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5 Essential Books on Indian Food and Cooking

5 Essential Books on Indian Food and Cooking

Food presents a way to understand everyday INDIC culture. The cuisine of India is as ancient as it is varied. Indian cuisine that reflects a 5000-year history of intermingling of various communities and cultures, leading to diverse flavours and regional cuisines.Stimulating, tasty and colourful, Indian..

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10 Must Have INDIC Kitchen Equipment for Healthy Lifestyle

10 Must Have INDIC Kitchen Equipment for Healthy Lifestyle

Indian cuisine reflects a 5000-year history of intermingling of various communities and cultures, leading to diverse flavors and regional cuisines. The arrival of the Mughals, the British, and Portuguese further added variety to Indian cuisine. The consequent fusion in cuisines resulted in what is..

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India’s Contributions Towards Science and Mathematics

India’s Contributions Towards Science and Mathematics

Shiva- Nataraja symbolizing life force- a statue at CERN- Switzerland, one of the premiere research institutes in the world. Photo – Detechter

Indian innovation in science, technology and mathematics has dramatically shaped the world we live in today. Science and Mathematics..

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Lota Story

Lota Story

Photo on the Left: Charles and Ray Eames; Photo on the Right: The Hare Krishna Movemen

The use of “lota” (a word with no English equivalent) has been epic and is believed to have been in existence since 2300 BCE! A shapely spherical object, its scooped neck makes it easy to hold..

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ZERO – The Greatest Contribution of Indians to the World

ZERO – The Greatest Contribution of Indians to the World

Photo: Blackforest Designs

Indic Philosophy of Shunyata and Shunya – concepts led to invention of the ZERO. The Sanskrit word for zero, “shunya”, is meant void or empty and derived from the word for growth, combined with the early definition found in the Rig-veda of “lack”..

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Surya – Beej Mantra of Indic Culture

Surya – Beej Mantra of Indic Culture

Picture Source: Himalayan Institute

In many cultures, light has long been a symbol of consciousness and self-illumination. Our primary source of light is, of course, the sun. In India, the Rig Veda, The Sun is worshipped in India from ancient time. The earliest reference to Surya..

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The Handcrafted Indian Constitution As A Work Of Art

The Handcrafted Indian Constitution As A Work Of Art

Each page of The Constitution was decorated by artists from Shantiniketan. Photo Source:: WikiSource

Constitution as a work of Art – The Indian Constitution is not only a consolidation of laws and regulations. But it is a wonderful repository of art. It gives us a sense of India’s rich..

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The Best Crafts Of India – HANDMADE IN INDIA

The Best Crafts Of India – HANDMADE IN INDIA

Handicrafts & Artisans

India has a strong tradition of Arts & Crafts for centuries and is the largest employer in rural areas of the country after agriculture! India has 3000 crafts across 750 rural clusters and 10 M Rural Artisans !

India’s rich cultural heritage and centuries..

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CORPORATE & PERSONAL GIFTING – Mindful gifting with Pride!

CORPORATE & PERSONAL GIFTING – Mindful gifting with Pride!

Opportunity to show empathy and respect for recipients’ passions and interests!

Gifting someone can be such a beautiful expression of admiration, love and respect for a person who is being gifted. An opportunity to show that you care and remember the person and the personality!

GIFTING..

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An Introduction to Chai

An Introduction to Chai

Pic Courtesy: Chaayos

Chai is synonymous with the Indic way of life. The history of how Chai (Indian tea) has become an integral part of Indian lifestyle is very interesting.

How did tea come to India?

 Tea was introduced formally to Indians by the British and tea plantation..

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