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May, 2016

Buddha Purnima in India

One of the most important Buddhist festivals, Buddha Purnima in India in celebrated on the full moon day in April/May, or the Hindu month of Vaisakh. This year, it was held on May 21st. The festival is celebrated in many countries, too, such as South Korea, Macau, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, […]

Dabbawalas in Mumbai Take a Step Towards Helping the Poor

 To fight hunger in the busy city and raise awareness, Dabbawalas in Mumbai decided that they would do everything in their power to make sure that poor hungry people got fed. If you’re looking at your device’s screen, furrowing your eyebrows with no idea whatsoever about what a “Dabbawala” could […]

Akshaya Tritiya: The Day of Gold

A holy festival among Hindus and Jains, Akshaya Tritiya is an auspicious day on which people are urged to embark on new ventures and buy gold. This year however, jewelers are expecting less customers. Come May 9th, devout Hindus and Jains will head to jewelers to buy some gold – […]