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Showing posts with label India. Show all posts
Showing posts with label India. Show all posts

06 October 2017

Quilling: An art that is cherished / myLot

Have to start this post by saying:
I heart butterflies.

Which is why it is exciting to have learned about an art form or craft called quilling that is popular in India. 

Sharing the link to the site where I found this gorgeous butterfly!  


Did some additional research and found a couple of related videos too. Enjoy!












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11 September 2017

History of India : The Significance of 12 September | dracula fun (Reblog)

My comments: The blog publisher says the incident is minimized in the record of history. But it says they gave land grants to the families of the slain soldiers, so – in my mind - the authority gave credit where credit was due. It's better to not get any mention in history than to serve faithfully and then have your family disregarded as if you didn't do anything at all. The family who lost a member who died as a valiant soldier more often than not probably depended on that person for their own survival. It's the least the country's leaders could do.

History of the Indian army (as in India, not Native Americans).  Interesting history.



NOTE:  Comments above were previously shared in a Facebook group called History Buffs.

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History of India:
From Pre Historic Era to Freedom Struggle and Independence of India

History of India: Know about Indian History including Pre Historic Era, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Early Historic Period, Vedic Period, Mahajanapadas, Persian and Greek Conquests, Maurya Empire, Ancient India, Mughal Empire, Freedom Struggle, Independence and Partition of India

History of India from Pre Historic Era to Freedom Struggle and Independence of India

History of India: Know about Indian History including Pre Historic Era, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Early Historic Period, Vedic Period, Mahajanapadas, Persian and Greek Conquests, Maurya Empire, Ancient India, Mughal Empire, Freedom Struggle, Independence and Partition of India




Support Rural Communities in India : Gift a Book, Support Artisans (Reblog)

Ever consider that books you throw away might be of value to a little child? Learn more about this program.  'Aham Bhumika' is an NGO, a group of like minded people based in Bhopal, a city in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Striving for the betterment of the underprivileged in rural areas of India, they frequently run "Donate a Book" campaigns. They also support the works efforts of the rural women to help them support their families.  (See embedded tweet below.)  I first learned of this initiative in 2014.




Follow them on Facebook or Twitter.









17 June 2017

Spicy sexual life is a reality! | Everyday Exotic Spices (Guest Post)

Glad you found this link.  Thanks for dropping in.  Apologies for having you make an extra trip but this content has been moved to our new foodie blog.  Click here.  Hope you like what you read and become a blog subscriber.



Garlic, onion and spices
© Photographer: Igordutina | Agency: Dreamstime.com




19 January 2015

Ancient History | Military Leaders | Alexander the Great

“My father will get ahead of me in everything, and will leave nothing great for me to do.”
 


Historical records indicate this is what Alexander the Great said when others informed him about his father’s conquests.



Image Credit: Close up of Alexander on the Alexander Mosaic, in the Naples National Archaeological Museum. (Wikimedia Commons)

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02 August 2014

Collectible Quotes: Einstein

Enjoy collecting great quotes. Found this one today on Amit Agarwal's Google+ profile. Coincidentally (or intentionally) he seems to have a habit of explaining complicated matters very simplistically. I like that! :)  

His bragging rights? He is India's first professional blogger. I'd say that's something to brag about.

He also founded Digital Inspiration, a how to tech site that's been around or almost a decade; since 2004.  That's something to brag about too! Glad to have found this guy.  Added him to my circles today!

  Einstein quote

17 July 2014

Razia Sultana of India

Women Who Ruled: Razia Sultana of India (Posted By Lisa J. Yarde)



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" ...Razia ascended the throne of Delhi at the age of 31. During her four-year reign from 1236, silver coins issued in her name bore her official title "Jalauddin" but she referred to herself as "lmadatun Niwan", which meant the Great Woman. Razia Sultana dressed like a man and rode an elephant through Delhi with her face unveiled....

Legends surrounding Razia have made her popular in Indian culture; the 1983 Urdu film Razia Sultan is a fictionalized account of her life, as is Rafiq Zakaria's novel, Razia: Queen "
via historyandwomen.com

**COMMENT: If you want to learn about women in history, this is the best blog ever!! Not only is it visually attractive and appealing, but the posts - so informative, intriguing and fascinating - will never disappoint you.


Book below not mentioned at the blog post, but suggested if interested in other women like Razia, the Queen of India.  It's a picture book suggested for ages 5 and up.  I'm older than 5 which puts me in the "and up" group of readers.  Picture books are wonderful quick reads and are just like a primer on a particular topic.  They usually have great illustrations and the non-fiction books present the info like a quick summary.  It whets your appetite and if you choose to do further research, you can search for books in the Juvenile/Young Adults section of the library for a more mature advanced reading level.
 
 

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