International Tea Day By Sharon Schweitzer Tea is a beverage made from the Camellia sinesis plant. Tea is the world’s most consumed drink, after water. It is believed that tea originated in northeast India, north Myanmar and southwest China, but the exact place where the plant first grew is not known. There is evidence that [...]
Celebrating National Rice Month By Sharon Schweitzer The history of National Rice Month which is celebrated in September, started in 1991, when President George H.W. Bush designated the month as such. The president and the United States Rice Federation came to an agreement to celebrate and recognize the usage of the grain in our daily [...]
To celebrate National Hot Tea Month, we explore five global regions where tea is a fundamental part of culture.
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Do you know what the most consumed liquid in the world is after water? And hint: It’s not beer! Tea is made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis and is the second most consumed drink on the planet. So, in honor of National Hot Tea Month, we are exploring five global [...]
Diwali Celebration by Natalie Carroll on flikr This year the world gets to admire Diwali, India’s most important celebration, on November 7th. Regardless of the different faiths practiced in India, Hindus, Jains, Buddhist and Sikhs, this holiday is celebrated by most in the country because the festival represents the triumph of [...]
September is National Rice Month celebrating the harvest of rice, a staple consumed by nearly half of the world’s population. Rice consumption is especially strong in Asian and African countries, however is also common in the Americas. Rice has important social, religious, and cultural significance around the world. If you’re traveling abroad during National Rice [...]
Whether your business discussions are in Delhi or you’re planning to manufacture in Mumbai, bear in mind these three essential cross-cultural tips for doing business in India.
In our last blog post, we explored international etiquette and the trends in global tipping. A survey conducted by MasterCard Worldwide explored the tipping practices in 14 Asian countries. As global tipping practices continue to evolve, it’s especially interesting to note customs on the subcontinent of India. On her 2012 trip to southern India, my [...]