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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.
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.
Pongal Festival in India
India is still largely an agricultural economy and the harvest season is a time of celebration in rural areas. Pongal is one such Indian harvest festival that is prominently celebrated in South India for four consecutive days. Here is an overview of the four days of Pongal.
Pongal is a South Indian Harvest Festival which is celebrated with a delicious food platter. The main item on the menu on this day is of course Pongal. Here are a couple of recipes to make mouth watering Rice Pongal.
Raksha Bandhan Festival of India
Brothers and Sisters have a special festival of their own in India called Raksha Bandhan. Not only does this festival remind siblings of their roles towards each other but also strengthens family ties. Here are some more details on Raksha Bandhan.
Ramzan Food Recipe
China grass pudding is a main item in the menu for Muslims in South India who fast during the month of Ramzan. Here are some quick facts on China grass and an easy to make and delicious pudding recipe.
Ramzan in India
Around 14% of the Indian population follows Islam as their religion and Ramzan is one significant festival celebrated by Muslims in the country. Read on to know more about Ramzan observed in India.
Rangoli - Indian Floor Painting
Rangoli is a colorful floor painting akin to Indian culture. Besides displaying the creativity of Indian women, these decorative patterns have been a crucial link with India’s heritage. Learn more about this customary Indian art here.
Reaching Srivilliputur Squirrel Sanctuary
The Srivilliputur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best options for nature lovers to take a peek at Indian Wildlife while filling the lungs with pure jungle air. Here you will find details on getting to the sanctuary and tips on making the most of your time there.
Republic Day In India
Republic Day in India falls on 26th January and is one of the three National Holidays. On this day the Constitution of India came into force in the year 1950. Read on to find out more about Republic Day celebrations in India.
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