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Arisudan Yadav
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Saxophone and Saree... such a beautiful musical combo! Jai Ho Lavanya & Subbalaxmi
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Tea is India's most popular drink - the country consumes 837,000 tonnes of it every year. The ritual of drinking chai transcends all boundaries, and roadsides are dotted with #Chai wallahs who serve it boiled up with spices, sugar and milk.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27991440
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"Unfortunately most people have not heard the post-colonial scientist. We are still spellbound by the colonial judgment. We have become what the British wanted us to become: more material, more timebound, rejecting the mental, the psychological, the timeless. This increasingly material mindset reveals itself in the determined, sometimes violent, desire to locate the exact birthplace of Ram and Krishna, in the spate modern mythological fiction books that seek to historicise mythological figures and in the decision to make Gita a 5151-year-old event."

http://devdutt.com/articles/indian-mythology/5151-years-of-gita.html
“Even the psychological is real.”
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Shakespeare lived at a time when India was ruled by Akbar the Great, or the Great Mogor as he was referred to by the sea-faring Europeans, whose long reign was marked by opulence, harmony and a resultant peace. There are various references to India in Shakespearean plays. He uses words like Ind, Inde, India, Indies (East) and Indian to refer to a country fabulously rich.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/william-shakespear-wrote-about-india/1/357138.html
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Thus temple rituals were not indifferent to social realities. They sought to create opportunities of employment using rituals. In many temples, the person donating a lamp was also expected to donate cows and goats to provide for the ghee. These cows and goats were given to cowherds and goatherds thus providing them with livelihood and a share in the fortune of the temple. That burning lamp supported many mouths. The temple saw the devotee as much as the devotee saw the deity.
We need to see people, and not just expect them to see us.
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Obamacare policies for visitors and immigrants. http://www.visitorguard.com/obamacare-for-usa-visitors-and-immigrants/ #obamacare  
Understanding the key features of Obamacare, what it covers, who can use it and how it affects visitors, immigrants, US residents and international students
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As much as I support the river linking project, this article highlights some very valid concerns. If not RLP, India desperately needs something similar, without impacting the natural course of nature.
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Various Roman artifacts like containers bearing the mark of Roman potter schools VIBII, CAMURI and ITTA have been found here, which support the claims that there was trade between Rome and ancient Tamil India.

- See more at: http://www.thebetterindia.com/15551/indians-trade-site-with-ancient-romans-arikamedu-travel-pondicherry/?ref=fbpost#sthash.6OfC5ajf.dpuf
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#Yoga For Starters -- Are You Posing For Success?
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Kudos to Indian environmental activist Ramesh Agrawal, who was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environment Prize – an award that honors grassroots environmentalists for their significant efforts to protect he natural environment. Agrawal helped villagers stop a coal mining project that was to have made a huge impact on the locality. He is awarded $175,000 for his work. 
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An interesting read: "The Indus Valley civilization, that thrived around 3000 BC, built brilliant roads and drainage systems, but in all probability did not bother with any temples"

http://devdutt.com/articles/indian-mythology/the-rise-of-the-temple.html
A short history of temple building in India reveals interesting little details
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"The vivid images and stories include Indian labor in the building of US railroads and in farms and lumber mills in the 19th century, to the well-known journey of Swami Vivekananda to America later in the century."
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Sarojini Naidu (13 February 1879 - 2 March 1949)  also known  as the Nightingale of India, was a child prodigy, Indian independence activist and poet. She was the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state. Her birthday is celebrated as Women's Day all over India.

#india   #amazingindians  
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yup, knew that.. interestingly, till I was in the 8th grade, I didn't know a great aspect of her life, that she was a poet.. and then I was asked to be a part of a school play/drama thingy and do the recitation part back stage.. this was the poem http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/indian-dancer/
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