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Bombay Lokal and Hindi Hip Hop Posted by on Jan 20, 2022

Nalasopara, Mumbai is a little slice टुकड़ा of American rap culture in India.  Nalasopara is located about 30 miles north उत्तर of Mumbai city. Easily accessible by train रेल गाडी it is a short half-hour ride. The price per square foot also makes it highly desirable among migrant प्रवासी laborers who work in the city…

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Learn Hindi from Authentic Sources Posted by on Jan 13, 2022

There are a plethora बहुतायत of sources to learn Hindi!  But all these sources great? Or effectiveप्रभावशाली? The most effective method for learning Hindi is via an authentic source. Why, you ask? Current Trends Apps and Textbooks are great but can you really learn the nuances अति सूक्ष्म अंतरof language and dialects through apps? Although…

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A Tiger Safari in January Posted by on Jan 11, 2022

If you watch and listen to this Uttarakhand native provide an explanation व्याख्या of Bengal tiger sightings in Jim Corbett National Park, you will want to jump on a plane to go there immediately तुरंत. Jim Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the many tourist sites of India. This gorgeous wildlife sanctuary…

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Chor Bazaar – Thieves Market Posted by on Jan 6, 2022

Thieves Market Mumbai

One of India’s original flea markets कबाड़ी बाजार located in South Mumbai. The word for flea is kabaddi in Hindi. The name of the market is ‘Chor Bazaar’ or ‘Thieves Market’. It’s original name was ‘Shor Bazaar’ because it was noisyशोर But over time evolved and true to its name took on the form of…

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How Does Ladakh Celebrate New Year? Posted by on Dec 29, 2021

Where is Ladakh? Ladakh sits में स्थित in the northern part of India above Jammu and Kashmir. 3 countries administer प्रशासित Ladakh: India, Pakistan and China. The Indian part of Ladakh is toward the southeast. Kargil is the gateway to Ladakh for India and has the Line of Control between Pakistan and India. It is…

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A Music Festival in a Palace Posted by on Dec 28, 2021

The whole world celebrates winter in some form or the other. For Christians, December means Christmas – even in India. The fact that 85% of the country is non-Christian does not matter. Everyone takes part in the festivities. People buy Christmas trees and wreaths, sweets and stockings. But did you know that there are a…

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Kuswar at Christmas Posted by on Dec 22, 2021

Tray of Sweets

At this time of the year, kitchens in India, are bustling हलचल centers of sweet-making activity called Kuswar. It is Christmas time and for the many Christians and Catholics who make up about 2.5 percent of the population आबादी, it is an exciting time of year. These communities समुदाय prepare food unlike the common food…

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