India: Pick Your Grade
This is a Map of India
Fun Facts About India
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
( I got this information from www.facts-about-india-.com)
Timeline Of India's History
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.
(I got this information from bbc.com)
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.
(I got this info at http://vivekvaidya.com/why-so-many-indians-are-vegetarians-2/)
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.
(I got this info at http://www.biography.com/people/mahatma-gandhi-9305898)
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.
(I got this info at http://www.parmarth.com/updates/octnov05/diwali.html)
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.
(I got this info at http://www.thrillophilia.com/blog/beautiful-places-in-india/)
This is India in the Past
This is India Now
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.
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.
(I got this info at http://www.mapsofindia.com/maps/india/climaticregions.htm)
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.
(I got this info at http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/ayurvedic-treatments)
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
(I got this info at at http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/2003/bollywood/newsid_2683000/2683799.stm)
The Ganges River
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.