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Here are the top ten articles for the Indian Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Christmas Traditions in India
Strictly speaking Christmas is not an Indian Festival. However over the decades and with the growth of the Indian Christian population, Christ’s birth is widely celebrated throughout India. Learn more about Desi Christmas Traditions here.
2. Arts and Crafts Village of Tirupati
Arts and Crafts village (Shilparamam) in Tirupati is emerging as a tourist attraction. It promotes Indian arts and culture in a recreational, park-like atmosphere.
3. Importance of Turmeric in Indian Culture
Turmeric is an essential ingredient in Indian cooking. There are other uses for turmeric and it has a special status in Indian culture.
4. Indian Palm Tree
Indians have learnt to find a use for every part of palm trees, making them one of the most useful trees. Though not native to India, the Asian Palmyra Tree, Borassus flabellifer flourishes on the Indian Sub continent. Read more about palm trees in India here.
5. Indian Table Manners and Etiquette
It is not just Indian food that is distinct in taste and variety but also the manner in which it is consumed. This article is about peculiar Indian table manners which begin with eating with hands and goes on to cover the do’s and don’ts of dining in Indian style.
6. Holy Week in India
Christians in India who observe the Holy Week that starts with Palm Sunday give importance to Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Here are some insights on what Indians do in the Holy Week and on these two important days.
7. Cow in Indian Culture
It is a well known fact that the cow is a useful domestic animal. But did you know that in India the cow is not just reared but also revered? Read on to know more about cows in Indian culture.
8. Learn Hindi Through English - Book Review
Hindi is the official language recognized in India. ‘Learn Hindi in 30 Days Through English’ is a self learning guide to Hindi. Here is a review of this book.
9. Indian Festivals Quiz
Indians are a fun-loving community with plenty of festivals.Laced with legacy, each of these celebrations is accompanied by traditions and customary practices that have been passed on from one generation to the other. Here is a fun quiz to help you check how much you know about Indian Festivals.
10. Indian Baby Shower Customs
The birth of a baby,especially the first one is a grand occasion in India.The mother to be is showered with blessings and gifts before the baby arrives.Baby showers in India have their own unique customs and practices.Here are some interesting customs observed in Indian Baby Showers.
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