Important herbs – Lemon balm

Herbs of importance – Lemon Balm Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), a member of the mint family, is considered a calming herb. It was used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion (including gas and bloating, as well as colic). […]

The Ramayana story in pictures – Aranya Kand (3)

 The Ramayana – Aranya Kand Rama, Sita and Lakshmana spent thirteen years in exile. These years were no way less eventful than other kandas in Ramayana. Since they have spent this in a forest called Dandakaranya, this chapter is also called as Aranya kand, as Arnaya means forest. In exile, Rama, Sita and Laxman spent […]

A brief history of hindi movies

History of hindi movies First hindi movie shown in india was Raja Harishchandra. This was produced by Dada Saheb Phalke. The apporximate length of the film was 40 minutes. There were no female actors and the cast was all male. This was a silent movie. Main cast was Dattatraya Damodar Dabke (Raja Harishchandra) and Vishwamitra […]

Dhanteras festival

The festival of Dhanteras Dhanteras festival is believed to mark the beginning of good times and celebrated a day before Diwali, a major hindu festival. Dhanteras holds special significance for the businessmen due to the customary purchases of precious metals on this day. Dhanteras indicates the beginning of Diwali celebrations. It is on this day on which […]

The love story of Urvashi and Pururva ( or Puroorva)

The love story of Pururva and Urvashi This article is about the love story of a mortal and a dancer from the heaven. Pururva was the king of lunar dynasty (or chandravansh)..Urvashi was a celestial nymphor apsara in Indra court. She was cursed by Maitre and Varuna that she had to spend some time on earth. […]

Ramayana facts

Ramayana is one of the most riveting epics from India. This story of Lord Rama has been told and retold in several languages from ancient India and is still relevant. The Ramayana is not only the story of Rama, but this is also a story of other people. For instance, Lakshman, Bharat and Hanuman. We […]

The festival of Teej

Teej festival Teej is a widely celebrated festival across India. People celebrate this festival in dedication to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This festival is celebrated for marital bliss, well-being of spouse and children and purification of own body and soul. This festival is celebrated usually in the month of July-August, so it is also […]