Sunday, December 30, 2012

21 April - Hindi Films History

Premier of the film by Dadasaheb Phalke - Harischandra - The First Silent Film by Indian made in India.

The film was shown in Olympia Theatre, Grant Road
(No copy uploaded by popular distributors/producers available on YouTube. Unofficial uploads are there)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Other Income of a Policeman and Divorce Maintenance Settlement

28 December 2012

A policeman, constable Sainu Virkar of Thane was asked to pay his wife Rs. 16,000 month on a takehome pay of Rs.15,822 on gross pay of Rs. 26,278 per month.

The logic seems to be the arguments from his wife that Virkar brings home Rs.50,000 pm as bribes. Judge accepted the argument as other income even though there is no proof for it and ordered payment of maintenance at Rs. 16,000 pm.

What will be the consequences of such a decision given by the Judge? 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Political Thinkers of India

Political Thinkers of Modern India
Adi H Doctor, 1997

Many more Google books are there. Search in Google Books search facility.

2009 Lok Sabha Members - Telephone Numbers, Email and Birthdays

Contains emails, telephone numbers, addresses, and birthdays of Lok Sabha members.

Trying to include birthdays in the blog History of India - Important events datewise

Monday, December 24, 2012

100 Years of Indian Cinema - 100th Year - 2012 - 13 Celebrations

Hindi Films History of The Day - Index for The Year

Indian cinema turned 100 on April 21, 2012.

Dada Saheb Phalke's first production ‘Raja Harishchandra’ was screened at Coronation Cinema in Mumbai on 3 May 1913 marking the beginning of Indian cinema.

30 Minute by NDTV

V.K. Murty - A Visionary Cameraman of Gurudutt


Indian Films Stars, Producers, Directors, Playback singers, Music Directors - Birthdays

  1 - Asrani
  1 - Nana Patekar
  1 - Sonali Bendre
  1 - Vidya Balan
  3 - Sanjay Khan
  5 - Deepika Padukone
  6 - A. R. Rehman 1976 - Music Composer
  9 - Mahendra Kapoor
10 - Hrithik Roshan

16 - Kabir Bedi

24 - Subhash Ghai - Film Producer and Director, Mukta Arts

31 - Preity Zinta


  1 - Jackie Shroff
  3 - Waheeda Rehman
  5 - Abhishek Bachchan
  9 - Amrita Singh
11 - Tina Munim

15 - Randhir Kapoor
24 - Pooja Bhatt
25 - Danny Denzoppa




15 - Madhuri Dixit


 4 - S.P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946) - Telugu film singer


25 - Kaikala Satyanarayana (1935)  - Telugu Film Actor - Biography and Films Videos


  4 - Kishore Kumar


20 - Akkineni Nageswara Rao - Telugu films top hero - Biography and films
28 - Lata Mangeshkar (1929) - Film singer - Nightingale of India



  1 - Aishwarya Rai
  2 - Shahrukh Khan

  7 - Kamal Hasan

21 - Helen  - Popular Dancer - Hindi Films - Biography and Videos 
22 - Saroj Khan - Choreographer for films - Biography and Videos

24 - Amol Palekar
25 - Bappi Lahiri - Hindi films music director


 1 - Udit Narayan
 6 - Savitri - very popular Telugu actress
 6 - Shekar Kapoor
 7 - Shekhar Suman

 8 - Dharmendra

10 - Rati Agnihotri  - Hindi film actress
11 - Dilip Kumar - Hindi film actor
12 - Rajnikant - Tamil film actor
13 - D. Venkatesh (1960) - Telugu film actor
14 - Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao (1922) - Telugu film singer
14 - Raj Kapoor (1924) - Hindi film actor, director and producer - Biography, Films Videos - Songs
17 - John Abraham - Hindi film actor
17 - Ritesh Deshmukh - Hindi film actor
21 - Govinda - Hindi film actor
24 - Anil Kapoor - Hindi film actor
24 - Mohammed Rafi - Hindi film singer - Biography and Songs videos
27 - Salman Khan - Hindi film actor
29 - Twinkle Khanna - Hindi film actor

29 - Rajesh Khanna - One time superstar of Hindi films

Links to Various Other Lists

Hit and Superhit Hindi Films - Full Movie Videos  on YouTube and Yahoo

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Gujarat - State - India - Facts and Figures


Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad
Amreli  - Amreli
Anand - Anand
Bharuch - Bharuch
Rajkot - Rajkot

Monday, December 17, 2012

Subrahmanya Shashti

Subrahmanya Shashti is observed in Andhra Pradesh in Margashirsha Masa. It is also observed in Karntaka.

It falls on 18 December in 2012

Subramanya Ashtakam Chanting - Very good


Kukke Subramanya Song - Kannada


Subramanya stotram

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sirsa - District of Haryana State

The district headquarters  is Sirsa town. It is 255 km from Delhi and 280 km from Chandigarh.  Dabwali, Ellenabad, Rori and Rania are other towns. The district lies between 29 14 and 30 0 north latitude and 74 29 and 75 18 east longitudes. It is in the extreme west corner of Haryana. The neibouring districts  are Faridkot and Bhatinda of Punjab in the north and north east, district Ganganagar of Rajasthan in the west and south and Hissar district in the east.

Sirsa district is divided into 3 sub-divisions and 4 tehsils.

Census 2001 Population: 11,16,649

There are a total of 323 villages in the district out of which 313 are connected with paved roads.
I came across the news item that all 334 villages in Sirsa were provided with solar lights[2012]. (334 villages figures needs to be checked).

Haryana Renewable Energy Department (HRED) has spent Rs.12.65 crore to install 5000 solar lights. 30% of the project cost(Rs. 3.80 cr) was provided by Central government. The remaining was spent by beneficiaries and the State Government.

About 79% of the population lives in the rural areas. Sirsa gets an annual rainfall of about 26 cm. The area under cultivation is 3,88,000 hectares out of which 3,06,000 is irrigated. The district excels in the production of cotton and citrus fruit.

Kumbh Mela - Prayag

When Jupiter is in Taurus (Vrishabha Rashi ) and the sun is in Capricorn (Makar Rashi) Kumbha Mela is celebrated at Prayag

Now Jupiter is in Taurus. On January 14 Makara Sankraman is occurring. Hence Kumbh Mela will take place in Prayag, Allahabad

Kumbhmela sites

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Rajinikanth - Tamil Actor - Biography and Film Videos

Birth 12 December 1950

He worked as bus conductor for some time. He acted in some dramas. He developed interest in acting and enrolled in Madras Film Institute. K. Balachander saw him and gave a role in his film.

Acted in Tamil and Telugu films. Acted in some Hindi films also.
Super Star in Tamil films.

First Film: Apoorva Raarangal (1975) by Balachander
Acted in more than 150 films.

Bhairavi (1978) First film with Rajinikanth as hero





Sri Raghavendra - 100 Film of Rajinikanth

Thanga Magan (1993)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Nanasaheb Peshwa - Balaji Baji Rao - 1721 - 1761

Birth 8 December 1721

He was appointed as Peshwa by Chatrapati Sahu.

He expanded Maratha empire. But Marathas were defeated in Third Battle of Panipat in 1761. He also died immediately due to consumptive disease.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Higher Education in India - 2012

Total estimated enrolment 26650953
Total population in 18-23 age group - 141681733
Gross enrolment rato: 18.8

This may not be the right way of calculating the ratio. It is better to take 3 year figure as undergraduate program are of three year duration. The enrolment ratio may go up to 36.6%

All India Survey on Higher Education 2011 Provisional Report - Published in 2012. Available on MHRD Site, India

1.5 million Engineering Degree seats and 1 million Engineering Diploma seats

The educational facilities for engineering have increased rapidly in India.

According to AICTE Chairman, S.S. Mantha there are 1.5 million engineering degree seats and 1 million diploma seats in India.

Nov. 28, 2012

India has a population of 124 crores in 2011. Around 2 crore children are entering educational institutions every year. India has a plan of 30% enrolment in higher education. Which means  seats for 6 million (60 lakh) have to be created in various graduate branches. 2.5 million engineering degree and diploma seats is a good investment.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

This Day in India's (Indian) History - June

8 June

8 June 1948 Air India started regular service Bombay to London

19 June

19 June 1956 Life Insurance of India Act was passed.

23 June

23 June 1757 Battle of Plassey - East India company forces won that battle. Siraj-ud-Daula fled the battle.

25 June

25 June 1932 Indian team started playing its first test match.
25 June 1983 Indian won Cricket World Cup

Saturday, December 1, 2012

This Day in India's (Indian) History - April

13 April

13 April 1919 Jalianwala Bagh Massacre of Innocent people by British Police.

28 April  1916 B.G. Tilak started Indian Home Rule League with its headquarters at Poona.

30 April

1030 Mahmud Ghazni passed away in his capital

1908 Khudiram Bose along with Prafulla Chaki had planned to throw a bomb at a carriage  carrying the  magistrate Kingsford. But  he was betrayed and was caught and  was sentenced to death.

1998 Anna Hazare, social worker, was awarded the CARE International humanitarian award for 1998

1999 Jessica Lal, model and TV personality, was murdered in a crowded south Delhi restaurant.

This Day in India's (Indian) History - May

1 May

1897 Swami Vivekananda established Ramakrishna Mission.
1923 Under the leadership of Singaravelu Chettiar, the first May day was celebrated in India.
1947 Congress Working Committee accepted Partition in principle
1960 Bombay province was divided between Maharashtra and Gujrat States.
1977 Janata Party was established.
1994 Political party Shiromani Akali Dal was established.
1998 The Konkan Railway running for 760-km is dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

2 May

1968 Lok Sabha passed the Public Provident Fund Act.
1996 General Election 2nd phase begins in 204 LS and 223 Assembly constituencies spread over 17 States & union territories.

3 May

1764 Mir Kasim, with the backing of Delhi Emperor, attacked on Patna but was defeated by Britishers. Britishers became the rulers of Bengal, the richest province of India.

1765 Clive became Governor of Bengal for second time after he returned to Calcutta from England.

1913  Dada Saheb Phalke, made India's first fully indigenous silent four-reel feature film 'Raja Harishchandra'  The film had titles in Hindi and English and was released today at the Coronation Cinematograph in Bombay.

1947 Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) was established.

4 May

1783 - Tipu Sultan was enthroned as the ruler of Mysore after the death of Haider Ali in a simple ceremony at Bednur.

1799 Tipu Sultan was killed in a battle against 5,000 British soldiers who stormed and razed his capital, Seringapatanam.

1854 The first stamp was officially issued from Calcutta where the first modern post office was established.

1993 Santosh Yadav became the first Indian woman to conquer the Everest twice.

5 May

1930 Gandhiji was arrested and imprisoned without trial.

1944 Gandhi-Jinnah talks break down on Pakistan issue.

1955 Indian parliament accept Hindu divorce.

1977 Chandra Shekar chosen President of the Janatha Party.

1992 Prithvi, India's medium range surface-to-surface missile, successfully launched.

6 May

1529  Babar Shah, Mughal Emperior, defeated  Nawab Nasrat Shah of Bengal, on the banks of Ghaghra river.

1680 Chatrapati Rajaram Maharaj was crowned.

1775 Nanda Kumar, king of Calcutta, was arrested.

1952 Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected the President of India "Rashtrapati"after the first Presidential election held under the Indian constitution.

9 May

May 1933  Gandhiji released from prison as he begins fast for self-purification. INC suspends Civil Disobedience movement but authorizes Satyagraha by individuals.

18 May

May 1775 Battle of Aras - British defeated Marathas

23 May

1984 Bachendri Pal, an employee of Tata Iron and Steel Co. Limited climbed to the summit of Mount Everest to become the first Indian woman and the fifth women in the world to achieve this feat.

This Day in India's (Indian) History - July

1 July
Foundation day of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

2 July

1972 India Pakistan Shimla Agreement

Updated on 1 July 2012


Gujarat 2012 Assembly Elections - News, Results, Views, Videos

First phase of Polling 13 December
Nominations for First phase 24 November last date
                                         28 November last date for withdrawal

Second phase of Polling 17 December
Nominations 30 November last date
                     3 last date for drawal

44,496 polling stations - 3.78 crores voters
182 constituencies
13 SC, and 27 STs reserved

Counting 20 December

Nominations filed

Second phase 95 constituencies - 1374 candidates
First phase     87 constituencies  -  846 candidates


Narendra Modi is contesting from Maninagar

Modi addressing party workers in Maninagar


News Videos - YouTube - Yahoo

Discussion on Rajyasabha TV - 25.11.2012


Opinion Poll - 4 October 2012


Friday, November 30, 2012

This Day in India's (Indian) History - November

4 November

1845 Birthday Vasudev Balwant Phadke

6 November

1556  Akbar's forces defeated and killed Hemu in the Second Battle of Panipat

7 November

1858 Birthday Bipin Chandra Pal

8 November

1927 The British Prime Minister announced the appointment of the Simon Commission to suggest future constitutional reforms in India. Simon Commission arrived in Bombay on Feb 3, 1928 and in the all-India  hartal,  Lala Lajpat Rai was assaulted by police at Lahore.

14 November

Birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru

17 November
1928 Death of Lala Lajpat Rai.
1932  The Third Round Table Conference began in London (Nov 17 to Dec 24)
2012  Death of Balasaheb Thackeray - Shiv Sena Supreme Party Leader, Maharashtra

19 November  Birthday of Rani Lakshmi Bai, Smt. Indira Gandhi

20 November

Birthday of Tipu Sultan

1962 - Fall of the 4th Division in China's attack on India

21 November

1962 Announcement of ceasefire by Chineser

22 November

1989 Lok Sabha Elections started (22-26)

24 November

2002 Militant attack on Raghunath temple in Jammu & Kashmir

25 November

26 November

1949 Constitution of India was adopted by Constituent assembly. Came in force on 26 January 1950.

2008  Attack by terrorists on Mumbai at 10.00 pm

27 November

1920 Appeal by Mahatma Gandhi
To Every Englishmen in India (November 27, 1920)

29 November

1989  Rajiv Gandhi Resigned as Prime Minister

30 November

1930  First Round Table Conference begins in London to consider the report of the Simon Commission.

30 November
Yeddyurappa, former chief minister of Karnataka resigned from BJP

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rare Births - India

Baby with 8 limbs - due to conjoint twin - Hindi and English

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India - News and Videos - 27 November 2012 - English and Hindi

Ram Jethmalani attacks BJP leadership for suspending him


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Same team for 3rd Test except injured Umesh Yadav



100 Newsitems in 10 minutes - Hindi

India TV

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Puttaparti Sai Baba - A Great Spiritual Leader of 20 Century India

Puttaparti Saibaba was born in a village in Andhra Pradesh on 23 November 1926.
At the age of 14, he declared that he was an avatar (incarnation) and started giving discourses. He toured and also many countries and spread his message.

His message was to respect all religions and he exhorted people to practice their religion diligently without hating an other religion person.

He preached love and service. He exhorted his followers to serve people as worship of God. Every act of service to others is a flower to God.

He started number of schools, colleges, hospitals with donations from is devotees. His devotees are estimated between 50 to 100 million (5 to 10 crore).

Top Indian cricketers, film stars expressed their grief when he left his human body. He said as an avatar, God behaves like human beings so that many can close to him but keeps his divine powers.

Brief Biography

Teachings of Saibaba

Quotations of Saibaba

Live and Legacy of Satya Sai Baba - 1



Live and Legacy 2






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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Rani Lakshmibai - Marathi - झाशीची राणी लक्ष्मीबाई

झाशीची राणी लक्ष्मीबाई

Birth 19 November 1835

Death 18 June 1858

वीरांगना झाशीची राणी

असामान्य पराक्रमातून सातत्याने स्फूर्ती देणार्‍या झाशीच्या राणी लक्ष्मीबाई

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Animation film - झाशीची राणी लक्ष्मीबाई  Hindi


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Rani Lakshmibai - Hindi - रानी लक्ष्मीबाई

रानी लक्ष्मीबाई

Birth 19 November 1835

Death 18 June 1858

 झांसी की  रानी लक्ष्मीबाई

रानी लक्ष्मीबाई - Bharat Discovery Article

1857 की महानायिका-महारानी लक्ष्मीबाई

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Balasaheb Thackeray - 23 January 1926 - 17 November 2012

Body of Balasaheb at Shivaji Park for Last Darshan

Watch the Live Streaming Video

Video streaming has started. Rath having Balasaheb is yet to reach Shivaji Park.
Cortege at Sena Bhawan 1.35 pm

Rediff - Live commentary

Balasaheb passes away - Times Now Video


Tiger goes silent - IBNLive Video


Bal Thackeray, known as tiger of Maharashtra, supreme leader of the state party Shiv Sena, left for the other world on 17 November 2012. All the political leaders of India, paid tribute to him. Even people in Pakistan tweeted that he is only Indian politician who is known in Pakistan apart from Indian cricketers. He was an outspoken man and many of his opinions and statements were against courteous conduct in the modern day politics. But he stuck to his thinking.

The Life and Times of Bal Thackeray - Photos

English Newspapers on Bal Thackeray

Balasaheb Thackeray's Dussera Speech 2012 - YouTube Video

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Balasaheb Thackeray's Dussera Speech 2010 - YouTube Video



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Bal Thackeray - Incidents and Events in Life - Biography

Building himself  as a brand, he drew a lot from his first career as cartoonist to fashion his second as politician

Bal Thackeray's launch pad: Marmik

Shiv Sena - The Party started by Bal Thackeray

Jhansi Rani Lakshmibai

Rani Lakhshmibai listed in Top Ten Dare Devil Wives of the World.

Rani Lakshmibai was listed in the top ten dare devil wives of the world by
Times Weekly.

Birth 19 November 1835

Death 18 June 1858

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Photos of Rani Lakshmibai


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Jhansi Fort - The Cannon used by Rani Lakshmibai and Tantia Tope, Karaki Bijli Cannon is here for public view


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Nagarjuna, Amala & J D Chakravarthy

Dubbed from Telugu hit film


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Friday, November 16, 2012

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Addressing UM Ross India Business Conference

November 2012

University of Michigan Ross School of Business organized India Business Conference.

Key Note Speaker, S.S. Chauhan, CM of Madhya Pradesh. He spoke in Hindi which was translated.

YouTube Video of the address


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16 November 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Maha Lakshmi - Laxmi Devi - Devotional Songs - Stotrams, Arati, Bhajans - Videos


Lakshmi Kavacham
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Sri Lakshmi Sahasranama Stotram
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Ashta Lakshmi Stotram
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Lakshmi Ashtottara Sata Nama Stotram
Prakritim vikrutim vidyam

Prakritim vikrutim - Lakshmi Ashtottaram - MS Subbulakshmi

Annamacharya Kirtana - Jayalakshmi Varalakshmi


Sowbhagya Lakshmi Ravamma - Lakshmi Arati

Maha Lakshmi raave maa intiki Song

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Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu - Mahalakshmi Devotional Song and Stotra

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Friday, November 9, 2012

India Is - India Incredible - Video Contest on YouTube

Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs India has announced a contest for the year 2012-2013 for showcasing India through short films. The themes are

India is incredible

India is unforgettable

India is everywhere

The YouTube page for the event is

Anurag Kashyap will create will showcase some of his videos to inspire enthusiasts.

The last date of submitting the entries is 9 February 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

2nd India - ASEAN Business Fair and Conclave - December 2012

18-20 December 2012, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

B2B buyer-seller meets

Countries participating

India - Brunei  - Cambodia  - Indonesia  - Laos  - Malaysia  - Myanmar - Phillipines - Singapore

Thailand - Vietnam

Highlights of the fair

Charges for space

Last date for online registration 30 November 2012

011-23765321, 23487497

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Government of India - Cabinet Reshuffle - 28 October 2012 Information

New Cabinet Minister
1  K. Rahman Khan

2. Shri Dinsha J. Patel
3. Shri Ajay Maken
4. Shri M.M. Pallam Raju
5. Shri Ashwani Kumar
6. Shri Harish Rawat
7. Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch

1. Shri Manish Tewari
2. Dr. K. Chiranjeevi

1. Dr. Shashi Tharoor
2. Shri Kodikunnil Suresh
3.Shri Tariq Anwar
4. Shri Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy
5. Smt. Ranee Narah
6. Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
7. Shri A.H. Khan Choudhury
8. Shri Sarvey Sathyanarayana
9. Shri Ninong Ering

10. Smt. Deepa Dasmunsi
11. Shri Porika Balram Naik
12. Dr.(Smt.) Kruparani Killi
13. Shri Lalchand Kataria

Allocation of portfolios among the newly appointed Ministers

1. Shri K. Rahman Khan
Minority Affairs
2.Shri Dinsha J. Patel
3. Shri Ajay Maken
Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation
4. Shri M.M. Pallam Raju
Human Resource Development
5.Shri Ashwani Kumar
Law & Justice
6. Shri Harish Rawat
Water Resources
7. Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch

1. Shri Manish Tewari
Information & Broadcasting
2. Dr. K. Chiranjeevi

1. Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Human Resource Development
2. Shri Kodikunnil Suresh
Labour & Employment
3. Shri Tariq Anwar
Agriculture & Food Processing Industries
4. Shri K. J. Surya Prakash        Reddy
5. Smt. Ranee Narah
Tribal Affairs
6. Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
7. Shri A.H. Khan Choudhury
Health & Family Welfare
8. Shri Sarvey Sathyanarayana
Road Transport & Highways
9. Shri Ninong Ering
Minority Affairs
10. Smt. Deepa Dasmunsi
Urban Development
11. Shri Porika Balram Naik
Social Justice & Empowerment
12. Dr.(Smt.) Kruparani Killi
Communications & Information Technology
13. Shri Lalchand Kataria

Changes in the portfolios of the following Ministers.


1. Shri M. Veerappa Moily
Petroleum & Natural Gas
2. Shri S. Jaipal Reddy
Science & Technology and Earth Sciences
3.Shri Kamal Nath
Urban Development & Parliamentary Affairs
 4. Shri Vayalar Ravi
Overseas Indian Affairs
5. Shri Kapil Sibal
Communications & Information Technology
6. Shri C.P. Joshi
Road Transport & Highways
7. Kumari Selja
Social Justice & Empowerment
8. Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal
9. Shri Salman Khursheed
External Affairs
10. Shri Jairam Ramesh
Rural Development


1. Shri Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia
2. Shri K.H. Muniappa
Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
3. Shri Bharatsinh Madhavsinh Solanki
Drinking Water & Sanitation
4. Shri Sachin Pilot
Corporate Affairs
5. Shri Jitendra Singh
Youth Affairs & Sports


1. Shri E. Ahamed
External Affairs
2. Smt. D. Purandeswari
Commerce & Industry
 3. Shri Jitin Prasada
Defence & Human Resource Development
4. Dr. S. Jagathrakshakan
New & Renewable Energy
5. Shri R.P.N. Singh
6. Shri K.C. Venugopal
Civil Aviation
7. Shri Rajeev Shukla
Parliamentary Affairs & Planning.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ashrams in Rishikesh, India

Ashram Phone No. (STD: 0135)

Vanprasth Ashram 243 0811

Parmarth Niketan 243 4301

Ved Niketan 243 0279

Vanamali Gita (or Vanmali Geeta) Ashram 243 1316

Geeta (or Gita) Ashram 243 1998

Swami Dayananda Ashram

Geeta Bhawan (or Gita Bhavan) 243 0122
Swarg Ashram 243 3452
Yoga Niketan Trust 243 0227, 243 5072
Shivanand Ashram (Divine Life Society) 243 0040
Akhand Yog Dham Trust 243 5432, 98370-73279
Omkarananda Patanjali Yog Kendra 243 0193, 243 0910, 243 0911
Sadhna Mandir Trust 243 1693, 243 1485, 94120 55413
Vithal Ashram & Yoga Study Centre 243 0193, 243 2636
Kriya Yoga Ashram 243 5222, 243 6248
Yog Sadhna Ashram Trust 243 6697
Yoga Study Centre 243 3837
Ayushman Ayurvedalaya 243 5554

More detailed information

Rishikesh Place to stay for visitors

Jonathan Spollen: Irish Journalist Lost in Rishikesh, India - Has he mixed with Sadhus?

Friday, October 12, 2012

India - Ancient Relations with China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia, Mynmar and Thailand

India had ancient relations with all countries in the North and Eastern directions. Similarly, it might have had relations with Western neighbours also. Even in Mecca, there are traces of influences of Hinduism. There were temples and there was idol worship in that region.

A Short History of South East Asia

Indian Civilization And Culture
 By Suhas Chatterjee

Search pages from a Google Book for Kambu Svayambhuva

Some Aspects of Asian History and Culture
Upendra Thakur
Abhinav Publications, 1986 - 216 pages

India and Burma

Indians or KALARS in Burmese History

Kalinga and Burma - A doc on Orissa Govt.Site

India and Philippines

Monday, October 8, 2012

Vedic Science - Science in Vedas - Now being Developed Further

Srimaharshi Research Institute of Vedic Technology (SRIVT)

Developed nano materials based on the descriptions given in Vedas.

Produce Solar Power - Use knowledge in Vedas

Nanocopper from Vedic Science Development

Vedic science

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Nano -Vanguard of Global Indian Engineering

Ratan Tata, by initiating and leading the Nano project to success has taken Indian Engineering expertise to global market.

Tata Nano was designed and developed to a very large extent in India with Indian engineering talent.

The statement made by Pawan Goenka that Indian engineering which delivered an automobile at $2500 can certainly deliver one at $10,000 was taken serious note by global analysts of Automotive industry. Tatas now have the potential to build value cars for the developed markets.  It is a question of time that they will convert the potential into a developed model that will be given for marketing testing.

Already, a report on global industry came out with a prophesy in two of four scenarios, Tata products are likely to succeed in global markets and post threat to current global automotive giants.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pranpratishtha Purvak Ganesh Pooja - Marathi Explanation.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Namila Ganapati - Guru Raya Song - YouTube Video



Ganpati - Aarti Song - Ghalin Lotangan Vandin Charan



Ganpati - Aarti Song - Yeo Vitthal Mazhe Mauli Ye - YouTube Video



Ganpati - Aarti - Sukh Karta Dukh Harta - YouTube Video

Aarti is in important part of puja. As Ganesha is specially kept in the house for 9 days for special puja purposes every year, different aarti songs would provide variety and interest in devotees.


Video uploaded by YouTube Partner Rajshri Marathi

Ganpati - Aarti Sangrah - Sukha Karta - Dukh Harta - YouTube Video



Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Conference by Think India - Law: Fulcrum of Change?

Think India is organizing a Summit on the topic of, ‘Law: Fulcrum of Change?’ on the 6th and 7th of October 2012 at the NITTTR Campus, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh.

Pre-event competitions

1. Photography

  • Theme: Fulcrum Of Change
  • Deadline: Friday Midnight of every week.
  • The results shall be announced every Saturday.
  • The picture shall be adjudged on the basis of the number of "likes" it gets over the Facebook Page of
     Think India from Sunday Midnight to Friday Midnight.
  • Multiple entries by same participant are allowed, but only one entry per week is permitted.
  • Format/Specifications: JPEG format, it should be a minimum of 2000 pixels in width/height
     at 72 dpi and no more than 7 megabytes in size.
  • Photographs may not be staged or posed by models.
  • Photo without watermark, designing etc should be submitted.
  • Entrant needs to bring the Photo for Display at the Competition Gallery in Bhopal.
  • Photo without watermark, designing etc should be submitted.
  • Overall award winning entry to be decided on the same basis as in case of weekly competition entries.
  • General Rules apply here.

2. Poster Design

  • Theme: Fulcrum Of Change
  • Deadline: Friday Midnight of every week.
  • The results shall be announced every Saturday.
  • The poster shall be adjudged on the basis of the number of “likes” it gets over the Facebook
    Page of Think India from Sunday Midnight to Friday Midnight.
  • Multiple entries by same participant are allowed, but only one entry per week is permitted.
  • The dimension for the Poster is 728*560 (Pixels). 728 the width and 560 the height.
  • Poster without watermark, designing etc should be submitted.
  • Overall award winning entry to be decided on the same basis as in case of weekly competition entries.
  •  The Poster should ‘still’ not ‘animated to be in motion’.
  • Candidate must bring Poster for Display at the Competition Gallery in Bhopal.
  • General rules apply here.

Submission : All entries are to be mailed to with titled :
TIS’12_PreEvent_[Poster/Picture]_[Name of Entrant]_[Name of Institute]

Raj Thackeray's Speech on MNS Formation 19th Mar 2006 YouTube Video



Raj Thackeray's 21 August Speech Hit on YouTube

The video of Raj Thackeray's speech uploaded by Loksatta TV  has got 320,434 views by 26 August and it has to be declared a hit video. The speech is made in the protest rally against the violence that occurred on 11th August 2012 in a rally condemning the violence in Assam Bodo areas.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Sri Venkatesha Darshana - Pilgrimage to Tirumala Tirupathi - with Kannada Commentary



Indian Classical Dances - Online Book

Indian Classical Dances - Knol Book

Indian Classical Dances - Knol Book



Added to Knol VideoPedia
Narayana Rao - 26 May 2011

Knol Books

Knol Books is a good concept that was developed early on Knol. Knol collections were created to facilitate development of knol books. The development of knol books slowed down after an enthusiastic start. I now feel it is a very good way of organizing many knols and presenting them to readers. Hence I am personally planning to develop 100 knol books and encourage fellow authors to develop around 1000 knol books. Creating various collections of knol books in this context to popularize Knol Book Concept.

Knol Books - Catalogue

Knol Book Collection

List of Knol Books by Narayana Rao K.V.S.S
Narayana Rao - 14 Dec 2010

Combined message

Indian Classical Dances Bharatanatyam Kathak

Indian Classical Dances Kathakali Kuchipudi

Indian Classical Dances Manipuri Dance Mohiniattam

Indian Classical Dances Odissi Sattria
Narayana Rao - 03 Dec 2010

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Narayana Rao - 02 Dec 2010

Ustad Bismillah Khan - Shahnai - YouTube Video





Kathak Dance YouTube Videos









To include how to learn Kathak Videos from

Kathak - Dance





Collected Knols


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Narayana Rao - 02 Dec 2010

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Miss India 2012 - Beauty Contest Videos















Vanya Mishra - Miss India 2012

Vanya Mishra at World Beauty Pageant

Vanya crowned:
Miss Multimedia
Miss Beauty with a Purpose  -  for Dedication to a Charitable Cause







Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sushil Kumar - Wrestling

Sushil Kumar got Silver Medal in London Olympics.

Sushil Kumar - SemiFinal Match


Sushil Kumar's match with Beijing Gold Medal Winner





Sushil Kumar wins Gold Medal - World Wrestling Championship Moscow 2010


London Olympics Qualification

Ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar won the 66kg freestyle title at the World Qualifying Tournament in Taiyuan, China on 27 April 2012. Sushil overpowered Georgia's Otar Tushishvilli 3-0 in the final showdown.  The wrestler with this victory qualified for the London Olympics 2012 and provides a medal hope.

He is the flag bearer of the Indian Team in London Olympics

London Olympics fight schedule

Men's Freestyle 66kg

Sunday 12 August


Indian Team Events  for London 2012 Olympics - Sports-Category-wise Participation Schedule of Athletes

Yogeshwar Dutt - Wrestling

Saina Nehwal - London 2012 Olympics - Badminton Matches - Videos

Bronze Medal Match


SemiFinal Match


Quarter Final Match


Prequarter Final Match


Indian London 2012 Olympics Medal Winners

India won 6 Olympic Medals this time

Silver Medals

Sushil Kumar - 66 Kg Free Style Wrestling

Vijay Kumar - Shooting

Bronze Medals

Gagan Narang - Shooting

Mary Kom - Boxing

Saina Nehwal - Badminton

Yogeshwar Dutt    - 60 Kg Free Style  Wrestling



Indian Olympic Athletes Action - Events - 12 August 2012 London Olympics

Sushil Kumar got Silver Medal in London Olympics. 

He defeated Beijing gold medalist.

Watch the Olympic events live on YouTube


Men's Marathon
15:00 -- Final

Ram Singh Yadav 

Ram Singh Yadav finished the race in 2:30:06


Men's 66kg Freestyle
12:30 -- Qualifications
13:00 -- 1/8 Finals
14:00 -- Quarter-finals
14:30 -- Semi-finals
16:45 -- Bronze Medal Final
17:25 -- Gold Medal Final

Sushil Kumar 

sushil Kumar won the match

Sushil Kumar's next match is with Navruzov Ikhtiyor of Uzbekistan. The match will take place in a short time.

Sushil Kumar won the match. Now in Semifinals. His opponent is Tanatarov Akzhurek

London Olympics YouTube Video Collection 

Archery  -  Athletics  -  Badminton  -  Basketball  -  Beach Volleyball - Boxing

Canoe Slalom - Canoe Sprint - Cycling-BMX - Cycling-Mountain Bike - Cycling - Road

Cycling-Track - Diving - Equestrian - Fencing - Football

Gymnastics-Artistic - Gymnastics-Rhythmic - Handball Hockey

Judo - Modern Pentathlon - Rowing - Sailing - Shooting

Swimming - Synchronised Swimming - Table Tennis - Taekwondo

Tennis - Trampoline - Triathlon - Volleyball - Water Polo - Weightlifting - Wrestling