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Saturday, 30 June, 2007


Nālānda is the name of an ancient university in India.

Nalanda was one of the world's first residential universities, i.e., it had dormitories for students. In its heyday it accommodated over 10,000 students and 2,000 teachers. The university was considered an "architectural masterpiece," and was marked by a lofty wall and one gate.

Malgudi, Malgudi Days

Malgudi is a fictitious town in India created by R.K. Narayan in his novels and short stories. It forms the setting for most of Narayan's works. Starting with his first novel, Swami and Friends, all but one of his fifteen novels and most of his short stories take place here. Narayan has successfully portrayed Malgudi as a microcosm of India.

Malgudi Days, based on the collection of short stories penned by R.K.Narayan, was a television serial which left an indelible mark on the Indian television scenario.

One can watch the episodes (for free) online at - Malgudi Days online.

Tuesday, 19 June, 2007

Vidhana Soudha

The Vidhana Soudha, located in Bangalore, is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing building, constructed in a style, sometimes described as 'Neo-Dravidian', incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic, Rajasthani Jharokha and Dravidian styles.

Sunday, 17 June, 2007

ताज महल Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is the most sought after tourist destination in India. Taj Mahal is an immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 when it was described as a "universally admired masterpiece of the world's heritage."

ताजमहल दुनिया के ७ आश्चर्यो मे से एक है। शहंशाह शाहजहाँ ने अपनी बेगम मुमताज महल के प्रेम की अभिव्यक्ति की ख़ातिर इस खूबसूरत स्मारक का निर्माण करवाया था। यह उत्तर प्रदेश">उत्तर प्रदेश के आगरा शहर मे स्थित है।