Posts tagged India

Bihu, Assamese New Year – Guest Post ...

Bihu, Assamese New Year Guest Post by Pranjal Borthakur Bihu is a set of three cultural festivals celebrated in the Indian Province of Assam and other regions of the Indian subcontinent. The most popular, Rongali Bihu, celebrates the onset of the Assamese New Year in mid-April (around April 15). The second, Kongali Bihu, occurs in mid-October [...]

Ethnic Cuisine in Buenos Aires, Argen...

We returned yesterday from a five-day trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina.  We had a good time visiting what some call the “Paris of South America.”  We were most impressed by the architecture and generally affordable and excellent quality of life we saw.  Perhaps our perspectives have been influenced by living 11 months in nearby P [...]

Tsunamis

Tsunamis
On Sunday a massive 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia caused tsunamis that surged across the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, killing thousands in 10 countries from Indonesia to Somalia.  As of this writing almost 24,000 people have perished from the impact of the various tsunamis.  Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and India were partic [...]