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Meet Kamali: A Young Female Role Model

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Meet Kamali: A Young Female Role Model

Meet Kamali! How does a young girl from India spark so much interest? And why are people talking about her and sharing her story? This 9-year-old skateboarder from the village of Tamil Nadu has been breaking down stereotypes. Suganthi, mom and biggest supporter, has empowered her daughter, who has become a living embodiment of perseverance, to follow dreams. Being raised in a rural village, there are plenty of societal conventions that are being challenged by Kamali. Suganthi’s family and community members have even expressed their concerns and disapproval when some of these social norms are being challenged. However, despite this, Suganthi...

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6 Reasons to Travel to India

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6 Reasons to Travel to India

If you are looking for a place to visit that is rich with culture, India is the place for you. Indian culture is made up of the thousands of different and distinct cultures; it's one of the oldest cultures in the world, dating back to 4,500 years ago.

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What is World Hunger Day?

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What is World Hunger Day?

Hun・ger noun a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by a lack of food, coupled with a desire to eat. Any dictionary will tell you the definition of hunger; however, words on a page can’t quite capture the pain of millions who suffer from hunger every day. If you are like me, you may think to yourself, what is to be done? Who am I to make a difference? The creators of World Hunger Day asked themselves similar questions. Those behind The Hunger Project started the World Hunger Day initiative to raise awareness of the constant presence of hunger that...

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What is Holi?

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What is Holi?

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, is a Hindu festival that marks the beginning of spring. It is celebrated according to the lunar calendar - in accordance with the full moon - so the dates can vary each year. This year, Holi is on march 21st.

In addition to marking the end of winter and the arrival of spring, Holi also celebrates color, fertility, love, and the triumph of good over evil.

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Celebrating Female Heroes: The Gulabi Gang

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Celebrating Female Heroes: The Gulabi Gang

In honor of International Women's Day, we wanted to celebrate some of our personal female heroes, namely a group of pink-wearing, bamboo-stick-wielding women warriors from Uttar Pradesh, India.

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