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What is “Solah Shringar” Literally, ‘Solah’ means Sixteen (16) and ‘Shringar’ means makeup or adornments. ‘Solah Shringar’ encompasses sixteen basic steps of beautification of a woman from head to toe. It details the process and also includes the guidelines on makeup accessories and ornaments. Solah Shringar is a ritual, passed […]

Solah Shringar - Sixteen steps of bridal makeup in India



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We, the Indians when enters into the latter part of the year, a sense of joy, happiness and anxiety joins us. This is due to the long list of festivals which are waiting for us which not only gave us the chances to meet with our close ones but also […]

Rakshabandhan–Celebration of brother-sister bond


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Before we get into details of Garba dance, here are two simple facts which will reduce your anxiety on learning this popular dance. Number one, there is no definite form or steps of Garba dance. No one can dictate that you have to dance exactly like this or that. It […]

Learn simple Garba dance steps and download Garba music


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The traditional costume of the Garba dancer is red, pink, yellow, orange, and brightly colored Chanya Choli, Lahenga Choli or Ghagra choli. You can also add Odhini with bandhani (tie-die), Abhla (big mirrors) or with thick Gujarati borders. Women also wear heavy jewelry, such as necklaces, sparkling bangles, waist belts […]

What dress to wear in this year Garba dance



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Garba dance is  a popular folk dance of an Indian state – Gujarat. This dance form has connection with Shakti-Puja (worship of power) and its origin is believed to be in the worship of goddess Jagdamba. It is played in a circular form performed by ladies on the nine nights […]

What is Garba Dance – Facts you must know


Kite Fest Austin Henna by Nisha
Sunday March 6, 2016 (and first Sunday of March every year)¬† from 10 AM to 5 PM is Kite Day at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Fun, Family Friendly and Free. Free parking is available at : 1. the State parking lots at 1604 Colorado Street 2. South at the […]

Kite Festival at Zilker Park, Austin


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The word “Diwali” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Deepavali” meaning¬† “row of lights”. While Diwali is popularly known as the “festival of lights”, the spiritual take is “the awareness of the inner light”. The celebration is “victory of good over evil”. It refers to the light of higher knowledge […]

Diwali The Festival of Lights



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Indian weddings are notorious for splurge of money and show-off by riches. But, under the umbrella of glamorous affair there are real rituals and serious affairs which arguably makes it most complex ceremony than others. Here are some tidbit of normal marriage ceremony which I caught in this video from […]

Indian Weddings some unknowns


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Today is the 41st year of environmentalism and activism for Earth Day. It is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. A little bit of history: In 1970 when there was height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, came […]

A Billion Acts of Green – Earth Day


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The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted. No romantic elements are present […]

Valentine’s Day ~ Facts and Fun