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Hindi & Other Indian languages (Cont.) Posted by on Sep 30, 2010

Hindi and other Indian languages (continued) Hindi gained enthusiasm in the northern Indian states, because reputed societies for Hindi, Jan Sangh and Samyukta were active in those states. Sangh and Samyukta worked to replace English as India’s official language as soon as possible. English was used as the lingua franca in India and gained importance…

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Hindi & Other Indian Languages Posted by on Sep 29, 2010

Hindi and other Indian languages For many unfamiliar with India and the Hindi language, a common misconception is that Hindi is India’s only national language and there are no other languages representative of the diverse country. Today, over 300 languages are spoken in India across its 28 states and 7 union territories. In fact, neither…

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Indian Boat Races Posted by on Sep 22, 2010

Indian boat races are always fun to watch. There are several boat races that take place every year. One of them is the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Teams of rowers strive to win as each boat tries to reach the finish line. The Aranmula Boat Race is a festive event. The row boats are decorated…

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Hindi Pronouns Posted by on Sep 21, 2010

Today, we will study pronouns in Hindi.  As Hindi is Indo-European language, to which English also belongs,  the pronouns in Hindi closely resembles to their equivalent in English.  Now, let us study them in little detail. परिभाषा  (Paribhasha – Definition) :  संज्ञा के स्थान पर प्रयुक्त होने वाले शब्दों को सर्वनाम कहते हैं।  ( Those…

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Ganesh Chaturthi Posted by on Sep 19, 2010

Ganesh Chaturthi (गणेश चतुर्थी) is a festival honoring Ganesh (गणेश). Ganesh is the son of Lord Shiva (शिव) and his consort Parvati (पार्वती). Ganesh is usually depicted as having the head of an elephant. Ganesh is beloved by people all over India, because he is thought to be the remover of all obstacles. Therefore, having…

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Indian Temples Posted by on Sep 13, 2010

In every region of India, there is always a temple where worshippers may go and pray. Here are some of my favorite temples : Devipuram (देवीपुरम्) is a temple complex located in Andhra Pradesh. The temple is open to all castes, genders and religions. It is not just a place of worship. Seminars in nutrition…

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Symbolic Indian Icons Posted by on Sep 10, 2010

There are special symbolic icons that are recognized and respected by Indian people. For instance, the national fruit of India is the mango. Mangos are sweet and widely used in Indian cuisine. For special occasions and celebrations, mango leaves are used to decorate the doors and halls of Indian homes. In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha (गणेश)…

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