Is our Indianness so fragile?
While the world unashamedly splashes its patriotism across bikinis, bandanas and other pieces of clothing, India’s democracy goes up in arms whenever the national flag is flaunted.
Don’t ape the West: In the US, the bar for alleged desecration is particularly high – a protestor can even burn the flag in public. TOI Online reader Uday Pillani in Kano, however, felt it is wrong to copy the Americans. “We have a different set of values and culture. We even worship stones and trees as a part of our faith. Leave the Indian Tricolour alone if it offends sensibilities. More..
EID EUPHORIA | PRE AND POST IMAGES
With the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims across the national capital celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious zeal on Saturday. All male members of the community and children offered morning prayers at nearby mosques and idgahs, after which they embraced each other and exchanged greetings. More..
atithi devo bhava | Incredible India
Atithi Devo Bhava [Atithidevo Bhava] (Sanskrit: अतिथिदेवो भव; English: ‘The guest is equivalent to God or ‘Be one for whom the guest is God’) is a Sanskrit verse, taken from an ancient Hindu scripture which became part of the “code of conduct” for Hindu society. Atithi Devo Bhav regards a procedure of the host-guest relationship. Recently it has also become the tag line of India’s Ministry of Tourism’s campaign to improve the treatment of tourists in India.
The mantras are from the Taittiriya Upanishad, Shikshavalli I.20 that says: matrudevo bhava, pitrudevo bhava, acharyadevo bhava, atithidevo bhava. It literally means “be one for whom the Mother is God, be one for whom the more..
GO PLASTIC | SAVE MONEY
New Delhi: Government on Monday proposed income tax benefits for people making payments through credit or debit cards and doing away with transaction charges on purchase of petrol, gas and rail tickets with plastic money.
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CENTRAL PARK | THE HEART OF DELHI
THE CENTRAL PARKTHE CENTRAL PARK, NEW DELHI
Central Recreation area is situated above Rajiv Chowk Town Place. The whole Connaught place industry is padded around this Primary Recreation area. This wonderful park provides the guests whether individual, several or in members of the family to sit, relax and relish the environment. Tossed start to the community in 2006 after a gap of four years – when the Delhi Town Train Organization (DMRC) dug it up to develop a metro station – it usually draws big crowds of people, especially young people. More..
INDIA GATE | A TRAVEL DESTINATION
The India Gate, originally called the All India War Memorial, is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the ‘ceremonial axis’ of New Delhi, formerly called Kingsway. India gate is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the undivided British Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. 13,300 servicemen’s names, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, are inscribed on the gate. The India Gate, even though a war memorial, evokes the architectural style of the triumphal arch like the Arch of Constantine, outside the Colosseum in Rome, and is often compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and the Gateway of India in Bombay. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. More..
LITTLE WONDER | A NATURE’S CREATION
DILWALE KA DILLI (DELHI FOR KIND-HEARTED PEOPLE)
CELL PHONE | AN ESSENCIAL ADDICTION
Is handsfree cell talk a traffic Offence?