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History and Origin of Language Konkani

Konkani Language Konkani is an Indian language spoken in the Konkan region in the west coast of India. This region comprises the Konkan division of Maharashtra, Goa, Canara, i.e. coastal Karnataka, and a few pockets in Kerala. The Konkani language is said to hail from the Indo-European family of languages and is considerably influenced by languages like Portuguese, Kannada, Tulu, Marathi and Persian. There are two significant theories pertaining to the history and origin of Konkani. As per the first theory about the Konkani language, its originators were the Saraswat Brahmins who resided alongside the banks of the Saraswati River flowing in the northwest part of India. This incident is dated as late as 5000 years ago. But due to the seismic movement of the Earth, the Saraswat Brahmins had to migrate from there and they finally settled down in the Gomantek region of the country. They brought their own dialect of Sauraseni Prakrit, which with time evolved into the modern Konkani l

History and Origin of Kannada language

Kannada Language of Karnataka, India Kannada is almost as old as Tamil, the truest of the Dravidian family. Initially the area of the Kannada speech extended much further to the north than present Karnataka, but was pushed back by the Aryan Marathi. The early (pre 800AD) bits and pieces of Kannada literature are insufficient to lay claims to the literature’s origins. The oldest extant book is king Nripatunga’s literary critique Kavi Raja Marga (circa 840). Jainism being a popular religion at the time, there were some Jaina poets like Srivijaya and Guna Varman I. A new trend began with the ‘Three Gems’ of Kannada literature, Pampa, Ponna and Ranna in the 10th century, where prose and verse were mixed with the campu style. The three poets extensively wrote on episodes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata and Jain legends and biographies. Chavunda Raya, Ranna’s elder contemporary then came up with an elaborate work on history of all the 24 Jaina tirthankaras (saintly teachers). The Ch

History and origin of language Hindi

The constitution of India (Article 343) recognises Hindi as the official language of India. Hindi is also the main language in many states of India such as Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal/ Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Himachal Pradesh. It is spoken by more than 437 million people in the world. The other dialects of Hindi are Brajbhasha, Bundeli, Awadhi, Marwari, Maithili, Bhojpuri, to name only a few. Hindi can be traced back to as early as the seventh or eighth century. The dialect that has been chosen as the official language is Khariboli in the Devnagari script. Other dialects of Hindi are Brajbhasa, Bundeli, Awadhi, Marwari, Maithili and Bhojpuri. It was in the 10th century that authentic Hindi poetry took its form and since then it has been constantly modified. History of Hindi literature as a whole can be divided into four stages: Adikal (the Early Period), Bhaktikal (the Devotional Period), Riti Kaal (the Scholastic Period) and Adhuni

History and Origin of Gujarati Language

Gujarati language of Gujarat Literature in Gujarati can be divided mainly into Prose and Poetry. In the medieval period, poetry was actually the means of expressing religious sentiments and the first poetry of the language was Bharateswara Bahubali Rasa. It was composed by Shalibhadrasuri, a 7th-century Jain monk. A number of Jain Sadhus followed his example and composed short story poems called Rasas till the end of the 18th century. While in the 15th century, Narsingh Mehta was bringing in a new era of Vaishnava poetry. His poems portray Krishna as a playful child, a lover, a friend and the poet’s muse. He became a source of inspiration for his successors in composing not only similar poetry but also philosophical poems. Raje, Raghunathdas, Pritam, Ratno and Muktananda were some of the great contributors to devotional Gujarati poetry. In the 18th century, Vallabh left his artistic touch in devotional songs like Garbo and Garbi. They are popular even today. Premananda, the grea

History and origin of Dogri Language or Indo Aryan Language

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History and Origin of Bodo language

The Bodo language, pronounced as Bo-Ro, a major language of the Bodo group, comes under the Assam-Burmese group of language. It is said to have branched off from the Tibeto-Burman family of languages and is spoken by the denizens of the north-eastern state of Assam. In fact, the Bodo language happens to be amongst the official languages here and is one of the 22 scheduled languages provided a special constitutional status in India. A highpoint in the history of the Bodo language is the socio-political movement that was launched by local Boro organizations, from 1913 onwards. It was due to their relentless effort that this language was finally introduced as the medium of instruction in the primary schools in Bodo dominated areas in 1963. In present times, the language also serves as a medium of instruction up to the secondary level in educational institutions. Recently, it was included as a part of the postgraduate course at the University of Guwahati. The Bodo language boats of a

Bengali one of the sweetest language in the world

Bengali or Bangla as a Bengali would say, is also a member of the Indo-European family of languages. It takes its birth from a form of Prakrit or Middle Indo-Aryan to finally emerge from the Apabhramsa-Avahatta in the tenth century. The Bengali script has been derived from the Brahmi alphabet of the Ashokan inscriptions (273 to 232BC). History of Bengali language has been divided into three eras – Old Bengali (950-1350), Middle Bengali (1350-1800) and Modern Bengali (1800 to the present day). Old Bengali is survived only through a collection of forty-eight poems (1050-1200) known as the charva songs. These were composed by the siddhacharyas (enlightened ones) who were mainly Buddhist. Middle Bengali covers a huge period. The 15th century mostly covered the narrative poetry genre, the theme being mainly of religious content. Among these, Krittivas' Ramayan has been credited to be a classic. Other narrative poems include Srikrishnavijaya by Maladhar Vasu and Srikrishnakirttan

History and Origin of Assamese Language

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Most honest CM of India- Manik Sarkar Chief Minister of Tripura

Manik Sarkar the Chief Minister of Tripura. Manik Sarkar had assumed the post of Chief Minister of Tripura in the year 1998 on 11th March. From then onward his being the CM of Tripura has never been challenged, until recently when his party lost majority in the 2018 elections and he had to step down as a result. According to the affidavit filed by him for the Tripura Assembly election 2013, he was found to possess the least assets among any other counterparts. Manik Sarkar has been donating all his salary and allowances to his party CPI(M) and in return, the party refund him Rs.10000/- per month. He does not own home also. Manik Sarkar was born 22nd January 1949, is believed to be the most honest CM of all, he still live in the same house his grandparents used to stay. It is said that his wife also follows his footsteps and don't accept the govt provided car and walks her own by her own means generally by rickshaws. He is one of the very few chief Ministers in Indi

Know about Pran Saheb or Pran Krishan Sikand the Dada Saheb Phalke award winner

Pran Krishan Sikand Updated 12th July'13: Legendary Bollywood actor Pran Krishan Sikand passes away on 12th July 2013 9PM, at  Leelavati Hospital in Mumbai. Actor  +Pran Krishan Sikand Pran or popularly known as Pran of Bollywood is on news after a long time because of his winning of  "Dada Saheb Phalke award" as lifetime Achievement award this year 2013. Pran Krishan Sikand who is 93 now was born on 12th Feb 1920 in Delhi, India. He is known for his all shades of the role, but got popularity for his villainous roles. He did lead roles as an actor from 1940 to 1947, then he did many supporting roles from the year 1948 to 2007 and from the year 1942 to 1991 he did many negative roles. Pran Saheb was also awarded the Villain of the Millennium award in the year 2000 by Stardust. He has also been honoured by CNN as the top 25 Asian actors of all time. Pran has also received many Filmfare awards, Pran had won Filmfare Best supporting actor award in the year 1967, 19

Lotus Temple of Delhi

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Know about Raghav Bahl the Entrepreneur of the year

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Taj Palace Hotel Mumbai

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Srikanth Sri Srinivasan Indian-American nominee for federal Judicial

Photo : Updated : On 24th May 2013, US president confirmed Srinivasan as the first ever Indian to be the judge of the Supreme court of USA.  +Barack Obama   hails Srinivasan as a "trailblazer" and said "Sri is trailblazer who personifies the best of America. Now he will serve with distinction on the federal bench." About Srikanth Sri Srinivasan: Srikanth "Sri" Srinivasan 45 is on news for his nomination and Obama's support to serve on the United States Court of appeals for the district of Columbia Circuit . Srikanth's nomination is strong because of strong push from president +Barack Obama  for his candidature. Srikanth Srinivasan currently is principal deputy solicitor general of the United States replacing + Neal Katyal  (also an Indian origin) in August 2012. Srinivasan is said to be much qualified for the post and he has also argued 20 cases before the Supreme Court of US. Srinivasan was also a lecturer at Harvard Law Schoo

Sanjay Gandhi expected head of the Indian National Congress

Sanjay Gandhi Sanjay Gandhi is again on news because of +WikiLeaks   which claims that A K Antony the then president of Kerala Congress along with the West Bengal congress leader Priyaranjan Dasmusi were the only two key people who had flatly criticized Sanjay Gandhi during AICC session in Guwahati 1976 during emergency when Sanjay Gandhi's political graph was on the rise. Sanjay Gandhi born on 14th December 1946 was the expected head of the +INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS  , when + Indira Gandhi her mother was on power (Prime Minister of India). Though Sanjay Gandhi never entered into politics officially, but he had a hold on politics during his life time. During emergency also it is believed that Sanjay Gandhi was actually handling the political affairs from the Prime Minister House instead of Prime Minister Office. Sanjay Gandhi was the younger brother of Rajiv Gandhi and son of Indira Gandhi and Feroze Gandhi. Sanjay Gandhi husband of Maneka Anand or Maneka Gandhi had a stro

Know about Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani

Antilla Tower of Mukesh Ambani Mukesh Ambani has been adjudged the richest Indian, with a total fortune of Rs 3.8 lakh crore, by Hurun India in its joint report with IIFL Wealth, The Hurun India Rich List showed that the Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman's wealth increased by 3% compared to the previous year. "Mukesh Ambani, 62, is the richest Indian and Asian with a wealth of Rs 3,80,700 crore. Ambani chairs the oil and gas conglomerate, Reliance Industries, worth Rs 7,39,100 crore," said a Hurun India statement.

Marine Drive Mumbai

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Know about Jasuben Andarben Pizza and her success story

Jasuben Pizza was set up by Jasuben Andarben or (Sister Jasu) in the year 1975, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This Pizza parlour got tremendous promotion by, the then CM of Gujarat Narendra Modi when Modi gave this Jasuben Pizza as an example of women Entrepreneurship at FICCI. Jasuben is popularly known as Pizzerian Ben from Gujarat. Jasuben Andarben Pizza Jasuben had shifted to Pune in the year 1990 and had around 6 branches serving in Gujarat. Pizza of Jasuben is a bit different to the Pizzas of other Pizza brands, in terms of toppings and contents as this pizza of Jasuben only suits the palates of local people of Gujarat. Pizza of Jasuben cost around ₹70/piece and around 20,000 pizzas are sold daily in Ahmedabad only. It is also reported that at a point in time they were presumably selling more pizzas than Pizza Hut and Domino's Pizza combined within the city.

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Bandra kurla sea link

Bandra Kurla Sea Link This Bandra Kurla sea link or officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link is a cable stayed bridge. It is 8 lane freeway which crosses Mahim bay connecting Worli from southern suburb to western suburb Nariman point. Length of the sea link is 5.6 km or 3.5miles. The sea link is 126 mtr high. It was open for public on 30th June 2009.

Youngest Web designer and youngest CEO Sreelakshmi Suresh

Sreelakshmi Suresh Namaste Indians, Today will know about Sreelakshmi Suresh claimed to be the youngest web designer in the world from Kozhikode, Kerala. At the age of just 4, she started using computers and by the age of 8, she designed a website for her school. She is not among the ONE-TIME-GLORY children, instead, she keeps reminding the world her presence by her new initiatives. She started a startup (eDesign) on web designing at UL cyber park Kozhikode in the year 2009. Early Life Sreelakshmi Suresh born 5th Feb 1998 to father Suresh Menon (lawyer, Calicut Bar Council) and mother Viju Suresh in Kozhikode, Kerala. Sreelakshmi is a genius child and has been awarded more than 27 national and international awards and recognition. Sreelakshmi Suresh is also an under-age member of Association of American webmaster. Sreelakshmi Suresh Awards & Recognitions She was honoured by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (India), by conferring her the Nat

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