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Saptapadi (Saat Phere) in Hindu Marriage

The Hindu method of marriage is an ancient Vedic tradition which involves ritual of fire and couple taking seven steps

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(YAOSHANG FESTIVAL) – Holi Manipur Style

MANIPUR (YAOSHANG FESTIVAL) Yaoshang festival is one of the most important festival of Manipur. main highlight of the festival is

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First Glimpse of Red Munia…

It was a magnificent event of my early birding days. In those days I just started to know about birds.It

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Lakkundi: the hidden heritage site in Karnataka

Hampi (Hampe) is a village and temple town recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of

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Portraits: Chitrangada Singh

Chitrangada Singh is an Indian film actress. She is known for starring in Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi and for her first

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Baluchari Sarees of West Bengal

West Bengal is famous for the several saree varieties- namely the Bishnupuri silks, Tant sarees,  Murshidabadi silks, Baluchari, Swarnacharis sarees and

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Aror: The ancient capital of Sindh

Aror: The ancient capital of Sindh   Aror was once the capital of the Hindu Rajas of the region of

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NUTAN- Portraits

Nutan was born into a Marathi family,   Nutan Samarth  better known as Nutan  daughter of  director-poet Kumarsen Samarth and

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The Synagogues Of Malabar

The Synagogues Of Malabar The Jews of Malabar controlled much of the spice trade to the Middle East before the

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The story of Sambhar

The story goes as follows. Sambhaji, The Maratha leader was at one point in charge of Tanjavur in present Tamil

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The story of Unicef’s Greeting Cards

In Erstwhile Czechoslovakia, Unicef had a programme to provide drinking milk to school children. Dzitka and her classmates were regular drinkers of

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The story of Mangal (MARS)

Photo: Mangal, son of Earth is also the God of wars. Here seen holding a mace, dent, trident and lotus

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Arunachal Pradesh in ancient India (Hindu sites of Malinithan,Parashuramkund and Menchukha)

There are several ancient texts in India that mention the region of Arunachal Pradesh. According to the Arunachal Pradesh government

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Geographic Variants of Indian Roti

Roti (Bread) is one of the basic staple foods consumed in India. Wheat is the primary and sufficient ingredient that

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Bhai Tika (Yama Dwitiya)

One legend says that when Yama came to meet his sister Yamuna (river), she prepared for him a sumptuous meal

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Naraka Chaturdasi (Choti Diwali): Indian Halloween

Photo1: Narakasura with his army As per legend, Naraka or Narakasura was the son of Bhoodevi (Goddess Earth) and Vishnu’s

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NaNoWriMo 2013

There is a writer in each one of us, but we often fail to display our commitment towards achieving our

Story of Porstitute

STORY OF A PROSTITUTE

My life lost its track till date… I couldn’t get it back Every morning I wake up to feel free

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The Toilet in the Japanese Temple

There has been debate raging in India after prominent leaders including Jairam Ramesh and Narendra Modi insisted that the country

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RENAISSANCE- THE AGE

‘Renaissance’ term comes from a French word meaning ‘rebirth’. Associated with the rediscovery of the classical learning of the Greeks

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Thank You …

I had a brief chat with one my friend who is new to me and I always said thank you

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The “Chinese” Eiffel Tower- Architectural replica!

The other day a friend who visited Paris on a business tour got me back a mini Eiffel Tower as

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Sati, Parvati and Durga

God – who created the universe in all of its magnitude and who is capable, approachable and forgiving. God is

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Hemu and Modi: Return of the businessman ruler to Delhi

In 1191, Shahabuddin Ghori attacked Delhi as Prithviraj Chauhan had given asylum to a group of Afghans who had fled

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A tiny hand to wipe a heavy tear

  On wings of heaven, in hands of angels, I was brought to earth and was placed in your womb.

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Bruises from a Rose

Seasons have come and gone Life is moving on … When I turn and look around, I see I am

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Together

Together, let us two gather, Underneath a glittering sky of Sparkling stars tonight. Forever, we will be far never, Because

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BLUE LAND DOVE

Melting the mist raises the sun As I walk into this awakening scenery, Raising the stream flow’s the wind As

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The Five Greatest Poets of Modern Punjab

A look into the five greatest poets of modern Punjab: Surjit Patar (1945-) Main rahaan te nahi turda, Main turda

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Gazal E Ishq

Gazal-e-ishq इश्क को कमबख्त कहने वाले भी सही हैं वरना हमे झुकादे, ये दम किसी और में कहाँ था कुछ

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Sensitive

Sensitive कभी हँसता , कभी रोता , कभी हँसके रोता होगा एक आम आदमी कभी तो ‘आम’ होता होगा जब

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Love Is In The Air

Love is in the air, With you,  I can feel it everywhere. Love gives purity & essence to life, And

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LOVE AND LET GO

I didn’t see it coming, Had no way of seeing it coming, It did come and I was broke and

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Through Anwesha’s Brush

This is the first in the series of talents promoted on Pinkjooz. Stay tuned for more! (Click on the images

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9 cool hobbies to have

Most of us spend a good part of the day working our heads off in front of a computer. And

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Curse of the koh-i-noor

Koh-i-noor is the largest diamond known on earth for which innumerable battles have been fought in the past. It is

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Baul – Mystic minstrels Bengal

   The Bauls are mystic minstrels living in rural  Bengal. The Baul movement was at its peak in the nineteenth

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Jamini Roy-Genius Artist

Jamini Roy was born on 24-Oct-1887 into a moderately prosperous family of land-owners in a village called Beliatore which is