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What should you Wear if You Are Invited as a Guest at an Indian Wedding?

If you are invited to an Indian wedding and you are not part of that culture, you may wonder what you should wear during that special event. It is, in fact, a very good an important question to ask yourself, because dressing in a particular fashion is part of the ritual, and you should respect […]

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What does the Lotus Flower Represent in Various Traditions?

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 […]

Travelling in India : tips and advice on how to follow proper etiquette

India conjures up many images : the Taj Majal, the Ganges river, the spicy food, and welcoming people. As a huge country, its culture is rich and diverse. This is very much attractive for foreign travellers, but can also be unsettling when we don’t understand the customs or rules of etiquette. To make friends, rather than […]

Grah Shanti: The Traditional Indian Engagement Ceremony Ritual

From entertainment, flowers, clothing, to the food, there is usually a lot of excitement and preparation around the wedding day. While there are variations in various Hindu communities, there are some staples like the Gran Shanti ceremony. Here are a few details on how the ritual takes place.

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Understanding India’s caste system

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.

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What Shall You Not Wear To An Indian Wedding Reception As A Guest?

Last month, we spoke about what to wear to a traditional Indian wedding as a guest. Now you fully got the dos, let’s speak about the don’ts. May you be a friend or family, a colleague or even an international guest, there are some things you just can’t do at an official reception like a […]

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12 Most Amazing Traditional Indian Jewellery Pieces

Indian jewellery is as old as Indian civilisation itself. Gold, pearls and precious stones are part of the local jewellery tradition, which translate Indian aspiration to reach perfection in form, design and colours. Let’s have a look at the most amazing pieces you might come across.