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Atop Jungfrau

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This week’s Photo Challenge Atop. In response of the same, a photograph  atop  Jungfrau Glacier of Switzerland is shared.

 
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Posted by on 22/03/2017 in Europe, Switzerland, Uncategorized

 

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Varanasi is as old as Indus valley civilization, finds IIT-KGP study

This is a pivotal discovery for Hinduism. It should clearly expose the myth of the Aryan Invasion created by colonial historians to support their own blood thirsty conquest of India. Science is confirming what tradition has held that Varanasi was the first urban human settlement in the world. Kolkata: It’s a perfect example of science meeting faith and […]

Source: Varanasi is as old as Indus valley civilization, finds IIT-KGP study

 
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Posted by on 05/03/2017 in Uncategorized

 

A grand structure

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Independent India’s biggest structure that surpasses Rashtrapati Bhavan in size and equals it in grandeur is located in the Infosys campus, Mysore for training Infosys employees and new recruits before placements.

With a floor area of more than 9.6 lakh square feet, the new structure, designed by architect Hafiz Contractor, is the second unit of the Global Education Centre (GEC-II) of Infosys. It was described as the grandest and one of the biggest buildings constructed for the cream of Indian youth who will come here for study and training and make them feel proud.450-curvilinear-buildingwings

Main entrance to the Building as seen from inside (Photo credit: MGS Architecture)

The Global Education Centre-II has been designed entirely on classical style of architecture with similarities to the Colosseum of Rome, while the pillars are reflective of the Parliament House. A large dome emerges from the centre of the structure and overlooks the entire campus and the structure reflects various ancient Greek and Roman architectural styles.

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Given its infrastructure and size of operations, Infosys’s GEC is the largest corporate education centre in the world. Set on a sprawling 337 acre campus, Infosys’s educational and training hub has the capacity to train over 14,000 people at the same time. It is, in essence, an inception centre to thousands of Infosians who hail from all walks of life, diverse nationalities and cultures.1-dsc07045

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Posted by on 03/03/2017 in Infosys, Uncategorized

 

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Leonardo Da Vinci

LEONARDO DA VINCI ( 1452- 1519 ) Was an Italian painter born at Vinci , next to Florence , died at Chateaux de Cloux in France , near Ambroise . Many historians and scholars regard Da Vinci as the prime example of ” Universal Genius” or ” Renaissance Man “. According to art historian Helen Gardner […]

via LEONARDO DA VINCI ( 1452- 1519 )Was an Italian painter born at Vinci , next to Florence , died at Chateaux de Cloux in France , near Ambroise — euzicasa

 
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Posted by on 06/02/2017 in History, Uncategorized

 

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Daily Prompt : Aesthetic

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In response to WordPress’s daily prompt Aesthetic, this picture from Rajasthan Album is shared with you. The picture shows of Ganesh Pole of Amber Fort & Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, which was visited in the year of 2015.

 
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Posted by on 21/01/2017 in Photography, Rajasthan, Uncategorized

 

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Kathakali

During our recent Kerala tour, we made a programm to witness Kathakali. Accordingly the tour operator one evening, took us to a dance performance at Kathakali Centre, Kumily, Thakkady, Kerala.

1-dsc06260Kathakali is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. It is another “story play” genre of art, but one distinguished by its elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and face masks wearing actor-dancers, who have traditionally been all males. Kathakali primarily developed as a Hindu performance art in the southwestern region of India, Kerala.

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Kathakali originated around the 17th century, but its roots are in temple and folk arts and religious drama of southwestern Indian peninsula. A Kathakali performance, like all classical dance arts of India, includes music, vocal performers, hand and facial gestures to express ideas, and footwork.Kathakali is also different in that the structure and details of its art developed in the courts and theatres of Hindu principalities, unlike other classical Indian dances which primarily developed in Hindu Temples.

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The traditional themes of the Kathakali are folk mythologies, religious legends and spiritual ideas from the Hindu epics and the Puranas. The vocal performance has traditionally been Sanskritised Malayalam. In modern compositions, Indian Kathakali troupes have included women artists. Click here to enjoy the dance video

 
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Posted by on 19/01/2017 in Culture, Uncategorized

 

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WPC : Ambience

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This week’s photo challenge Ambience.

 
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Posted by on 15/01/2017 in Photography, Uncategorized, WPC

 

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