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Indian Railways of the Past Posted by on Jul 24, 2011

One of the great ways to journey through various parts of India is to do it through the many railways in India. For example the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a wonderful way to see the outdoors and get a feel for the local communities that the railway is a part of. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway…

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Indian Fruits Posted by on Jul 22, 2011

If you ever go to India, you’ll find that there are so many different kinds of fruits used in Indian cuisine. One of these fruits is the mango (आम), which is the national fruit of India. In some countries the mango is an exotic fruit that is expensive and rare to find, but in India…

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London Indian Film Festival Posted by on Jul 16, 2011

This year the London Indian Film Festival was held on July 12th. The London Indian Film Festival highlights the very best of independent Indian films. There were lots of good independent films featured this year. One of them was Delhi Belly, with started Imran Khan. This movie is really only appropriate for adults. There is…

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New Delhi Posted by on Jul 13, 2011

New Delhi (नई दिल्ली) is the capital city of India. New Delhi is a sprawling metropolis with many delightful places to visit. For example the Lotus Temple is a bright hub of light in the shape of a lotus flower. The ‘petals’ of the Lotus Temple is made of white marble imported from Greece. Especially…

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Wealthiest Temples in India Posted by on Jul 4, 2011

Recently there was news about a vast storage of treasure that was discovered in the vaults of the Padmanabhaswamny Temple in the city of Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala. The treasure is reported to be around 500 billion to 1 trillion rupees (11.5 billion – 22.3 billion). This makes the Padmanabhaswamny Temple the richest…

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Indian Spices Posted by on Jun 21, 2011

India is the land of spices. If you’ve tasted Indian cuisine, you’ll notice that Indian food is rich with exotic spices. The following list below is a list of spices that are used frequently in Indian food. Of course, this is not a complete list of Indian spices. There are simply too many to recount…

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World Heritage Temple Caves in India Posted by on Jun 19, 2011

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place of cultural or physical significance. In India there are four major rock carved temple caves that have been designated as World Heritage Sites. The Elephanta Temple Caves contain many sculptures of the Hindu god Shiva. When the Portuguese arrived in India, they used many of the Shiva…

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