By practising what we gain as knowledge, we move towards perfection.
Food Served in Indian Trains #ShatabdiExpressWhile entering Executive Class of Shatabdi Express, I was curious to know how the premium sitting section of the train was going to be different from the rest of the compartments. I'm not a frequent train traveller; not a frequent traveller to be honest. For short distances, AC chair car… Continue reading Food Served in Indian Trains #ShatabdiExpress
Who Invented ZERO? Zero or the digit '0' is present everywhere. We can't imagine the evolution and development of technology without the humble 'Zero'. Do you know that Zero was not known to European people until the twelfth century! What about the other countries including India? They say that Zero was known to Indians since… Continue reading Glimpse of India- Who Invented ZERO?
Yoga and MeditationYoga has become an inseparable part of our lives. Either you are practising it or watching others doing the same. Health gurus recommend Yoga as one of the best alternatives to cure many ailments. Community parks today are the popular hubs for Yoga enthusiasts. What is Yoga and from where did it originate?… Continue reading Glimpse of India- Yoga and Meditation
eXplore India in this LifetimeDon't get confused by the title of my post (*wink;)You would need more than a lifetime to explore every corner of vibrant India. There's so much to see in this single country. Snow-clad mountains, pristine rivers, tea gardens, beaches, a great many historical sculptures, monuments and what not! You say and… Continue reading Glimpse of India- eXplore India in this Lifetime
Let me take you on a brushing-up journey to the ancient texts:)
United We RockI'm trying to connect with the citizens of my country as well as the world through my 'Glimpse of India' posts. India, as all of you know, is a vast country with 130 crore people living here. Indian people 🇮🇳Diversity is the flavour of India. Colours of contrasting landforms, cultures, religions merge together… Continue reading Glimpse of India – United We Rock
Read to know about the development of science and technology in the Indian subcontinent.
Land of snake charmers?Ask westerners and they can tell you that India is a land of Snake Charmers. Though a huge number of Indians have not spotted a single charmer in their lifetimes, the foreigners have an assurance that these mysterious persons are quite a common sight in India. I'm sure many people reading this… Continue reading Glimpse of India- Land of snake charmers?
Beauty of Rural India Most of India's population lives in villages. The whopping proportion of 2:1 with urban areas defines the difference. If you want to experience raw, untouched India, head to its villages. There are farms, cattle, mud houses and a whole lot of simple people who toil night and day in farms to… Continue reading Glimpse of India- Beauty of Rural India
Qissa Kursi Ka, The Political DramasourceThe largest democracy in the world, India elects its leaders after every five-year via national-level polling. The elected leaders form the government and control the working of the nation on a set of regulations. India has a multi-party system where many political parties run for general elections and have a… Continue reading Glimpse of India – Qissa Kursi Ka, The Political Drama
Parents Who Pamper, Preach And ExpectThe other day, I was writing on the importance of family bonding, sacrifices and blessed togetherness. Indian family values teach a person virtues of patience, sympathy and empathy naturally.These values have an ancient connection when it was necessary for people to stay together. Family became the smallest unit of togetherness.… Continue reading Glimpse of India- Parents Who Pamper, Preach And Expect
It is clear that OM has spiritual meaning in all religions.
(Non)Violence that led to Free IndiaHow India was colonised is a long story. I'm summarising it for quick reference.British came to India in the 17th century on the pretext of making it their colony. India was a strong nation at that time under the rule of Jehangir. After the death of Aurangzeb, the Mughal Empire… Continue reading Glimpse of India – (Non)Violence that led to Free India
"One Masala Chai Please" source"One Masala Chai Please". I turned my head to see who the girl with the western accent was. It was normal for me to get astonished because 'Masala Chai' is a Hindi phrase and she seemed to be from an English-speaking region.The girl with golden hair and blue eyes had got… Continue reading Glimpse of India – “One Masala Chai Please”
Glimpse of India - Languages We SpeakWith each post in 'Glimpse of India' series, I make an effort to introduce my country, India to the world and remind my fellow citizens of the rich culture and diversity we are blessed with. Ours is a country of population more than 130 crore where people from diverse… Continue reading Glimpse of India – Languages We Speak
A journey through India's royal heritage: Kings and Kingdoms who changed India's face as per their intellect.
Joyous Ride through food lanes of India Inspired by rich heritage and magical herbs, Indian food is nutritious and health-oriented when cooked with passion 💕sourceThe inviting aroma of Indian food is due to the herbs and spices used to cook the meals. Spices are an integral part of Indian recipes. Cardamom, coriander, turmeric, fennel, peppercorn,… Continue reading Glimpse of India – Joyous Ride through food lanes of India
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is on a mission to provide space-based services to mankind.
(Wikimedia Commons)Home is where Family isThe richness of being Indian lies in strong family bonding. Our lives are inseparable from our families. We create moments of togetherness and cherish forever. It's a common practice in Indian households to sit together and relish sumptuous meal. Chatting, laughing, playing are so instinctive that unreal modes of entertainment… Continue reading Glimpse of India-Home is where Family is
Glimpse of India - Land of GodsIndia is a land of multiple religions and diverse cultures. Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhism, Jainism; I'm not doing justice by missing some religions here. About 80% of citizens follow Hinduism and most of them bow their heads before a God or Goddess. In our homes, we don't have… Continue reading Glimpse of India – Land of Gods
Glimpse of India- Festivals Galore Festivals give us good reason to break the monotony and celebrate the occasion called life. Many festivals are linked with our religious faiths with a strong sense to perform the associated rituals. We have many religions and as many festivals to celebrate our stay on Earth. These remind us that… Continue reading Glimpse of India- Festivals Galore
Pic Credit- Glimpse of India- Exploring Buzzing Bazaars If you want to absorb the true essence of India, visit its Bazaars brimming with enthusiastic people. Those who are unaware, Bazaar is the name given to markets which sell goods at a relatively low price. We get more variety in Bazaars that translates into more choice.… Continue reading Glimpse of India- Exploring Buzzing Bazaars
Glimpse of India- Diversity Enriching LivesIndia is a land of spices and the most exotic spice is Diversity. Spices add flavour to the food we eat. In the similar manner, diversity is the essence of vibrant life. The culture of India has been influenced by all those rulers who administered the country for years, strong-belief-religions… Continue reading Glimpse of India- Diversity Enriching Lives
You can find people listening to cricket commentary by bunking office, college or school during the season. This is India.
Glimpse of India- Bollywood BonanzaAs a typical Indian citizen, my life is deeply influenced by Bollywood films. My mom's lullabies literally came from Bollywood music. Father was obsessed with Indian cinema and I was more interested in listening to his version of stories from Bollywood movies than 'coping with' fairy tales.Little grown-up, my affinity for… Continue reading Glimpse of India- Bollywood Bonanza
Glimpse of India- Atithi Devo BhavaGuests play an important part in our lives.Guests. Invited guests. Uninvited guests. Short-stay guests. Long-stay guests. Indians welcome all kinds of guests with open arms. We reschedule our work when a guest is scheduled. Guests are served better food than what we eat every day. There's excitement over the arrival… Continue reading Glimpse of India- Atithi Devo Bhava