Festive Celebrations: Popular Diwali Rangoli Designs
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Festive Celebrations: Popular Diwali Rangoli Designs

Rangoli is an Indian traditional or folk art which is generally created on the floor especially on festive occasions like Diwali (Indian New Year). The Indian scriptures and puranas (hindu mythological literature works) can be attributed for the emergence of this creative rangoli art. This ancient Indian art is believed to be originated from the Indian state Maharashtra,…

Rakhi – A Pledge To Love And Support
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Rakhi – A Pledge To Love And Support

Today is Raksha Bandhan. Also known as Rakhi, this is a beautiful Indian tradition that celebrates the bond of love and support between brothers and sisters.  Raksha means protection while Bandhan means bond. On this auspicious day, brothers make a promise to their sisters to protect them from all harms and troubles and the sisters pray…

How Can You Inspire Your Kids To Think?
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How Can You Inspire Your Kids To Think?

Half of what your kids learn in the first 2 years of college will be outdated by the time they graduate,” said Education Reformer, Kiran Bir Sethi! The top 10 most demanded jobs that we are preparing our children for today may not even exist by the time our kids are ready to join the…

Travelling with Kids: Indian Street Kid – Lost & Found
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Travelling with Kids: Indian Street Kid – Lost & Found

This is my guide, Iqbal.  He was a street kid who once roamed the dusty streets of India. This is the story of how he became a street kid. This is his story. Iqbal  was born in a poor labour-class family. He was barely five when his parents separated or divorced, he doesn’t know which….

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Salaam Baalak Trust – Walk In The Shoes of Street Kids

A friend of mine shared this YouTube clip by Coco-Cola and I am compelled to share it with all of you.  In celebration of its 125th birthday on May 8th, 2011, Coca-Cola launched an awesome “Where will happiness strike next?” campaign. They converted trucks and buses into Coca-Cola delivery vehicles that dispense doses of “happiness” on…

Charity: Street Kids of India
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Charity: Street Kids of India

Did you know that the #1 reason for kids in India to run away from home is to pursue an acting career in Bollywood? This was an unexpected revelation from our guide from the The Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk. Street kids in India are so prevalent that no one bats an eyelid when a…