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Annjali Shah – truly intercultural

With her origin, her homeland and her choice of expression, Annjali Shah exudes an aura of exoticism. Varied yet blended, her personality rounds up an international charm. Her grandfather, Shantilal Shah, hails from India (Gujarat). Her grandmother, Adela├»de Lanfranchi, is Italian and was a dancer with renowned Uday Shankar. Arvind Shah – her father – is naturally half-Indian and half-Italian. Clearly, love knows no boundaries, for he went on to marry Brigitte Shah, who is half-Swiss, half-Austrian. Her elder sisters: Devika (biologist doing research in cancer) and Chandrika (physiotherapist and pilates teacher) and she, herself, Annjali (dancer and kindergarten...

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Two worlds, Two cultures

While nostalgia hits adults hard, Third Culture Kids (TCK) have their own, unique experiences which circumstances conspire to create. Read on. Third Culture Kids are children raised in a culture other than that of their parents for a significant part of their formative years. They are exposed to a greater variety of cultural influences as they move between cultures before fully developing their personal and cultural identities. The first culture of these children is essentially the culture of the country of origin of their parents. The second culture refers to the culture of the place where the family currently...

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Matter-of-Fact of the week #39:

India is famous for its Tigers and Tigresses. One of the famous tigresses was named ‘Machali’ also known by the other name ‘Queen of Ranthambore’. It lived in the Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan for 20 years before its demise in 2016. The name ‘Machali’ was chosen because of the fish-shaped mark on her face. If you want to know more about her, watch NGC’s documentary, Tiger...

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  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #41:

    Darjeeling Tea

    In 2003, Darjeeling tea became the first Indian product to receive a GI tag. GI stands for Geographical Indication, used on products or goods corresponding to a specific geographical location.

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