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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.
Peacock – National Bird of India
The peacock, a large and brightly colored bird is indigenous to India and is the National Bird of the country. Found in several parts of India, the peacock and its graceful dance are a special part of Indian Culture. Here are some insights on this elegant bird and its significance to India.
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.
Indian Cooking - Tamarind
From Tropical Africa where it originated, tamarind made its way to India several years ago to take a prominent spot in Indian cooking. Here are some interesting facts and uses of tamarind in Indian cooking.
Devadasi System of India
Dance, music, devotion and prostitution are all associated with the ‘Devadasi System’, a grotesque custom of ancient India. Here are some facts about this corrupt Indian tradition which was nothing but a religious cover up of child trafficking.
The Amy Carmichael Story DVD Review
Amy Carmichael came as a missionary from Ireland to India early in the 19th century and this DVD from the Torchlighters series is an animated account of her arduous attempt to do away with one of India’s nastiest social evils; temple prostitution. Here is a review of The Amy Carmichael Story DVD
Types of Idli
Idli is a soft, white, round cake that forms a compulsory part of South Indian Breakfast. This Indian Cake has survived over several years and has gone through several modifications as well. Read on and find out about different types of idlis!
Yelagiri - Indian Hill Station
Yelagiri is a serene hill station situated in Tamil Nadu, South India. The tall mountains, thick vegetation, chirpy birds, small animals and tribal dwellers of these hills are well worth visiting. Learn more about this scenic Indian Hill station here!
Indian Burial Urns
Archaeological excavations in several regions of South India have revealed huge urns that were used to bury the dead. These earthen coffins have a story to tell about the beliefs and practices of Indians in ancient times. Learn some interesting facts about Indian Burial Urns here.
Indian Cooking - Herbs
The judicious use of spices and herbs releases an aromatic flavor that permeates Indian food, making dishes divinely delicious. Herbs have several health attributes too. Learn more about four main herbs used in Indian cooking here.
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