Sunday, October 10, 2010


After a long wait finally the 19th Common Wealth Games has been started from 3rd October 2010 in Delhi. The Opening ceremony was started on 7 p.m. at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. India’s culture could be seen clearly in the Ceremony. Near about 65000 people were enjoying it at Stadium.  Unfortunately I was not the part of that but I watched it complete on National T.V. 

There are 71 countries participating in the Games. Along with India’s President Prathiba Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh the Prince of Wales Prince Charles and his wife and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla were present at the opening ceremony.

The Ceremony commenced with the National anthem.  The whole stadium was beautifully decorated and there was an “Aerostat” up in the mid of Stadium. Many traditional dances were performed like Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Mohiniattam, Manipuri and Kuchipudi.  

At last the Theme song was performed by the A.R Rehman with his popular and awarded song “Jay Ho”. It is a golden opportunity for any country to have Common wealth games on their land. This time India has got the chance and I think we have done a great job. 

Watch Common Wealth Games 2010 "Opening Ceremony"

Saturday, September 11, 2010

India Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi & Eid Together

Saturday started with millions of prayers in India. This is special day for every Hindu and Muslim. Hindus are celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi and Muslims are enjoying Eid. Mosques and Temples are full of people.

Whatever the state is, that doesn’t matter. Muslims poured into small or huge Mosque in a huge range for morning Eid namaz. It is easily seen a huge crowd near very famous Mosques “ Jama Masjid and Fatehpuri”. After namaz they offer Eid greetings to each other.

Apart of this, this you can also see crowd in Ganesh Temple. Ganesh Chaturthi specially celebrated in Maharashtra. For Hindus this morning started with Ganesh Aarti at Temple. Ganesh Chaturthi last for 10 days and ended with immersing of Ganesh statute into the river.

In India People not only celebrate their religion festivals but they also enjoy every festival with same enthusiasm. There are so many muslims who are also celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with Hindus and Hindu are also enjoying Eid.

India is full of diversity in its religion, language, food etc. but still is one country with no matter it is having 28 states in it.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Raksha Bandhan

24th August a special day for every brother and sister. Yes exactly this is Raksha Bandhan formally known as the day of Brother and sister. Every year this day is celebrated on Full moon day of Shraavana. This is the day which makes the relationship of Brother and sister stronger.

Sister tie up the Rakhi that is a holly thread on her brother‘s wrist and wish for his long life. Brothers in return offer gifts to her sister and promise her always to be there to help her. They enjoy sweets as well. Behind every Indian festival there is a historical story. In the Same way there is a story behind celebration of Raksha Bandhan.

Around 15th Century there was a Queen called Rani Karnavti the widow of Chittor’s King. That time there were many wars between Different Emperors. When Queen Rani Karnavati felt that she would be not able to defend her kingdom from Sultan of Gujarat, Bahadur Shah, then she sent a rakhi to Emperor Humayon. In return Humayon helped his sister by sending his military to be part of Rani Defender.

In other parts of India different state celebrate this day as per there Tradition. Every Festival is special which give us the time to share and spend some time with our family and relatives this makes our relationship stronger.