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7 Extremely Strange Wedding Rituals Performed All Over The World Which You Might Have Never Heard of Before

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7 Extremely Strange Wedding Rituals Performed All Over The World

In India, marriages are all about fun besides the traditional customs and rituals that we follow. During weddings, you will find top-notch band Baja Barat, good food, desi dance, cocktails, etc. Every culture celebrates the wedding in their own way. Well, we all are very well aware of the Hindu customs, but do you know about how marriages in other cultures are performed?

Well, the ones which we have mentioned here might give you Goosebumps or may sound a bit weird to you. But we can’t ignore them as well. From twisting grooms ear in Maharashtrian weddings to taking teen phere in Malayali weddings you’ll find it all here.

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1. Twisting of groom’s ear by the bride’s brother in Maharashtrian weddings

During a Maharashtrian wedding, bride’s brother twists the ear of the groom. Well, this looks funny but it seems like a warning given to the groom to take care of the bride after getting married.

2. A Bengali mother cannot attend the wedding of her son/daughter

A Bengali mother cannot attend the wedding of her son/daughter

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Well, it sounds strange that a mother cannot watch her son or daughter getting married to their love. It is believed that if a mother would watch their wedding it might bring some bad news or may have some harmful effect on the newlyweds.

3. New fishes are released by the couple in the nearest pond in Manipuri weddings

New fishes are released by the couple in the nearest pond in Manipuri weddings

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In traditional Manipuri weddings, they follow a unique ritual. The newlyweds are supposed to release two fish in the nearest pond before beginning a new life. It is believed that this move would bring lots of good luck and happiness in their life.

4. Balancing pots on the head of the bride in Bihari weddings

Whoa! It sounds like a tough challenge for a newlywed bride! As per their customs and traditions, the bride is supposed to balance earthen pots on her head while entering the house after getting married. Not only this, but she is also supposed to seek blessings from her elder ones with carrying pots on her head and without letting them fall.

5. Teen ‘Phere’ instead of Saat Phere in Malayali weddings

Till now, we all have heard about Saat Phere or seven rounds which bride and groom take as a part of the wedding formalities. However, in Malayali traditions, the bride and groom are required to take only three rounds around the fire. Look strange right?

6. Bride’s mother pulls the nose of the groom in Gujarati weddings known as Ponkhana or Ponkvu

During Gujarati weddings, mothers-in-law pull the nose of her daughter’s groom in a funny way after performing the ‘aarti’. This playful ceremony is known as Ponkvu or Ponkhana.

7. Presence of white and red flags in Kumaoni weddings

Presence of white and red flags in Kumaoni weddings

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In Kumaoni weddings, they follow a custom where they place flags for both the sides- white flag from the groom’s side which they carry it to the place of the bride which is represented by a red flag.

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With Planned Structure and The Peace Symbol Chandigarh Stands Out to Be The Most Amazing City to Live in India

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Chandigarh Stands Out to Be The Most Amazing City to Live

In India, we get to experience a lot of different cultures, festivals and what not. Every state, every city has something different to offer; and India is full of beautiful cities. But when we talk about different cities in India, one city stands apart for being the most amazing city to live. Yes, we are talking about Chandigarh. Chandigarh seems to be the best city of India, the city is clean, well structured and green.

The City Beautiful Chandigarh is the first planned city of India is known for being the cleanest, civilized and sorted. It’s like a piece of Canada in India. Don’t believe us?- Visit this place yourself and try to stop yourself from taking selfies everywhere.

Here we have brought out some of the reasons why Chandigarh is the best city in India:

1. Development and Environment go Hand in Hand

Chandigarh is a big city and unlike other metropolitan or big cities, development doesn’t happen here at the cost of the environment. You sure see buildings and beautiful houses here. But you also notice how every locality has a garden or park. How concrete roads are surrounded by lush green trees and plantations. The city is green yet developed.

2. First Planned city of India

Chandigarh: First Planned city of India

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We all know Chandigarh is the first planned city of India. Structured by the French architect Le Corbusier, you witness amazing settlement of the city. Every block and sector is cut equally, they are totally identical yet you find out the which one is which. None of the Indian city is that amazingly planned structured as it is.

3. Civilized people around you

Civilized people around you

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When you step out of the house you encounter 90% of people well dressed. People of Chandigarh would inspire you to dress up, they are smart and they look smart. You will not anyone, even the kids to littler around and making the city trashed. Trash goes into trash bins; they have been supporting Swach Bharat even before the “Abhiyaan” started. After all, people make the city and people in Chandigarh indeed made the city beautiful.

4. Most of the people are educated and education is good

The people here are civilized because they focus on education and most of the population of Chandigarh is educated. This is why the level of education is good in the city.

5. The city of young hearted and creative people

Remember the iconic Rock Garden of Chandigarh? Well, it is not just a great place to hang out with kids but it shows that Chandigarh is the city of creative people. People here are young hearted and encourage each other to be creative and innovative. This is why most of the pop singers are from Chandigarh.

6. The most peaceful city

The most peaceful city

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Yes, the city is known as the most peaceful one. For the matter fact, the city has its own symbol of peace, the Open Hand Monument stands for peace, prosperity, and unity.

7. Best place of youngsters

nightlife in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh is also known for its nightlife which makes it youth favorite. People here enjoy jamming, partying and live the life fullest. If you are someone who looks forward to nightlife, clubs, and bars in a peaceful and calm city, there is only one such city in India the is Chandigarh.

8. No traffic problems in the city

Almost everyone in Chandigarh owns at least one car, yet the city does not have issues like traffic jams and so. The first ever planned city even has traffic jam issues sorted. The roads are well maintained and people here follow traffic rules. That leads to smooth road rides and no unnecessary jams.

If anything we should all learn something from Chandigarh and the citizen of the city. They know how to love their city and that it is their responsibility to keep their city in the best condition.

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This Father’s Day Do These 8 Things to Make Your Father Feel Even More Special

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Things to do This Father’s Day

Special days like Mother’s Days and Father’s Day are celebrated every year in the whole world. No matter what country you are from, you want to celebrate these days as mothers and fathers are always special. All mothers do a lot for their children and this is why we always have plans for our mother in mind. This is also because we all are close to our mother the most and we know what she wants.

In the same light, we should prepare a full-fledged plan for our father, too. Well, we are sure you do but this article might help you think out of the box about the role that your Dad plays in your life. He needs to know that you care and understand him.

Here, we have 8 things you should do with father on this Father’s Day.

1. View your childhood pictures together over a cup of coffee

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This is the best way to tell him that you appreciate all those things he ever did for your upbringing. Your first birthday, or many more memories that he has captured. Just tell him that you believe he is a great Dad. Believe us, it is all he would ever want to hear.2

2. Plan a trip to the place he spent his childhood at

Fathers are not very good at showing emotions. But if you want to see some, just take him down the memory lane. He will give you so many childhood stories to cherish throughout your life.

3. Write him a card that says you know he loves you

Write him a card that says you know he loves you

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As we said earlier, fathers are not good at being emotional. So, this is your responsibility to make it easy for him; he might not say it to you very often but you always know that he loves you. So, take a pen and make him feel heaven by telling him that you know he loves you a lot and he means the world to you.

4. Make reservations for your Dad and Mom at some place fancy

There are chances that your father never got time to take your mother out to some fancy place. But he must have always wanted to do so. Why shouldn’t you do him a favor by making dinner reservations for both of them to have a lifetime experience?

5. Spend time with him

If you are busy son or daughter, chances are your father always wanted to sit beside you and just talk. So, do this for him this Father’s Day. Share, laugh, hug and talk because he may never ask you for this but he always wanted to.

6. Gift him Caravan Radio if you haven’t already

Gift your father a Caravan Radio

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All Dads love to tune into old songs. They feel highly nostalgic when they listen to the songs they used to tune into in his childhood. Caravan radio has all the hit Bollywood songs of old times. It’s for the love of classics!

7. Plan a trip for him

If your father loves to travel then plan a whole trip dedicated to him. To pamper him, make him relax and say thank you for everything he ever did for you.

8. Give him a day off

If your father is still working and has a quite busy schedule. The best gift you can ever give to your father is to give him a day off completely for himself. Ask him what his hobbies used to be. What is the idea of perfect leisure for him, and just let him do that? Gift him a day, devoid of all the responsibilities, away from work, without the tensions, no matter if he wants to just lie down the whole day.

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9 Dress Codes Around The World That Would Leave You Wonderstruck for Sure

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Our attire plays a major role in our life. What do we wear and how do we look to make a lot of difference. Clothing is one of the necessities for today’s lifestyle. We simply cannot see ourselves without a perfect wardrobe dedicated to our choice of clothes. But what if we tell you that there are somewhat strange dress codes that people are bound to wear despite choice and style?

Well, you read it ride. In this article, we are going to make you aware of 9 strange or surprising dress codes that are worn by people around the world.

Some of them might just leave you in bewilderment so be prepared.

1. Women cannot wear trousers in North Korea

Women cannot wear trousers in North Korea

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Okay, how would all the women out there feel if we tell you that women in North Korea women are not allowed to wear trousers? Hopeless, right? Well, think about the women of Korea now. This is right, in fact, in 2014 about 40 women were slammed for wearing slacks. Could it be any sadder, ladies?

2. Women in Uganda can’t wear miniskirts or low cleavage

Yeah, right. Where one country lashes out women for wearing trousers, another country restricts them to wear fancy revealing clothes. In Uganda, it is outrageous, like, pornography. Naturally, women in Uganda are protesting against this law. And then some people say feminism is overrated.

3. Colour restriction for a library stall in Sevierville, Tennessee

Isn’t that sound rather weird that staff members of a county library in Sevierville are allowed to wear only five colors? They can wear, grey, white, cream and purple. The question is, why purple?

4. Some historical sites in Greece prohibit entry of high heels

Some historical sites in Greece prohibit entry of high heels

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Another place that is heels- phobic. Some historical sites in Greece believed that high heels cause problem to the preserved historical sites, so, they came up with the idea of banning heels inside.

5. Men in Sudan can’t cross-dress

So, here is something for men, too. Saudi government raided a party just to arrest the men in cross-dressing and with the makeup on. They were criminalized for behaving like women. So now see where the problem is; some countries are still homophobic.

6. No collarbones

Well, this might leave you bewildered totally. According to metro.co.uk, in Woodford Country High School, Kentucky, Stephanie Hughes was sent back to home because her dress showed her collarbones. Her mother was called by the principal for such an incident.

7. Men cannot wear long hair

While women were punished for wearing trousers, men in North Korea are not allowed to have hair more than 5 cm. Not only that, they need to trim their hair every 15 days. We can understand the pain of young men and women in North Korea.

8. France doesn’t allow covered faces in public

France doesn’t allow covered faces in public

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In 2010 a law was passed that banned hijabs. Not just the “burkha” but covering complete is banned including with a helmet, hoods, etc. In fact, in 2014 a case which was against this rule was rejected by European Court of Human Rights, the verdict said that uncovered faces encourage “living together”.

9. Traditional clothes while at work in Bhutan

In Bhutan, people are bound to wear their traditional clothes while they are at work. This law is equal for both men and women. We feel that it is a way to show respect towards their work and also towards the country. But, doesn’t it restrict a person’s choice of clothing to wear at work? Just like the Tennessee library.

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