December

31Dec2018

Fibonacci numbers in mathematics, are the numbers making up a series of numbers called the Fibonacci sequence. The sequence is characterized by the fact that every number after the first two, is the sum of the two preceding ones. […]

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29Dec2018

Fortune or luck, as many of us commonly believe comes to one by chance. That chance is what we always wish and pray for. Well, it is wise to believe in fortune, but it is only foolishness if you wait for it to knock your doors while you are sitting idle, shying away from facing the world outside. […]

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28Dec2018

Christmas was around the corner, Crystal and Natalie excitedly ran to up to their mother who was busy starting her preparations for the festival. The two sisters were pretty young, but would always show interest in helping their mother with things in whatever little way they could. “Mom, we really want to help you with all the Christmas preparations, please tell us what to do?”, requested the two girls to their mother. Mom told the two sisters that she would want them to help her with all the cleaning and decorations, but only after their school closes for Christmas. […]

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27Dec2018

Once in a small village in Kancheepuram lived two best friends, Ramu and Sanju. Both Ramu and Sanju were farmers. The two had their own piece of land where they did farming. Both their farms were close to each other. They both spent almost all day together working in their respective farms and also had lunch together daily. The two had been friends since very long. One thing that was common in the two was probably the fact that both of them were very religious and god fearing. There was a small temple in the village, where the two would always pay a visit every morning before getting to their jobs. This was a part of their daily routine. […]

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26Dec2018

Once, the sun and the wind got into a fiery argument. The sun said that he was the stronger of the two. The wind vehemently disagreed and proclaimed himself stronger. As the heated argument continued, they noticed a man with a coat walking on a road. […]

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25Dec2018

Once, when a hungry crow was flying around in search of food, he saw a piece of bread lying outside a baker’s shop. Delighted, he swooped down, picked the bread up and flew to a tree to feast on it.

A fox, who was also wandering about in search of food, spotted the crow with the bread. The bread appeared very tasty to him indeed! He quietly went to the tree, stood under it and called out to the crow. […]

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24Dec2018

Pongal (also known as Thai Pongal) is a four-day harvest festival celebrated in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The origins of the Pongal festival are said to date back to more than 1,000 years ago. The festival is dedicated to the Sun God, as a form of giving thanks for a bountiful harvest, and is usually celebrated in mid-January. It is one of the most important festivals for Tamil people in India and world over.
The first day or the day preceding the main Pongal festival is called ‘Bhogi’. On this day, people discard old things (which are generally burnt in bonfires), clean and paint their houses and buy new clothes. Cattle and bullocks are decked up was well. […]

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22Dec2018

On January 12th 1863, a son was born to the upper middle-class Datta family in Calcutta. They named him Narendranath. He grew up to become a very important figure in India and abroad. We now know him as Swami Vivekananda.

As a young man, Narendranath got interested in social reform, and worked against evils like child marriage. He became a disciple of Shri Ramakrishna, a famous sage who tried to show that all religions are essentially the same. […]

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21Dec2018

Cashmere, a type of fine woolen fabric, is made from the processing of the hair of a goat named Capra Hircus, which lives on the Tibetan highlands, in the Himalayas and principally in Mongolia. The animal produces a particularly fine wool that is soft and warm, which protects it from the harshness of winter (-40° C). After the animal moults, or after shearing, its hairs are selected, cleaned and then woven into threads. Cashmere is much softer, warmer and holds more heat than sheep’s wool. […]

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20Dec2018

Avial is a popular dish of South Indian origin. It is a thick mixture of vegetables and grated coconut, and is seasoned with curry leaves sautéed in coconut oil. Avial is an essential part of the ‘Sadya’, the multiple-course vegetarian meal served during the festival of Onam in Kerala. […]

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19Dec2018

Langdi Taang is a traditional Indian sport that is similar to hopscotch. It is a team sport played between two sides, with 12 players a side, and three extra players. A match lasts 36 minutes, and is played in four innings of nine minutes each. The team that wins the toss defends. The chasing team sends chasers who hop on one foot and try to tag the defenders. The chasers can step out of the ground as long as they keep on one foot. The defenders are declared out if they step out of the ground or commit a line fault. The team that tags most defenders is declared the winner. […]

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18Dec2018

Coriander is known as a spice used extensively in the kitchen. It is used as an ingredient in various dishes and as a garnish for salads and soups. But do you know the several health benefits of this wonderful spice? A few of them have been listed here- […]

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17Dec2018

The name ‘India’ refers to the river Indus, or Sindhu. When the ancient Greeks, while exploring the world, reached the shores of the Indus, they referred to the people living there as ‘Indoi’ or the people of the Indus. Later, the Persians changed this to Hindus. […]

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15Dec2018

Dahi, thaiyr, mosaru – curd has many names in India. But whatever they call it, most Indians have at least a bit of it every day, in some form or other.

Curd is a superfood. It is packed with vitamins and minerals. It has calcium, protein, phosphorus, zinc and Vitamin E. It also has a whole lot of digestive enzymes. That means it not only is very nutritious, it also helps your body absorb the nutrition from other things you eat. […]

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