If you are into meditation or yoga, you have probably seen mala beads before. They can also be found in paintings or sculptures of Buddha, where he is seen holding them. In fact, it is quite a common sight, but not everyone knows where they come from and what they are used for. This article […]
Throughout its history, India has witnessed gambling in many different forms. Under the British Raj, laws were tighter than at other times, but even then, there has always been some form of gambling, whether people were betting on animal fights on the street, on sports or playing card games. Today, online casinos are popular around […]
India currently has the second largest population in the world. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that some of its actors are known around the world, as well as in Hollywood. But that is also because India has a very strong cinematic culture, thanks to what is known internationally as Bollywood. But it […]
In the middle of difficult economic times, comes unexpected good news. There have been more new incorporations of firms in India in the month of July than in the previous seven years. This brings hope in the middle of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, which is causing havoc to the economy of the country. It seems […]
In these dark economic times, caused by the coronavirus crisis, it is sometimes hard to find a silver lining. But the answer might just be in the question. In fact, as everyone realizes that there is a problem with India’s growing economy, thanks to the latest data on gross domestic product (GDP) released on August […]
India has been a much better performer in recent Olympics. We can definitely see a bright future for the country in many activities featured at these events. But there are traditional sports in India that deserve recognition around the world, and of which we never hear about. Let’s shine the light on a few of […]
When you consider that the lotus flower starts out in the mud of ponds and grows to become a thing of such beauty, you start understanding why it has so much importance in so many different traditions. Therefore, it came to represent many different things, according to those who see it and revere it. Let’s […]
After the announcement of the largest investment for a minority shareholder to ever take place in the world last week, when Facebook invested into Reliance Jio, it has now been announced that another Indian firm (Paytm) will also be receiving money form one of the tech giants, in this case Microsoft.
In 2018, India ranked 44th out of 167 countries in the World Bank Logistics Performance Index (IPL). One of the reasons for this raise in ranking, is that the government of India is actively supporting the development of the infrastructure sector, adopting policies to ensure the creation of world class infrastructure in the country over […]
You’ve probably heard of India’s caste system, but you don’t really know what it’s all about ? Well, castes are based on the ideology of human inequality. It is the core concept of Indian society. Understanding Indian castes’ system is equivalent to understanding India and Indian people. Let’s explain further.
Five decades ago, the American journalist Flora Lewis said something about learning new languages. According to her, it was not only learning new words in order to say the same thing, but above all learning other ways to think about things. In today’s globalised market, the statement still stands true.