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Is our Indianness so fragile?

Flag Seller

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

Peace rest at Jama Masjid
Peace rest at Jama Masjid

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

Money Matter
Money Matter

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.

N:B: This is not a newsportal. The story copied from internet. To read the full news please click on the link More..

 

CENTRAL PARK | THE HEART OF DELHI

Central Park, New Delhi
Central Park, New 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

Raj Path

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

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DILWALE KA DILLI (DELHI FOR KIND-HEARTED PEOPLE)

Pigeon
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CELL PHONE | AN ESSENCIAL ADDICTION

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Is ‎handsfree‬ cell talk a ‎traffic Offence‬?

Friday, 28 November 2014 – 5:05am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna
Jumping a ‎redLight‬ may soon cost you Rs 5,000; ‎cellphone‬ use Rs 4,000
TNN | Sep 14, 2014, 01.44AM IST More..

Heat Wave | India

Heat Wave

A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries. While definitions vary a heat wave is measured relative to the usual weather in the area and relative to normal temperatures for the season. Temperatures that people from a hotter climate consider normal can be termed a heat wave in a cooler area if they are outside the normal climate pattern for that area. More..

A Rainy Day | New Delhi

Rain

NEW DELHI: It will be a partly cloudy day in New Delhi with possibility of light rain in some areas, the Meteorological Office said. “The sky will be partly cloudy. One or two spells of very light rain or thunderstorm could occur in some areas,” an official of the India Meteorological Department said. The minimum temperature settled at 26 degrees Celsius – two notches below the season’s average, while the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 36 degrees Celsius. More..

Place of Peace | Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths. more…
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