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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.

How To Introduce A New Spouse To Your Holiday Traditions

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

There's no denying that we all enjoy the universals of celebrations -- the good food, the family members getting together and sharing embarrassing stories -- but a holiday with different customs can be unpleasant without some effort to be a part of it.

A Hindu American's Thanksgiving

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

At Thanksgiving, my house today is as confusing, chaotic and lively as my childhood. But it's not "turkey day." Traditionally, we make lasagna. I'm not sure how that started. But it's perfect: an Italian dish, a Hindu cook, an American table.