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Many times we wear clothes we love not knowing their origination, rich background, and culture. As styles and trends come and go there are some outfits that tend to be easily forgotten.







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Indian Inventions and Discoveries

[Culture-February 2010]

Did you know that everyday, common, and popular items such as shampoo, chess, calico fabric, diamonds, hookah, hospitals, iron, muslin, ovens, 


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Significance of Mangalsutra

[Culture-May 2009]

The mangalsutra is more than just a piece of jewelry. In fact, it is very sacred and an integral part of a Hindu marriage when the groom ties it around the bride’s neck.


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Indian Instruments

[Culture-January 2009]

Music plays an important role in Indian culture. There is more to Indian music, of course, than just what we see in Bollywood films.


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History of Mehndi

[Culture-October 2008]

Mehndi, or henna, has a long and ancient history. It’s been around for thousands of years. Mehndi was introduced to India in the 12th century, by the Mughals.


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Types of Mehndi

[Culture-September 2008]

There are many different types of mehndi, based on different cultural backgrounds.


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Ayurvedic Discoveries

[Culture-September 2008]

Ayurvedic medicine, commonly known as ayurveda, is the most ancient of the six Indian Systems of Medicine. It is


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Eid Around the World

[Culture-September 2008]

Eid ul Fitr is only weeks away. An important Muslim holiday, Eid ul Fitr is celebrated all around the world.


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Kajal Through the Ages

[Culture-August 2008]

Kajal, also known as kohl, is a mixture of soot and other ingredients that has been used since the Bronze


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The History of Chai

[Culture-August 2008]

Even though Chai is a generic term used to refer to “tea” in India, it tends to refer to Masala Chai in the United States.


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Types of Classical Indian Dance

[Culture-August 2008]

According to the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national level academy for performing arts set up by the Indian Government, there are eight Indian dance forms with classical status. These include: Bharatanatyam, Kathak,


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