In 5th Century BCE, Herodotus - the Greek historian and traveler, found cotton in India and took it to Europe. He called it “wool that grew on trees”. Till then Europeans used to dress in animal hides.
For the past two thousand years, till
Nader Shah of Persia (modern Iran) invaded India in 1739 and looted wealth worth over a billion dollar today. He had looted so much from India, that on return to Persia he waived away tax for all his citizens for the next three years. On Ma
In May 1739 Nader Shah left India with loads of Gold, Diamonds, Precious Stones, the Peacock Throne, the famous Koh-i-Noor and Darya-ye Noor diamonds. He also took thousands of elephants, horses and camels from India, loaded with the looted wealth.
A 1983 Indian Currency Note of two rupees issued in the name of Aryabhatta - the great ancient Indian mathematician and astronomer, after whom the first Indian satellite was named as well.
Neatly arranged sacred offerings which I captured near the Shantadurga Temple at the foothill of Kavalem village in Ponda, Goa.
Captured these beautiful natural dyes (Kumkum) prepared using dried turmeric at a shop in the Yellamma temple complex at Savadatti in Belgaum.
The Majuli island created by Brahmaputra river in Assam, India is the largest fresh water mid-river deltaic island in the world. The only mode of transport to the outside world is through a ferry service which operates twice a day. It is the abode of Assamese Vashnavite culture. Unfortunately, soil erosion due to climate change is causing this island to disappear at a rapid pace and its size has been reduced by half in the past 50 years.
Brahmaputra, meaning the “Son of Brahma” in Sanskrit, is the only river in India with a male name. All other Indian rivers have a female name. The Sunderban Delta formed by Brahmaputra along with Ganga is the world’s largest river delta.
On the way from Amboli to Goa somewhere near Sawantwadi in Maharashtra saw this dog(?) with zebra like beautiful stripes. It vanished from the sight so quickly, this was the only clear snap captured in my camcorder. Anybody seen a similar animal?