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Holy Cities of India Posted by on Feb 28, 2011

There are several Indian cities that are considered holy cities. These cities are widely visited by religious pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. Kanchipuram has been dubbed the city of temples because there are at least one hundred and sixteen temples in this city alone.  Kanchipuram was also an important center of learning…

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Chaat in Delhi Posted by on Feb 27, 2011

Today, I will take you to the street food of Delhi. Yes, I am talking about our beloved & mouth watering Chaat! Chaat word came from the verb “chatna” which means to lick. Chaat are so loved by people that they would even lick their finger. Maybe it came from the famous proverb “ungli tak…

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Indian Forts Posted by on Feb 27, 2011

In various parts of India, there are still the strongholds of old forts that have guarded its owners in times of battle. Many of these forts are impressive and contain large and sprawling estates. Gingee Fort is located in Tamil Nadu. The Gingee Fort was built in the 9th century and was famous for fending…

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Usage of Hindi Idioms Posted by on Feb 27, 2011

On the request of our reader, I would like to present the usage of the idioms that we discussed in our previous post. An example sentence is given for each of them along with the equivalent English sentence. Please refer to the previous post “Idioms in Hindi” for the idioms meaning. 1. आँखें चुराना (Aankhein…

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Idioms in Hindi Posted by on Feb 26, 2011

Idioms in Hindi are very interesting. It would be useful to learn some of the idioms in Hindi as they are used quite often in daily life. Let me show you today some of the common idioms that we use in our conversation. Romanised pronunciation is given in brackets. 1. आँखें चुराना (Aankhein Churana) –…

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Pariyanampetta Pooram Posted by on Feb 24, 2011

Pariyanampetta Pooram is a seven day festival held at Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple in Kerala. This is a temple dedicated to Bhagavathy. Bhagavathy is a term that is used to refer to Hindu goddesses. Here is a video of Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple. As you can see, people offer their prayers when they enter this temple. For…

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Antonyms in Hindi Posted by on Feb 21, 2011

In Hindi, Antonyms are called विलोम (vilom). In todays lesson, I will show the antonyms for some of the common Hindi words. Important Note : Many antonyms are being made by adding certain prefix. You can find many of them in the table below. They will sound similar after the before-said prefix. Some of the common…

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