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India and its culture

India is located in south Asia. India ranked on number 2 according to its population. This country has long history and its culture is very rich. Delhi is capital of India.  Indian culture is very open and conservative too, depend on area. Music, art, architect, dance, religion, language and food vary from region to region in India. Dharmic religion had influence the Indian culture greatly. India is birthplace of Indian religion. In India different religions are practiced like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.

My Indian friend at Beaverton Pest Control was telling me that Indian population consist upon 79.4Hindu, 14.2% Muslims, 2.3% Christians, 1.7% Sikh and 2% others. People in India speak different languages Hindu, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujrati, Punjabi, Oriya and Malayalam. There are almost 1,652 languages are spoken around India.

Hindu culture has three main religions; Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. Their beliefs are different. They considered cow sacred animal. They also worship sun. To do yoga and meditation is in their culture and religion as it gives them mental and physical strength.

Indians normally hug each other when meet, in same gender. Opposite gender normally shake hand but it is considered very bad in rural areas. Even standing close to one another in opposite gender is also considered bad. Some gestures and actions are conserved very bad in public like waving hand especially in opposite genders.

Family bonding is very strong. They are very family oriented as their 3 to 4 generations live together in same house. They respect their elders. The women in family take care of house and children and cook food for family. Their daughter-in-laws serve meal to family and then pour it in their plates. Head of family is always the eldest one. On marriage they give dowry to their daughters. Weddings are arranged by family. In rural areas the concept of love marriages does not exist but in urban areas the ratio of love marriages is higher than arrange marriages. There is gender discrimination in India. The men get better opportunities and higher education but women are not allowed to study more (majority faces this problem). In Inherited laws, divorce cases and any other field men are dominant. In urban areas the trend is changing now.  They strongly believe cast system. They considered some casts inferior and some superior.

Indian nation is found of music and art. They mostly use Sitar instrument when they start to learn the basics of music. They dance on almost every festival and occasion. They celebrate many festivals like Holi, Diwali, dusshera, Navratri, Durga poja, Gurupurab, Raksha bandhan, and hemis etc. they cook different desserts and meals on these days and give gifts to each other.

They eat food in combo. They usually make a big thaal which has small sections and each section is filled with different food items. This thall must have cereal (Daal) and pickle in it rest of items are different. They usually don’t take shoes in kitchen. Women in India mostly take off their shoes and go in kitchen.

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Karachi and its culture

Karachi is capital city of province Sindh, Pakistan. Karachi is one of the cities which have fusion of cultures. Cultural roots of Karachi are embedded decades ago in 3rd millennium BC. According to 2012 report this city has a population of about 21 million people. Karachi is birthplace of Muhammad Ali Jinnah (the founder of Pakistan) and after 1947 Karachi became home of Quaid.

According a friend of mine who was working over New Braunfels Lawn Care and was basically from Pakistan said that Karachi plays a role of backbone of a country in terms of economy. Karachi is center of businesses, textile firms, entertainment and art, shipments etc. this city has sea ports.

Before the establishment of Pakistan many Hindus were live in this area. When Pakistan established in 1947 majority of population migrated to India (Hindus) and many Muhajirs came to Karachi and Muhajirs are Urdu speaking people; mostly Memoons came from Gujarat (India). In 1980 many Afghans also came to this city from Afghanistan. Many other casts came from other cities of Pakistan so this fusion made a combo different cultures.

Karachi people are called karachites. Urdu language is dominant in Karachi. Many other languages are also spoken by citizens; other languages include Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balouchi, Sariki etc.  

Religion of people in Karachi is Islam (Majority) and minorities include Christians, Hindus etc. About 95% of total population belongs to Muslims. Muslims are divided in Shia and Sunni Firkas.

Karachi is known for its food lovers. Cuisines of Karachi are so tasty and mouthwatering. Meat is important part in every meal or at least in one meal of a day.  Seafood is very famous in this city as this city is blessed with fresh seafood because of presence of sea. BBQ items are popular on every food table. Sindhi biryani is very famous; it is spicy and has potatoes in it as well. Tea (strong tea) is famous hot beverage of city. Taftaan, sheermal, tandoori roti, tandoori paratha, naan are famous breads. One can found the food items (street food or local restaurant to luxury restaurant style food) even at 2Am or 3Am.

People of Karachi celebrate every festival with whole heartedly. Local festivals are Ramadan, Chand raat, Eid-ul-Fitar, Eid-ul-Azha, Eid-milad-ul-Nabi, Jashan-e-bahara etc. other festivals which belong to minorities are also celebrated by minorities and they have full freedom to celebrate those days. Festive holidays are offered to minorities. Cultural day is celebrated in December every year. On cultural day people wear Ajrak Shawls or Ajrak Kutas along with Sindhi caps.

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An Info About Travel

Growing up is a process of learning all the new things you did not have a comprehension for when you were younger. You’ve taken in a considerable measure throughout the years. It’s conceivable that some of it have proved to be useful, while a few has not. The best aspect concerning adulthood is that you have the flexibility to find out about the things that genuinely intrigue you. Books can show us the certainties and the historical backdrop of a place. Be that as it may, so as to truly find out about the world, we must get out and see it for ourselves.

Travel is an approach to go back to the classroom, however without the bossy educators and homework. Travel will help you to remember that it is so fulfilling to nourish your cerebrum with direct data about individuals, craftsmanship, culture, sustenance, governmental issues, history, religion, and many other things that would broaden your horizons. You could even end up showing others new things while you travel. A volunteer excursion could permit you to impart English to schoolchildren in certain countries, who can later utilize those dialect capabilities to discover occupations and further their own training. During travel, you would also be able to get a workout that doesn’t feel like a workout.

Meandering around the old stone structures of Cambodian temples has a feelinglike you are venturing into the pages of an otherworldly storybook. Who might have speculated that you likewise blaze the same number of calories as you would amid a trek to the exercise center, if not more? Traveling is really good for your mental as well as physical health, and this is one of the many reasons why you just have to spare time for traveling every once in a while, no matter how busy you are.

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All About Travel

The cost that accompanies voyaging is exceptionally demoralizing individuals to travel, however that shouldn’t be the situation. By doing some basic things, you can really compensate for the costs in voyaging and help you on the best way to raise cash for an outing. Take after a portion of the travel hack that we will be giving you and you will be profiting while at the same time voyaging. When voyaging the greater part of us tend to stop our auto at the airplane terminal, what you don’t know is there are applications in your cell phone that will enable you to lease your auto straight from the air terminal.

When you need to discover approaches to raise cash for a trek, this is the thing that you ought to be doing instead of giving your auto a chance to sit at the stopping region of the airplane terminal for a broad timeframe. Two of the most prescribed auto administrations would be Turo and Flight Car. You ought to be agreeable in leasing your auto as both organizations are putting forth at any rate $1million protection in the event that your auto is leased.

This won’t just enable you to profit voyaging yet will likewise spare you a decent $100 for the stopping charges. You may win at any rate $130 for leasing your auto for about seven days. Everybody of us want to archive our travel, however what we ought to be doing is to change over these photographs and records into something that can produce cash; and that is the thing that travel blogging is about. Making a travel blog is the most ideal approach to share your voyage to other individuals.

In the event that you are thinking about how to profit from travel web journals, you can begin by putting promotion in your webpage. When you are beginning to get a generous measure of movement, travel organizations will get some information about them. There are additionally travel destinations that will request that you post a survey about them, and they will pay you a strong measure of cash for doing it.


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