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  • Ramadan
    Jun 03 2016

    A 2-Minute Guide to Ramadan

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    Ramadan is the month of abstaining from the vices like drinking, sex, smoking and food during the daylight hours until the end of the Ramadan month. The ninth month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar, Muslims around the world observe a complete fast during the day. Ramadan is not just about refraining from things, it is […]

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  • Sadhu in Varanasi
    May 04 2016

    A 2-minute Guide to the 2016 Ujjain Kumbh Mela

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    Did you know that the Kumbh Mela is the largest human gathering in the world? It is also the largest peaceful human gathering, and reportedly, one that can be seen from space. The Kumbh Mela is primarily a Hindu gathering but which has lately seen a lot of participation from people from different parts of […]

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  • Rangoli
    Mar 28 2016

    Gudi Padwa – Of Fresh New Beginnings!

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    “Happy Gudi Padwa, neet bol gadhava!” This is how many people wish each other on Gudi Padwa day in Maharashtra. This jovial and merry day is also known as the Maharashtrian New Year, and besides wishing each other Happy Gudi Padwa, people also wish each other “Navavarshachya hardik shubhechha”, which mean Happy New Year! It’s […]

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  • Holi
    Mar 16 2016

    5 Best Places to Celebrate Holi

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    The festival of colours is a favourite with many, young and old alike. As much as it is celebrated in India, it is also celebrated abroad with great enthusiasm. The pichkaris filled with coloured water and water balloons start making an appearance way before the festival, to the vexation of a few people who don’t […]

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  • Holi – The Vibrancy of India
    Mar 16 2016

    Holi – The Vibrancy of India

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    “What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful.” – Joshua Foer Vivid hues taint the sky as India ushers in the season of spring with the kaleidoscopic festival of Holi. The vibrant festival is known by a variety of names depending on which region you care to visit. From Rangpanchami in Maharashtra to Lathimaar Holi […]

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  • Mahashivratri
    Mar 01 2016

    Top 5 Places to Celebrate Mahashivratri in India

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    With festivals in India come the holidays which sometimes stretch out into the long weekend. This time, we have Mahashivratri coming on the 7th of March, a Monday, which you can easily and conveniently make into a long weekend and plan a quick vacation! Mahashivratri, which literally means the “Great Night of Shiva” is a […]

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  • Carnival
    Jan 27 2016

    Viva Carnaval – Top 5 Reasons to attend the Goa Carnival

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    It’s that time of the year again when Goa comes to vibrant life for four long days! Not that Goa is dull the rest of the time, far from it, but the energy felt during the four days of Carnival is something out of this world. The Goa Carnival is held every year some time […]

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  • Tilgul
    Jan 08 2016

    5 Makar Sankranti facts you should know

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    Makar Sankranti, a harvest festival, is popular throughout India mainly because of the kite flying and the delicious sweet called tilgul that is distributed on this day. But this Indian festival has more to it than meets the eye! This festival is celebrated as a way of showing happiness for the new crop and people […]

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