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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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)
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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!
7. Eid al-Adah or Bakrid in India
One of the most important Islamic festivals, Eid al-Adah or Bakrid is observed by Indian Muslims. This article focuses on the customs and traditions of the Bakrid festival of India.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Pongal Festival - Traditions and Customs
The first day of the Tamil month ‘Thai’ is celebrated as Pongal. Several unique traditions and customs form part of this South Indian harvest festival. Learn about these practices here.
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