Reaching for the stars

Today is a historic day in India’s space research program. ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) has successfully launched a world record 104 satellites into their respective orbits successfully. This is such a proud moment for me. 😀 The PSLV-C37 (PSLV stands for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) took off from Satish Dhawan launch pad in Sriharikota,…

Republic Day!

Happy Republic Day to all!!! This is the 68th republic day of our dear country. For me this day’s highlight is watching the republic day parade on the television. The marching of the different battalions of the army, navy and airforce in precision down the Rajpath in New Delhi is just festival for the eyes….

Festivals

Today is Makara Sankranthi. A harvest festival celebrated all over India. It is called by different names in different parts of the India. Essentially it is a festival that marks our thanks to the nature for a good harvest. It also marks the Sun’s travel northward. So from now on slowly the days will get…

A day for the youth

Today, Jan 12th is National Youth Day. This day commemorates the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. This year marks the 154th birth anniversary. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings are relevant for everyone but they are very much applicable to the youth of India. He lived a very short life (he died at the age of 39). But in…

Tales of the weaves

India’s oldest industry after agriculture, is its textile industry. For centuries, the weavers have created magic with the cotton, jute and silk yarn. Historians have documented that the Harappan civilisation were weavers of cotton cloth. Vedic literature contains texts that describe weaving and spinning. The relations that India established with all other parts of the…