Navrati Festival Culture Interesting facts 

Navrati Festival

Navratri–or the nine sacred days–mark the most auspicious days of the lunar calendar according to Hinduism. Celebrated with fervour and festivity all over India, and every Hindu community the world over, these nine days are dedicated solely to Maa Durga (goddess Durga) and her nine avatars. The prominent story associated with Navratri is the battle that took place between goddess... Read More
Spices from Nepal Food Interesting facts 

Spices from Nepal

The purpose of this article is to present the most common Nepali spices, along with their medical properties. Akhbare khursani Akhbare khursani is also known as dalle khursani, meaning round chili is the spiciest spice in the world. The fully mature fruits are mostly shaped like cherries and are glowing red. Grown in households in Nepal and commonly used as a... Read More
Lemongrass: to mosquito and cold say ‘No!’ Food Health Interesting facts 

Lemongrass: to mosquito and cold say ‘No!’

Lemongrass, gingergrass or palmarosa – ‘Cymbopogon martini’ Known in India as ganjan or gavti cha, is a species of grasses. It grows wild in wetlands of rural areas of India, Nepal, China and neighboring countries. In Ayurveda known as Rohisha – is a component of many ayurvedic prescriptions and is used in traditions of natural healing. The Chinese usually use the... Read More
Mahatma Gandhi: Return to India Interesting facts 

Mahatma Gandhi: Return to India

Gandhi left South Africa forever and returned to India in July 1914. Initially he stayed at Shantivan ashram of Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. By 1917, he had established Satyagraha ashram on the banks of Sabarmati river . In 1917, Gandhiji led a successful satyagraha campaign fighting for the rights of the indigo planters at Champaran. Champaran was a turning point... Read More