The States of India; How were they born?

Did the map of India always look like this? How were the states of India formed? Read to find out about the dramatic and tragic story of the Creation of the Indian States.

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The Green Ramayana

Not only is the Ramayana a part of India’s living culture, it is also a text that reveals much about India’s geography, landscape and forests. Read on!

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Christmas, Plum Cake and Much More!

Why is Plum Cake called Plum Cake when it does not contain Plums? An innocuous question from the kids leads me into the past and prompts a walk along the annals of Christianity in India.

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Ayudha Puja and the Legend of Arjuna

Rituals are often connected with Myths and the ritual of Ayudha-Puja performed on Vijaydashmi is linked to an interesting story of the Mahabharata.

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This Navratri, meet Mahishasura’s Children!

The Asurs, a tribe in Central India that trace their ancestry to Mahishasur, the Buffalo Demon beheaded by Durga during Navratri, treat the festival as a period of mourning. As with everything in India, there is always another side!

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