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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. Superstitions in India
Indians are a superstitious community who believe that where you walk, what goes before you, what you see and a host of other things dictate the good or bad that happens in life. Here are a few famous Indian Superstitions. (Remember there are hundreds more)
2. Traditional Indian Indoor Games
Games and recreational activities have grown along with Indian culture and are an important aspect of Indian life. Though no longer popular, traditional Indian indoor games have been the precedents for several modern games. Learn more in this write up.
3. 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.
4. Indian Cooking – Earthen Cookware
Earthen cooking utensils have continued to occupy a place in Indian Kitchens in spite of new and improved utensils. Though the number of earthen vessels used has come down, some of the benefits of clay cooking has ensured that pots and pans made from mud retain their place. Read more here.
5. Diwali Craft Ideas
Diwali preparations are on. Put on your creative cap and start off with these simple craft projects to add a personal touch to your Diwali celebrations and have fun!
6. How to Prepare Tamarind Extract and Rasam Recipe
Tamarind is a spice used in Indian cooking. The tangy, sweet and sour taste it imparts casts a lasting spell that makes Indian cuisine stand out. Here you can learn how tamarind extract is prepared along with a recipe to prepare ‘Rasam’, a popular South Indian soup taken with rice.
7. Kolhapuri Chappals of India
The Indian dressing sense is constantly changing and western attire is more commonly accepted now than before. However some traditional Indian dressing accessories like the Kolhapuri chappal will never get out of fashion despite varying trends. Find out more here.
8. 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.
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 Sloth Bear
The sloth bear, Melursus ursinus is found throughout forested areas of the Indian sub continent and also in some neighboring countries. There has been a drastic decline in numbers over the years and the Indian sloth bear is an endangered species now. Read on to find out more.
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