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More Information. Shipping Terms: Shipping costs includes insurance. Add to Wants. His triumphal return brought great joy to his people who illuminated the whole city to celebrate the occasion. This tradition continues to this day as houses and cities throughout India are lit up every year traditionally with small earthenware cups or diyas filled with oil to commemorate the anniversary. Deepawali signifies the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Dussehra The battle between Ravana and Rama and the latter's victory are celebrated as Dussehra in many parts of India, 20 days before Deepawali.
Dussehra is the day when the effigies of Ravana, his brothers Meghnath and Kumbhakaran, are burnt. It is preceded by enactment of the story of the Ramayana by amateur groups of people in what is known as Ram Lila where all-night performances of the Ramayana from the beginning to the end are enacted; the actors are mainly young boys who perform the role of male as well as female characters. While Goddess Durga is worshipped with great devotion in West Bengal, Lord Ganesha - acknowledged as the remover of obstacles - is the central figure in the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra.
Janmashtami Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Vishnu, is the divine core in the epic Mahabharata. It was he who gave the sermon of the Bhagwat Gita the song Celestial to Arjuna, one of the five Pandava brothers during their battle with the Kauravas at Kurukshetra. This battle again epitomises the fight between the forces of evil and good. Lord Krishna is venerated all over India and there are temples dedicated to him specifically but in particular, his home ground of Vrindavan and Mathura where he lived as a boy and revealed his divinity by the miracles he wrought.
Guru Nanak Jayanti and Baisakhi The birth anniversaries of Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last of Gurus, are very important days and are celebrated with religious fervour and devotion. Processions are taken out, the scriptures are chanted, without a break, and the Gurudwaras Sikh temples are illuminated. The Indian calendar, as opposed to the Gregorian, starts in April. New Year's Day is April 13, celebrated as Baisakhi, which coincides with the harvesting of the wheat crop in Northern India, especially in Punjab.
People wear new clothes, sing and dance in joy. In Eastern India, the New Year begins on April 14 and again it is a joyous occasion with singing and dancing by young men and women who don their best silken mekhalas sarongs and chaddars an overwrap and dance to the beat of the drum. This festival is known as Rangali Bihu in Assam. Holi Then there is Holi, the festivals of colours when men, women and children drench one another with coloured water to celebrate the beauty of spring season, when flowers bloom and deck the earth. Languages Throughout history, Indian languages and literature have exercised a great deal of influence on other great civilizations and intellectual development of the world at large.
To know the real India, languages of different regions must be acquainted with, which can afford a great deal of information on India culture, traditions, history and folklore. Religions In India Languages in India. Indian Women Indian Dress. Indian Dance Handicrafts in India. Indian Cuisine Fairs and Festivals. Governance India, the world's largest democracy, has made tremendous strides in economic and social development in the past two decades.
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The country aims to become a higher middle-income country by and that calls for even faster growth in the years to come. With new government in place this year, India currently stands at the threshold of a unique opportunity regarding governance reforms.
By transferring functions, fund and functionaries 3Fs , efforts are being made to transform the lives of people. Increased financial autonomy was supposed to be the game changer but we are still far behind from our cherished goals. Administration at various levels is still weak and the poor still suffer the most.
Accountability, access to information, political will for real devolution of powers at all levels would only make the desired change and would lead to good governance. India of my dreams For many, India of their dreams is a place for equal opportunities, where all the talented people are given equal opportunities for growth irrespective of their caste, gender and economic and social status. India is witnessing a jobless growth even while it is very young country with regard to workforce. One hopes that one day every youth of the country will get a job and employability would be achieved through large-scale skill development programmes.
Defence Indian Defence capability is ranked 4th in the world with the 2nd largest army at its command. Elections Fair and free elections are the backbone of our democracy. From Lok Sabha to local bodies, elections have become a part of our life and a strong tool for empowerment. But Lok Sabha elections was different from the previous ones in more that one ways.
After a very long period over 30 years a single party got majority on its own. The elections were personality centric.
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Modi assumed the mantle of power and right now, as things seem, we are seeing a rather unconventional mode of politics and governance. The year was something that triggered a series of changes in India and the trickle effect will possibly cover the entire to settle down and give a final picture.
A changed political landscape would result in two important aspects in times to come. Indian politics was, since independence, dominated by vote banks politics based on religion, caste and other class factors and forces. Smart politicians have realised the change mind set of the youth and the graffiti is on the wall! A simple text message could have sufficed as a thank you.
Why meet up in person for this? To this, Som replies, Well,texts can lie.
But the eyes cannot. It helps us reflect on who we are online and who we are otherwise. It also gives us a grasp on how much communication and relationships have evolved. This movie also gave an interesting look into the era of the pagers. Something that was very short lived and not many especially of the younger generation got to see. Altogether, this movie is nothing complicated. For any queries e-mail me at dowhatyoulove gmail. Related 2 comments Ooh nice one! Sounds like it has a little bit of that Back to the future vibe to me as well, and I always love stories that have a little bit of time travelling in it, so that is really cool!
Really agree with what you wrote about online communication. Things really have changed. It amazes me sometimes when you are in a restaurant and you see people sitting at the same table, not talking to each other but only texting on their phones. That said, really enjoyed your post for this! Like Liked by 1 person. Yeah even I love movies with this kind of elememt in them!