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Konkani Language mainly spoken in the konkan region in the west coast of India

Konkani is an Indian language spoken in the Konkan region in the west coast of India. This region comprises the Konkan division of Maharashtra, Goa, Canara, i.e. coastal Karnataka, and a few pockets in Kerala. The Konkani language is said to hail from the Indo-European family of languages and is considerably influenced by languages like Portuguese, Kannada, Tulu, Marathi and Persian. There are two significant theories pertaining the history and origin of Konkani.

As per the first theory about the Konkani language, its originators were the Saraswat Brahmins who resided alongside the banks of the Saraswati River flowing in northwest part of India. This incident is dated as late as some 5000 years ago. But due to the seismic movement of the Earth, the Saraswat Brahmins had to migrate from there and they finally settled down in the Gomantek region of the country. They brought their own dialect of Sauraseni Prakrit, which with time evolved into the modern Konkani language.

Another theory …

Kannada language of Karnataka India

Kannada is almost as old as Tamil, the truest of the Dravidian family. Initially the area of the Kannada speech extended much further to the north than present Karnataka, but was pushed back by the Aryan Marathi.

The early (pre 800AD) bits and pieces of Kannada literature are insufficient to lay claims to the literature’s origins. The oldest extant book is king Nripatunga’s literary critique Kavi Raja Marga (circa 840). Jainism being a popular religion at the time, there were some Jaina poets like Srivijaya and Guna Varman I. A new trend began with the ‘Three Gems’ of Kannada literature, Pampa, Ponna and Ranna in the 10th century, where prose and verse were mixed with the campu style. The three poets extensively wrote on episodes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata and Jain legends and biographies. Chavunda Raya, Ranna’s elder contemporary then came up with an elaborate work on history of all the 24 Jaina tirthankaras (saintly teachers). The Chola kings of Tamil-land got too aggressive…

Hindi one of the easiest language in the world

The constitution of India (Article 343) recognises Hindi as the official language of India. Hindi is also the main language in many states of India such as Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal/ Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Himachal Pradesh. It is spoken by more than 437 million people in the world. The other dialects of Hindi are Brajbhasha, Bundeli, Awadhi, Marwari, Maithili, Bhojpuri, to name only a few.

Hindi can be traced back to as early as the seventh or eighth century. The dialect that has been chosen as the official language is Khariboli in the Devnagari script. Other dialects of Hindi are Brajbhasa, Bundeli, Awadhi, Marwari, Maithili and Bhojpuri.

It was in the 10th century that authentic Hindi poetry took its form and since then it has been constantly modified. History of Hindi literature as a whole can be divided into four stages: Adikal (the Early Period), Bhaktikal (the Devotional Period), Ritikal (the Scholastic Period) and Adhunikkal (t…

Gujarati Language of Gujarat

Literature in Gujarati can be divided mainly into Prose and Poetry. In the medieval period, poetry was actually the means of expressing religious sentiments and the first poetry of the language was Bharateswara Bahubali Rasa. It was composed by Shalibhadrasuri, a 7th century Jain monk. A number of Jain Sadhus followed his example and composed short story poems called Rasas till the end of the 18th century. While in the 15th century, Narsingh Mehta was bringing in a new era of Vaishnava poetry. His poems portray Krishna as a playful child, a lover, a friend and the poet’s muse. He became a source of inspiration for his successors in composing not only similar poetry but also philosophical poems.

Raje, Raghunathdas, Pritam, Ratno and Muktananda were some of the great contributors to devotional Gujarati poetry. In the 18th century, Vallabh left his artistic touch in devotional songs like Garbo and Garbi. They are popular even today. Premananda, the greatest medieval poet introduced the …

Dogri Language or Indo Aryan Language

Dogri is an Indo-Aryan language. Though it is chiefly spoken in the scenic region of Jammu, the presence of Dogri language can also be felt in northern Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and other places. The people speaking Dogri are called Dogras, whereas the belt where it's spoken is called Duggar. It is a member of the Western Pahari group of languages. Originally, Dogri language was written using the Takri script, but now the Devanagari script is employed for the same in India.

It was only recently that the Dogri language received official recognition in the country. It was recognized as an "independent modern literary language" of India, based on the unanimous recommendation of a panel of linguists from the General Council of the Sahitya Academy of Delhi, on 2nd August 1969. On 22nd December 2003, Dogri language achieved another achievement as it was hailed as a national language of India in the Indian Constitution.

The history of the Dogri language can be traced back to the …

Bodo Language mainly spoken in Assam and Burma

The Bodo language, pronounced as Bo-Ro, a major language of the Bodo group, comes under the Assam-Burmese group of language. It is said to have branched off from the Tibeto-Burman family of languages and is spoken by the denizens of the north-eastern state of Assam. Infact, the Bodo language happens to be amongst the official languages here and is one of the 22 scheduled languages provided a special constitutional status in India.

A highpoint in the history of the Bodo language is the socio-political movement that was launched by local Boro organizations, from 1913 onwards. It was due to their relentless effort that this language was finally introduced as the medium of instruction in the primary schools in Bodo dominated areas in 1963. In present times, the language also serves as a medium of instruction up to the secondary level in educational institutions. Recently, it was included as a part of the post graduate course in the University of Guwahati.

The Bodo language boats of a ric…

Bengali one of the sweetest language in the world

Bengali or Bangla as a Bengali would say, is also a member of the Indo-European family of languages. It takes its birth from a form of Prakrit or Middle Indo-Aryan to finally emerge from the Apabhramsa-Avahatta in the tenth century. The Bengali script has been derived from the Brahmi alphabet of the Ashokan inscriptions (273 to 232BC). History of Bengali language has been divided into three eras – Old Bengali (950-1350), Middle Bengali (1350-1800) and Modern Bengali (1800 to the present day). Old Bengali is survived only through a collection of forty-eight poems (1050-1200) known as the charva songs. These were composed by the siddhacharyas (enlightened ones) who were mainly Buddhist.
Middle Bengali covers a huge period. The 15th century mostly covered the narrative poetry genre, the theme being mainly of religious content. Among these, Krittivas' Ramayan has been credited to be a classic. Other narrative poems include Srikrishnavijaya by Maladhar Vasu and Srikrishnakirttan by Ba…

Assamese Language of India

Assamese is spoken all along the Brahmaputra valley and sounds quite similar to Bengali, except for a few differences. In fact, the old text Charya Padas is claimed by both Old Assamese and Old Bengali.
The oldest Assamese writer was perhaps Hema Saraswati, who wrote his famous Prahlada Charita in the late 13th century AD. Madhava Kandali (14th century) was the next well-known figure, having written a vernacular Ramayana. Prominent among 15th century works were Durgavara’s Giti Ramayana, poems and songs from the Puranas by Pitambara and Manakara and the mass of literature called Mantras of unknown authorship.
The echoes of the Bhakti Movement of 15th century, which took over the whole of India, were felt in Assam too under the leadershipe of Shankara Deva. Until now religion had meant worshiping the Aryan gods, like the Mother Goddess for instance, who was more dreaded than loved. Priest craft, magic and morbid rituals like animal and human sacrifices dominated the scene. The Bhakti …

Ek Thi Daayan review- a must watch but for once only.

Sometime you want something really scary, but for sure not a nonsensical one. Then here comes one of the scary movie from the bucket of little sensible Bollywood, Ek thi Daayan. Movie is too good and you will feel the rhythm of your heart. soaring up and down till the end.
Movie is about a witch who needs her vampire to live forever thereafter. The witch or "Daayan" as normal follows the vampire and reaches to him and then vampire (which is a good one, unlike bad vampires) kills that Daayan by some tricks he had learned in a book describing about witch and vampires.
But the Daayan comes again into his life after 20 years to take him back, but again vampire win his battle and kill that Daayan again.
Movie is too good to watch and one time watch to "zarur banta hai".
Imran Hasmi's as usual acting is super fine, then konkona sen also haven't let any stone un-turned and will not let you feel any less or over acting of any kind and at anytime. Konkona Sen is truly a…

Poorest and Purest CM of India- Manik Sarkar Chief Minister of Tripura

Today I came to know about one of the best Politician of India. I'm glad that he reached to a post which is not so used to people like him. He is Manik Sarkar the Chief Minister of Tripura. Manik Sarkar assumed the post of CM of Tripura in the year 1998 on 11th March. From then onward his being the CM of Tripura has never been challenged.
According to the affidavit filed by him for the Tripura Assembly election 2013, it came to known that he is the poorest Chief Ministers of all the CMs of India. Manik Sarkar has been donating all his salary and allowances to his party CPI(M) and in return the party refund him Rs.5000/- per month. He do not own a home also.
Manik Sarkar born 22nd January 1949 who turned 64 this year is believed to be the purest CM of all with being poorest too. Even his rival and opposition party members trust his words and say he is truly honest politician. It is said that her wife also follow her footsteps and don't accept the govt provided car and walks he…

Pran Saheb or Pran Krishan Sikand the Dada Saheb Phalke award winner

Updated 12th July'13: Legendary Bollywood actor Pran Krishan Sikand  passes away on 12th July 2013 9PM, at  Leelavati Hospital in Mumbai.

Actor +Pran Krishan Sikand Pran  or popularly known as Pran of Bollywood is on news after a long time because of his winning of  "Dada Saheb Phalke award" as life time Achievement award this year 2013 .
Pran Krishan Sikand who is 93 now was born on 12th feb 1920 in Delhi, India. He is known for his all shades of role, but got popularity for his villainous roles. He did lead roles as an actor from 1940 to 1947, then he did many supporting roles from the year 1948 to 2007 and from the year 1942 to 1991 he did many negative roles.
Pran Saheb was also awarded the Villain of the Millennium award in the year 2000 by Stardust.
He has also been honored by CNN as the top 25 Asian actors of all time.
Pran has also received many Filmfare awards, Pran had won Filmfare Best supporting actor award in the year 1967, 1969 and 1972 and Filmfare Lifeti…

Lotus Temple of Delhi

Raghav Bahl the Entrepreneur of the year 2007 for Business Transformation

Raghav Bahl 51 mainly known for his ownership of several television channels, including TV18 India and his book ‘S U P E R P O W E R? The Amazing Race Between China’s Hare and India’s Tortoise’. He is the Controlling Shareholder and Managing Director of Network 18, he started his career as a management consultant with A.F. Ferguson & Co. then he joined  American Express Bank and finally launched TV18 his own production house in the year 1993.
-Raghav is widely admired as an entrepreneur and a Global Leader of tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.
-He was also selected by Ernst & Young as 'Entrepreneur of The Year (2007) for Business Transformation'.
-Raghav has been awarded the AIMA award for the Media Person of the Year in 2011 and BMA recognized him as the ‘Entrepreneur of The Year (2011).
-He has been conferred with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil), Honoris Causa by Amity University, Uttar Pradesh (2011).
-He is also the Winner of the Sanskriti Award for…

Taj Palace Hotel Mumbai

Srikanth Sri Srinivasan Indian-American nominee for federal Judicial

Updated: On 24th May 2013, US president confirmed Srinivasan as the first ever Indian to be the judge of the Supreme court of USA. +Barack Obama  hails Srinivasan as a "trailblazer" and said "Sri is trailblazer who personifies the best of America. Now he will serve with distinction on the federal bench."About Srikanth Sri Srinivasan:
Srikanth "Sri" Srinivasan 45 is on news for his nomination and Obama's support to serve on the United States Court of appeals for the district of Columbia Circuit. Srikanth's nomination is strong because of strong push from president +Barack Obama for his candidature. Srikanth Srinivasan currently is principal deputy solicitor general of the United States replacing +Neal Katyal (also an Indian origin) in August 2012.
Srinivasan is said to be much qualified for the post and he has also argued 20 cases before the Supreme Court of US. Srinivasan was also a lecturer at Harvard Law School.
Srinivasan got his name known be…

Sanjay Gandhi expected head of the Indian National Congress

Sanjay Gandhi is again on news because of +WikiLeaks  which claims that A K Antony the then president of Kerala Congress along with the West Bengal congress leader Priyaranjan Dasmusi were the only two key people who had flatly criticized Sanjay Gandhi during AICC session in Guwahati 1976 during emergency when Sanjay Gandhi's political graph was on the rise.

Sanjay Gandhi born on 14th December 1946 was the expected head of the +INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS , when +Indira Gandhi her mother was on power (Prime Minister of India). Though Sanjay Gandhi never entered into politics officially, but he had a hold on politics during his life time. During emergency also it is believed that Sanjay Gandhi was actually handling the political affairs from the Prime Minister House instead of Prime Minister Office.
Sanjay Gandhi was the younger brother of Rajiv Gandhi and son of Indira Gandhi and Feroze Gandhi.
Sanjay Gandhi husband of Maneka Anand or Maneka Gandhi had a strong hold in powers and ha…

Ardhanariswara at Elephanta Caves

idol of Ardhanariswara at Elephanta Caves, this idol is of half man, half woman, its a representation of lord Shiva.

Flyover Raj Mahal Bhubaneswar

Antilla Tower of Mukesh Ambani Mumbai

Marine Drive Mumbai

Jasuben Andarben Pizza and her success story

Jasuben Pizza which was set up by Andarben or (Sister Jasu) nearly 40 years back in Ahmedabad, Gujarat which got a tremendous promotion by the current CM of Gujarat Narendra Modi is a well known Pizzerian from Gujarat. Jasuben who had shifted to Pune in the year 1990 has now around 6 branches serving in Gujarat. Pizza of Jasuben is bit different to the Pizzas of Pizza hut, in terms of toppings and contents but this pizza of Jasuben only suits the palates of local people of Gujarat.
Pizza of Jasuben cost around Rs 50/piece and around 600 pizzas are sold in Ahmedabad only.
Out of the 6 branches of Jasuben Pizzas 3 are auctioned for franchisees.

Haji Ali Dargah

Bandra kurla sea link

This Bandra Kurla sea link or officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link is a cable stayed bridge. It is 8 lane freeway which crosses Mahim bay connecting Worli from southern suburb to western suburb Nariman point. Length of the sea link is 5.6 km or 3.5miles. The sea link is 126 mtr high. It was open for public on 30th June 2009.

Youngest Web designer and youngest CEO Sreelakshmi Suresh

At the age of just 4 she started using computers and by the age of 8 she designed a website for her school, where she was studying.
Not just that +Sreelakshmi Suresh is among few children in the world who once known to world keep reminding the world their existence. This time when she is 15 years, is going to start her own IT company on web designing at UL cyber park Kozhikode.
Sreelakshmi Suresh born 5th feb 1998  in Kozhikode, Kerala, India is a genius and has been awarded more than 27 national and international awards and recognition. Sreelakshmi Suresh is also an under-age member of Association of American webmaster.
According to Sreelakshmi Suresh her company would be operational by july this year(2013). Now her company staffs 20 members out of which 6 members are from her own school.
This venture of her establishing an IT company which will provide web hosting, web designing, web development and domain registration will require around 50 lakh and she is ready with this.

Khairun Manjil, Delhi