India: Pick Your Grade

This is a Map of India

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Fun Facts About India

1. India is the seventh largest country by area.

2.The official language in Hindi.

3. The second largest country by population.

4. Got its independence on August 15th, 1947

5. Has 94 national parks

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Timeline Of India's History

1947-48 Hundreds of thousands die in a wide spread communal bloodshed after partition.

1948 Gandhi was assassinated by Hindu Extremist.

1948 War with Pakistan over disputed territory of Kashmir.

1951-52 Congress party wins first General elections under leader ship of Jawahalal Nehru

1964 Death of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru

1965 Second war with Pakistan over Kashmir.

1966 Nehru's daughter Indira Gandhi becomes prime minister.

1971 Third war with Pakistan over creation of Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan.

1971 Twenty-year treaty of friendship signed with Soviet Union.

1974 India explodes first nuclear device in underground test.

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Why are most indian's vegetarian?

These practicing Brahmins are vegetarians. They believe human digestive system has more similarities to fruit eating primates than meat eating carnivores. They talk about world acknowledged green credentials of vegetarian food and believe vegetarian societies are more harmonious and sustainable. They are convinced what they are doing is right and soon world would follow.

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, at Porbandar, in the present-day Indian state of Gujarat. His father was the dewan (chief minister) of Porbandar. His mother was a devoted practitioner of Vaishnavism (worship of the Hindu god Vishnu), influenced by Jainism, an ascetic religion governed by tenets of self-discipline and nonviolence. At the age of 19, Mohandas left home to study law in London at the Inner Temple, one of the city’s four law colleges. Upon returning to India in mid-1891, he set up a law practice in Bombay, but met with little success. He soon accepted a position with an Indian firm that sent him to its office in South Africa. Along with his wife, Kasturbai, and their children, Gandhi remained in South Africa for nearly 20 years.

Gandhi was appalled by the discrimination he experienced as an Indian immigrant in South Africa. When a European magistrate in Durban asked him to take off his turban, he refused and left the courtroom. On a train voyage to Pretoria, he was thrown out of a first-class railway compartment and beaten up by a white stagecoach driver after refusing to give up his seat for a European passenger. That train journey served as a turning point for Gandhi, and he soon began developing and teaching the concept of satyagraha (“truth and firmness”), or passive resistance, as a way of non-cooperation with authorities.

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What is Diwali

Diwali is a holiday of joy; it is the time when we gather with loved ones, celebrating our family, our friends and the prosperity God has bestowed upon us. There are three main aspects of this holiday called Diwali. The first is the celebration of light. They line our homes and streets with lanterns; we explode fireworks; children play with sparklers.

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Come To India To see the "Chandertal Lake"

Come to India to sea this beautiful lake none as the moon lake. Its original name is Chandertal Lake.

The Chandertal lake is situated between Lahaul and Spiti, the two Himalayan ranges and is at an altitude of 4300 metres above sea level. It is also known as the ‘moon lake’ as it’s the source of river Chandra and the crystal clear waters of chandertal will not miss captivating you in its depth.

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This is India in the Past

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This is India Now

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In the old picture he homes look tiny and run down, and in the new pictureThere are buildings.

The old picture look like there isn't a lot of wear and int he new picture there is.

In the old picture every thing looks filthy, and in the picture every thing is clean, pretty and it is more bigger.

India Weather/Climate

The winter in India spans the months of December till the beginning of April. The coldest months of the year are January and December.

The summer months are the months of April to June. However, the summer refers to the months of April to July in the northwestern parts of the country.

The monsoon, also known as the rainy season, spans the months of June to September. This season is primarily influenced with the moist southwestern summer torrential rainfall that gradually moves throughout the nation.

The post-monsoon season spans the months of October to December. In the northwest parts of the country, the months of November and October normally have a bright weather.

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What is Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicine -- also known as Ayurveda -- is one of the world's oldest whole-body healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India.

It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease. But treatments may be recommended for specific health problems.

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Bollywood is the nickname given to the Indian film industry - it's a play on the word Hollywood.

Bollywood is massive. It makes up to 800 films a year - twice as many as Hollywood and about 14 million Indian people go to the cinema everyday

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The Ganges River

The Ganges River, also called Ganga, is a river located in northern India that flows toward the border with Bangladesh (map). It is the longest river in India and flows for around 1,569 miles (2,525 km) from the Himalayan Mountains to the Bay of Bengal. The river has the second greatest water discharge in the world and its basin is the most heavily populated in the world with over 400 million people living in the basin.

The Ganges River is extremely important to the people of India as most of the people living on its banks use it for daily needs such as bathing and fishing. It is also significant to Hindus as they consider it their most sacred river.

Hindi Marriage Compared to Catholic Marriage

In hindu marriage the bride wears different clothing than my religion. They wear a type of tradition clothing to there culture, and in my religion we just wear pretty wedding dresses.

Hindi Marriage Compared to Catholic Marriage

In hindu marriage the bride wears different clothing than my religion. They wear a type of tradition clothing to there culture, and in my religion we just wear pretty wedding dresses.They have to sit in front of fire at one point in the marriage session, But in my religion they set a fire to a candle. When they walk down they walk seperatly just like catholic marriage, but Hindu marriage sit on pillow cushions.