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Photo Journey: Baha’i Lotus Temple, New Delhi

Since its inauguration to public worship and visits in December 1986, the Bahá’í House of Worship, known as Lotus Temple, in New Delhi, India has drawn to its portals more than 70 million visitors, making it one of the most visited edifices in the world. On an average, 8,000 to 10,000 people visit the Bahá’í House of Worship each day. These visitors have admired its universal design in the form of a lotus and have been fascinated by the Teachings

Book review: The Hiding by Dhruva

'The Hiding' is a story about a boy named Aman who lived with his mother and father. His father was a scientist. He was six when he lost his mother, and six months later, his father died in a car accident. He started staying with his uncle, aunt, and his sister. The room where his father worked was now a storeroom. One night, his uncle and aunt went to the cinema. When they left, Aman went up to the storeroom.

Book Review: Wanderings through the Garhwal Himalaya

Author Ganesh Saili’s readers are in for a treat. Five years after ‘Gupp and Gossip,’ ‘Mussoorie Years,’ and ‘The Letters of a Mussoorie Merchant’ by Niyogi Books, Saili’s latest book, ‘Wanderings through the Garhwal Himalaya,’ has just reached the stands. “It’s a blend of years of 40 years of photography, a lifetime of work and stars in my eyes,” says the author. In two hundred pages or twenty-odd essays, the book takes you on a journey of, recording in words and

Book review: Hema Malini, Beyond The Dream Girl

Perhaps the only actress of Hindi cinema to have ruled the box office for close to five decades; the only Hindi actress to have taken to direction while still charming the camera, Hema Malini will forever be 'Dream Girl' to generations of film lovers. From someone who was a reluctant actor to becoming an enduring screen goddess, producer, director, Hema Malini's journey is the stuff legends are made of. A life that could easily be converted to a script has

I Did It!-Exceptional stories of people who made it large!

The lines from Emily Dickeson's famous Poem, Hope is a thing with feathers That perches in the soul… come alive in Prachi Raturi Mishra’s I Did It!-Exceptional stories of people who made it large! This hardcover is based on the exceptional struggle stories of 18 people from different walks of life who share their humble origins and despite that, went on to become well-known achievers. The author has very carefully handpicked and strung together tales of entrepreneurs to playback singer, author to

Navv Inder launches ‘Tu Meri Ki Lagdi’

So far he has been known only for his completely different combination of mixing urban and desi music in the chartbusters, Wakhra Swag and Att Tera Yaar. Both videos, incidentally, have garnered over 80 million views on Youtube. Navv Inder is ready with his new song, which, in his own words is "unlike anything I have done before." The new age performer launched 'Tu Meri Ki Lagdi', in association with Times Music. "The song," says Navv Inder, "is a tribute to

Panjab Digital Library, one of its kind

Punjab has a long and an illustrious history. Under the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, its borders extended to the west of the Indus river and kissed the foothills of the Himalayas. Most of the events of that era were recorded in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Farsi text. Apart from the sacred texts, the archives were stored; but in a deplorable state. In the year 2003, Panjab Digital Library undertook the task of finding and saving these manuscripts and archives

On A Treasure Hunt, And Finding a Jewel

Situated on the outskirts of Delhi, a village called Mangar would hardly seem like a location for a jewellery museum. But then, that is what hidden and buried treasures are all about - secret locations. I was introduced to the Village Jewel Museum and Eco-lodge, a gem of a place courtesy Lalit Mangar, where I spend a wonderful mid-week staycation. About a 20-minute drive from the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway, the Lalit Mangar is already becoming a beacon for this sleepy village. A

Indian Diaspora Club turns Pravasi Haryana Divas into a grand success

With nearly 600 members and delegations invited from places such as Belarus, Chicago, Paris, Fiji, Mauritius, China and several others, the Indian Diaspora Club, outreach partners of the first Pravasi Haryana Divas (PHD) proved that members of the Indian Diaspora have strong affiliations for their roots. Union Minister Smriti Irani formally inaugurated the two-day event on January 11, in the presence of Haryana Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Minister of Commerce & Industry Shri Vipul Goel and several other dignitaries. The

KidZania Delhi celebrates 206th Mexican Independence Day

On September 13, KidZania Delhi NCR hosted the Mexican Ambassador H. E. Melba Pria to celebrate the 206th National Independence of Mexico at their theatre in a traditional Mexican style. Mexico’s National Independence Day is officially observed on September 16, 2016. This date is considered the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. KidZania Delhi NCR hosted a ceremony at its theatre, where ‘The Cry of Independence’, a ritual of the church bells ringing was performed by Mexican Ambassador H.E. Melba