Amrita Shergill – An Eminent Indian painter

One of the most talented painters ever to have graced the Indian soil, Amrita Shergil was an artist beyond compare. Born on 30th Jan 1913 in Budapest, Hungary, Amrita Sher-Gil was the first important woman artist to emerge out of India in the 1930s. In her brief life span of 28 years, she led the modern Indian art movement, which was then taken ahead by the Bombay Progressive Artists Group. A child of a Punjabi landlord father Sardar Umrao Singh Majithia and a Hungarian musician mother, Antoinette, both loyalists to the British Raj, Amrita had to struggle with the biases that her mixed parentage, her middle class background and her gender raised throughout her brief artistic career. In 1929, she joined the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.

KIBBER Village – At an height of 4205m

KIBBER village is located at an height of 4205m and 18 km from Kaza. The highest village in the world which is connected by motorable road and is the highest habitated village in the world which has its own polling station during elections.One has to drive ahead from Key Monastery to reach this village.The village of Kibber is only accessible in summer from June to October like most of the places in Spiti Valley. During summer there are public buses that operate twice a day from Kaza once in the morning and once in the evening. The other mode of transport is shared taxis that ply but are much more expensive.

25th Jan Statehood Day of Himachal Pradesh

On 18 December 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971.Himachal Pradesh, which is one of the fast growing state in the country situated on the top of the North part. Before the independence most of the areas of this state was the part of Punjab state and during that time this region was divided into four different region such Chamba, Mandi, Shimla etc. and during that time these three areas had made so many progress in the infrastructure as well as in the transport and also they have created so many historical monuments which you can see nowadays in the state.

Shanidev – The son of Lord Surya

” Om nilanjana samabhasam | Ravi putram yamagrajam || Cahaya martanda samhubhutam | Tama namami Shanescharam||” Meaning I bow to Lord Shani, who is black in colour and son of Sun and born to Chaya and brother of Yama , who moves very slowly. Shani is is a son of Lord Surya. He is generally…

The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

ॐत्रियम्बकंयजामहे, सुगन्धिंपुष्टिवर्धनं
उर्वारुकमिवबन्धनान् मृत्योर्मोक्षिय मामृतात्

The story of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization

Humans are cultural beings. Culture is the sum total of the ways of living built up by a group and passed on from one generation to another. Culture includes behavior such as courtship or child-rearing practices; material things such as tools, clothing, and shelter; and ideas, institutions, and beliefs. First a few words about the historical context of the Indus script. The subcontinent’s earliest literate, urban civilization arose in the valley of the Indus River sometime after 2600 B.C.E. and by about 2300 B.C.E. was trading with Mesopotamia. Known as the Harappan or Indus civilization, it lasted only a few centuries. The region’s second identifiable civilization dates to about 1500 B.C.E. and is known as the Vedic Aryan civilization—after the nomadic Indo-European immigrant people, or Aryans, who founded it, and their holy texts, or Vedas.

The National Anthem of India

“Jana Gana Mana” was officially adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the Indian national anthem on 24 January 1950. 27 December 2011 marked the completion of 100 years of Jana Gana Mana since it was sung for the first time. Bengali Version জন গণ মন জনগণমন-অধিনায়ক জয় হে ভারতভাগ্যবিধাতা! পঞ্জাব সিন্ধু গুজরাট মরাঠা দ্রাবিড় উৎকল…

Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna – A famous patriotic Ghazal Written by the Indian revolutionary Bismil Azimabadi.

सरफ़रोशी की तमन्ना, अब हमारे दिल में है।
देखना है ज़ोर कितना, बाज़ु-ए-कातिल में है?

करता नहीं क्यूँ दूसरा कुछ बातचीत,
देखता हूँ मैं जिसे वो चुप तेरी महफ़िल में है
ऐ शहीदे-ए-मुल्क-ओ-मिल्लत, मैं तेरे ऊपर निसार,
अब तेरी हिम्मत का चर्चा ग़ैर की महफ़िल में है
सरफ़रोशी की तमन्ना अब हमारे दिल में है

The Queen of Awadh- Begum Hazrat Mahal

Begum Hazrat Mahal

लखनऊ में ‘1857 की क्रांति’ का नेतृत्व बेगम हज़रत महल ने किया था। अपने नाबालिग पुत्र बिरजिस कादर को गद्दी पर बिठाकर उन्होंने अंग्रेज़ी सेना का स्वयं मुक़ाबला किया।
Begum Hazrat Mahal, also known as the ‘Begum of Awadh’, was one of the earliest female staunch freedom fighter during the First Indian War of Independence. She was the first wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah and possessed the courage and leadership to rebel against the British East India Company during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The Indian War was one of the most significant colonial wars of the nineteenth century because it brought India, which had been ruled by agents of the British East India Company, directly under the control of the British Crown.

Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi (महात्मा गाँधी)

संपूर्ण विश्व का इतिहास उन व्यक्तियों के उदाहरणों से भरा पडा है जो अपने आत्म-विश्वास, साहस तथा दृढता की शक्ति से नेतृत्व के शिखर पर पहुँचे हैं।

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

Swami Vivekananda, born Narendranath Dutta, was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna.   You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.  You cannot believe in God until you believe in…

Lohri – The bonfire festival

Originally posted on Journal Edge:
Dear All Readers Wish you all a very sweet and Prosperous Lohri, May this new Year brings so many happiness in your Life 🙂 The Lohri is an extremely popular Punjabi agricultural winter festival celebrated throughout Punjab and in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu.The harvest festival of Punjab and…

A magical and revolutionary device – Which has created a boom in the world of Travel

(CRS) Central Reservation System & (GDS) Global Distribution System created a boom in the world of travel Internet technology and web based commerce have dramatically transformed the airline industry in the last ten years. As travelers embraced the Internet, this enabled airlines to bypass the traditional distribution pattern through travel agencies and sell direct to end…

Don’t let our Future Go Up in Fume – Stop Pollution SAVE environment

While modern societies face growing concern about global environmental issues, developing countries are experiencing complex, serious and fast-growing pollution problems of their own. It is well known that exposure to high levels of air pollution can adversely affect human health. However, adverse health effects of exposure to relatively low level of air pollution remain a…

The Travel agencies services and about using Internet for planning a trip.

The purpose of the Article is to investigate young tourist’s behavior in planning a trip, to understand how young people make decisions when they decide to go on a trip, in their country or in a foreign country, the process of searching information and their opinions about travel agencies services and about using Internet for…

The Das Mahavidyas – Chronicles from the pages of Indian Mythology

The Das Mahavidyas are Wisdom Goddesses. Das means ten, maha means great, and vidya means wisdom The Das Mahavidyas are considered forms of Divine Mother Kali, who is the first of the then Mahavidyas. Each Wisdom Goddess has her own name, story, quality, and mantras.The spectrum of these ten goddesses covers the whole range of feminine…

Tridevi – The trinity of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati.

Tridevi, a three-in-one-goddess. Tri is Sanskrit for three, and devi is goddess.  Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and the learning. She is the part of the trinity of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. This trinity helps Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh to create, maintain and destroy (to regenerate) the universe respectively. As…

Nature and Adventure Tourist Market in India.

Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes and refers to the provision of services in support of this act. Tourists are people who travel to and stay in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year – for leisure, business and other purposes not related to…

Dynamic Packaging Applications – Building a culture of Travel Innovation

Expedia.com, the first online service provider, was founded in the U.S. in 1996; and started to offer flight, hotel and transfer service over internet. However, the sales boom was reached upon the introduction of dynamic packaging technology. The company, today, continue its operations over 30 countries. Dynamic packaging helps online tour operators, travel management companies…

In this New Year, I wish you achieve all your goals in life And get success at every step of life.

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यम भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि। धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात॥ I adore the Divine Self who illuminates the three worlds – physical, astral and causal; I offer my prayers to that God who shines like the Sun. May He enlighten our intellect. “In this New Year, I wish you achieve all your goals in…