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Short cultural snippets for an easily digestible India Art/textile/craft: Wooden Combs From ancient times, Indian women have used wooden combs to comb and detangle their long hair, and to massage the scalp, which was believed to enhance growth. They used them to apply traditional clay-based hair masks, and to comb …

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Short cultural snippets for an easily digestible India Word: Khichdi The word khichdi derives from the Sanskrit khiccā, a dish of rice and lentils. Mixed with spices and vegetables, khichdi is still a staple, comfort food across all regions of India; and as a meal that is high in protein, …

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Dal is among the most important ingredients of most Indians’ food. Dal is made from several different varieties of pulses, lentils, peas and beans.