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Indian Custom: Hair Cutting on First Birthday

Background:  My informant, NS, is an eighteen year old student at Tufts University. She was born and raised in Southern California. Her mother was born and raised in the Philippines, and her father is Indian but grew up in Scotland and Southern California. While her mother is the only member of her family to have… Continue Reading »

Russian Proverb about Beauty

Main Piece: Russian Proverb “Красота требует жертв.” Phonetic: Krasota trebuet zhertv. Literal translation: Beauty requires sacrifice. Actual translation: Without pain/sacrifice, you will not achieve beauty.   Background Information: Why does informant know this piece? She was often told this proverb by her grandmother. Where did they learn this piece? The Soviet Union What does it… Continue Reading »