HindiPod101 Advanced Audio Blog Curriculum 

In this series, you will learn in-depth about the culture of India. You’ll learn about different famous cities and regions, holidays, tourist destinations, and more. Along the way, you’ll pick up sophisticated expressions and advanced grammar in this Audio Blog series that is presented entirely in Hindi.

Lesson Title Topic Summary Cultural Fact Vocab
1 One Long-Lasting Indian Party Tamil Nadu Festivals based on farming and according to positions of planets and stars, beautiful ocean scenery, religious sites, delicacies Legends behind Pongal celebrations रंग
चावल
गुड़
गन्ना
केला
सींग
घंटी
कीमती
पत्थर
2 India's Famous Building in an Unknown City Agra Home to the Taj Mahal as well as Agra Fort and Fatepursikhri, famous for clothing and accessories Marble and leather प्रेम
मशहूर
किला
विशव् धरोहर
ज़री-जरद् ोज़ी
विशषे ता
3 Take a Byte Out of the Competition in India Bangalore India's Silicon Valley ("Byte Basket"), benefits of IT boom for education Companies as families शिक्षा
छात्र
किताब
तेज़ी
बड़ी
सकारात्मक
4 Flying High in India Gujurat Home of Gandhi, kite festival Kite spinoffs ऋणी
पतंग
आसमान
मोमबत्ती
व्यायाम
स्वास्थ्य
सत्य
वरत्मान
5 Come Party with the Goddess of Money in Delhi! Delhi Contains India's capital (New Delhi), large influx following independence, Republic Day address, religious festivals, tourist attractions Crafts and food राजधानी
ऐतिहासिक
राजनैतिक
गणतंत्र दिवस
दुकान
आभूषण
आकर्षण
हस्तशिल्प
6 Mesmerized by the Melting Gold Mirages! Jaisalmer Beauty of mirages, Desert Fair, Golden Palace, night tours Telling castes apart in the Thar Desert सूरज
रेत
हवा
सोना
मेला
ऊंट
समय
चाँद
7 India's Most Intriguing Adventure Kerala Bird Sanctuary, backwater trips, Trivandrum Zoo, tea plantation, spice production, cuisine, massage Coconut water पक्षी
पेड़
राजा
चाय
प्राचीन
मसाले
पानी
8 Do You Need a Fresh Start? Mumbai Is the Place for You! Mumbai Local train, source of employment, picnic destination Spirit of solidarity देश
नीवं
जीवन
रेलगाड़ी
प्रमुख
मजदूर
शाम
9 Pride and Confidence in One of the Oldest Civilizations in the World Punjab Famous citizens, age of civilization, music, agriculture Punjabi dishes संगीत, गायक, औरत, सुंदर, टोकरी, प्रथम, गेहूँ
10 India's Water World Udaipur Beauty, story of Maharana Pratap Ji, Lake Palace, water management Dress and diet दक्षिण
पर्वत
जंगल
घोड़ा
प्राकृतिक
जल
11 Celebrate India's Most Precious Resource on Children's Day! Children's Day Coincides with birth of first prime minister, child abuse, call to action Prizes and fairs बाल
स्नेह
जूता
श्रम
विकास
कल्याण
विवाह
बचपन
12 Indian Savings Everywhere! Diwali Ways to celebrate: noisemakers, market/retail discounts (bonanza) Diwali discounts सपना
छूट
ऋण
ब्याज
आभूषण
ग्राहक
13 Follow the Path of Nonviolence, Love, and Truth in India Gandhi Jayanti Birthplace, emphasis on local economy, symbolic legacy Gandhi on Indian money आदर
पूरा
तस्वीर
धर्म
पुजारी
सत्य
शांति
14 This Prosperous Indian Idol Will Banish All Obstacles! Ganesh Chaturthi Son of Shiva and Parvati, god of wisdom and prosperity, worshiped first on auspicious occasions, cleaning and decorating idols, establishment of holiday Mouse and elephant symbolism पुत्र
धरती
समस्या
मूर्ति
मंदिर
दूध
जनम्दिन
15 The Natural Colors of India Holi Ways to celebrate: throw water, eat sweets, drink bhaang liquor, sing, dance, eco-friendly dyes Legend of King Hiranyakashyap गुबब्ारा
अनजान
रंग
चंदन
नदी
बाजार
बसंत
16 Gaining Independence in India Independence Day Series of foreign rulers, long British rule, mercantilism, revolts, Ghandi's movement, modern celebration Ways to celebrate गरीब
आज़ादी
पौधा
स्वतंत्रता-सैनानी
श्रदध्ांजली
भ्रषट्ाचार
समस्या
17 Circles of Flowers and Giant Snakes in India? Onam Occasion: King Mahabali of Kerala gave his kingdom to Vishnu and went to the underworld. Ways to celebrate: round flowers, lamps, singing, dancing, snake boat race Feasting दयालु
सुन्दर
फूल
नौका
सांप
चप्पू
18 The Strength of Indian Family Bonds Rakhi Ways to celebrate: brothers promise to protect their sisters; sisters decorate special trays, give their brothers sweets, and apply a red mark to their brothers' heads Indra's sacred thread माला
वचन
हल्दी
तोहफ़ा
डाक
बहन
भाई
चावल
19 The Republic of India Republic Day History of the protests that led to Indian independence and promulgation of a constitution Ways to celebrate रविवार
राष्ट्रपति
शासन
घोषणा
सम्राट
राषट््रीय
सदस्य
20 The Key to a Successful Future in India Begins with Your Teacher Teachers' Day Coincides with birthday of second president; reputation of teaching profession not great at first, but improved thanks to that president's efforts President Radha Krishnan शिक्षक
उम्र
विषय
सरल
समाज
ऋणी
उजज््वल
21 An Indian Message of Religion and Antiquity Ajanta & Ellora Physical features, beauty, depiction of Indian religions Discovery of the caves आश्रय
रहस्य
गुफा
इतिहास
अनमोल
एकता
चिन्तन
22 Replenish with the Shining Sapphire and Tropical Paradise of India Andaman Nicobar Island Location, environment, ecology, Cellular Jail The island's appeal जगत
स्वर्ग
हवा
घर
सज़ा
सांप
23 Relax in the Boundless Waves and Silvery Sands of India Goa Natural beauty, nightlife, water sports Cuisine रेत
रात
ज़िन्दगी
तनाव
समुद्रतट
लोग
तैरना
24 What Sacrifices Would You Make to Live in an Indian Castle? Chittorgarh Fort Structure, monuments, Jauhar sacrifice, Tower of Victory Sacks of Chittorgarh आक्रमण
रक्षा
किला
दीवार
रानी
रक्त
निर्माण
25 Are You Pure Enough for the Indian Temple of Gold? The Golden Temple Sacred to Sikhs and Hindus, ornate structure, destroyed many times Purification before entry साल
अमृत
द्वार
दिशा
रोशनी
मुकुट