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India’s Africans – Siddis of Karnataka Posted by on Sep 20, 2021

Yellapur is a district in Karnataka known for its forests जंगल, waterfalls झरने and beautiful lakes झीलें. The Siddi community, which are a group of people in India their home for many years, live deep in the forests of Yellapur. Descendents of the Ubuntu tribe from African countries such as Ethiopia and Kenya.  Portuguese and  Arab traders brought their ancestors पूर्वज,when they needed…

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India’s Africans – Siddis of Gujurat Posted by on Sep 17, 2021

Deep in the forests वन of Gujarat you will hear the sounds of African drums signaling a dance was occurring. As you walk in the direction of the sounds आवाज़ you will begin to see people that do not look like your average Gujarati. They do look more like people from across the Arabian Sea…

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Hindi Lokoktiyan in Language Learning Posted by on Sep 14, 2021

Photo courtesy Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels Hindi Proverbs or Lokoktiyan are also known as Kahavats. Hindi has a lot of figurative language, drawing from mythology.  They are a part of everyday life in India. In the villages proverbs are passed down from generation to generation as a means of educating the children. In cities, the…

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Common Hindi Proverbs Posted by on Sep 8, 2021

Every language and culture acquires certain sayings that function as standards for living. Proverbs are as ancient as the Gita and the Bible. You can find chapters on proverbs or wise sayings in these books as well. Hindi does not lack ‘kahavats’ or wise sayings, proverbs that dictate how one should live. We will look…

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Top Hindi Blogs Posted by on Aug 27, 2021

Blogs ब्लॉग are gaining popularity nowadays as a means of not only marketing विपणन your products but also as a means of authentic learning and teachingशिक्षण. Bloggers bleed their hearts out on a page. Whether it is for work, or for fun! They are passionate जोशीला about their subject and so will be transparent when…

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5 Authentic Hindi Teaching Sources Posted by on Aug 26, 2021

I learned Hindi the old fashioned way पुराने ज़माने का. In a classroom in India by a teacher who taught us using a blackboard and nothing else और कुछ नहीं. We took the notes down diligently however once we left the classroom we did not remember a thing in real life वास्तविक जीवन we had…

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Dual Meaning Hindi Words Posted by on Aug 24, 2021

There are certain words in Hindi that have no direct translation. Also, they can be translated and interpreted in several ways. This can lead to a lot of confusion as the interpretation may sometimes depend on the area in which one lives, or the tone of voice while saying the word or the context. The…

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