What is so significant about the sacred Indian festival – Baisakhi 
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What is so significant about the sacred Indian festival – Baisakhi 

Vaisakhi, also pronounced Baisakhi, marks the first day of the month Vaisakh and is celebrated on 13 April every yearas a celebration of spring harvest primarily in the northern part of India. Vaisakhi observes major events in the history of Sikhism especially in Punjab where this festival is celebrated with a great zest and zeal as on…

How to communicate effectively in a Multi-cultural environment
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How to communicate effectively in a Multi-cultural environment

Canada is not only known for its beautiful landscapes but also known for multi-culturalism. So, one needs to excel in communication skills to communicate effectively and it is actually not that hard to do so. Although everyone places “great communication skills” on their resume however it isn’t always the case that they possess these skills….

Learn the Top 5 Idioms That Canadians Use All the Time!
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Learn the Top 5 Idioms That Canadians Use All the Time!

Every country, every culture has its own way of saying things. These country/culture-specific phrases or idioms are what make the country and its people unique. The Canadian way of saying certain things is crucial to its identity for it captures the true essence of a multi-cultural, multi-lingual society. As an international student or a new immigrant, understanding the common Canadian phrases might be a struggle. However, rest assured that you will pick up the Canadian way of speaking in no time! But until your ears and get used to them, here’s a one-stop shop for some common Canadian phrases that you start using in your sentences!

Why Do Canadians Own 2.3 Million Boats?
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Why Do Canadians Own 2.3 Million Boats?

Owning a boat or a yacht is not a common phenomenon in India like in some other countries around the world. In India, people consider boating or boat lifestyle similar to vacationing in resorts. The majority of Indians only rent or hire a boat for vacation purposes and will seldom own one. Large houseboats are famous in some states in India where there are water bodies spread across the landscape. India’s Alleppey is one such example that has numerous houseboats which have fully functional homes in them for you to lease as you tour the area. Here is a picture of one such houseboat.

How Raksha Bandhan is Celebrated in Canada 2021?
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How Raksha Bandhan is Celebrated in Canada 2021?

A unique festival that celebrates siblings’ pure and strong bond, Raksha Bandhan is a much-celebrated event in India. India has diverse cultures, beliefs, and traditions, and in every religion, they have a different name for the same festival. Don’t panic for those who identify this festival name because this festival is also known in other names as Rakhi, Rakhi Purnima, Rakhi, Janai Purnima, Salerno, and Gamha Purnima, Ujjwal Silano. Raksha Bandhan comprises two words; Raksha, which indicates “Safety,” and Bandhan, which represents “Bond.” Raksha Bandhan is derived initially from the Sanskrit language, expressing” the relation of siblings which is a bond of safety, protection or care.” The core of the festival is the ritual in which the sister ties a thread or bracelet on her brother’s wrist. In return, the brother commits his sister, a “Promise” to protect his sister from all harm.