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Happy Indian New Years Posted by on Apr 13, 2011

Happy New Year! According to various Indian calenders, the middle of April is celebrated as the New Year. The Tamil New Year is called Puthandu. On Puthandu, there is a ritual called kanni. Kanni is a practice where people look at jewelry, rice, flowers or fruits. These items are considered items of good fortune. Therefore…

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Indian Wind Instruments Posted by on Apr 11, 2011

Indian wind instruments are one of the more soulful and introspective musical instruments played by Indian musicians. One of these wind instruments is called Shehnai. Shehnai is a double reed instrument that has six to nine holes for the fingers. It is skinny on top and has a broad bottom. The bottom is encased with…

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Indian New Year’s Day Posted by on Apr 8, 2011

The month of April is a time when several Indian New Years are celebrated. For instance, Navreh is a New Years celebration that is based on the Indian lunar calendar. This New Years is especially regarded as an important celebration in the Kashmir region. The Kashmir New Year coincides with the onset of spring, so…

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2011 World Cup Cricket Posted by on Apr 4, 2011

The 2011 Cricket World Cup concluded with India defeating Sri Lanka. Congratulation to the Indian cricket team! The cricket games took place in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The opening ceremony took place in Bangladesh. The opening ceremony was certainly a grand affair! Good work to all of those who helped put it together! It…

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Ugadi Posted by on Apr 2, 2011

This year Ugadi will be celebrated in early April. Ugadi is the New Years for the Telegu and Kannada speaking communities of India. The date for Ugadi changes every year because it is based upon the Hindu calendar. Usually Ugadi is held somewhere between March and April. The celebrations last one day, which is a…

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