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The Legacy of India’s First Civilization

Sally Swope - elephant [50]

Sally Swope, author of My Shangri-La, My Adventures in Asia, writes about India's Mother Goddess festival, celebrated every year around October.

Destinations: India | Chennai | Bangalore | Agra | New Delhi
Topics: Culture | Religion

Fallen in Love with Delhi

Derek G - derekg [50]

This was our first time in India.    With Dhruv,leading the way, we had so much fun walking the streets of the Old Delhi Bazaar, meeting shopkeepers, sampling delicious street food...

Destinations: India
Topics: Travel | Festivals | Women & Travel | Traditions | Culture | Food | People | Photography | Religion | Shopping | For Kids | Ancient History | Architecture

Transcending Tragedy at Cinequest 2010

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,318]

Now in its 20th year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held each year in San Jose, Calif., presents a global smorgasbord of independent films by visionary filmmakers.

Destinations: India | Tibet | Singapore | Uzbekistan
Topics: Culture | People | Religion | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Art | Ancient History

Film Review: Fire

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,318]

Dysfunctional doesn't begin to describe the family dynamics in this sexually charged drama written and directed by Deepa Mehta.

Destinations: India
Topics: Culture | People | Religion | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Traditions
The Taj Mahal at dawn

The Taj Mahal at Dawn

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

I wake up at 5:00 am in Agra, India. I am excited about visiting the Taj Mahal at sunrise.

Destinations: India | Agra
Topics: Adventure | Literature | Animals | Art | Culture | Economy | People | Religion | Nature | Ancient History | Architecture
Anjai Mahadev,    Manali   INDIA


Dianne Sharma-Winter - dibundyontour [808]

The way is marked by red flags fluttering along the two kilometre walk. In the early light of evening with monsoon clouds obscuring the moon; we follow the sure feet of our local guide in single file.

Destinations: India | Himachal Pradesh
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Festivals | Religion | Women & Travel | Traditions
The Chief Priest(Bor Deuri) of Lalung tribes of Assam offering blood of Tortoise to Goddess Keshai Khaity in Nagaon,Assam

Worship of Keshai Khaity in Nagaon,Assam

Diganta Talukdar - diganta [331]

Worship of Goddess Keshai Khaity by the aboriginal Lalung Tribes of Nagaon district in Assam on 26th April 2009. It is said that a Keshai Khaity Mandir was established by the forefathers of the tribes...

Destinations: Assam
Topics: Culture | People | Photography | Festivals | Religion

India's Parsis

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

India's Parsis use new technology to keep ancient Zoroastrian religion alive...

Destinations: India | Mumbai
Topics: Religion

When I visited Shirdi

Dilip Kumar Patairya - dilipkum06 [58]

Any visit to Shirdi makes you feel something ordinary. I always felt the compassion and divinity of Sai there.

Destinations: India | Maharashtra
Topics: Food | Religion
Deorali, Sikkim, India: Sheri village, near Deorali, enjoys magnificent views.

Confronting Fear in Sikkim

Graham Simmons - gsimmons [5,382]

I’ve long had a perhaps unreasonable fear of Tibetan Buddhism. Maybe it’s all those pictures of bloodthirsty demons. So, when the opportunity came to visit the Himalayan state of Sikkim, feelings of...

Destinations: India | Sikkim
Topics: Travel | Religion
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