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A district in Kerala claiming to be dowry free

A country so vivid and known for some awkward prathas (rituals) be it Sati Pratha (wives used to burn with the husband) or Dahej Pratha (dowry) is coming out of it and now pacing with the global trends. Sati Pratha got abolished from india few decades back, thanks to Raja Ram Mohan Roy.And now dowry free district in Kerala. Nilampur claims to be the first ever district in India with no dowry system during marriages.  Nilampur is also known for 100% matriculated population.

Sri Sri Ravishankar's words of Wisdom

"My vision is a violence free society, disease free body, confusion free mind, inhibition free intellect, trauma free memory and sorrow free soul which is the birth right of every individual."

"A wise one is happy even in bad times. And the stupid one is unhappy even in good times."
"Spirituality blossoming simply means blossoming in life in all dimensions; being happy, at ease with yourself and with everybody around you."
"In always wanting to be comfortable, you become lazy. In always wanting perfection, you become angry. In always wanting to be rich, you become greedy."
"Knowledge is a burden if it robs you of innocence. Knowledge is a burden if it is not integrated into life. Knowledge is a burden if it doesn't bring joy. Knowledge is a burden if it gives you an idea that you are wise. Knowledge is a burden if it doesn't set you free. Knowledge is a burden if it makes you feel you are special."

"Love minus knowledge i…

Must to know facts about Ebola virus

The number of deaths due to Ebola virus has mounted to 1000+, WHO has declared this as an international emergency. Ebola is widespread in North-Eastern Africa, mainly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria etc. With precautionary measures, govt has asked to check everyone coming from affecting countries and is expected we have one confirmed case in Pune.
So, it's better we at least know its symptoms and precautions we can take to protect ourselves from this deadly virus. It is as dangerous as you can think, according to doctors it can be transmitted even through eye contacts, the sweat of person affected, saliva and almost everything you can think of. So the patients suffering from Ebola virus are kept at complete isolation and doctors treating them need to wear a special mask. Here is one picture describing the must to know facts about the Ebola virus.

Tricolour as dp of Facebook, whatsApp or Twitter

It's around few days you surely would have noticed your friends putting their whatsapp DP as national flag of India, or tricolour as the cover pic or profile pic on Facebook or Twitter. It's already in trend to set tricolour as DP on our online profiles.
But did you know, much recently this kind of display of our tricolour was illegal and it's not long when an Industrialist and Congress MP Naveen Jindal had filed a PIL to allow Indians to display their flags as their entity or icon of groups. Supreme Court gave judgement in favor of Naveen Jindal and made a law named 'Flag code of India 2002' which says "The Flag Code of India 2002 permits unrestricted display of the tricolour, consistent with the honour and dignity of the flag,", ruling out the previous law which says   "using Indian flag (sic) as entity or group symbol, icon or in any form of title representation is illegal under the Prevention of Insults to National Flag Act, 1971."



Smriti Irani's 6 days Yale degree memes viral on internet

HRD Minister Smriti Irani's 6 days Yale degree got hand by hand by twitterattis. Thousands of memes and caricatures started rolling out within few hours of her statement she gave to a questioner during India Today woman summit 2014. Smriti Irani said she has a degree from Yale university and if someone needs she has the proof too with her.Here are some of the memes on her 6 day Yale degree program.









Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihar Vajpayee and Subhash Chandra Bose 2014

The highest civilian award Bharat Ratna conferred in India to people for their exceptional service or performance of highest order. The last year 2013 Chemical Scientist Prof. CNR Rao and Indian cricketer Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar have conferred the award. Sachin had become the youngest to receive this award. In the nominee list for this award were former hockey player Major Dhyanchand, Prof CNR Rao and Sachin Tendulkar.
This year the speculation is rife for Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Subhash Chandra Bose to be honoured with the highest civilian award. If AB Vajpayee gets honoured with the award he will be the 44th recipient of the award since it's launch 2nd January 1954. The first people to get honoured with Bharat Ratna on the same year, 1954 were C. Rajagopalachari, Eminent Scientist Prof CV Raman and First Vice President of India Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
We wish both Ab Vajpayee and Subhash Chandra Bose to be conferred with Bharat Rathna this year. Generally, prime Minister of …

Most served dishes at Indian restaurants

Go to any restaurant in India, you will get a huge menu but most people end up selecting a few dishes at any restaurant they go. Food items selected generally varies with the state.Each state has their own unique cuisines and hence taste depends on the domicile of the person. What we are listing here today is the food items generally ordered in different parts of the country. If you are in North you will see people ordering the following.
Vegetarians North Paneer Tikka, Mushroom tikka or Masala papad in starters Paneer Lababdar, paneer butter Masala, Daal Makhani in main course Garlic naan, pudina naan from bread basket Fresh lime, Pine apple raita
Non vegetarians North Chicken tikka, Chicken kabab, roasted chicken Afghani chicken, Kadhai chicken, tawa chicken Laccha paratha, pudina paratha from Bread basket Fresh lime, any fruit raita
Next is South Indian foodies tastes and their popular dishes. Next post ->

National Anthem of India Jana Gana Mana with English Translation

Being an Indian citizen it becomes our fundamental duty to learn and recite our national anthem the way its lyricist Shri Rabindra Nath Tagore coined it and hoped the whole nation would recite the same way ever after with its core meaning intact.



So, here I thought to present our National Anthem word by word with its actual meaning. Please, everyone, try to understand the meaning and pronounce it perfectly, please don't sing like our corrupt politicians.

Hindi Phonetics of Indian National Anthem
"जन गण मन अधिनायक जय हे भारत भाग्य विधाता पंजाब सिन्ध गुजरात मराठा द्राविड़ उत्कल बंग विन्ध्य हिमाचल यमुना गंगा उच्छल जलधि तरंग तव शुभ नामे जागे तव शुभ आशिष मांगे गाहे तव जय गाथा जन गण मंगलदायक जय हे भारत भाग्यविधाता जय हे, जय हे, जय हे जय जय जय जय हे"
 English Phonetics of Indian National Anthem" Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya He Bharata Bhagya Vidhaata Punjab Sindh Gujarat Maraatha Dravida Utkala Banga Vindhya Himachal Yamuna Ganga Ucchala Jaladhi Taranga Tav Shubh Naame Jaage T…

Second week of August celebrated as Sanskrit week

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to celebrate the second week of August as the Sanskrit week.

It's really a good step in promoting one of the oldest languages in the world. Sanskrit is not only one of the oldest language in the world but it's also the most suited language for computers as was published on Times Magazine in the year 1988 and was suggested by most of the computer scientists of that time.
We from "Namaste India" request all our readers and especially the Indian readers to post in Sanskrit, single line, para or even a statement to mark this week as the Sanskrit week.

Sanskrit is our language and we only should feel it a responsibility to give our Vedas language a status it deserves.

I hope each reader who reading this would surely post a status on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or any social network in Sanskrit just to show his/her love for the language of Sanskrit.