Wanted to start the first post of this new venture by this image created by me to mark this year's Independence Day Celebrations. I would definitely start writing as usual, as its expected in any blog. But since this is a Blog dedicated to India-I would be happy to start with the positive side of Our Country.
This picture embodies the Cultural Diversity of India, It represents a very small portion of the humongous diversity a Great and Rich Country like India has. With All its Vibrancy and Colour, India represents many things to many people.
This blog is about my day to day thoughts about India-Its System, Its Governance, Its Problems, Its Solutions, Its Achievements , Its Failures and there on. There may be hundreds and thousands of blogs available on the same topic, where people use a blog to express their feelings about get in that Universal Trending word called "Change" . But I believe that "Every tiny drop, forms and ocean' , so this may be may be a small effort in that direction.
We all aspire that the system, Our Country becomes more and more efficient, more Transparent, more Responsive and more Responsible. I would make an attempt to raise such issues which enable us to understand about the complexities of the system and makes it take a look.
This is just the introduction, so i just wanted to outline the Idea behind the Blog. I am sure the following posts would make it more clearer.
All kind of Feedback is Welcome and Appreciated.
In this Pic ( From Top Left Onwards) : Pangong Lake, Ladakh, Banaras and Boats, Umed Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Durga during Pujo in Kolkata, Panoramic View of Ladakh, Bandra-Worli Sea-link, Mumbai, A Buddhist monk , Gates of Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, A Boy from Arunachal Pradesh, Taj Heritage Hote, Mumbai, Playing Holi in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, Agni-II Missile during Republic Day Parade, A Young Bharatnatyam artist from Tamil Nadu, Taj Mahal, Agra, INS-Virat, Indian Navy, Indian Railways in Kashmir, Indira Gandhi before 1971 Indo-Pak War, Childrn playing in a train in Kolkata, A Houseboat in backwaters of Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi,Chanakya-the author of Arthashastra, A set of Tablas, MG-NREGA women folk in Uttar Pradesh, Red Fort, Delhi, Chattisgarhi painting of Radha Krishna, Hampi in Karnataka, Harmindar Sahib-Golden Temple, Amritsar, India Gate-lit up during a monsoon evening, Mysore Palace, during Dusshera celebration,Yoga in desert, Silk Falls, Chattisgarh, Selling Bangles in Lucknow, Women Folk from Bihar, Threads on the jaali of Dargah of Saleem Chisti, Ajmer, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Durga Statue in Ajanta Caves, Poster of Hindi Film-Mother India, Buddhist Architecture in Ajanta, Ravana effigies lying in Delhi, A Shikara in Del Lake, Srinagar, Symbol of Indian Rupee, Manipuri Dance step, Facets of Buddha, Bells in a Shiva Mandir, Madurai, Wheels at Sun Temple Konark, Ice Skating in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Dahi Handi in a chawl in Mumbai during Janamashtami, Char Minar in Old Hyderabad, Paddy Cultivation in Tamil Nadu, Tiger in Sunderbans, Kathiwari girls , Gujarat, Yoga posture,Mother Teresa, Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, Indian Air Force Sukhoi Planes, Spices in an Atta Chakki, Diyas during Diwali, Shatranj (Chess), In Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Aryabhatta-Great Mathematician and Astronomer, Rabindranath Tagore, Humayun's Tomb, Port Blair, Andamans, Ayurvedic treatment in a spa, Stamp commemorating C V Raman-Great Physicist, Akbar-The Great.