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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. 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.

2. Cricket in India
Cricket is the unannounced National game of India. Introduced by the Brits, cricket has managed to capture the attention of millions of Indians, both urban and rural. Find out how cricket carved this unique distinction here.

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. Christianity in India
Christianity is one of the main minority religions in India. Trace the history of Christianity in India, learn about Churches in India and find out the hardships faced by Indian Christians in this article.

6. 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.

7. Little India and Indian Culture
Little India is an area or a stretch with many shops, stores and businesses run by people of India in a foreign country.It plays a vital role in the lives of Indians living in these countries.

8. Classical Indian Languages
Tamil, Sanskrit, Kannada and Telugu have the distinction of being called Classical Indian Languages. These languages have been in existence for more than 1000 years and have volumes of ancient manuscripts. Learn more about Classical Indian Languages here.

9. 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.

10. 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.



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