Seven wonders of Bangalore

Seven wonders of Bangalore

Seven wonders of Bangalore

Bangalore is silicon valley of India and being one of the developed city in India, here we share a glimpse of Bangalore facts. Take a look.

City of Lakes

Rightfully named as city of lakes, bangalore is home to 25 lakes. Abundance in flora & fauna, you can enjoy a quiet time for yourself. These lakes cater the citizens of bangalore with water, ecology and entertainment.

Inspiration to R.K.Narayan’s Malgudi

Your favourite childhood show, Malgudi days was inspired by the city of Bangalore. It is believed that Malgudi was named after two old villages namely Malleswaram and Basavanagudi.

India’s first electrified city

Bangalore is the first city to be called as electrified city followed by Mumbai and Delhi. Hydroelectric power plant at the banks of Kaveri helped Bangalore grow in every sense.

India’s Silicon Valley

Bangalore is hub to IT companies and Americans literally coined the term BANGLORED, when someone got fire, as the job was outsourced to Bangalore IT companies.

Largest number of engineering colleges in India

Affiliated to Bangalore University, the city has renowned engineering college to serve to the young Indians. Since it is considered to be a It hub, it is bound to excel in it too.

Mecca of Startups

Bangalore has witnessed, young crowd fulfilling their dreams. with 14k to 19k startups till date, some of them are successful like Flipkart, Lukup Media and CouponDunia

Home to renowned scientist

Bangalore has given the world number of renowned scientists, one of them is C.V Raman who won Nobel Prize in 1930

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Top 5 Architectural Heritages or wonders in India to explore

Architectural Heritages or wonders in India

Architectural Heritages or wonders in India

India is diverse and so is its culture. India has abundance of temples, palaces, church and heritage that contributes to the nation’s glory. Each monument has some or the other cultural importance which explains the remains of bygone era. We have listed here, wonders of India that are UNESCO recognized. Take a look at it.

Taj Mahal :

Taj Mahal Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Recognized by UNESCO world heritage in 1983.

Open Time : 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for gate pass and for night view: 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM,

Inspired by Mughal and Iranian Architecture, Taj Mahal s a symbol of love built in 1632 by Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal

Hampi – Ruins of Vijayanagar :

Hampi-Ruins of vijayanagar empire: Bellary, Karnataka. Recognized by UNESCO in 1986.

Open Time : 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Hampi houses a number of religious monuments, temples like Virupaksha Temple. The ruins when found is subject to great sophistication and arrangements.

Khajuraho :

Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, MAdhya Pradesh. Recognized by UNESCO in 1986.

Open time : Winter Season: 11 am to 3 pm and summer season 11 am to 4 pm.

Khajuraho consist of Hindu and Jain temples built in Nagara style and home to most erotic sculptures. 175 kms from Jhansi, the destination is worth a visit.

Konark Sun Temple :

Konark Sun Temple: Puri District, Orissa. Recognized by UNESCO in 1984.

Open Time : 10 am to 5 pm, closed on friday.

Listed in one of the seven wonders in India, Konark Sun temple is shaped like a chariot with carved stone wheels, and walls. Just 65 kms from Bhubaneshwar, you can enjoy quiet a time here.

Jantar Mantar Jaipur :

Jantar Mantar: Jaipur, Rajasthan. Recognized by UNESCO: 2010.

Open Time : 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, and is house to largest sundial in the world.

These heritages in India hold a prestigious stand. They are beautiful and decorated with intricate carvings, they are worth a visit. Get the best of India here by experiencing its wonders.

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Let’s Celebrate The Revolution day Of Goa

Revolution day Of Goa

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This day is celebrated to thank and respect the lost souls that fought long and hard for the freedom of Goa. Children sing songs at all school of Goa to install a sense of pride and many poems of these brave soldiers have also been composed.

A Day to Rejoice – Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus 2015

Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus 2015

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This festivity dates back to the early eleventh century. This celebration falls nineteen days after Pentecost and mostly on a Friday. This day calls for special prayers that take place all over the world for the sanctification of all priests. Now every first Friday is devoted to the Heart of Jesus.

Let Us Cherish the Great Memories of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhiji Punyatithi

Mahatma Gandhiji Punyatithi | Image Resource : inspirationboost.com

It is Mahatma Gandhi’s punyatithi (death anniversary) today. The world will remember him not only for his contribution towards India’s freedom but also because of his personality. His simplicity was his biggest trait. A preacher, A motivator, An egalitarian …. truly a Mahatma.

Celebrate Justice, Liberty and Equality this Republic day

Happy Repulic Day 2015

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Let us celebrate this 66th of republic day with pride. India is a perfect example of unity and diversity. Share your your joy of freedom with the world this 26 January, Vande Mataram.

Portuguese Changed Goa But The Language Never Reached Goans, Why?

Vasco Da Gama

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Vasco da Gama reached India in 1498. Portuguese were the first European country to reach India. They established their colonies for trade and collaborated with Indian kings. Indian spices, diamonds, coal, garments were amongst their interests. There were some disagreements between the Indian rulers and Portuguese so they started conquering Indian lands. Slowly the Portuguese Empire flourished in India and Goa became their capital.

The Creation of Indo-Portuguese Culture:

By the end of the 16th century, Goa was developed into a Portuguese city. It was home to the largest Indo-Portuguese society in India. During this time, many Portuguese soldiers and sailors married Indian native women.

Old Map of the City and Portuguese Port of Goa

Old Map of the City and Portuguese Port of Goa | Image Resource : 1st-art-gallery.com

Goan Portuguese Villa

Goan Portuguese Villa | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

Portuguese administration also shipped countless Portuguese orphans to India. These orphans were all girls. They were known as “Orfas del Rei” which means orphans of the king in Portuguese. These women were married to Portuguese settlers or natives with popular stature and power.

Goan’s Love for their Mother Tongue:

Even though many Goans are descendants of Portuguese, the Portuguese language could never become the official language of Portuguese in India. This is because it takes centuries for a language to dominate a particular region.

When the Portuguese sailors reached India, languages like Konkani, Marathi, Kannada, Hindi and Urdu already existed. These languages existed in India for thousands of years. Therefore, even though they lived in a Portuguese Empire they preferred to talk in their mother tongue. Luso-Indians in Goa did know Portuguese but not that fluently.

“It was mainly their refusal to integrate, their disdain for local culture and practice, their apparently cruel ways, their insistence on people converting and their pathological refusal to learn any local tongue. They even planned to eliminate the local languages and substitute it with Portuguese, such was their gall!! The saving grace was when the papacy in Rome made it very clear that any priest had to know the local language, rightfully so” – Res

The Portuguese rule was often threatened by other rulers. This may be the reason why Portuguese never flourished in Goa or any other part of India.

“A tiny fraction of the people of Goa speak Portuguese..The most common language spoken at home is Konkani. However some families speak Marathi or English at home. The church in Goa has thousands of schools in the state..it is here that English is the medium of instruction..people of different faiths send their children to these schools.
The importance of English as a link language is stressed.
Also a number of GOANS have family members who live abroad or on cruise liners…it is their skill sets and the knowledge of English that helps them earn a living…Most Goan families have a decent knowledge of English…but a majority of them speak Konkani at home..” – Res

Read Quote of Aaron Paul Fernandes’ answer to Goa, India: Why a lot of Goan people speak English at home, despite the Portugese influence? on Quora

Courtesy:

http://geography.about.com/od/historyofgeography/a/The-Portuguese-Empire.htm
http://www.spiceflair.com/Portuguese-India-the-orphans-of-the-king/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Empire