Saturday, February 14, 2015

Ramlila Maidan, Delhi, India

One of the most popular and politically active ground in India, Ramlila Maidan has witnessed many historical events. Oldest event being recorded is the Ram leela (An act enacted to recreate the life of Lord Rama on stage and the life story of Lord Rama is shown through the act.) performed during the reign of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.

Ramlila act at Ramlila Maidan
1961, our first Prime Minister Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru had held a public meeting welcoming the, the then Queen of England Queen Elizabeth II.

1963, "The Nightingale of Bollywood", the Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji had sang the song "Aye Mere Watan Ke logon" in the presence of Jawaharlal Nehru.

1965, the then Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri had given his most popular slogan "Jai Jawan Jai Kisan."

1975, 25th June. JP or Lok Nayak or Jayaprakash Narayan had staged a mammoth rally along with some other political opponents of Indira Gandhi.

2011, 9th August. Anti Corruption crusader Anna Hazare sat on fast for passing of Jan Lokpal Bill and making it a law in India. He was joined by an RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi and many other activist like Kumar Vishwas, Medha Patkar and Prashant Bhushan to name a few.

2013, Oath ceremony for the post of Chief Minister of Delhi by Arvind Kejriwal was held.

2015, 14th February. Arvind Kejriwal again decided to take the oath for Chief Minister of Delhi here only.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

ICC World Cup Theme Song | Tu Jaan India

Siddharth Mahadevan & Krishna Beura's official ICC Cricket World Cup Song is here. Get up and cheer for India!

Hope this able to make our current Indian team gather enough strength to retain the ICC World Cup Trophy which they had acquired after 28 long years.

Hope we Won't give it back!!!




Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kenyans sing Jana Gana Mana, the National Anthem of India.

Very much touched by their act of  tribute towards our National Anthem and our beloved nation India.

The way these people singing our 'Indian National Anthem', I won't feel bad to say, even we Indians(some) don't recognize it's importance and sing this as wholeheartedly and honestly as these Kenyan people sang.

Jai Hind!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Why some may criticize Narendra Modi as they do for Nehru

Our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru lead the Indian National Congress and is still considered one of the most popular Prime Minister Congress ever had.
Nehru was also known for his clothing sense, style statements, his imported Nehru Jacket and different regional feathered caps and turbans.
It's now more than 66 years but still some criticize Nehru for his expensive and amateurish interests which costs citizen's taxes.

Similarly the current Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi, brought a wave of popularity and revived BJP or better say has ignited for a new journey which seems will last long and the credit for this new BJP goes to the PM himself.

Now both these most popular personalities of our country has an striking similarities, they both being the global style icons of their times.
Nehru and Modi during their rallies

Nehru used to import his clothes from London which were shipped to Paris for stitching while Modi has one local vendor Ahmedabad's Jade Blue and one foreign vendor Holland & Sherry who recently shipped an unready suit cloth to Tom James for stitching a customized dress which Modi wore when he met Barack Hussein Obama in New Delhi.
Modi's own name suit, Customized and imported suit of Nehru

Nehru made his jacket a style statement popularly  known as Nehru Jacket while Modi made his Kurta his style statement famously called Modi Kurta.

Both Nehru and Modi is known for wearing clothes according to the locality and regional places they had visited for giving speeches.

Nehru made his cap popular while Modi made his different styles of turbans popular.

Both Nehru and Modi were a part of organizations were they served and rose to prominence through that organizations. Nehru was a member of Seva Dal while Modi was Pracharak of RSS.
Nehru and Modi in Seva Dal and RSS uniforms

Sunday, January 25, 2015

26th January date

26th January in history:
1565 – Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Islamic sultanates of the Deccan, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India, and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent.
1856 – First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.
1905 – The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.621350 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
1911 – Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
1920 – Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
1930 – The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj ("Complete Independence") which occurred 17 years later.
1949 – The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976).
1950 – The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first President of India. Observed as Republic Day in India.
1965 – Hindi becomes the official language of India.
2001 – An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
2004 – President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
2015 - US president Barack Hussein Obama for the first time attended the Republic Day Parade of India at Rajpath, New Delhi.
Barack Hussein Obama in India for Republic Day Parade
Barack Hussein Obama in India for Republic Day Parade, India 2015

Birthdays today:
1925 – Paul Newman, American actor, director, race car driver, and businessman, co-founded Newman's Own (d. 2008)

Festivals and celebrations:
Duarte Day (Dominican Republic)
Liberation Day (Uganda)
Republic Day (India)
Australian Day (Australia)

The real hero who trespassed and dodged two biggest security agencies of the world

Barack Hussein Obama had to visit India for the 26th January 2015, Republic Day Parade. All the govt. agencies not only the Indian but America, from security to cleaning, each and every personnel involved were on their toe, had left not a single stone upturned  for smooth and successful journey of the biggest and most powerful person on earth the 'Barack Hussein Obama' the president of United States of America.
It was claimed that the conjoint security is so quintessential that even a bird can't flap a wing without their knowing. "Chidiya bhi pankh nahi maar sakti thi"
I think they focused more on sky side and forgot to check the ground reality of our bravest, omnipresent and ubiquitous street dogs who knows no barrier and can register their presence anywhere and at anytime if you have their favorite dish of chicken or mutton prepared around.
Dog entered Rashtrapati Bhavan during guard of honour given to Barack Obama

This dog entered the Rashtrapati Bhavan dodging the two most powerful security agencies of the world, while the guard of honour was given to the excellency president Obama lead by Wing Commander Pooja Thakur. May be the dog was not informed about the best of smells coming from Rashtrapati was for the excellency Barack Obama and not for him.

25th January date

25th January in History:
1881 – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
1890 – Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
1918 – Ukraine declares independence from Bolshevik Russia.
1971 – Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.
1980 – Mother Teresa is honored with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.
1996 – Billy Bailey becomes the last person to be hanged in the USA.
1998 – A suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth kills eight and injures 25 others.
2005 – A stampede at the Mandhradevi temple in Maharashtra, India kills at least 258.
2015 - Bollywood actor Soha Ali Khan tied knot with actor Kunal Khemu.
Soha Ali Khan Married Kunal Khemu

Birthdays today:
1984 – Robinho, Brazilian footballer
1986 – Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer

Festivals and celebrations today:
Earliest day on which the first day of Carnival of Cádiz can fall, while February 28 is the latest; celebrated two Sundays before Ash Wednesday until Ash Wednesday (Cádiz)
National Voters' Day (India)
Opposite Day
Tatiana Day (Russia)

24th January date

January 24th in History:
1857 – The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully fledged university in South Asia.
1862 – Bucharest is proclaimed the capital of Romania.
1911 – Japanese anarchist Shūsui Kōtoku is hanged for treason in a case now considered a miscarriage of justice.
1946 – The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
1947 – Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
1984 – The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
1990 – Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.

Birthdays today:
1943 – Subhash Ghai, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

Festival and celebrations:
Earliest day on which Saturday of Souls can fall, while February 27 (or 28 during Leap Year) is the latest; observed 57 days before Easter. (Eastern Orthodox)
Feast of Our Lady of Peace (Roman Catholic Church), and its related observances:
Feria de Alasitas (La Paz)
First day of the Sementivae, in honor of Ceres and Terra (Roman Empire)
Unification Day (Romania)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

23rd January date

23rd January in History:
1950 – The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
1997 – Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.

Birthdays today:
1897 – Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian activist and politician (d. 1945)
1926 – Bal Thackeray, Indian journalist, cartoonist, and politician (d. 2012)
1942 – Abdur Razzak, Indian-Bangladeshi actor and producer
1977 – Kamal Heer, Indian singer-songwriter

Festivals and celebrations:
Birth anniversary of Indian freedom fighter Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose, the founder of Indian National Army
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