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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Thoughts on Festival of Holi

Sri Sri on Holi

The 'Holi' festival is a very fun-filled and popular occasion in India. People play holi with Chandan and colored water. This festival is celebrated around early March each year. People believe that the bright colors represent energy, life and joy. Huge bonfires are also burnt in the evening and people worship the fire.

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Shivratri Knowledge

Arise awake is Shivaratris message

Shivaratri is the day of Lord Shiva. Shiva is the lord of meditation and therefore the lord of awakening. Shiva Tatva means to be awakened. Shivaratri is thus an occasion to awaken one’s self from all sorts of slumber.

Shivaratri is not a night to be slept over. One should try and be up through the night. It signifies being aware of everything you have and being grateful about it. Be grateful for the happiness which leads to growth, and also for sadness which gives a depth to life. This is the right way of observing Shivaratri.

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'Oldest marathon man' Fauja Singh runs last 10km race

Fauja Singh, 101, has run eight marathons since his first in 2000.

A man believed to be the world's oldest marathon runner has run his last long distance competitive race in Hong Kong.
Fauja Singh, from Ilford, east London, who is 101 years old, finished the Hong Kong 10km (6.25 mile) event in one hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds.

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Historical Facts About India

Facts about India

Some interesting facts about India:

  • India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.
  • India invented the Number System. Aryabhatta invented zero.
  • The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700BC.More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects.
  • The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
  • Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software reported in Forbes magazine, July 1987.

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Autorickshaw driver’s daughter tops CA exams

Autorickshaw drivers daughter top CA exam

She could not control her emotions and burst into tears when she heard the news of her CA results. “I was happy for me, my family and for the new life that I will enter,” said Prema Jayakumar, daughter of an autorickshaw driver from Tamil Nadu, who lives in a chawl in Malad, Mumbai.

Prema has topped the nationwide Chartered Accountancy examination in her first attempt.

The tenement that she calls home is all of 280 sq. ft. where she and her family live. But she is excited by the sudden elevation of her social status, which will be soon be followed by financial uplift.

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