Finding Indian Culture in Rio de Janeiro

By Tony Maiella, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Upon first glance, it is hard to find Indian culture in Rio de Janeiro. Excluding Arab culture, most Cariocas have had little or no contact with the east. According to the Indian Consulate only 375 Indian families live in Brazil, mostly around São Paulo. Still, pieces of India are beginning to filter into the zeitgeist through the help of films, restaurants, yoga studios and government endorsed cultural events.

Yoga and meditation studios have long since become a part of the cultural landscape in the Marvelous City. In fact, Brazil has . . .

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