Golden Temple Tibetan Monastery

Palyul Monastery, Karnataka

Replica of Palyul Monastery, Namdroling Monastery, Bylakuppe, Karnataka : The Golden Temple and Namdroling Monastery at Bylakuppe in Karnataka, close to Kushalnagar. Coorg district (now officially called Kodagu district). The Golden Temple, though situated in Kodagu district, comes under Periyapatna taluk of Mysore district. After China’s occupation of Tibet in 1959, Tibetans led by Dalai …

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: Himachal Pradesh is a state in Northern India  and is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west and south-west, Haryana and Uttarakhand on the south-east and by the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east. Himachal Pradesh is famous for its abundant natural beauty.  “Hima” means snow in Sanskrit, …

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (usually referred to as Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam), born 15 October 1931, is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. Before his term as President, he worked …

Turtle

Velas, Maharashtra

Velas: Velas is a village in Ratnagiri district of  Maharashtra. It is noted as a birth place of Nana Phadnis.He was sachiva– a secretary in Peshawai in Pune. It is also famous for its beaches and turtle festival which is held by the local people of Velas and Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra, Chiploon.

Pichola lake

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur: Udaipur  also known as the City of Lakes, is a city, a Municipal Council and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the state of Rajasthan in western India. Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. The Guhils (Sisodia) clan ruled the Mewar and its …

Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram, Kerala

Thrissur Pooram: Thrissur/ Thrissivaperoor pooram commonly called ‘the pooram of all poorams’. It is one of the mammoth pooram festival in kerala. It has been celebrated every year in Medam ( April) month, as per malayalam calendar, at Vadakkumnathan temple, situated on famous thekkinkadu maidhanam, a hillock right in the centre of city. It was …

Sivamani at The Fine Arts, Chembur, Mumbai

Sivamani

Sivamani: Anandan Sivamani, popularly known as Sivamani, is a percussionist based in India. Sivamani is the son of S. M. Anandan, a Chennai-based percussionist. He plays many instruments including drums, Octoban, Darbuka, Udukai, and Kanjira, as well as many more.    

Usha Uthup

Usha Uthup

Usha Uthup: Usha Uthup or Didi as she is referred to, was brought up in the buslting metropolis of Mumbai. Though she has not learnt music formally, her passion for music was present right from the moment she uttered her first words! Usha Uthup sings in more than thirteen Indian and eight foreign languages. Besides …

Shankar Mahadevan

Sankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan: Shankar Mahadevan was born and brought up in Chembur, a suburb of Mumbai,to a Tamil Iyer family. He learned Hindustani classical music and Carnatic music in his childhood and started playing the veena at the age of five. He has provided vocals for several songs by the band Remember Shakti, which features musicians …

Seetha Kalyanam

Seetha Kalyanam – 2013

Seetha kalyanam: Seetha, more commonly known as Sita, is a character in Hindu theology. She is the wife of Rama, and as such is one of the main characters in the Ramayana. Hindu epics commonly use leading characters to represent male / female duality; as such, Seetha represents the female (Prakriti) and is believed to …

Lions

Gir National Park

Gir Forest National Park: The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary also known as Sasan-Gir, is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, India. Established in 1965. The park is located 65 km to the south-east of Junagadh and 60 km to south west of Amreli. It is the sole home of the pure …

Bharata Natyam

Bharata Natyam

Bharata Natyam: Bharata Natyam is a classical dance form from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, practiced predominantly in modern times by women. The dance is usually accompanied by classical Carnatic music. Its inspirations come from the sculptures of the ancient temple of Chidambaram. It was codified and documented as a performing art in …