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McLeod Ganj, a tourist place in Himachal Pradesh, India

McLeod Ganj, a hill-station in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, is a beautiful destination for anyone who wants to reconnect with mother nature. This place is also known as 'Little Lhasa' or 'Dhasa' because of its large population of Tibetans.

Interestingly, the name McLeod Ganj is kept after Sur Donald Friell McLeod, who was once the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab. And, “Ganj" is used as a suffix which means “neighbourhood".

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Toe rings or bicchiya worn by married Hindu woman

Toe rings, or commonly known as 'bicchiya' in Hindi, are worn by married Hindu women in India. They are worn in the second toe of both feet and are usually made of silver metal.

It is believed that toe rings are worn by married Hindu women as a symbol of them being married, and are not removed throughout their lifetime.

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It is true that street performances has been existing in India since ancient times. But, it was Philip Astley who brought the concept of circus in India in the 1880s. Interestingly, Astley is known as the father of modern circus.

Birth of the Great Indian Circus

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Khadi cloth in the process of making.

Khadi fabric, which is also known as khaddar fabric, is a hand woven natural fibre made with cotton. There are other variations of Khadi fabric, too, which includes silk and wool. Historically, Khadi fabric originated during the time of Mahatma Gandhi when he led the Swadeshi Movement in 1905. In appearance, this fabric has a rugged texture and feels very comfortable when worn during winter season and also makes one feel fresh when worn during summer season.

History of Khadi in India

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