Types of Plastic items which are banned in Tamilnadu.,Tamilnadu government has announced Certain type of plastic usage is banned in Tamilnadu. Buying and using those types of Products are banned in Tamilnadu. As a result of the ban, the following products will be banned from January 1, 2019:
1. Food processing and packing plastic used in hotels.
2. Plastic sheets used for table mats and tablecloths.
3. Thermocol plates used for serving food.
4. Plastic coated paper plates.
5. Plastic bags used for gifting during special occasions.
6. Plastic coated tumblers used in TASMAC, small vendors, serving coffee, tea, water on occasions.
7. One-time usable plastic coffee and tea cups used in shops and homes.
8. Normal plastic made tumblers in commercial use.
9. Thermocol tumblers and cups.
10. Plastic coated paper bags which is used in shops for packing products for the buyers.
11. Water packets selling by small vendors around Tamil Nadu.
12. Plastic straws used for serving cold drinks, milkshakes in shops, theatres and hotels.
13. Plastic carry bags used for everyday usage by people.
14. Plastic printed flags in sale in shops.
Few Plastics which are excluded from this ban are Plastic cases containing milk, curd, oil and biodegradable plastics and packaging plastics like water bottle from big firms by the government.
Please avoid plastic usage and save the environment.
This post largely relates to Indian Arranged Marriages conducted as per traditions of The Hindu Religion.
10 Marriage Matching Compatibility
As per The Hindu Religion, to get married a couple must have mutual compatibility in at least 10 matching aspects. They are called 10 Poruthams of Indian Marriage. These 10 Matches (poruthams) are Dinam, Ganam, Yoni, Rasi, Rasiyathipathi, Rajju, Vedha, Vasiya, Mahendhram, Stree Deergam, Vethai. The astrologer or Vedic pundit examines the astrology record of bride and groom, finds the compatibility and discusses this with parents of the couple. When a man and woman who have at least 8 matches compatibility, the parents agree to go ahead and conduct the marriage ceremony.
9 Planets and their Planetary Positions
One of the other checkpoints for fixing the wedding day is based on the planetary positions as per Hindu Astrology. There are auspicious months in a year to get married. Then there are auspicious days in such months and auspicious hours to tied the knot. This will vary for people with different astro profiles. Indian astrology system is based on blended understanding of scientific and religious principles. Many families take the Vedic astrology very much seriously and follow them to the core. They may even postpone the wedding for months or even years if the astrologer recommends to do so.
8 Directions, Relatives invited from
After a formal meet between the two families to decide upon the marriage ceremony, both the families will invite their relatives from all the 8 directions. At least anywhere between 500 to 2500 or even more number of relatives, friends, colleagues, neighbours and acquaintances are invited for the engagement ceremony and wedding ceremony to bless the couple. For at least the nearest and dearest of relatives and friends, the parents of the two families will go in person to invite for the wedding ceremony.
7 Swaras of Music
Music is an integral part of Indian weddings. Culturally, Indian Weddings will have traditional music close to their religions or geography played. In India, Music is considered to be given by the Gods themselves. Music connects religions and develops strong ties during worships and attain emotional and spiritual heights. Indian Carnatic Music has 7 Swaras as their base and foundation for the whole music. The seven Swaras are shadja, rishabha, gandhara, madhyama, panchama, dhaivata and nishada and their shortened form is Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni.
6 Tastes of Food
According to Hinduism, there are 6 tastes. These are Sweet, Sour, Salt, Bitter, Pungent, Astringent. Indian foods are well-known across the world for their balance of tastes, spices and health. According to different states and regional practices, the foods served in the wedding ceremony differ entirely. However, the wedding ceremony feast will definitely have these 6 sweets covered as part of the menu. Basic principle is that the food must be complete and holistic to be served to the relatives come for the wedding.
5 Forces of Nature
Water, Soil, Air, Fire and Aakash (sky) – are the five forces of Nature according to Indian Beliefs. We believe that everything in the world is made of different combinations of these 5 forces of nature. These beliefs are scientifically proved to be true as well. Indians have understood these principles of nature thousands of years back and have constantly preached to next generation people. To respect the 5 forces of nature, Indian weddings have different practices followed during the marriage ceremony.
4 Vedas Blessings
As per The Hindu religion, there are 4 Vedas. Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana. Each of these vedas were offered for different aspects of life. To live a holistic and fulfilled life, a Hindu must read, understand and lead a life as per these 4 Vedas. Mantras or verses from these vedas are chanted during the wedding ceremony by Vedic pundits. The chanting of these Vedic mantras is to get blessings from the 4 Vedas. The belief is that the couple is expected to lead a life as per the Vedas and they get needed blessings and support from the Vedas.
3 Knots on Mangal Sutra
In a Hindu Wedding, the Groom ties 3 Knots in the Mangal Sutra around the Bride’s neck. Each knot means something and has deeper meanings and secret messages to the couple. There are many ways the three knots are being interpreted. Knot 1 symbolizes the union and commitment of the couple. Knot 2 is to ensure the union and commitment of the two families. Knot 3 is to get an assurance from the groom’s family to ensure the bride’s well-being. One other variation to interpret the meaning of three knots of mangal sutra is First knot is the groom’s promise to the bride that he takes her as the soul partner for the rest of his life. (Manasa – consciously, Vaacha (expressing orally), Karmena (actions and deed). Also as per few traditions, Indian married women change their Mangal Sutra every year and get a new one tied. These habits constantly remind them of the core values of Indian Wedding.
2 Souls and their lifetime bond
Ultimately the marriage is between two souls that come from different families, different culture, different rituals, geographies that decide to become one. The marriage is an ultimate institution that unites not only just the two souls but also two families and their extended family members. So necessary arrangements are made to make sure the bride and groom understand each other and successfully become one and unite two families to have joyful life.
1 United for Life
Marriage is a life time bond created that unites the bride and groom. Indian arranged marriages generally go by these practices and many more to make sure the wedding couple lives a joyful life in the society.
Given the 1000s of years of historic beliefs and real-life examples, countless stories we hear around there are both concurrence and disbeliefs in these systems. But for sure, these beliefs have tied up the family bonding in India for so many centennials.
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Well not all, but many Indian fans are super crazy about Celebrities and they are loyal fans of their celebrities. Fans like to know what’s happening in celebrity lives and simply they wish the best for their celebrities. In a celebrity life too, Marriages are the biggest moments of celebration. The celebration and happiness is multiplied many times when two celebrities get married.
Let’s take a look at India’s most powerful Indian Celebrity Couples.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone marriage in 2018. They are the talk of the nation in the month of November 2018. The press revolves around every small opportunity to get a single click of the celebrity couple. It’s so disappointing for the fans and press people that the Ranveer and Deepika Wedding took place in Italy. Ranveer and Deepika marriage Photos are in hot search in Google Right now. They are now the hottest celebrity couple in Bollywood. There is a hashtag #DeepVeer going viral right now with more than 26 lakhs likes on their initial wedding photos in the internet.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
The Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Wedding came after many years of dating, engagement and courtship. Virat and Anushka marriage is a super dhamakha as the couple comes from two most happening industries in India. Cricket and Bollywood. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma too tied the knot in Italy in December 2017. The fans and press people are behind this couple for news, gossips from every public and private occasion they are paying visits to.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai
Star Celebrities Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai were the most hottest celebrity couples during 2007. It is surreal even now that the world’s envy beautiful Aishwarya Rai and India’s Biggest star Amitabh Bachchan’s Son Abhishek Bachchan, again a Bollywood heartthrob decided to marry in Mumbai in front of the biggest celebrity crowd in India. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Raigot engaged in the month of January 2007 and got married in April 2007. To the dismay of haters and gossip lovers, the Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Raicouple in 2018 celebrated their 11thyear wedding anniversary.
Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan
One of the most loved celebrity couples in India,Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan recently celebrated their 27thanniversary with 3 children. Shahrukh Khan is the Bollywood super star and Gauri Khan too was an film industry person with Interior Designing as her passion. Later years she also started producing Bollywood movies. The couple did go through lot of ups and downs but still held on to their marriage promise and live like an example to many couples in India. Now that their children are grown, each one of them are picking up their passion and taking their career seriously.
Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza marriage came as a surprise for many fans in 2012. Ritesh and Genelia met in the year 2003 itself and went on with their career by gradually becoming friends and then dates and finally as a couple. Their wedding is a picturesque one with two most beautiful photographic faces and that united two families from different religion and caste. Genelia D’Souza is a Mangalorean Catholic whereas Riteish Deshmukh is a Maharashtrian Hindu. The wedding took place in Mumbai itself. The wedding was attended by key celebrities from Bollywood and Indian politics circle. The couple now has 2 sons.
Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna
Akshay Kumar is one of a self-made super star in Bollywood from no background to the cinema world. He is charmful, a lover boy and a martial arts specialist who began his career with humble professions. Soon recognized and loved by the audience he was fondly called as “Khiladi”.His Talent and hardwork made him as one of the longest reining superstars of Bollywood. Twinkle Khanna on the other hand has a background to cinema world. She is the daughter of Dimple Kapadia. She was getting a film career entry. They met in a public photoshoot session and soon expressed their love and the rest is history. The successful couple got married in the year 2001.
MS.Dhoni and Sakshi Singh Dhoni
Cricket Superstar Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi Singh love story is well known. It has even come as a Movie Dhoni. Mr. Cool, Mahi, MS and there are so many cool names Dhoni has earned for himself out of respect and his humble personality. Sakshi too instantly won the hearts of cricket loving fans with her innocent beauty and charming personality. Such a pleasant personalities both of them. The couple kept their relationship private for a long time and finally announced about their marriage. MS Dhoni and Sakshi Dhoni got married in the year 2010 near Dehradun and they now have a beautiful daughter.
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are again one of the hottest and most influential couples of Bollywood. Both actors have their own fan followings in millions. Saif Ali Khan Pataudi hails from one of the richest navab families in India. His dad is such a influential personality in the field of cricket, cinema and politics too. Saif Ali Khan from his young age maintained his fitness and started gaining a name for himself in Acting too. Both in action and in comedy themes, the actor shined a lot. Kareena Kapoor needs no introductions as well. She is from the famous Kapoor Family of Bollywood. They met in studios during 2003 for shooting and fell in love during 2008 and finally got married in 2012. They welcomed their son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi in 2016 with some controversy around his name citing historical relevance.
Ajay Devgan and Kajol
Kajol was and still is a heartthrob to many Bollywood fans. Her marriage to Ajay Devgan came quite as a surprise in 1999. The couple is successful in their careers and stand strong after 2 decades of married life. They have a daughter and son. Ajay Devgan had humble success in the beginning of his career and later he proved persistent and proved himself with many successful movies in lead roles. He started producing films and came out with even bolder hits year after year. The couple still is being loved and respected for their successful career and love life.
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Aamir Khan and Kiran Roa is another celebrity couple that we all love for their straight forward, honest relationships and open talks about their feelings and expressions with a care towards overall well-being of the society. Aamir Khan is the perfectionist, the star who took Bollywood for getting nominated in Oscars. Aamir Khan met Kiran Rao who was an assistant director during 2001 and finally they both took enough time to understand each other and got married in the year 2005. They have a cute son named Azad Rao Khan named after Indian freedom fighter Maulana Abdul Kamal Azad. It is a complete family with lot of maturity, discipline and dedication to their passions.
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Betting and Gambling is one of the age-old games being played in India. Originally started for entertainment Gambling has radically evolved into a full-time money earning business over the years. However, in India the Casino Gambling is being run without any strict actions in key cosmopolitan cities and even in 2nd, 3rd tier towns and villages.
What the Law Says?
“The Public Gambling Act of 1867 is a central law that prohibits running or being in charge of a public gaming house. The penalty for breaking this law is a fine of ₹200 or imprisonment of up to 3 months. Additionally, this Act prohibits visiting gambling houses. A fine of ₹100 or imprisonment of up to one month is the penalty.”
This light-hearted law is only a hogwash. Politically backed and moderated by local goons, business houses run highly systematic casino gambling in casino clubs, online casino gambling websites and even casino game apps.
Lottery is again another multi-crore gambling business that is run by several state governments while being officially banned in other states of India. Not sure, why Lottery it is legal and illegal in various states. The people who spend money in buying Lottery are mostly illiterates, daily labors and lower middle-class citizens. The idea of Winning Lottery and becoming rich shackles their belief system in rightfully sweating hardwork and earning steady income by undertaking regularized jobs.
Kerala state Lotteries run by Government of Kerala is a popular and profitable lottery business engine. From a humble INR 20 Lakhs revenue in 1967, during the financial year 2013- 2014, The department reported a profit of Rs 788.42 crore.
In India Tamilnadu State has banned all forms of Lottery business in the year of 2003 being sold within or from outside the state.
Don’t read it wrong. It is not fighting with the Dogs. It is a barbaric blood sport being organized in remote villages and secret undergrounds in metro cities where two Voracious Dog Breeds are allowed to fight each other, tear flesh, break bones until they are pronounced dead. In India, Dog fights are often staged in barns, outdoor pits, garages, basements, warehouses, abandoned buildings, back alleys, neighborhood playgrounds, or even in the streets. Local Officials are being “Handled” to not act or report these games.
Animal Welfare Organizations such as PETA India and the Animal Welfare Board of India are not able to report or act against or entirely ban these blood sport as these events are being organized and followed by a loyal fan base using posters, local adverts and SMS or WhatsApp groups for their sickening amusement.
Though it is legally banned in India, Indian states such as Punjab, Haryana, Jaipur, Uttar Pradesh and in some parts of Delhi one can regularly come across Dog Fighting events.
Sports Gambling Betting
What’s sickening is while most of our generation teens and youngsters are already lacking physical fitness and start catching up lifestyle diseases, politically backed corporate companies are launching disguised Sports Betting schemes, online betting games and betting mobile apps in a loosely-framed legal system.
Sports Gambling and Betting is highly detrimental for a healthy ecosystem, business economics and following crimes.
In India, several times Sports Betting incidents have been reported, caught red-handed and punishments have been levied. In the promise of earning money or satisfying instant income gratification, these quick rich schemes loot masses of people in a jiff. FICCI reported that the market for underground or illegal sports betting has been pegged at over ₹300,000 crore. A report by the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), illegal betting and gambling revenue market in India is valued at $150 billion. Experts say that nearly 80 per cent of this is being contributed by cricket.
Kites are an amazing form of scientific experiment where we learnt to fly kites sky high for mere entertainment. Over the period this too got corrupted by the introduction of variations, skills demonstration, racing and now uncontrollable criminal activities that follow such kite flying events.
Kite Running, Kite Flying Race, Kite Fighting and there are several other deadly variations in India. Flying Kites and getting into serious racing lead people into several dangers like injuries, bleeding, accidents, fights and even murders. Every year in India several people are reportedly killed by Manja, the glass powder coated kite flying. Kite flying also poses threat to low flying planes and copters.
There is blanket ban for this deadly motivated kite flying that poses deadly risks and disrupts normal lives. Kite Flying is banned in several cities though being practiced in most parts of the country because of the lack of regular authorities.
Once known as motherland to several thousand rare animal species that other countries in the world were envious of. But thanks to the enlightenment behind the animal trafficking business and bloody entertainment affairs, people are lured into developing a flair for Animal Hunting. Many rare animal species are now in the danger of becoming extinct due to the volume of animal hunting activities.
Popular animal species that are being hunted are deers, tigers, elephants, rhinos, snakes, crocodiles, peacocks and several other birds. These animals are mostly hunted dead or alive for their peculiar features in their skin, horns, feathers, meat or just for entertainment.
Cocks are by nature aggressive. But that is mainly for establishing territories, claiming mating rights and for displaying genetic dominance among the bird community. This natural past time of watching cocks fight has become a blood sport now. Today Cockfighting is an illegal sport banned in several states of India.
Cock Fighting was originated in the Southern India and spread across the entire Indian sub-continent. The sport has become banned once people started tying 3 to 4 inches blades to legs of the birds and allowed them to fight, poke each other until they die or retract from fighting.
Exclusively for Cockfighting, special fighting cock breeds are bred, grown and trained to create bloody entertainment for the onlookers.
Banned Video Games
Who could have guessed that even video games would create havoc in the society. Several video games released over the years have been banned and shut down by the Government.
Several video games like Manhunt Series, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat, Dragon Age inquisition, Overwatch, Smite, Pokemon Go were reported and found to be spreading violence, sexual orientation, disrupts religious beliefs and create public havoc.
BlueWhale is another game that jolted the World by inducing players to kill themselves. Without adequate regularization laws and acts video games create quick damage before their aftermath is realized and controlled.
Bullfight and Jallikattu
Bullfight is a form of animal fighting between two strong bulls in certain parts of the country. Sair fair is the traditional bull fight. In India the bull fight event is organized at Arki in Solan, Himachal Pradesh and certain other parts of the country.
Jallikattu has been practiced in India for Thousands of years and is a part of the culture to demonstrate courage. This practice of Jallikattu is unharmful for the bulls and promotes breeding of native cow breeds which is a backbone for the agricultural ecosystem in India. Often being misunderstood and politically played out, in 2014 the sport Jallikattu was outlawed by the Supreme Court following objections from animal rights activists who say it is cruel. But later in 2017 January after the protests by people of Tamilnadu, the ruling was withheld.
Bikes and Car racing is another deadly sport in India. Following the popularization of F1 Car racing and sports bike racing events in the western world, India too picked up the lead and started running racing events across many states. With a strong purchasing power, teens and youths are buying, importing high performance vehicles for their personal gratification and indulge in life threatening racing events in an unorganized manner. Several paining accidents have been reported and hundreds of people die due to these street racing events on bikes or cars.
Let us be vigilant enough in spreading awareness among youth and the overall society about the harm these banned games present.
On this International Women’s Day, I take a moment to thank every woman out there who play diverse roles in our lives. Here are top 10 powerful Indian Business Women who not only brought wealth and laurels to their families but also boost Indian Economy.
They grow tough businesses in one of the most difficult economic times we ever witnessed. They stood high and steady through ups and downs. Like a Phoenix they rose to accolades by keep elevating their benchmarks and feats to awe peers.
Arundhati Bhattacharya is an Indian banker and former Chairman of the State Bank of India. She is the first woman to be the Chairman of State Bank of India. She retired from State Bank in 2017 after spending 40 years in the banking industry. She is also referred as the Iron Lady of Indian Banking.
Chanda Kochhar is the managing director and chief executive officer of ICICI Bank. She is widely recognised for her role in shaping retail banking in India. Chanda Kochhar became the first Indian woman to receive the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Citizenship, joining the ranks of Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice.
Shikha Sharma the Managing Director & CEO of Axis Bank, the third largest private sector bank in India. She was a contender to Chanda Kochhar of ICICI for the Head role. Shikha Sharma made ICICI Prudential what it is today. It is the organization she built from scratch; the leading player in the life insurance business.
Zia Mody (born 19 July 1956) is an Indian legal consultant. She is considered an authority on corporate merger and acquisition law, securities law, private equity and project finance. Business Today listed Mody as one of the 25 most powerful business women in India several times. She was also named one of India’s 100 Most Powerful CEOs by The Economic Times in 2004 and 2006.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (born 23 March 1953) is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur. She is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India and the chairperson of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. she is ranked among ‘World’s 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma’ by Fierce Biotech, Forbes magazine’s ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ and Fortune’s ‘Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Asia-Pacific.’ She has been recognized as the only Indian on Forbes’ list of ‘World’s Self-Made Women Billionaires.
Suneeta Reddy is the Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s largest private healthcare provider. She is widely recognized for her contributions in making high quality healthcare accessible to millions across the country and also for her support to various entities and industry bodies. she was instrumental in taking the organization to the international equity markets through a successful GDR and subsequently bringing the First Foreign Direct Investment into Healthcare in India.
Alice G. Vaidyan is the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of General Insurance Corporation of India. FORTUNE India announced Ms.Alice G Vaidyan, as the 7th most powerful women in Business in the November 2017 issue on “Most Powerful Women in Business”. Alice G. Vaidyan is known to take up new challenges and making a success out of it. She is the first lady officer to assume the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Corporation and the first lady Chairman-cum-managing Director in the public sector insurance industry (non-life) under Ministry of Finance in India. She has over 30 years of experience in the Indian insurance and reinsurance industry.
Mallika Srinivasan is a thought leader and a strategist, recognized for entrepreneurship, commitment to excellence and contribution to Indian agriculture machinery business and academia. She is presently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TAFE – Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, an INR 93 billion. She is on the Board of AGCO Corporation – United States, Tata Steel Limited and Tata Global Beverages Limited.
Mrs. Bhartia has more than 25 years of experience in the newspaper industry. Shobhana Bhartia is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group, one of India’s newspaper and media houses, which she inherited from her father. She has also recently taken charge as the Pro Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. Forbes ranked her as one of the top 100 powerful women in the Media industry.
Kaku Nakhate is the President and Country Head India at Bank of America Merrill Lynch India, one of the leading wealth management, capital markets and advisory companies in India.
Let their living stories inspire 1000s of women in India. Wishing you once again a Happy Women’s Day.
Happy Women’s Day! I wish all the women in our life a happy Women’s day. Let’s make our part in giving our gratitude for the multitude of selfless roles played by women in our life.
Women’s Day 2018 is celebrated on March 8th 2018. This is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Women from every walk of life have climbed to success. Women’s Day is celebrated in the form rallies, panel discussions, seminars, networking events and performances.
In this much celebrated Women’s day, let’s emphasize few Women Achievers that Google has doodled in their search engine.
Asima Chatterjee (23 September 1917 – 22 November 2006) was an Indian organic chemist noted for her work in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. Her most notable work includes research on vinca alkaloids, the development of anti-epileptic drugs, and development of anti-malarial drugs. She also authored a considerable volume of work on medicinal plants of the Indian subcontinent. She was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Science from an Indian university.
Nargis was an Indian film actress. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in the history of Hindi cinema, she made her screen debut as a child in Talash-E-Haq. She received lasting fame for her movies and became mother to another great actor Sanjay Dutt.
Savitribai Jyotirao Phule was an Indian social reformer and poet. Along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, she played an important role in improving women’s rights in India during British rule. She laid emphasis on educating women. Savitribai Phule was a leading social reformer of her time credited with starting the first school for women. A believer in equal rights for men and women – she advocated changes in Indian society considered by many as way ahead of her time. India’s feminists in fact owe a lot to this radical social reformer.
Annie Besant was a leading member of the Theosophical Society, a feminist and political activist, and a politician in India. Annie Besant fought for the causes she thought were right, such as, women’s rights, secularism, birth control, Fabian socialism and workers’ rights. She became interested in Theosophy as a way of knowing God. She espoused freedom of thought, women’s rights, secularism, birth control and the rights of the working class.
Amrita Sher–Gil was an eminent Hungarian-Indian painter. She has been called “one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century” and a “pioneer” in modern Indian art. She has captured various aspects of pre-Independent India through her paintings. The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi Museum has her substantial body of works done during her short, but productive career as an artist. The museum has in its collection a significant part of her oeuvre and some of these are displayed here in the exhibit.
Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam, and an activist for animal rights and welfare. She also is the first ever woman in Indian history to be nominated as the Rajya Sabha member. She is considered the most important revivalist in the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam.
Homai Vyarawalla, India’s first woman photojournalist known for widely photographing India’s transition from the British Raj to an independent Nation. Homai Vyarawalla was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award, in 2011. She was also conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the I&B Ministry in 2010.
Anasuya Sarabhaiwas a pioneer of the women’s labour movement in India. She founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association (Majoor Mahajan Sangh), India’s oldest union of textile workers, in 1920. Google honoured Anasuya Sarabhai with a doodle on her 132nd birth anniversary
Rukhmabai Raut was an Indian physician and feminist. She is best known for being one of the first practicing women doctors in colonial India as well as being involved in a landmark legal case involving her marriage as a child bride between 1884 and 1888. She was instrumental in getting the obnoxious practice of child marriages banned not only in colonial India but the entire British Empire.
Popularly known by her pseudonyms Madhavikutty and Ami, Kamala Das is prominent in Indian literature for her poetry and short stories. Her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories and autobiography.
With only brighter hope for the future that there are many Indian women who lined up to be celebrated by international audience, we wish every woman a Happy International Women’s Day.
For a country with myriad landscape and diversity as India, an avid traveler has a lot to explore. From the towering heights to the calmness of the shores, India has a diverse plethora of offerings for someone willing to go the extra mile.
The once in a lifetime experience becomes a memorable treat in the offering when lodging is equally enchanting as the travel experience. India has a range of hotels to offer an avid traveler, the comfort of luxury which is truly remarkable.
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
The former residence of Maharaja of Jaipur, Rambagh Palace is now a 5 star hotel located on the outskirts of Jaipur in Rajasthan. It was ideally a hunting lodge in the days of the Raj since the area was located amidst a thick forest at that point. This can be considered among the most expensive hotels in India as Sukh Niwas and Suryavanshi Suites in Rambagh Palace will cost Rs 7, 50,000 per night.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
This is the former residence of royals of Mewar dynasty who used to rule over the region. This hotel is unique in the sense that it is located amidst Lake Pichola. A stay at the Presidential suite in the hotel will cost Rs 6, 00,000 per night.
The Leela Palace, New Delhi
A perfect amalgam of exquisite mix of ethos of Lutyen’s architecture and the Indian royal ethics, the Leela Palace is in New Delhi is worth a visit, if you happen to be in the city. This is also ranked among the most expensive hotels as a night’s stay in the Maharaja Suite will cost the traveler Rs 4, 50,000/- per night.
The Oberoi, Gurgaon
The Oberoi in Gurgaon is also admired by the travelers since it is located in close proximity to the national capital of New Delhi. A stay in the Presidential suite of the hotel is likely to cost Rs 3.00, 000/- for a night’s stay making it rank among the most expensive hotels in India.
The Oberoi, Mumbai
The Oberoi group has spread its reach across the length and breadth of the country making the chain of hotels a place to relax and recoup with family and friends. Another of their most popular and ranked among the most expensive hotels in the country is in Mumbai. The Oberoi, Mumbai is known for its exquisite location and plush interiors. Located off the Marine Drive in Mumbai, the hotel offers exclusive views of the seafront.
The most expensive suite in this hotel costs Rs 3, 00,000/- for a night’s stay.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Udaipur in Rajasthan is known for its enchanting architecture as also for its cultural richness. The splendid havelis and the architecturally designed temples are only one of the aspect of the city, you can explore. Among the most exclusive places to stay in the city is the Oberoi Udaivilas which has exclusive rooms with private pools. A stay in the hotel is likely to cost you Rs 2, 50,000 per night.
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
Located in the city of Agra, the Oberoi Amarvilas can be your perfect retreat for the fact that it is located in close vicinity of the Taj Mahal. You can also view the Taj from the comfort of your room in the hotel, if you so desire.
A stay in the Kohinoor suite of The Oberoi Amarvilas will cost you Rs 2,50,000 for a night making it rank among the most expensive hotels in India.
Taj Lands End, Mumbai
With an exclusive view of Bandra-Worli sea link in the offering, Taj Lands End could be your perfect retreat when in Mumbai. A stay in the Presidential suite of the hotel is likely to cost Rs 2, 50,000 per night making it rank among expensive hotels in the country.
Taj Flaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Taj Flaknuma Palace which is now a five star hotel used to be the residence of Nizam of Hyderabad at one point in time. This fact lends the hotel an exclusive touch which is hard to comprehend.
The palace has now been taken over by the Taj Group and converted into a hotel. A stay at the Grand Royal Suite in the hotel is likely to cost Rs 1, 95,000 for a night’s stay.
Taj Mahal Place and Tower, Mumbai
An iconic landmark in the city of Mumabi, the Taj Mahal Palace is a place which most of the Indians have seen either in person or in pictures. It has rooms which offer exclusive view of Gateway of India.
A room in this iconic hotel will cost Rs 1, 75,000 for a night’s stay.
Explore the cultural diversity of the country and enjoy the hospitality of the hotels listed above. India has a lot to offer to an avid traveler!
Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was a Indian Physicist. He did eventually win the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the Raman Effect”. He was the first Asian and first non-white to receive any Nobel Prize in the sciences.
Homi J. Bhabha
Homi Jehangir Bhabha was an Indian born nuclear physicist who made important contributions to quantum theory and cosmic radiation. He is known as the “father of Indian nuclear program.” He was the first Chairman of The Atomic Energy Commission of India
The Engineering Community across India celebrates Engineers Day on 15 September every year as a tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. “Role of Engineers in a developing India
In 2009 he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada Yonath, “for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.
He was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics with William A. Fowler for “…theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars”. His mathematical treatment of stellar evolution yielded many of the best current theoretical models of the later evolutionary stages of massive stars and black holes
Satyendra Nath Bose
He is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, providing the foundation for Bose–Einstein statistics and the theory of the Bose–Einstein condensate. A Fellow of the Royal Society, he was awarded India’s second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan in 1954 by the Government of India
Meghnad Saha FRS was an Indian astrophysicist best known for his development of the Saha ionization equation, used to describe chemical and physical conditions in stars.
Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician who lived during the British Rule in India. Though he had almost no formal training in pure mathematics, he made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems
Jagadish Chandra Bose
Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, CSI, CIE, FRS also spelled was a polymath, physicist, biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist, and an early writer of science fiction. He pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics, made significant contributions to plant science
Vikram Sarabhai Was an Indian scientist and innovator widely regarded as the father of India’s space programme He was also called the “Renaissance man”. He established the Physical Research Laboratory in 1947
The queen of sarees, Kanjeevaram sarees are also known as Kancheepuram silk sarees; Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu being their place of origin. The pride of Tamil Nadu, these sarees are distinctively beautiful. They come in vivid and vibrant colours, and have graciously designed contrast borders. Checks, florals and temple designs are most commonly found on the borders of Kanjeevaram sarees. However, some richly designed borders can have paintings showing scenes from great epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. Whenever you are in doubt, wearing this saree will never get you wrong.
Banarasi Silk Saree from the holy city of Varanasi
Banarasi sarees are known for their gold and silver zari designs and motifs. It was originally woven for royalty only, as each saree was made with real gold and silver threads. The detailing was so intricate that back then, they used to take more than a year to finish weaving one saree. But now, there is a variety to choose from.
Mysore Silk Saree
What can be considered as the purest form of silk comes from Mysore. The Mysore silk sarees are very famous for their long-lasting sheen and durability. They are dyed using natural pigments and come with non-crush quality. You can find beautiful motifs of birds and fruits in these sarees. Simple yet elegant, a Mysore silk saree should definitely make an entry in your wardrobe.
Taant from West Bengal
Tant saree is a traditional Bengali saree and usually used by Bengali women. It is traditionally made by the weavers from all over West Bengal and Bangladesh but typically few places like Murshidabad, Nadia, Hooghly of West Bengal and Dhaka, Tangail of Bangladesh are famous for tant saree weaving, it’s made of cotton and is the preferred daily wear outfit of many in Bengal. It’s light, easy to wear, and the thick border and beautiful prints make it a must buy.
Kasavu from Kerala
Also called Settu saree, it was traditionally only a mundu (a dhoti), a blouse and a stole that went across the blouse. A lot of old ladies still keep this style alive. Kasavu is a handwoven cream colored saree with gold border, worn by Malayalee women. From the land of ‘God’s own country’, Kerala’s Kasavu emerges as one of the finest traditional saris which define the essence of the beauty of every woman in Kerala.
Bomkai from Odisha
Also known as the Sonepuri silk, Bomkai saree is a piece of art with ikat, embroidery and intricate thread work, all woven into one beautiful nine-yard wonder. They are available in silk and cotton, and make for a good festive wear.
Paithani from Maharashtra
Paithani is a variety of sari, named after the Paithan town in Aurangabad Maharashtra state where they are woven by hand. Made from very fine silk, it is considered as one of the richest saris in India. Paithani is characterised by borders of an oblique square design, and a pallu with a Peacock design.
Bandhani from Gujarat
The name of the saree is derived from the word, ‘bandhan’, which means ties. This refers to the process of tie and dye which makes this saree. Both Gujarat and Rajasthan are known for the Bandhani saree. However, the weavers of the Khatri community of Gujarat are known as the pioneers. They practice this art exclusively to this day.
Muga from Assam
The Muga silk sarees from Assam are made by a special kind of silk produced by a larvae that feeds on mainly two special leaves. The resulting silk from this larvae is known to be the best. It is glossy and very durable. As a matter of fact, you can find the golden threads of the Muga only in Assam.
Pochampally from Telangana
From the town of Boodhan in Telegana, hails the famous Pochampally silk Sarees. They have traditional geometric patterns in Ikat style of dyeing. The intricate geometric designs find their way into sarees and dress materials.