s design and quality and the weaver’s workmanship determines how long it will take to complete it. Abdul also dreams of building a weaving centre to train the coming generations to become skilled weavers, and go on to create timeless Kilim masterpieces. Check the link in the bio to meet this master craftsman and know about the art of Kilim. #CraftedInIndia @dastkarihaatsamiti @incredibleindia @googleartsculture

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From metal crafts to embroidery work, @googleartsculture is all set to take you on a tour of the handmade heritage that is #CraftedinIndia! Check out the link in our bio to explore the art, meet the artisans and know what goes behind in the making of these legendary crafts. @dastkarihaatsamiti @incredibleindia

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Ab rahiye kisi bhi mausam ke liye taiyar, ek sawaal ke saath. Google Assistant se Hindi mein baat karne ke liye phone ka home button dabaye rakhe aur kahe, "हिंदी बोलो". #GoogleAssistantHindiMein

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Don’t worry, be frappe; this #InternationalCoffeeDay, we’ve compiled a collection of the most brewtiful ☕ photos from Googlers. #LifeAtGoogle

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And that’s how we brought in our 21st 🎉 #LifeAtGoogle at Google Gurgaon, Unitech Signature Towers

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Keeping the birthday celebrations pretty modest this year with cake, confetti and some close friends. *cuts cake into 175K pieces* 🎂🎊

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Starting our 21st birthday by looking at some childhood pictures 😊 #GoogleDoodle #Turning21

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These pictures by #teampixel are, without a shadow of doubt, some of the most amazing shots we’ve seen. Take a look at the winners from #FocusOnTheWeekend hosted by @m_sairaghava. 📸 @vmwhere @travelwithdanish @deepika.ravi

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This capture by @trevoillemoments_ is a cracker of a #NightSight moment. If you have a #NightSight pic captured on your Google Pixel, share it using #CanSeeInTheDark.

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