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Top Three Bollywood Films of 2010 Posted by on Dec 30, 2010

The year 2010 is almost coming to a close. 2010 was a good year for Bollywood movies. Before the year ends, here are my top three favorite Bollywood movies that I think you should definitely see : Dabangg (दबंग) which means ‘fearless’ in English, stars Bollywood star Salman Khan (सलमान ख़ान). At times the movie…

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Indian Folk Dances Posted by on Dec 28, 2010

Indian folk dances are vibrant and celebrate the vitality of life. Indian folk dances are usually performed on special occasions like the arrival of a new season, the coming of festivals and weddings. Indian folk dances are different from Indian classical dances in that the classical dances are mostly for entertainment or aesthetic purposes. However…

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Indian Billionaires Posted by on Dec 27, 2010

On one side of the coin, India is a country struggling to deal with issues of poverty and illiteracy. On the other side of the coin, India is home to many billionaires. This year Forbes Magazine has listed the top 100 richest Indians. It just goes to show that there are lots of examples of…

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Yoga Posted by on Dec 25, 2010

In the couple of decades, Yoga has gained considerable wide spread popularity. Because of which more and more people become aware of it. Let’s find out more about Yoga, its origin and its popular forms. Yoga (योग) is a Sanskrit term, which means union. It has been in practice since thousands of years from Ancient…

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Gita Jayanti Posted by on Dec 24, 2010

Gita Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Bhagavad Gītā. Bhagavad Gītā is not a person, but a collection of sacred Hindu verses. The verses detail conversations between Lord Krishna and the warrior Arjuna. In the verses, Lord Krishna provides advice on philosophical matters such as to how to conduct oneself in the face of an enemy…

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Vaikunta Ekadashi Posted by on Dec 20, 2010

Mukkoti Ekadashi, also known as Vaikunta Ekadashi, is a holy Hindu festival that occurs in December of January of the solar calendar. Hindus all over India fast and go to Vishnu temples to hear speeches and recite prayers. According to legend, the tradition of fasting originated when the female alter ego of Vishnu burned a…

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Top Three Indian Kings Posted by on Dec 16, 2010

India has a rich and vibrant history with admirable leaders. Here are my top three picks of the best Indian kings in Indian history. These kings were chosen on the criteria that they contributed positively to Indian culture and society. Ashoka the Great is one of India’s greatest emperors (304–232 BC). Ashoka’s early part of…

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