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Indian Festivals

Navaratna: Nine Musical Gems Each Celebrating an Indian Festival

Ila Paliwal | Posted 04.09.2015 | Arts
Ila Paliwal

As the Sikh community in India and around the world gets ready to celebrate Baisakhi: The Harvest festival of Punjab, India on April 14th, I would lov...

Bringing in the New Year With Pongal!

Alka Pratap | Posted 03.07.2015 | Religion
Alka Pratap

The Winter Solstice is a time of celebration in almost every culture and part of the world -- whether in the Southern or Northern Hemisphere. As a person with an Indian ancestry, I have always been amazed at the diversity of traditions in India alone.

The Significance of Makar Sankranti

Alka Pratap | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Alka Pratap

Known as Makar Sankranti, this Indian festival honoring the sun is one of the most popular in the sub-continent. An event known by different names depending on the region, it is celebrated throughout India and Nepal.

Pushkar Camel Fair

Jen Pollack Bianco | Posted 10.05.2011 | Travel
Jen Pollack Bianco

2010-11-19-camel1.jpgLike any vehicle on the sales lot, these "ships of the desert" are buffed spotless for the occasion. Camel hygiene is of utmost importance.