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Hindi – Is it a Language that Unifies? Posted by on Mar 31, 2022

The founding fathers संस्थापक पिता of India longed for a united country. They were tired of the divide and rule policies नीतियों of England. They reckoned if they demarcated the borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh all would be well. However, what they did not account for was the close ties घनिष्ठ संबंध and bonds that…

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The Tea Legacy Posted by on Mar 31, 2022

Nagpur’s Best In a small cramped तंग परिस्थितियों stall in Nagpur a man stands over a hot stove, stirring a huge pot of tea. He takes a cup and scoops the tea चाय and pulls the cup high in the air allowing the tea to fall back into the pot. When the tea is ready…

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India’s Picasso – M. F. Husain Posted by on Mar 11, 2022

Pablo Picasso

I remember looking at a piece of art कला in Mumbai. This art was extraordinary in the fact that it did not look like the ancient Mughal paintings one often sees in India. This was a time when radical मौलिक artists were slowly emerging in the big cities. One such artist was M.F. Husain –…

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What is in a South Indian Thali? Posted by on Feb 28, 2022

We continue our series श्रेणी on the types of Indian Thali. As we know, the thali is a dish but also a plate. Thalis vary depending on the region क्षेत्र. There are vegetarian thalis and there are non-vegetarian thalis. Vegetarian and vegan thalis reign supreme सर्वोच्च in India, because a large portion of the population…

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The Gujarati Thali Posted by on Feb 26, 2022

The Hindi word ‘Thali’ refers to a plate. However, it can also be used interchangeably दूसरे के स्थान परto mean dish, just like in English, the word dish can mean a corning ware dish or a food item खाद्य सामग्री, like a pie. The thali is a staple मुख्य उपज dish in many states on…

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Lata’s Sister – Asha Posted by on Feb 22, 2022

Bollywood lost two luminaries this past month. Lata Mangeshkar and Bappi Da. The nation went into mourning while tributes poured in. Asha Bhosle – another luminary paid a tribute to her sister बहन and long time rival प्रतिद्वंद्वी in the music industry. She reminisced on their closeness निकटता through childhood, the school years and parallel…

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The Ubiquitous Thali Posted by on Feb 21, 2022

A Thali

My daughter बेटीnasked me which type of Indian cuisine भोजन was my favorite पसंदीदा. I had to think about it for a second. I am a foodie खाने का शौकीन and being Indian, it is hard to choose चुनें as each state राज्य has its own favorite dish. I asked if I could list at…

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