Holi in India – History, Mythologies, Legends & Beyond (part 1)

In India, Holi is the time of the year which raises a toast to the diversity of the country. Holi festival has glorious past aging back to the Puranas. A very long time ago, it was told in the books of Purana, Hiranyakashipu that the demonic King of asuras earned a boon which gave him 5 magical powers. He can’t be killed by any human or any animal, whether at day or night, by Astra or Shastra, indoors or outdoors, and finally, on land, air, or water. However, his son Prahlada, who was a devotee of Vishnu, was against his […]

India at the Olympics

  It is the 1900 Paris Olympics when India was first represented in the Summer Games. Norman Pritchard, the only representative from India, was able to win two silver medals, one in the 200-meter hurdles and one in the men’s 200-meters. Olympic historians agreed to award the medals of Pritchard to India in spite of the country’s lack of independence at the time. India firstly sent a team to represent them officially in 1920 and since then, they have been in every Summer Olympics in spite of the fact that the Indian Olympic Association was not established until1927. In the […]

The Nightlife in India

The Nightlife in India

What is the first thing you think about when you read the word India? You probably think of a big country, curry, Taj Mahal, Mumbai and curry again. Well, just like any other country, India has a nightlife apart from the traditional tourist attractions. From restaurants to clubs, the Indian people are always partying from early night, around 9 PM, to late night, up until 4 AM. However, unlike many other places, there is a law that the bars must abide by, but it does not stop the Indians! Although India is known for its architecture, cuisine and religions, there […]