MAD(e) IN INDIA
02/21/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
Played with cowries, this Indian game was highly popular during the era of the Kings. It was used to improve eye-to-eye coordination and to teach teenagers war tactics and strategy. Also, the game was used as an important tool in developing counting skills. The game is played between two - four players, wherein each player races their coins on a board of 5x5 squares to reach the innermost...
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MAD(e) IN INDIA
02/19/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
Winning the most coveted award – the Oscar, in the year 1982 for Costume Designing for the cult movie Gandhi, Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian to win an Academy Award. Having worked in over 100 films, since 1950s, with noted Indian and International filmmakers, this prominent Indian Costume Designer started her career as a freelance fashion illustrator for various women's magazines in...
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MAD(e) IN INDIA
02/17/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
He is a popular Indian comic book character, created by cartoonist Pran. The comic comes in ten Indian languages including Hindi and English and has sold almost ten million copies. It has also been made into a television series. The character was created in 1971 for the Hindi magazine Lotpot. It soon became popular among kids and the adults alike. According to a Diamond Comics press release,...
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You must have danced to its beats and have celebrated this joyous festival with your family and friends, but can you answer this easy question related to its origin?

A. Madhya Pradesh B. Punjab C. Gujarat D. Maharashtra
Patolas are hand-woven silk sarees that are created in Patan, Gujarat. The name Patola is derived from the Sanskrit word Pattakulla. Manufactured by the resist dyeing process using the warp & weft technique, Patolas are double ikat sarees. The sarees are painted with motifs and patterns inspired from animals and other elements of nature. The craft of weaving them rests exclusively with the...
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The story of Indian perfumes is as old as the civilization itself. Archaeological evidence shows the earliest inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent held plants in great reverence. With the passage of time, scented oils were extracted by pressing, pulverizing or distilling aromatic vegetable and animal produce. Early indications of this activity are available from the perfume jars and...
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The tempting Indian dessert ‘Rasgullas’ came into existence as a traditional offering to the Goddess Lakshmi at the famous Jagannath temple. One of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage places in India.
Not many of you might be aware of this…!!
If you thought Indian flags are manufactured by printing press owners or random tailors, then this fact is definitely going to be an eye opener for you.
A prime member of the group of nine members, known as the 'Nava Ratnas', the inner council of advisors, for the Mughal emperor Akbar, Birbal was mostly entitled to the administrative and military duties, but was very close to Akbar who loved his wisdom, sense of humor and subtle wit. An ardent admirer, Akbar bestowed upon him the name ‘Birbal’. A name, by which he was known then on.
Happy Vasant Panchami....!! :-)
Rudraksha is the seed of a particular tree species which usually grows at a certain altitude in the mountains – mainly in the Himalayan region. The best quality ones come from a certain altitude in Himalayas because somehow the soil, atmosphere, and everything influences it. These seeds have a very unique vibrations.
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English has taken some of its words from Hindi. One of which is the one mentioned here. The word mentioned below, originated in the mid-nineteenth century as an allegorical reference to the Hindu temple cars of Jagannath Temple in Puri, which apocryphally were reputed to crush devotees under their wheels.
This popular Indian game is played between two teams. Where, 7 flat stones are kept over one another to create a stone tower. A member (seeker) of one of the two teams throws a tennis ball at the stone tower to knock it down. The seekers then try to restore the pile of stones while the opposing team (the hitters) throws the ball at him. If the ball touches a seeker, he is out and his team...
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