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Ancient Indian Origin of the Fibonacci Sequence

Learn about the rich history of the Fibonacci sequence and its deep roots in ancient Indian civilization. Find out about the contributions of Indian mathematicians and the sequence’s global significance.

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Curry Everywhere!

How is curry used around the world? Today curry can be found all over the globe with some of its most popular variations being found in Japan (curry rice), Thailand (green or red Thai curries) and Britain (the classic chicken tikka masala). In addition to these countries however there are also several others which have […]

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History

The Decline of India’s Ancient Cotton Trade

Discover how British colonization led to the decline of India’s ancient cotton trade, highlighting historical challenges and economic impacts.

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History

The Rise of the Indian Cotton Trade

Explore the rich history of cotton cultivation in ancient India, the rise of weaving technology, specialized textiles, and extensive trade routes that established India as a global leader in the cotton industry from ancient to recent times

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History

Legacy of Zero: Its Origins from Ancient India to now

Explore the journey of zero from its ancient Indian origins to becoming a fundamental element in global mathematics and technology.

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Desi Food Recipes

Jackfruit: Ancient Origins to Modern Kitchens

Discover the versatility of Jackfruit, from traditional sweet and savory dishes across Asia to innovative meat substitute recipes in Western kitchens.

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History

The Rum Rebellion: Down Under and the Bengal

The saga of Australia’s Rum Rebellion, it’s connection with the bustling sugar industry of colonial Bengal and the unexpected rise of Indian rum as a commodity of trade and rebellion.

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A Way of Life Desi Words or Terms Indian culture Spirituality in India

What is the Bhagavad Gita?

The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu scripture, part of the Mahabharata, presenting a dialogue between Prince Arjuna and his guide Krishna on the battlefield. It’s a philosophical guide offering insights on duty (Dharma), ethics, and living a fulfilling life. The Gita addresses life’s challenges, advocating for right action without attachment, mindfulness, and the pursuit of self-realization. The Gita provides practical wisdom for moral living and spiritual guidance, remaining relevant across time and cultures.

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Festivals

Sankranti

Sankranti and Pongal are vibrant harvest celebrations in India. Makar Sankranti signifies the sun’s transition into Capricorn and is celebrated with kite-flying competitions in Gujarat, while Lohri in Punjab is marked by bonfires and traditional dances. In Andhra Pradesh, Sankranti is a three-day celebration, and Pongal in Tamil Nadu involves four days of festivities, including the preparation of special dishes symbolizing prosperity.

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Desi Health

This is the starting point for a series of posts dedicated to the health of the Indian diaspora. Join us as we travel along to find out the secrets of well-being through articles on the nourishing benefits of traditional foods, insights into the rise of lifestyle diseases, and actionable tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. […]