Cortana celebrates Raksha Bandhan in India


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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