Personal hygiene and good health go hand in hand, and it is imperative for every parent to ensure that their children, who are more inclined to fall ill than adults as they come in close contact with easily transmitted germs, imbibe healthy and clean habits.
Some years ago, Kushroo Poacha broke his PF to start Indianblooddonors.com, the first of its kind service that connects blood donors to those in need of blood. Now, he also runs Seva Kitchen, a service that makes meals accessible to relatives of hospital patients, and Neki ka Pitara that serves refreshments to patients and their caretakers in hospitals across the country.
India, with a unique mix of cultures, religions and beliefs, is home to many languages. Languages spoken in India belong to several language families, the major ones being the Indo-Aryan languages spoken by 75% of Indians and the Dravidian languages spoken by 20% of Indians. According to Census of India of 2001, India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages. For the convenience of people, and to make our lives easier (relatively), the Constitution of India has recognised 22 languages as the official languages of India.
As we approach Independence Day, there is nothing better than music to up that patriotic quotient in you. With the country gearing up to celebrate its 71st Independence Day, here is our pick of the top 10 patriotic songs that you must listen to this Independence Day. Insaaf Ki Dagar Pe: One of the most stirring patriotic songs of all times, Insaaf Ki Dagar Pe, from the 1961 film Ganga Jamuna, exhorts youngsters to walk on the path of justice and be the leaders of tomorrow. The song, which was composed at a time when a new nation was being built, finds much resonance today as well.
Seven decades have passed since India gained Independence. Today, while we still are fighting to protect our borders from external factors, we are also faced with a multitude of home-grown threats. Bollywood, too, has evolved to reflect this ever changing notion of patriotism.
Indian scholar and senior Muslim leader of the Indian National Congress, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s India Wins Freedom, is an autobiographical narrative that explores the Independence movement and the events that led to the eventual freedom. It examines the role that the Indian National Congress played, and does a critical analysis of its achievements and mistakes.
For most of the 20th century, gender roles were typically structured in Indian families – the mother was the primary caregiver and home maker, the father the provider and protector. While maybe not as widespread as today, mothers did go to work back then, but they also had to take up the main burden of bringing up their children – school, homework, play time, food and providing other comforts were the domain of the mother. The father, caught up with managing household expenses, focused on his work, got back home in the evenings, and spent most of his time reading the paper or watching the news.
“How does that work?” questions a confused Oprah to the newly married Abhishek Bachchan on learning that the actor, along with his beautiful wife lives with his parents. “How does that work?” Abhishek doesn’t wait a second to throw the ball in Oprah’s court. This exchange brings to light the world’s view on the strong concept of ‘family’ in India.