Kerala Floods 2018

August, 2018 Kerala, India – The popular tourist destination in southern India has been battling heavy rains for over a week, which has left many parts of the state submerged in floodwaters. Since the onset of monsoon on May 29 this year, 264 people have died. The international airport at Kochi has suspended operations and …

Mumbai

Photo: Vidur Malhotra , Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million as of 2011. Recommended Listening On the tip of a billion tongues: Mumbai – …

India Independence Day

India flag Wikipedia: Independence Day is annually celebrated on August 15, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947, the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly. Elsewhere on the Web https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/independence-day-2018-reactions-live-updates-72nd-indian-independence-day-5306799 http://www.thealternative.in/lifestyle/celebrate-indias-independence-day-with-this-anthemic-playlist Quotes It shall …

Hyderabad, India

Photo Basic Facts founded: 1591 elevation: 544 meters location: 17 27N, 078 28E Lots to see – Chowmahallah Palace, Charminar, Laad Bazaar, Birla Mandir Temple, several museums, but best of all is Golconda Fort and the neighbouring Qutb Shah tombs just outside the city. Great food, too, with the local favorite chicken biryani Time Current …

Rajasthan

Rajasthan is India’s largest state by area (342,239 square kilometres (132,139 sq mi) or 10.4% of India’s total area). It is located on the north-western side of the country, where it comprises most of the wide and inhospitable Thar Desert (also known as the “Rajasthan Desert” and “Great Indian Desert”) and shares a border with …

Bangalore

Photo, Brian King Headlines http://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others/Enough-is-enough-Bengalureans-reject-15-year-master-plan/articleshow/56840123.cms? Elsewhere on the Web http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in http://thealternative.in/travel/100-new-ways-to-see-bangalore-contest http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore http://thealternative.in/environment/the-city-of-trees-organizing-the-bangalore-tree-festival http://www.wonobo.com/bangalore http://www.thealternative.in/lifestyle/7-reasons-why-bangalore-is-leading-the-cycling-revolution-in-india Flickr Bangalore Embedded Tweets Street Food Special: Where are you heading for your Iftar feast in Bangalore?http://t.co/nx7nivwH7X pic.twitter.com/06VOVDmub3 — The Alternative (@_thealternative) June 20, 2015 Photos Wikipedia Bangalore Planeta.com India India Links Cities

Wild India

India flag Planeta.com’s spotlight on the biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas in India Headlines http://biographic.com/posts/sto/birds-eye-view – https://twitter.com/biographic The wildlife map of India – Green Humour – @thetoonguy Into the wild, a map every Indian must see Tigers http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/74-tiger-deaths-since-January-drive-home-poaching-other-threats/articleshow/52965875.cms MoEF preparing guidelines to protect tiger corridors – @dna Is India selling out its tigers? Tiger …

Hindi

Languages Wikipedia: Hindi (Devanagari: हिन्दी, IAST: Hindī), is an Indo-Aryan language, one of the official languages of India, and the first language of the majority of the populace in the Hindi Belt. Outside India, Hindi is an official language in Fiji, and is spoken in significant numbers in Mauritius, South Africa, Suriname, Guyana, and Trinidad …