Owning old Indian art calendars - do you have a collection?Many of us still have a wall calendar, including the popular 'Kalnirnay' which is available in English and multiple regional languages as well. We refer to it to know the dates, naturally, and also those all-important public holidays that are prominently marked in red, the days where it is marked 'Shubh Din' (auspicious day) in case we are planning to buy something new or do pujas, and so on. The Kalnirnay calendars also have on the reverse side of each page a few recipes, articles and the horoscope. Some of us also have desk calendars with or without images.
Do you remember those Indian Art calendars of yore? There were calendars not necessarily with the monthly dates attached to the bottom that could be torn off as each month went past, but just breathtakingly beautiful art. Prominent among these type were the paintings of Gods and Goddesses or scenes from mythology. It was not only the famous painter Raja Ravi Varma's work that would be on a calendar but of other artists as well. Do any of you have old Indian art calendars stored somewhere and can share a photo of one or two here if possible?