" PANTHEON OF 200 GODS & GODDESSES..Kullu Dussehra !"
India NEWS...Travel GREEN..The Migratory Birds of Pong Wetland, Dharamsala !!
"The power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument !!"
..Shri Bhagavad 'Gita'!
India News: Nature's Joy, India ! , 2008 , November 21, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh, India.
Shimla the summer capital of Himachal Pradesh witnessed its first snowfall in Kufri and Narkanda. Tourists are enjoying the fresh fall..a green adventure in this famous SKI destination of the Himalayas !
India News: Shri Guru Govind Singhji..a Celebration, India Incredible ! , 2008 , November 21, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh, India.
Punjab Chief Minister, Shri Prakash Singh Badal inaugurates the painting of the Sikh Guru..Shri Guru Govind Singhji by the International Sikh Heritage Center in Kapurthala House in New Delhi. The 'Annual Kapurthala Heritage Festival' is celebrated in October every year, in Punjab State with vibrant colors and culture of the People of Punjab...the Bhangra Beats & Gidda Dance !!
The Joys of Mother Nature, 2008 !
India News: The Butterfly Family, India ! , 2008 , November 18, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh, India.
The Chandigarh Butterfly Museum, will soon be joined by many beautiful families of Himalayan Butterflies including around the world...surely a Mother Nature's Family Gift to US ! Many donors have donated their personal collection of various rare species of butterflies..adding to the colors of the Museum.
Sports Day at Army School..Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.
Body, Mind & Soul...A Young Spirit, 2008 !
A Healthy body can race against the wind, can swim against the current, can climb the highest mountain and still listen to " The MUSIC in the SKIES !"
....Spiritually Energizing Holiday Brand (Music in the Skies).
Army , Government and private schools are participating in the development of the 'young minds' by incorporating high physical fitness standards at a young impressionable age, bringing forward a better 'Rejuvenated Youth of YOUNG INDIA' !
" The Dance of the Butterfly...HAPPY CHILDREN DAY, 2008 !"
India News: HAPPY CHILDREN DAY, India ! , 2008 , November 14, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh, India.
Follow the dance of the Butterflies..Take a trip down fantasy lane..Let ALL the fairy-tales, come true for our Children all over 'Mother Earth' !!
Spirituality of Innocence !
"I have no name; I am but two days old." What shall I call thee? "I happy am, Joy is my name." Sweet joy befall thee.
...'Infant Joy' (William Blake).
There is nothing a child, can do which can take his innocence away, that God resides in the spiritual consciousness of every child, has been celebrated from centuries bygone, in the cultural traditions, all over the Globe.
**Shri Guru Nanak's Birthday was celebrated all over India with Guru Ardas, Devotional Hyms & Kar-Seva.
India News: Road Repair, Dharamsala ! , 2008 , November 09, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh, India.
After the rains the PWD Dept. of the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh is busy repairing the roads in Dharamsala for the incoming Tourist season. 09th November being our pet dog - Tabu's birthday, we celebrated with the migrant labourer's kids and a grand evening feast with all our dogs in Vidya Niwas Animal Care.
India News: The 'Barkhi' Tradition, Dharamsala ! , 2008 , November 08, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh, India.
The Villagers of Kandi, collected together for the traditional 'Dhaam' (Community Feast) to honour the tradition of 'Barkhi' performed for the salvation of the departed soul in the family.
India News: Peace VOW, Dharamsala ! , 2008 , November 07, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh, India.
Thousands of Indian Muslim Clerics from all over the country assembled together to issue a 'fatwa' against aggressive 'violence' and destructive killing.
Kingdom of the DZONGS...A New King !
Bhutan..the Last Shangrila..the Land of the Peaceful Dragon, now has a new young and energetic King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk. This enchanting kingdom (7300 metres), rich in culture and heritage over rugged and beautiful terrain, is the seat of the Drukpa Kagyur School of Mahayana Buddhism. The 'youngest' Democracy with its 'youngest Monarch', opens a new chapter in history and aspiration, for the Himalayan people of Bhutan.
A New Dawn..Barak Obama !!
India News: Barak Obama..One Vision, One World ! , 2008 , November 05, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh, India.
The United States of America created history today by electing the first Afro-American President..symbolising 'Liberty & Freedom for All.' This could usher a new tommorrow for the Global Commmunity if we can let this CHANGE..touch our LIVES !!
"We could truelly be One World..One Vision, only, if we allow the Human Spirit to rise above Caste, Color and Creed and give to our children..A GREEN World of Peace and Growth!"
The 'Chhath PUJA', India Incredible !
India News: Nothing Bigger than the Game !: CRICKET INDIA , 2008 , November 04, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh, India.
For imbibing passion in the people, there is nothing bigger than the Game of Cricket in India. For that reason only veteran cricket players like Star Spinner..Anil Kumble and Star Cricketer..Saurav Ganguly, will be remembered not only in 'sports history', but in the Hearts of the People of INDIA..for doing India Proud,..for generations to come after their retirement. With two parallel 'Cricket Leagues'( ICL & IPL), emerging from our country and all time greats like Sachin Tendulkar..India is well on its way for becoming the Cricket MECCA of the World !!
India News: "Chaath Festival, NORTH INDIA , 2008 , November 04, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh, India.
Almost all civilizations have worshipped the "SURYA-DEV", the Sun God..but it has a unique form in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and the other parts of India. 'Chhath Puja', is the only occasion where the setting sun is worshipped.
It is celebrated twice a year. Once in ‘Chaitra’ (according to the Hindu calendar) which falls in March and in ‘Kartik ‘ which falls in November.This 4-day festival, is celebrated by folks songs sung in praise of the Sun God 'Surya DEV' and 'Chhathi Maiyya'!
Men and women prepare special dishes made up of special rice and molasses and taste them after an audience of the moon. They take a dip in the sacred 'Holy Watres' of India. During the four-day-festival, the devotees worship the rising and setting sun and pray for the 'life giving' solar energy with warmth and sunshine in their lives.
India News: Sania Nehwal's Winning Spree , 2008 , November 03, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
Shuttler Princess, Sania Nehwal of INDIA, clinched her glory by winning the World Junior Batminton Championship held in Pune, India..a good beginning after reaching the quarter finals at the BEIJING GAMES, 2008.
India News: A Boxer's Dream & Delight , 2008 , November 03, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
Thokchom Nanao Singh of INDIA, stunned the world by winning the Gold Medal at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championship in Gaudalajara, MEXICO.
India News: Travel in GREEN: Kinnaur Valley Festival, Himachal, India , 2008 , November 01, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
The four day colorful and vibrant Festival of the Tribal people of the Kinnaur Valley is going on with full traditional folk music and dances in Recong Peo (2290 metres), the district headquarter of Kinnaur, 38 Kms from Sangla Village. The CM of Himachal Pradesh, Prof. PK Dhumal attended the celebrations and wished the tribal himalayan people joy and prosperity for the coming harvest season.
India News: The Chess King , India , 2008 ,October 30, 2008, News INDIA
Chess Master Viswanathan Anand, made India proud by winning the World Chess Championship 2008. A boon and inspiration for the upcoming young chess players of our country.
We wish our dear "Surfers", worldwide..."HAPPY DEEPAWALI, 2008"..We pray from the Heart of India...PEACE, PROSPERITY AND HARMONY...to our Dear Global Family...Have a "GREEN DIWALI"!!
Arvind & Sangeeta Gurung from the 'Himalayas' !
Travel in Green in 'Incredible India' !!
India News: Travel in GREEN: Lavi Fair, Himachal , 2008 , October 24, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
Take a day off for Green travel in Rampur, Himachal Pradesh, enjoying the Himalayan flavours of the famous 'Lavi Fair' from November 11th to 14th , 2008. The fair is highlighted by many traditional handicrafts from the Ancient valleys of Lahual, Kinnaur & Spiti, along with an exciting 'cattle trade' of the Himalayan stock..the famous 'Chamurthi Horses' !!
India News: Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, 2008 , October 24, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
While you enjoy the meditating 'Sadhus', Yoga in the Hills, the Holy 'Ganges', do not forget to take an exciting 'green trek', across the swinging Bridge of 'Laxman Jhula.'
According to legends, Laxman, the younger brother of Lord Rama, crossed this river with the help of a hanging bridge made of jute. The view from the bridge, is exhilerating and near it is the 'Gita Bhavan' and the Ram Jhula.
India News: 'Basra Pearls', Hyderabad, 2008 , October 24, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
Going to the Pearl City of Hyderabad, was an unforgettable experience for me and my friend from Thailand. We enjoyed the leisurely lakeside clubs, Hyderabadi 'biryani' and the memorable sujourn in 'Patther Gatti' street consisting of a never ending range of exquisite pearl jewellery, surviving the tempest of Time and changing Eras..there is still nothing like the "soft teardrop Basra Pearls",to get the full essence of feminity and grace.
India News: Crocodile Dundee in Chennai, 2008 , October 24, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
40 km from Chennai, near Mahabalipuram is the famous 'Crocodile Farm'. An exciting sanctuary for the reptiles, founded in 1976, by Romulus Whitaker, to conserve the three species of reptiles namely, the 'Mugger' - Crocodylus Paluster, the 'Gharial' - Gavialis Gangeticus, and the saltwater Crocodile - Crocodylus Porosus.
This Conservation Center started with a mere population of 30 crocodiles, which has now grown upto 2,400 reptiles, of varied species. For an exciting green adventure with your kids and family, this is an ideal place to visit. Also take a look at the 'snake farm' in the company of the awesome 'King Cobra' and rare species of turtles and moniter lizards !
India News: India's Moon Quest !! , 2008 , October 22, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
'Chandrayaan-I'. India's first lunar satellite was launched early morning. A historic moment for all in the country in space travel.
Sachin Tendulkar of India.."Nothing tastes better than Old Wine !"
India News: Sachin Tendulkar creates History !! , 2008 , October 17, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
A remarkable day in the History of World Cricket, when Little Master, Sachin Tendulkar of India, broke all records as the 'Highest Run Getter', in Test Cricket. A proud day for INDIA ! There is much entertainment in the World of Cricket these days, with the ongoing Test Series between India and Australia and the ICL (Indian Cricket League) Twenty-Twenty matches in Hyderabad.
"INDIA..SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIBJI.. In my Wisdom lies the Knowledge of the SEERs !"
India News: 'Balmiki Jayanti', 2008 !, October 14, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
In honour of Sant 'Balmiki', the Jayanti was celebrated all over India.
India News: 300 Years of Shri Guru Granth Sahibji, 2008 !, October 13, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
The 300 Years of the Sacred Holy Book of the Sikhs - 'Shri Guru Granth Sahibji' ( GURU GADDI DIVAS ), was celebrated in the Himalayan capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, where it was attended by many Spiritual Leaders, Political dignitaries and people from all over the World.
India News: Kullu Dusshera, 2008 !, October 11, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
On the occasion of the famous International 'Kullu Dusshera', a week long Festival in the Kullu Valley, the Devi 'Hadimba' Mata's palanquin, wife of Bheema, the most powerful of the Pandava brothers in the Hindu EPIC 'Mahabharata', arrives in Kullu along with a pantheon of 200 Gods & Goddesses, to pay homage to the Holy Chariot of Lord 'Raghunath', the re-incarnation of God 'Vishnu' !
This famous Kullu Dusshera which is attended by many international tourists and local Himalayan people of the State every year, was graced by the greetings of the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Smt.Prabha Rau and Chief Minister, Professor P.K Dhumal.They wished the festival a grand success.. symbolising the victory of 'Good over Evil.'
India News: Train to Jammu & Kashmir, 2008 !, October 11, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
Honourable Prime Minister of India, Dr.Manmohan Singh inaugrated the vital train link between Anantnag-Srinager-Rajwansher, a new rail link for the nation.
India News: Saint Alphonsa - Kerala, 2008 !, October 11, 2008, News Himachal Pradesh
Blessed nun 'Alphonsa' from Kerala, has been honoured as a saint by the Catholic Church in India. It is a matter of pride for the whole ecclesiastical community of our nation.