“Bura Na Mano, Holi Hai!” Happy Holi!

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History of holi and lathmar holi

A naughty boy living in a small Indian village loved playing pranks on girls, especially on one girl from a neighboring village whom he loved a lot. The boy was pretty jealous of his beloved too as she was very fair in complexion while he was dark. The boy’s loving mother told him to go, color her face in any color he likes and that would solve his problem. The mischievous boy and his gang went to the girl’s village,…

15 reasons why you should be a proud Indian this 68th Independence Day!

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If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India. – Max Mueller, German scholar This beautiful, exotic land of diversity celebrates its 68th Independence Day on August 15. authorSTREAM wishes you a very Happy Independence Day on this auspicious occasion! As the young nation proudly celebrates its freedom, we think it’s an…

You are the wind beneath my wings. Happy Father’s Day!

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Da Da. Dadadadadadadadada. Imagine the smile on a father’s face when he hears for the first time the child calling out his name. From the moment we learnt to take tiny baby steps, his strong hands gently but firmly held us from falling. When we ran around playing with friends and siblings, he kept a close watch to see we were safe. If we cried over the little bruises on our knees and shoulders, he told us to gracefully accept…

We will switch off for Earth Hour. Will you?

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Tomorrow, on Saturday, 29th March, 8.30 PM- 9.30 PM, millions of people around the world will join in switching off their lights for Earth Hour. This marks the eighth annual Earth Hour, the largest environment campaign in history. The bold and beautiful initiative was first taken in Sydney, Australia in 2007 with over 2.2 million homes and businesses turning off their lights to raise awareness against the threat of climate change. In 2012, the event was observed in more than…

Festival Fusion: St. Patrick’s Day and Holi celebrations captured in presentations

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Image Courtesy: Presentation by Nubiagroup Celebrations are bound to be double when two extremely popular festivals come calling on the same day. That is what happened on March 17 this year. The festival of Irish Pride St. Patrick’s Day and the Indian festival of colors Holi coincidentally fell on the same day, making it a double delight in those countries where Irish and Indians are swelling in numbers. Let’s pick up St. Patrick’s Day first. Legend says the festival commemorates…