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Holy Cow?! Where’s the Beef?

Summary India is a country with a rich and diverse culture. There are many different traditions and practices, but one thing that many Indians have in common is their respect and love for cows. Cows have been part of Indian life for centuries. They have helped farmers plow their fields and fertilize their crops. They […]

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Brushing teeth with twigs?

What is a neem ? Neem is a type of tree… The neem tree is a fast-growing evergreen tree that is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is also known as Azadirachta indica. Let us learn what it has to do with dental hygiene… Why is it significant? Neem is considered to be a sacred […]

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Why are people eating with their hands?

Why do Indians eat with their hands? Eating with hands is a common practice in many cultures around the world, including India. Indian cuisine is incredibly diverse, with a wide array of flavors, textures, and aromas and the foods of India mostly require one to use their hands with some level of dexterity. Indian food […]

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What is Namaste?

Namaste, also known as namaskar, is a traditional Indian greeting that is used all over the world. It is a gesture of respect and reverence that is performed by pressing the palms together in front of the chest and bowing slightly.

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What’s gunpowder? It’s really nothing to do with real gunpowder – but some spice mixes from southern India are referred to gunpowder by folks from other regions (in jest of course) – because of the spicy nature of these spicy mixes. Let us look at some of these – what they are and how and […]

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What’s Curry?

Curry, as generally understood, is a dish with a sauce seasoned with spices, mainly associated with Indian origin cuisine. There are many varieties of curry, and the choice of spices for each dish…Now let’s look at what it really means!!