Cortana celebrates Raksha Bandhan in India

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One of the reasons Cortana has not been rolling out faster around the world has been so Microsoft can made adaptations to make her fit in a bit better with the local culture.

One such example popped up today. If you use the Indian Cortana alpha and ask her What’s up? she responds:

“Ever wondered if a simple silk thread can be stronger than iron chain? Today is Raksha Bandhan, the special day that celebrates the brother-sister bond. It’s time for rakhis, gifts, chocolates and sweets!”

Raksha Bandhan is of course Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters; the festival is also popularly used to celebrate any brother-sister relationship between men and women who are relatives or biologically unrelated.

Have any of our readers been surprised by this nice touch? Let us know below.

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