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Saturday, 15-December-2018

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SAVE MORE THAN 50% ELECTRICITY USING LEDS

4 days ago
As per the United States Department of Energy (US-DOE), lighting causes 5-6 per cent of the overall Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions globally. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) can greatly help in mitigating the adverse effects of GHG emissions. They consume 80-85 per cent less electricity than conventional lighting sources and have much higher operating lifetimes (more than 50,000 hours). Unlike the preceding generation of lights, such as Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), LEDs release zero mercury toxicity into the environment. Owing to such merits, the global lighting market is witnessing a huge policy-driven deployment of LED...
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ROOTS OF A DELICATE ART

4 weeks ago
One of the few art forms that had been started from the early ages and is still present, in an evolved version is “Pottery”. In the bookish language, it can be defined as, the delicate art of making pots, dishes and other everyday articles from fired clay. This art has been practised in India since the 2600 to 1700 BC, that means this art was present even during the Indus Valley civilization. Traces of pottery vessels have even been found during the archaeological excavation at the early human settings Mohenjodaro and Harappa. The fact that such vessels were present even at the very beginning of our civ...
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FEAST ON VINTAGE WHEELS

6 weeks ago
For those who might have sighed a lot for missing one of the enchanting heritage of old Calcutta, here is heart-throbbing news for them.  Yes, you’ve got it right; their sighs have been billowing out for the tramcars, the little demons that used to meander slothly through the myriad and clogged streets of the city. The fast pace of the metropolis, they are afraid, might have signalled that the trams could well be rolling into the sunset. In a historic move, the West Bengal transport department has rolled out a refurbished tram-on-wheels, designed as a fine-dining 28-seater restaurant; coinciding with the...
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IMPARTING VALUES IN THE US THROUGH ANCIENT TEXTS

9 weeks ago
On a Sunday afternoon in Naperville, a Chicago suburb, 30 Indian American students pay close attention while the teacher explains the battle on the tenth day of the Kurukshetra war - in the ancient epic tale of the Mahabharata – in which Bhismapitamaha is grievously wounded by Arjuna’s arrows. The children, aged four and half years to 14, listen as the teacher, Ajay Jain, narrates the story, illustrating it with slides. Then he asks the students what qualities of Bhismapitama they admire. One tiny hand after another goes up. “Loyalty to the motherland, a warrior who kept his promise no matter what the co...
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“SUFAL BANGLA” TO SHOWCASE ORGANIC PRODUCE

9 weeks ago
“Sufal Bangla”, an initiative of the West Bengal government, that has been launched to ensure delivery of fresh vegetables at reasonable prices at the door step of the customers, plans to accord stress on organic farming and organic products. The state agriculture department has decided to build a mall at Rajarhat which will be exclusively showcasing a variety of organic products that are being produced in various parts of the state. “The proposed mall to be dedicated to showcase products produced through organic farming is a unique idea that will not only inspire the farmers to increasingly adopt organi...
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A PIECE OF CHINA FOR DURGA PUJA VISITORS

14 weeks ago
In a bid to boost cultural exchanges with eastern India, the Chinese consulate has joined hands with a Kolkata-based Durga Puja committee to recreate a slice of authentic China in the marquee premises and would fly-in a team of 25 artisans from Yunnan province during the festival this year, a senior envoy said.  The visitors to the popular Puja at BJ Block in east Kolkata’s Salt Lake township will be able to witness a host of Chinese cultural activities, rituals, artistic performances and also get a chance to indulge in lip-smacking Chinese cuisine at the Puja complex during the five-day festivity from October ...
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INDIA’S FIRST SHARIA COURT FOR MUSLIM WOMEN

15 weeks ago
Even as All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) decision to open Sharia Courts across country to solve their religious matters stoked a major controversy, Muslim women in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh dared the male-dominated Muslim world by setting up India’s first Muslim Women Darul Qaza, known as ‘Darul Qaza Khawateen Court’, to provide relief to victims of instant triple talaq and Nikah-Halala. The initiative to set-up country’s first all Muslim women court was taken by the India’s first Sunni sect Shahar Quazi Hina Zaheer and Shia Shahar Qazi Maria Fazal. Their appointment was ve...
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INDIA’S FIRST GOVERNMENT – UNITY IN DIVERSITY

17 weeks ago
As India became independent at the stroke of midnight of August 15, 1947 to the ringing words of the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru about “India waking to freedom as the world sleeps” and the “tryst with destiny” in the special session of parliament, there was also the unique characteristic that the country’s first Union cabinet was an all-party affair. The Indian National Congress was the party which led the freedom struggle and it was the dominant party in the government, but it was not a Congress cabinet. It was a national cabinet where members who did not belong to the Con...
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SPECIAL FACILITY FOR DIVYANGS

20 weeks ago
On the initiative of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, physically challenged devotees of Lord Shiva will now have a hassle-free ‘drashan’ at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had received several suggestions/complaints from divyangs, a new name was given to physically challenged persons by the PM, about they find it difficult to climb up the steep temple staircase. They also complained about non-availability of wheelchairs, helpers or other facilities for them to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva at the famous temple. When the issue...
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BIRDS OF VIBRANT FEATHERS

22 weeks ago
Till about seven years ago, birds for photographer Prerna Jain came in various shades of black and grey and generally created a lot of noise and a mess. It all changed when she started viewing the avian world through her camera lens and discovered a vast spectrum of colours. “I have spent all my adult life in New Delhi but it was not until about seven years ago that I started to observe how many beautiful birds shared my immediate environment as their home. “Up until then, I had only noticed pigeons, crows and mynas and I judged them for being noisy and messy in public areas. However, when I started to see the...
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HAVE A HASSLE-FREE DARSHAN

23 weeks ago
Crowd management is one of the major challenges faced by famous temples in India. There are incidents in which many devotees died due to stampede. The challenge becomes much bigger when the famous temple, thronged by hundreds of thousand devotees daily, is located in a narrow lane where not even two-three people can walk side by side. World-famous Kashi Vishwanath temple is one among them. Visited by about 3 to 4 million devotees every day from 2 am, the management of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple has now decided to introduce Queue Management System to control the crowd in the narrow temple lane for the darshan of Baba Vish...
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221 ‘SANYASINS’, 5 ‘MAHAMANDALESHWAR’ – ALL DALIT WOMEN

24 weeks ago
The 2019 Ardh Kumbh Mela of Allahabad is set to script history in its own special way. Juna Akhara, considered by many to be the largest and oldest order of sadhus out of the country’s 13 akharas, will ordain 221 Dalit women as ‘sanyasins’ (ascetics) during the 2019 Ardh Kumbh. As per reports, of these 221 women, five will be made ‘mahamandaleshwar’ (considered to be a high position in akhara tradition) before Mauni Amavasya. This will be the first time when in such huge number Dalit women will be ordained as saints. Apart from these 221 women, 300 Dalit men will also ordained a...