Top Ten Cities in India by GDP Contribution

India is the seventh largest country in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the world with value of $2.611 trillion. With an average economic growth of 7 percent annually in the last decade. Indian Cities currently add up to 61% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is expected to touch 70 per cent by end of the next decade 2030.

Here is the list of top Ten Indian Cities by of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

  1. Mumbai

Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a cosmopolitan metropolis. It is the financial and commercial capital of India. Mumbai is Located in the west cost of India, it houses all the major conglomerate of India like reliance industries, Tata Group, Aditya Birla Group. All the major financial institution like Reserve Bank of India (RBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

  • GDP – $330 billion
  • State – Maharashtra
  • Area – 603.4 km2
  • Literacy – 90.28%
  • Sex ratio – 852
  1. Delhi

Delhi is the capital and the second largest city of India with a population of 19000000 people.Delhi is one of the major administrative and industrial hub of India, it is home to a wide range of industries like banking, IT, Textiles and lot more

  • GDP – $293.6 billion
  • Delhi is neither a State, nor a Union Territory formally called as formally known as National Capital Territory of Delhi.
  • Area – 1,484 km²
  • Literacy – 86.34%
  • Sex ratio – 875
  1. Kolkata

Kolkata formerly called as Calcutta is the capital of West Bengal. It was the previous capital of India during the British period in India 1773–1911. Kolkata has large a textile industry and it is upcoming manufacturing hub of India.

  • GDP – $150.1 billion
  • State – West Bengal
  • Area – 205 km²
  • Literacy – 87.14%
  • Sex ratio – 899
  1. Bengaluru

Bengaluru formerly called as Bangalore and it is the capital of Karnataka state. Bengaluru is called as the silicon valley of India, all of the major Tech and IT Services Company has its presence in Bengaluru. It is one of the large cosmopolitan metropolis of India.

  • GDP – $110 billion
  • State – Karnataka
  • Area – 709 km²
  • Literacy – 89%
  • Sex ratio- 914
  1. Chennai

Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India. It is called as Detroit of India because it’s the largest automobile manufacturing hub of India. It is also one of the major IT hubs of India.

  • GDP – $91 billion
  • State –Tamil Nadu
  • Area – 1,189 km²
  • Literacy – 90.33%
  • Sex ratio -986
  1. Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the capital of Indian states Telangana and Andhra Pradesh located along the along the banks of the Musi River. It is a major pharmaceutical and IT hub of India, Global Tech companies like Google and Microsoft has development centers in Hyderabad.

  • GDP – $75.2 billion
  • State – Telangana
  • Area – 650 km²
  • Literacy – 87.14%
  • Sex ratio – 899
  1. Pune

Pune is the second largest city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra Located at the junction of the Mula and Mutha rivers. Formerly called Poona. It one of the major Information Technology (IT) and Educational hub of India.

  • GDP – $69.2 billion
  • State – Maharashtra
  • Area – 333 km²
  • Literacy -91.61%
  • Sex ratio – 945
  1. Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is the largest city in the Indian sate Gujarat and former capital located along the Sabarmati River.Ahmadabad is one of the Trading and industrial hub in India. It is major manufacturer of textile and second largest producer of cotton India.

  • GDP – $68 billion
  • State – Gujarat
  • Area – 464.16 km2
  • Literacy – 89.62%
  • Sex ratio – 897
  1. Surat

Surat is one of the large city in Gujarat state located along the bank of river Tapi. It is popular for textiles and diamonds. It is called as the diamondcity of the world because more than 90 percent of the world’s diamonds are polished in surat.

  • GDP – $59.8 billion
  • State – Gujarat
  • Area – 326.5 km²
  • Literacy – 89.03%
  • Sex ratio- 758
  1. Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh on the Bay of Bengal. It is a Major ship building and industrial hub of India. It one of the 13 major ports of India and second largest ports in terms of cargo handled.

  • GDP – $43.5 billion
  • State – Andhra Pradesh
  • Area – 682 km²
  • Literacy – 82.66%
  • Sex ratio- 877

These are the cities of India that contribute a lot to our GDP and thereby act like economic spokes of our Nation. The above information is gathered as of October 2018.


Top 10 Movies of Anurag Kashyap Phantom Films

It is sad that Phantom Films after 7 years of successful stint today shut shop once the 4 famed gang of Directors, Producers and Friends Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena and Vikas Bahl announced today that they had dissolved their partnership and wished each other the best on Twitter.

Phantom Films have directed, produced and distributed several blockbuster Movies. Today, let’s review the Top Ten movies directed by Director and Producer Anurag Kashyap.

  1. Gangs of Wasseypur, 2012

This Bollywood cult film in its style presents a realistic, intense, bloody affairs due to power struggle between two popular coal mafia gangsters. Gangs of Wasseypur is one of his foremost movies that got Anurag Kashyap a critical acclaim for the way he shot the film in its utmost reality, blending original music, soundtrack and other surrounding scenes with a splendid casting. Inarguably this movie is one of the signature films directed by Anurag Kashyap. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 and Part 2 were released in the same year for Indian market. The film was nominated for the National Film Awards.

  1. Dev.D, 2009

This time The Film Dev.D is a Black Comedy based on the novel DevDas. This is also an interesting love story with twists and different perspectives that captures the story of two hurt people finding and understanding themselves in the company of each other’s suffering lives. This film got Anurag a great name for himself in breaking the clichés.

  1. Black Friday, 2004

Black Friday movie was based on true events during the 1993 Bombay Bomb Blasts (Presently Mumbai) and a book titled Black Friday – The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts by Hussain Zaidi. Black Friday won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and was nominated for the Best Film (Golden Leopard) award at the Locarno International Film Festival. Surprising fact is that this movie faced a lot of challenges from Indian Censor Board.

  1. Gulaal, 2009

Gulaal is a Crime movie themed on Indian Politics starring Kay Kay Menon, Mahi Gill, Abhimanyu Singh and Deepak Dobriyal. The movie was at that point of time was referred as one of the best political films in Indian Bollywood Cinema Industry. This time Anurag Kashyap faced financial struggles before releasing this film. But it did get him lot of positive reception, reviews and support from a loyal fan base.

  1. Ugly, 2013

Ugly is again a thriller film that in a speedy fashion narrates the aftermath after struggling actor’s minor daughter disappears. This movie is not for the faint-hearted audience as it reflects the dirty, ugly reality behind kidnapping and trafficking network. Anurag Kashyap in an interview said that Ugly Movie’s theme was inspired from his own personal life after a broken marriage and his drinking problem during then. The kind of research done behind the movie scenes got Anurag Kashyap a critical appreciation from the film reviewing community and audience themselves.

  1. Mukkabaaz, 2017

A Sports drama film of an aspiring boxer who happens to be from under-caste and falls in love with the niece of the boxing federation head who is from an upper caste as followed in India. The film once again was appreciated for showcasing hard reality, injustice, corruption and ill-treatments happen in the name of Casteism in India. Often referred as one of the mature films directed by Anurag Kashyap, this is a must watch movie for those to understand the growth derailing forces across many Indian states.

  1. Raman Raghav 2.0, 2017

Raman Raghav 2.0 is a psychological thriller movie directed by Anurag Kashyap that shows the wild chase and action packed story of a serial killer and a corrupt police man. This story too is based on a killer named Raman Raghav. Audience and reviewers rated that this is a crude movie that is difficult to watch for many weak hearted. The movie has a balance of adult scenes, drugs, murders, action to give that intensity for a serial killer film.

  1. Paanch, 2016

This movie tells the story of five youth 4 males and one female characters waste their youth and goes on a self-destruction mode. A kidnapping plot gets spoilt and takes wild twists and ends in an interesting manner. This was the directorial debut for Anurag Kashyap. The film was released after several blockades from Indian Censor Board. However, the film was appreciated in International screenings.

  1. No Smoking, 2007

No Smoking Movie is a neo-noir psychological thriller directed by Anurag Kashyap with lot of technical excellence. The movie was nominated for several awards and won a few. The film was well received in international screenings but in India it was severely criticized. After all this movie was simply supposed to spread awareness and reduce the habit of smoking. A man attempts to overcome his inner fears & temptations and the trials & tribulations connected with the process of trying to do so. Anurag Kashyap himself has felt bad about it and wondered whether he has directed a movie that is far ahead of its times. We do agree with that.

  1. That Girl in Yellow Boots, 2010

Though many say that this is a failure movie in Anurag Kashyap’s filmography. The thriller movie tells the story of an English Girl pursuing his Indian origin father to seek her lost sister. She gets lost eventually in the city by losing herself. The movie shows love, lust, family, values and lot of pain in Anurag Kashyap’s own movie making style. However this movie didn’t do commercially well and did attract few negative comments for explicitly showing raw content for common audience.

Oh, what a surreal journey of Anurag Kashyap with his continuously radical attempts on different genre. We wish Anurag Kashyap and his partners from dissolved Phantom Films Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena and Vikas Bahl all the very best.


10 Atrocious Tricks of IRCTC – Indian Railways Online Ticket Booking Website

IRCTC is unarguably the 2nd largest online travel ticketing platform in the World. Currently serving more than 600000 tickets a day, IRCTC is the subsidiary company of Indian Railways, the 4th Largest railway network in the World. We all have certainly benefitted by IRCTC and are certainly proud of this indigenous platform for its tireless service to the nation.

Serving half a million passengers every day is not an easy task by any means. That means, catering tens of millions of online bookings each day for various other freight, tourism, catering, flight tickets. Anyone can understand the painstaking efforts behind this behemoth booking engine.

However, the policy makers behind this system continue to invent multiple condition and validations to facilitate travel booking. This is beneficial for many and often turns out to be a worst experience. The following are some of the problems with IRCTC people face when they try to book a ticket.

  1. IRCTC’s Ultra-Shrewd Ticket Booking Logic Limitations

We understand that IRCTC caters to a billion people hence competition among people is fierce. Online traffic may spike to the levels that it might just burn down the servers. It doesn’t mean that while trying to be fair, one can simply be unfair to million others.

  • One account can book 6 tickets a month. If you integrate Aadhaar, you can book 12 tickets. With so many mistakes, is this possible to achieve?
  • One can book only 2 Tatkal Tickets from 10 AM to 12 PM. That too if the starting point and destinations need to be different.
  • Maximum 6 persons per Ticket booking. What will happen to people with more family members?
  • Just 25 seconds per session to book a train ticket. Input time for filling a Captcha is 5 Seconds. IRCTC, please understand we are still a long way to become a Cyborg!
  • Multiple logins in a Same IP Address
  • And many more…
  1. IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Booking Scheme

Perhaps IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Booking scheme is the most frequent economic attack on the middle-class citizens of our Nation. IRCTC charges 100% to 150% extra of a normal ticket cost for the same train, same coach and seat category. What is the only difference? People who are willing to spend extra money on desperation can only afford this scheme.

  1. IRCTC’s schemes for Senior Citizens, Women, differently abled

We all have come across Senior Citizens get allotted the Upper berths, Side upper berths or middle births. What kind of a system that will leave elderly people at the mercy of other passengers all the time?

It will be great to interview anyone who successfully booked IRCTC tickets using “Women Category”. The differently abled people can accompany one additional person with a concession. But in this blind horse race, how do they get their tickets booked?

  1. IRCTC Ticket Cancellation

Needless to mention that IRCTC is swift enough to intimate and refund passengers on failure transactions. But imagine a close to a million e-booking transactions get cancelled each day with an average ticket value ranging from INR 500 to INR 1000. There are several hundred million rupees that are exchanged, rotated, re-conciliated and accounted in the next few days. Passengers are penalized with 15% to 100% of the cost price of their tickets based on the cancellation rules and time. The time value of money in this scale is unimaginably huge. Who gains here actually?

  1. Unreliable Seat Availability in Counters and Online

First of all, IRCTC sells countless tickets for unreserved or general category coaches. With no other affordable means to travel, people flock into train coaches like uncivilized herds. For the coaches with reservation facility, how often we have come across the situation that before booking the system will just a hundred available tickets and before that session gets ended our tickets will be in the 200+ waiting list.

  1. IRCTC Transaction Failure Errors

This is a nightmare for many. After a painstaking effort to get into the system, filling multiple fields, selecting specific category values, getting past Captcha validation, answering Yes or No questions, submitting values to secret questions, mobbing ahead of OTP generation delays, Payment gateway delays the session might simply show a Transaction Failure Error.

  1. IRCTC Ticket Booking Agents or Passengers your ultimate customers?

What we hear from people is that the Agent Login aspect of IRCTC Ticket Booking Platform is simply amazing and agents can simply book several tickets in bulk and make huge money using the demand. Like everything else in this nation, the citizens are taken for granted.

  1. IRCTC’s Irritating Intelligence

Acting very smart in front of humble people with its intelligence is simply irritating. We mean the system’s intelligence in pre-emptively analyzing the users’ data such as

  • Login Time
  • IP Tracking
  • Aadhaar Verification
  • Count of Ticket Booking
  • Browser version update
  • User Navigation
  • IRCTC Ticket booking using Automated Scripts
  • Multiple logins on same, different browsers
  • And many more…

Will IRCTC ever imagine a situation to alert a humble passenger and checking if he/she likes to book ticket to return to native like last year same date he traveled? But they can think of 100 more new conditions to make sure that a common man’s hope of affordable travel gets spoilt.

  1. IRCTC Train Ticket Insurance Scheme

As if they had cared about the passengers with ease of use in booking tickets, clean seats, fans in running condition, hygienic toilets, healthy catering food, the platform made it a mandatory question to answer whether we need an travel insurance for an overnight journey. Straightaway 10% of the ticket cost often goes to the Insurance Scheme which we can’t avoid and risk the chance of getting a confirmed ticket. Who knows?

  1. IRCTC Insiders Back-end EQ Clearance Scheme

Beyond all these traumatizing limitations if a passenger blindly hopes that his waiting ticket will get confirmed, it is only his or her ignorance. People who are linked to IRCTC or Indian Railway Staff can just book tickets online in any waiting list on any given date and get their ticket to confirmed status with insiders help. They all exploit a quota called Emergency Quota. What more we like to explore further about this whole dirty circus?

This may sound entirely negative. But, so does the experience every time people get when trying to book a regular train ticket. The above list may be an endless one during IRCTC Diwali /Dussehra / Durga Pooja / Pongal / Ticket Booking Season. Let’s not give up. Let’s just continue to hope that someday this IRCTC Online Ticket Booking experience will be a bliss.


Top 10 Most Expensive Hotels in India and their Room Rates

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.

  1. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Image result for Rambagh Palace, JaipurThe 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.


  1. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Image result for taj lake palaceThis 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.



  1. The Leela Palace, New Delhi

Image result for leela palace delhiA 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.


  1. The Oberoi, Gurgaon

Image result for the oberoi gurgaonThe 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.



  1. The Oberoi, Mumbai

Image result for the oberoi mumbaiThe 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.

  1. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

Image result for the oberoi udaivilasUdaipur 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.


  1. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Image result for The Oberoi AmarvilasLocated 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.

  1. Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Image result for taj lands endWith 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.



  1. Taj Flaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Image result for Taj Falaknuma PalaceTaj 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.

  1. Taj Mahal Place and Tower, Mumbai

Image result for taj mahal palace mumbaiAn 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!


10 controversial films released before Padmaavat in India

When it comes to movies that faced severe controversies, Padmaavat is not the first one. Here are 10 other controversial movies released in India before Padmaavat.

  1. Movie – No Fire Zone
    1. Release Year – 2014
    2. Reason – The Sri Lankan Civil War documentary was not allowed for public screening by the Censor Board. Director Callum Macrae decided to release the film on the internet to circumvent the ban.
  2. Movie – Kaum De Heere
    1. Release Year – 2014
    2. Reason – The film was banned by the central government after the Intelligence Bureau had warned that the film may cause communal tensions. The film glorified the assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
  3. Movie – 50 Shades of Grey
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – After much hype and controversies, that the movie will be banned and why this movie should not be released in India. The film was not given a rating by the Censor Board, even after voluntary cuts by the distributor. The movie indeed become a blockbuster.
  4. Movie – Main Hoon Rajinikanth
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – Notable south Indian actor Rajinikanth moved the Madras High Court to stop the release of this film stating that it violated his personality rights. A stay was granted, and the makers of the movie were directed not use superstar’s name, image or likeness. The director Faisal Saif later said he had shown the film to the actor and his lawyers to assure them. The film’s title was later changed to Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer.
  5. Movie – Unfreedom
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – The film was denied a rating by the Censor Board. The film examined same sex relationships and religious fundamentalism in India. The director Raj Amit Kumar was told by the Board that film will cause clashes between Hindus and Muslims, and will provoke “unnatural passions”.
  6. Movie – India’s Daughter
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – This television documentary about the 2012 Delhi gang rape was prevented from being broadcast by a stay order from a court, due to perceived negative public sentiment[44][45] including remarks defending the rape which drew public outcry in India when the film was shown. The movie was uploaded to YouTube and the Indian government requested it be removed.
  7. Movie – Patta Patta Singhan Da Vairi
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – The movie was initially denied clearance by CBFC, but was later cleared by the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal
  8. Movie – The Mastermind Jinda Sukha
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – The film was cleared by the CBFC but banned by the Minister of Home Affairs. The films is based on the lives of the assassins of General Arun Shridhar Vaidya. The makers of the film decided to release it overseas.
  9. Movie – The Painted House
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – The CBFC denied a rating to film for containing nudity. They suggested the scenes should be blurred or deleted.
  10. Movie – Mohalla Assi
    1. Release Year – 2016
    2. Reason – The CBFC denied a rating to the film. The film deals with the commercialisation of the pilgrimage city Varanasi. On December 11, 2017, Delhi High Court allowed the release of the film with one cut and adult certification, setting aside the order of CBFC.

Join me in conversation with comments below.

Manushi-Chillar and beauty pageants Miss World Miss Universe India

Top 10 Beauty Pageants – Miss India Miss World and Miss Universe from India

A beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that has traditionally focused on judging and ranking the physical attributes of the contestants, although some contests have evolved to also incorporate personality traits, intelligence, talent, and answers to judges’ questions as judged criteria The Big Four consists of the four major international beauty pageants for women – Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.

India in recent years have consistently won the international beauty pageant queen competitions. Let’s read more about our beauty queens who brought laurels and recognition to India.

Reita Faria Miss World
Reita Faria Miss World

Name: Reita Faria
Title: Miss World
Year: 1966

Reita Faria was a Doctor and a Model who won the Miss World 1996 for India for the first time in History. She was also the first Asian to win the much celebrated beauty competition. Not sure, what she thought of the fame and further income opportunities, Reita Faria chose to pursue her interest with the Doctoral Degree.

Aishwarya-Rai - India in Ten
Aishwarya-Rai – India in Ten

Name: Aishwarya Rai
Title: Miss World
Year: 1994

After many years of non-successful beauty campaigns from India, it was in 1994 Aishwarya Rai, a 21 year old Model and beauty pageant from India won the Miss World Beauty Competition. After winning the beauty competition, Aishwarya Rai started her successful acting career, and established herself as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India.

Sushmita Sen Miss Universe
Sushmita Sen Miss Universe

Name: Sushmita  Sen
Title: Miss Universe
Year: 1994

The same year when Aishwarya Rai won the Miss World Beauty Competition, Sushmita Sen, a teenager model from Bengal won the Miss Universe Title in 1994. Sushmita Sen is the first Indian to win the Miss Universe Title. She too decided to pursue her career and became very successful.

Diana Hayden
Diana Hayden

Name: Diana Hayden
Title: Miss World
Year: 1997
Diana Hayden born as an Anglo-Indian Christian family from Hyderabad won the Femina Miss India contest in 1997 and also crowned as Miss World 1997. She was a contestant in the popular controversial reality show Bigg Boss in 2008. She became the third Indian woman to win the Miss World pageant, after Reita Faria in 1966 and Aishwarya Rai in 1994.

yukta mookhey
yukta mookhey

Name: Yukta Mookhey
Title: Miss World
Year: 1999

Yukta Mookhey is the winner of the Miss World 1999. Mookhey was born in Bangalore in a Sindhi family and was raised in Dubai until Mookhey was seven years of age. She became the fourth woman from India to win Miss World after Reita Faria in 1966, Aishwarya Rai in 1994 and Diana Hayden in 1997.

Priyanka Chopra Miss Universe
Priyanka Chopra Miss Universe

Name: Priyanka Chopra
Title: Miss World
Year: 2000

Priyanka Chopra is the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. As like many other beauty pageants from India, Priyanka Chopra choose the acting career and became one of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities, Chopra has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards.

Lara-Dutta-Miss Universe
Lara-Dutta-Miss Universe

Name: Lara Dutta
Title: Miss Universe
Year: 2000

After Sushmita Sen, it was Lara Dutta who was crowned Miss Intercontinental 1997 and Miss Universe 2000 and has been the only delegate from India to win the crown since. Lara Dutta spent few years in the acting career and later got married with the Famous Tennis Player Mahesh Bhupathi.

Nicole Faria Miss World India
Nicole Faria Miss World India

Name: Nicole Faria
Title: Miss Earth
Year: 2011

Nicole Estelle Faria is an Indian supermodel and actress from Bangalore who won the Miss Earth 2010. She is the first woman from India to win Miss Earth. She is the brand ambassador for various brands including CLEAN & CLEAR and blueberry. Nicole Faria represented India in the Miss Earth 2010 beauty pageant in Vietnam, and was crowned Miss Earth 2010.


Name: Manushi Chhillar
Title: Miss World
Year: 2017

Manushi Chhillar (born 14 May 1997) is an Indian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World 2017. She was previously crowned Femina Miss India 2017, and is the sixth Indian woman to win the title of Miss World.


Whom do you think the 10th Beauty Queen of India? Join with me in the below comments section.


Ten Important Inventions from India to the World

Often we need to remember that India is a unique nation with so many legacies to be proud of. It is indeed a wonder how this country has continuously offered some of the brightest minds the world has celebrated. Only by knowing our strengths, we could get better.

There are hundreds of such invention we can recollect. Let me start with the top 10 important inventions that India offered to the World.

  1. Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries. Some might say that this is in argument, but there are so many historical facts and proofs that can vouch for this statement.
  2. Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years. It was once thought that Yoga is only for Hinduism. But actually Yoga is a way of life. Today Yoga has been followed widely even by people who follow Non-Hindu religions.
  3. Chess was invented in India. The World famous strategy game was invented in India. There are so many other formats of chess that are later discovered by other countries and being played. But till date, Chess is considered to be the number one mind game. Many chess legends are born in India. Their legacy is being followed by so many aspirants today.
  4. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are mathematical studies, which originated in India. Their applications may not be in everyone’s practical life. But there are many sciences like astronomy, life sciences, astrology etc. that rely on these subjects and create theories that later gets implemented for elevating human life.
  5. The ‘Place Value System’ and the ‘Decimal System’ were developed in India in 100 B.C.
  6. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Ayurveda is still the purest form of medicine that uses everyday food and spices to treat ailments.
  7. The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘NAVGATIH’. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Nou’.
  8. The value of “pi” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.
  9. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India.Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.during the Vedic period.Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).
  10. Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.

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Top 10 Largest and Famous Hindu Temples in India

India is known as the Land of temples. People who visit India from across the Globe cannot go without visiting or crossing over a Temple. The entire Nation is filled with supreme religious structures created 1000s of years before. These Temples not only preserve the Nation’s religious beliefs, but also demonstrate the engineering and architecture wonder of the people.

Here is the list of Top Ten Largest and Famous Hindu Temples in India.

Rank – 1               

  • Name of the temple – Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
  • Area (m²) – 631,000
  • Place – Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
  • Architecture – Dravidian
  • Built – 1st century AD

Often called as Thiruvarangam, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is the first and foremost of the eight self-manifested shrines of Great Lord Vishnu. There are more than 21 magnificent towers. This Temple is located in a islet created by two rivers. The area in which this temple is built is enormous.

Rank – 2

  • Name of the temple – Akshardham
  • Area (m²) – 240,000
  • Place – Delhi
  • Architecture – Aryan
  • Timeline – 2005

70% of all the foreign and domestic Tourists of Delhi visit this temple without fail. Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is a Hindu mandir, and a spiritual-cultural campus in New Delhi, India. Also referred to as Akshardham Temple or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture.

Rank- 3

  • Name of the temple – Belur Math, Ramakrishna temple
  • Area (m²) – 160,000
  • Place – Howrah, West Bengal
  • Architecture – Aryan
  • Timeline – 1938

Beluṛ Maṭh is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are worldwide, non-political, non-sectarian spiritual organizations which have been engaged in various forms of humanitarian, social service activities for more than a century.

Rank- 4

  • Name of the temple – Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram
  • Area (m²) – 160, 000
  • Place- Chithambaram, Tamil Nadu
  • Architecture – Dravidian
  • Timeline – 300 BC

Nataraja Temple, also referred to as the Chidambaram Nataraja temple or Thillai Nataraja temple, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Nataraja – Shiva as the lord of dance – in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple has mythical roots and a Shiva shrine existed at the site when the town was known as Thillai.

Rank – 5

  • Name of the temple – Brihadeeswarar Temple
  • Area (m²) – 102,400
  • Place – Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
  • Architecture- Dravidian
  • Timeline – 1010 AD

Brihadeshwara Temple (Tamil:Peruvudaiyar Kovil) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. It is located in Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Periya Kovil, RajaRajeswara Temple and Rajarajeswaram. It is one of the largest temples in India. Brihadeshwara is an example of Tamizhan architecture.

Rank- 6

  • Name of the temple – Annamalaiyar Temple
  • Area (m²) – 101,171
  • Place – Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
  • Architecture – Dravidian
  • Timeline – 9th century AD

Annamalaiyar Temple is a Tamil Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located at the base of Annamalai hills in the town of Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu, India. It is significant to the Hindu sect of Saivism as one of the temples associated with the five elements, the Pancha Bhoota Stalas, and specifically the element of fire, or Agni. Shiva is worshiped as Annamalaiyar or Arunachaleswarar, and is represented by the lingam, with his idol referred to as Agni lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Unnamalai Amman.

Rank- 7

  • Name of the temple – Rajagopalaswamy temple
  • Area (m²) – 93,000
  • Place – Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu
  • Architecture – Dravidian
  • Timeline – 1070 AD

Rajagopalaswamy temple is a Vaishnavite shrine located in the town of Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu, India. The presiding deity is Rajagopalaswamy, a form of Lord Krishna. The temple is spread over an area of 23 acres (93,000 m2) and is one of the important Vaishnavite shrines in India. The temple is called Champakaranya Sthalam , Dakshina Dwarka (Southern Dwarka) along with Guruvayoor by Hindus.

Rank – 8

  • Name of the temple – Ekambareswarar Temple
  • Area (m²) – 92,860
  • Place – Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
  • Architecture – Dravidian
  • Timeline – 600 AD

Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram. Ekambareswarar Temple, also known as Ekambaranathar temple is one of the most popular temples of Kanchipuram, the ‘City of Temples’. Also one of the Panch Bootha Sthalangal of God Shiva, this city is also one of the seven great holy centers of ancient India.

Rank – 9

  • Name of the temple – Varadharaja Perumal Temple
  • Area (m²) – 82,000
  • Place – Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
  • Architecture – Dravidian
  • Timeline – 1053 AD

Varadharaja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. It is located in a suburb of Kanchipuram known as the Vishnu Kanchi that is a home for many famous Vishnu temples.

Rank  – 10

  • Name of the temple – Thyagaraja Temple
  • Area (m²) -81,000
  • Place – Tiruvarur
  • Architecture -Dravidain
  • Timeline – 1012–1044 AD

Thyagarajar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. It is located in Tiruvottiyur in the northern part of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is revered by the Tevaram hymns of Saiva nayanars, the 7th century Tamil saint poets and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. The temple is closely associated with the saint poet Sundarar and Pattinathar. The temple has been in vogue from the Pallava times of the 7th century and widely expanded by Chola kings during the 11th century.


The Top 10 YouTube Channels of India in 2018

Internet revolution changed the landscape of Businesses and offered many new ways to advertise and promote businesses. One of them that enabled even an individual or a corporate to make money is the Online Business called YouTube Channels.

Not sure of the running number of YouTube Channels. But surely, many new individuals and corporates have even more ambitious plans in 2018.

Here is the list of Top 10 YouTube Channels of India and their Subscribers, Views and follower-base.

Businesses need not be manufacturing and services alone.

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  • Uploads: 21,657
  • Subscriber: 18,422,769
  • Video Views: 13,800,738,566
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The Top 10 Richest and Influential Indian Business Families

To share a fact with you, the 20 of the top 25 conglomerate are family-owned in India!

It is known to the world that Indians are closely bonded with their families. It is not an exception when it comes to the world of business too. There are many World Class Business Empires in India and some, why, many of them are family owned businesses.

In this post, we are about to know the Top 10 Richest and Influential Business Families of India.

  1. Ambani Family

The success stories of Ambanis have been well covered by Media, Movies and even case studies of academic institutions. They are the de facto family business empire of India. Whether it is Oil, electricity or cricket or NGO, Ambanis are everywhere. Several lakhs of people in India work for the business empire run by Ambani brothers.  Mukesh Ambani’s house in Mumbai is a landmark.

It is not a surprise that the Ambani Family topped the Forbes List of Top 50 Richest Families of Asia in 2017.

Family members : Nita Ambani, Anant Ambani, Akash Ambani  Isha Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Tina Ambani, Anmol Ambani and  Jai Anshul Ambaniw

Net worth: $44.8 B

Industry: Retail, pharmaceuticals, Logistics, Petroleum, mining, construction, Telecom and media

  1. Tata Family

The Tatas are a Parsi family who originally came to Mumbai from Navsari in the state of Gujarat by way of Persia. The founder of the family’s fortunes was Jamsetji Tata. The Tatas are the original founders of the Tata Sons associated with the Tata Group. The Tata family is related to many Parsi families of Bombay, such as Wadia, Mistry and Petit family by marriage.

Industry : Airlines, Automotive, Consumer goods, Chemicals, Defense & Aerospace, Electrical distribution, Engineering services, Financial services, Healthcare, Information technology, Locomotives, Real estate, Steel and Telecommunication.

Unlike Ambani’s Tata Family members are not hyper active in Media and publicity.

Net worth: $126 B

Family members: Jamsetji Tata, Dorabji Tata, Ratanji Tata, Naval Tata, R. D Tata, J. R. D. Tata, Ratan Tata, Simone Tata and Noel Tata

  1. Hinduja family:

Industry: Airlines, Automotive, Consumer goods, Defense & Aerospace, Electrical distribution, Engineering services, financial services, Healthcare, Locomotives, Real estate and Steel.

Their business empire is run by the four brothers Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok Hinduja.

Net worth: $18 B

Family members: Vinoo Srichand Hinduja, Dharam Hinduja, Gopichand Hinduja, Prakash P Hinduja, Ashok P Hinduja and S. P. Hinduja

  1. Mittal family:

Lakshmi Mittal is a popular figure in the Industry, media and institutions. They are known to have their strategic acquisitions and super expensive weddings. The Mittals have also set up a trust for giving the society back with some benefits on the areas of sports, medicine and education.

Industry: Real estate and Steel

Net worth: $18 B

Family members: Lakshmi Mittal, Usha Mittal, Vanisha Mittal, Aditya Mittal, Vinodh mittal, shrishti Mittal and Geeta Mittal

  1. Mistry family:

Having very close ties with the Tata Family, Mistry Family is also a very big empire with diversified investment portfolio. Their biggest operative in India is Shapoorji Pallonji Construction company. They have investments in many of the leading properties such as hotels, electronics, textiles etc.

Industry: Infrastructure, Textiles, Real estate, Security Systems, Industrial engineering, Appliances and Power

Net worth: $16 B

Family members: Fali Mistry, Cyrus Mistry, Aloo Mistry, Laila Mistry, Shapoor Mistry, Shireen Mistry, Faroukh Mistry, Rohin Mistry and Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry

  1. Godrej family:

Industry: Products, Aerospace, Agriculture, Consumer goods, Home appliances, Chemicals, Construction, Electronics, Furniture, Real estate, Security solutions and Infotech

Net worth: $15.2 B

Family members: Parmeshwar Godrej, Pirojsha Adi Godrej, Nisa Godrej, Tanya Dubash, Navroze Godrej, Raika Godrej, Naval Godrej, Jai Godrej, Burjorji Godrej and Adi Godrej

  1. Birla family:

Industry: Products, Aerospace, Agriculture, Consumer goods, Home appliances, Chemicals, Construction, Electronics, Healthcare, Locomotives, Real estate, Retail  and Steel

Net worth: $14.2 B

Family members: Shiv Narain Birla, Baldeo Das Birla, Jugal Kishore Birla, Rameshwar Das Birla, Ghanshyam Das Birla, Braj Mohan Birla, Gajanan Birla, Madhav Prasad Birla, Lakshmi Niwas Birla, Krishna Kumar Birla, Basant Kumar Birla, Ganga Prasad Birla, Ashok Vardhan Birla, Sudarshan Kumar Birla, Aditya Vikram Birla, Chandra Kant Birla, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Yashovardhan Birla, Siddharth Birla

  1. Adani family:

Unlike many other big business families we understand, Adani is not passed on through generations. The entire empire has been established only in this generation and continues to accelerate their wealth.

Industry: resources, logistics, agribusiness and energy sectors

Net worth: $11 B

Family members: Priti Adani, Vasant S. Adani, Rajesh Shantilal Adani, Mahasukh Adani, Vinod Adani and Gautam Adani

  1. Bajaj Family

Industry: Automobile, Financial Services, Home Appliances, Electrical, Iron and Steel and Insurance

Net worth: $8 B

Family members: Kamalnayan Bajaj, Savitri Bajaj, Rajiv Bajaj, Sanjiv Bajaj, Sunaina Kejriwal bajaj, Rahul Bajaj, Shekhar Bajaj, Madhur Bajaj, Niraj Bajaj, Rajiv Bajaj and Sanjiv Bajaj

  1. Jindal Family:

Industry: Financial Services, Electrical, Iron and Steel

Net worth: $7.5 B

Family members: Naveen Jindal, Sajjan Jindal, Ratan Jindal, Grandchildren: Parth Jindal, Venkatesh Jindal, Shraddha Jatia,  Chandravati Jindal, Netram Jindal