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Hindustani Music of India
Classical music of India is distinguished by Hindustani Music of Northern India and Carnatic music of the South. Here are basic details on Hindustani music or Hindustani Sangeet of North India.
History of the Indian National Anthem
The soft tones of a Bengali Hymn ‘Jana Gana Mana’ that echoed in the hall of the Indian National Congress’ Calcutta session in 1911 was recognized as the National Anthem of India in 1950. Here is the story of the Indian National Anthem.
Holi - The Indian Festival of Colors
Holi is the Indian festival of colors. Though popularly celebrated in North India, Holi celebrations have caught the attention of Southerners too, making this another excitingly significant Indian Festival. Read on to know more.
Holy Week in India
Christians in India who observe the Holy Week that starts with Palm Sunday give importance to Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Here are some insights on what Indians do in the Holy Week and on these two important days.
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.
Idli - South Indian Cake
The Idli is one of the most popular items on a traditional South Indian menu and has survived hundreds of years, showing no signs of losing its fame. What makes these round cakes special? Read on to find out!
Idli is a traditional South Indian cake that suits everyone and makes a delicious and hearty breakfast. Idli tastes best when made light and fluffy. Here is a simple recipe to help you prepare perfect idli batter for soft and tasty idlis.
Independence Day in India
India became an independent nation on 15th August 1947 and Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of the country. Independence Day is celebrated with patriotic fervor and much ado and is one of the three National Holidays observed in India. Read on to find out more.
India Charming Chaos 1 and 2 - Book Review
Can chaos be charming? Johnny Fincioen believes it can when one is in India. His conclusion is based on a five week cultural adventure in India with his photographer wife Claudine Van Massenhove. Read this review to know more about the exciting India tour of this Flemish American couple.
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.
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