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Learn about Indian culture, history, fashion, cuisine and bollywood

Look through our knowledge base to learn a bit about Indian culture. Get some information on various subjects like Indian Clothing, Indian Cooking & Recipes, Indian Spices, Bollywood movies & songs and much more.

Indian Clothing

Indian clothing for women come in a variety of fabrics and styles like Lehenga Choli, Ghagra Choli, Chaniya Choli, Saree, Churidar Kurti, Afghani, Leharia, Masakali, Anarkali, Bandhni and more. They are crafted using textile such as georgette, jamawar, crepe, satin, tissue, silk, cotton and the latest trend, net fabric. The most common of all traditional style are Saree and Salwar Kurta which can be worn to do household chores as well as at a party. Lehenga choli is generally worn at weddings by the bride. Indian bridal shopping list though includes a lot more than just the lehenga choli.

Ethnic Indian clothing for men are known as Sherwani, Kurta Pajama and Dhoti Kurtas. They are available in a variety of materials including jamawar, satin, tissue, silk, raw silk, cotton and the latest trend, net fabric. The most common of all style is Kurta Pajama which men wear on festivals and parties. Sherwani and Dhoti Kurta worn mostly by the bridegroom on wedding night.

Indian Grocery & Spices

Indian groceries include a multitude of spices grown across the Indian subcontinent. Some of the spices are used just for aroma and some for enhancing the flavour of the food. Many of the spices also have various health benefits. Most of the spices produced in India are exported across the world for centuries.

There are also a huge variety of ready-mix spices available in the market to cook some of the authentic Indian dishes. Some of the brands include - Everest, MDH, Mangal and many more. While cooking Indian food, spices with strong flavor should be added first and the lighter spices should be added last.

Some of the most common Indian spices and must haves to cook any Indian Meal include - Amchur Powder (Mango Poweder), Dalchini (Cinnamon), Garam Masale (Spice Mixture), Haldi (Turmeric), Dhania Powder (Coriander), Jeera (Cumin Seeds), Rai (Brown Mustard Seed), Namak (Salt), Lal Mirchi (Red Chilli Powder). You can check out our Indian grocery store to find all of the above spices, Indian sweets online and much more.

Bollywood Movies & Songs

Following the trend of Hollywood, Bollywood is an informal name of the Hindi Film Industry based in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), which is one of the largest centres of film production in the world. Even though Bollywood is the largest film production center in India, it is only part of the total Indian film industry.

The first silent feature film produced in India was in 1913 called Raja Harishchandra. The Indian film industry never looked back since. In 1931, the Indian film industry produced the first Indian film with sound. By late 1950s, the Indian film industry started making regular in color with sound.

Ever since the beginning, Bollywood movies are all about music and masala. Today, Bollywood produces more number of films per year as compared to any other film industry in the world. On an average, it produces over a 1000 films a year. Some of the recent superhit films include - Dabang, 3 Idiots, Bodyguard and Singham.
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