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Kullu Manali Tours ? Holiday in Beautiful Hill stations of India

Kullu and Manali are beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh blessed with enigmatic beauty of nature, lovely scenery of emerald green plantations, beautiful and lovely mist kissed hills, snow capped mountains, gushing rivers, fruit laden orchards, green meadows with blossoming flowers and pleasing climatic conditions. In additional the world class accommodation facilities, excellent infrastructure and the pleasing climatic conditions make Manali and Kullu the favored hill stations in India visited by tourists from all over the world.

One of the prime hill stations, Manali also called the Switzerland of the India is endowed with exciting attractions and refreshing natural beauty. It is very hard to compare its beautiful with fascinating words and adjectives likes marvelous, enticing, astonishing, mind-blowing and many alike. So if you are to experince the charm and magnificence of Manali, it is best to plan Kullu Manali Tours with one of the leading tour operator. Here one can see and explore some beautiful attractions like Vashisht Baths, Hadimba Devi Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Arjuna Gufa, Nehru Kund, Kothi, Solang Valley, Rahala Waterfalls that keep tourists busy for more than a week. Exploring the charm and beauty of these wonderful tourism attractions of Manali is an experince to treasure and relish in forever.


Apart from that Manali is also famous for winter sports and activities. The aura and the ecstasy of nature and the magnificence of the fairy snow that showers from the haven make Manali favorite destinations for winter sports. The beautiful and the gorgeous landscape of this favored hill station provides unsurpassed avenues for winter sports, which attract thousands and hundreds of tourist and adventure enthusiasts from all the remote part of the world. Here during the winter season that is from November to February adventure enthusiasts delight in several winter sports like Ice Skating, Mountaineering, Ice Climbing, Heli Skiing, White Water Rafting, Trekking, Mountain Biking, etc. All these winter sports provide thrilling experince as well as exciting memories to relish in forever. There are many other exciting and colorful facades of Manali. Come and explore its magnificence and add new memories to cherish forever.

Kullu is also favored hill station of Himachal Pradesh in India endowed with well organized tourism attractions that never fail to impress the heart of tourists. Though there are not many attractions in this beautiful hill station but it has enough to make the stay delightful and memorable. Here one can visit to the revered Raghunathji Temple, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kasol, Roerich Art Gallery, Manikaran, Naggar, etc which are the most popular attraction in Kullu visited by tourists in a large number.

On your Tours to Kullu Manali you can also visit to other hill stations and beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh that include Dharamshala, Kufri, Khajjar, Lahaul and Sipti, Kasauli, etc. All these beautiful hill stations are amazingly beautiful and provide wonderful opportunity for tourists, nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and honeymoon couples to enjoy holidays in a delightful and memorable way. Truly speaking once you visit Himachal Pradesh in India and its scintillating hill stations, you will love to come back time and again to enjoy holidays in its blissful ambiance.

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Himachal Tour Package with Hill Stations in India and Goa Honeymoon Packages

Trip to hill stations in North India can be a perfect reviving trip to rejuvenate your mind. You can admire the panorama of majestic mountains covered with snow capped peaks, meandering rivers, rivulets and pine trees. North India is a home to many hill stations. You can find the nature unfolding its beauty to the extreme in these hill stations. The great Himalayas in North India have some horrific unconquered peaks of tremendous heights, valleys, a wide range of forests, gushing streams, waterfalls surrounded in fog and mist and fabulous hill resorts. So, hill stations in North India offers you an opportunity to refresh you from within and out. Himachal Tour Package with Hill Stations in India and Goa Honeymoon Packages

North India hill stations are gateways to some veiled bewitching beauty of nature. It offers favorite tourists spot to the travelers. Most of the hill stations in North India are located at a height ranging from 600 m to 3500 meters above the sea level. From these hill stations in North India, you can witness the snow capped mountain peaks and many other fascinating sights of attraction. Shimla, located in North India is popularly known as the “Queen of the Hill Staions” is really an ultimate place with invigorate air. Likely the hill station, Manali that lies in the lap of the verdant Kullu Valley (Himachal Pradesh) is an enticing hill station in North India that never failed to enliven the soul of the tourist of the entire globe. Nainital, Kasauli, Mussoorie, Mount Abu, Srinagar, Ladakh, Gulmarg etc are some other beautiful hill stations in North India to name only a few. Delhi Shimla Tour Package with Delhi Sightseeing Tours and Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

There are many other fascinating hill stations in North India that have attracted the tourists of the entire globe. You can ensure your stay in various hill resorts near these hill stations. These hill resorts have widely spread throughout the entire length and breadth of North India. Also you can ensure all the modern facilities in these hill resorts in North India. To explore the various treasures in hill stations, you can avail the Shimla Holiday Package, Nainital Hill Station Package and many other packages. You can unwind a lot of eye-popping natural treasures in these hill stations in North India by availing different hill tour packages.

To make your tour to hill stations in North India more luxurious and hassle free, you can take the assistance of any reliable travel agent. There are lot of travel agents that provide different tour packages, hotel bookings and many other facilities.  Some travel agents also provide well trained guides who can assist you during your exploration in North India. So, never fail to witness hill stations in North India during your India tour.

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Vividh Bharati Online from India

Vividh Bharati Online from India

Vividh Bharati service of All India Radio was planned around 1957  to compete with the then Radio Ceylon. Very soon Vividh Bharati turned out to be popular radio station, with around 15 hours of broadcasting.

Today Vividh Bharati broadcasts 24 hours a day.

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Many of the old programmes of Vividh Bharati are still remembered, like Jaimala, Hawa Mahal, Chhaya Geet, Bhule Bisre Geet, to name a few.Vividh Bharati broadcast  many programmes through out the day, in addition to these programmes Vividh Bharati carries special programmes celeberating the lives of famous personalities in music, movies and entertainment.

Around 40 transmitters on Medium Wave, FM and Short Wave carry Vividh Bharati programmes  to listeners all over India. The powerfull 500 KW Short Wave transmitter covers virtually the whole of the country.

Vividh Bharati started a Digital broadcast (Digital Radio Mondial) on Short Wave in January 2009. The audio quality of this Short Wave  signal which can be heard over many parts of India is as good if not better than a  broadcast signal on FM.

All India Radio is going Digital in a big way, and is set to change the way radio is listened  to forever.

Vividh Bharati has it’s main studio at Borivili, Mumbai, from where the programmes are uplinked via satellite to all the regional centres.Many of these regional stations of Vividh Bharati  produce programmes in various local languages for their local listeners.Vividh Bharati has a history of over 50 years of broadcasting in India, having one of the best music archives.

Over 40 transmitters carry Vividh Bharati programmes to listeners on AM, FM and Shortwave. .

You can also listen to Vividh Bharati on DTH 24 x 7.

Vividh Bharati’s main studio is at Borivili in Mumbai. Apart from Mumbai,  many of the regional centers of Vividh Bharati  have there own programming. The programmes brought to you on Vividh Bharati are produced by dedicated, knowledgeable announcers, staff and technicians.

All India Radio has around 230 Broadcasting Centres all over the country. Their domestic service operates 149 Medium wave  transmitters, 54 Shortwave transmitters and 171 FM transmitters. All India Radio broadcasts in 24 languages and 146 dialects in it’s domestic service, as in 2009

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Holi, Holi 2011,Holi Festival India

Holi, Holi 2011,Holi Festival India is the website, specially designed for providing information about Holi. This Holi festival is celebrated on Phalgun (Purnima) which comes in February end or early March.  Holi, or Holli is a religious festival celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. It is primarily observed in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and there after other countries. In West Bengal and Orissa of India it is known as Dolyatra (Doul Jatra) or Basanta-Utsav (means ‘spring festival’). The most celebrated Holi is that of the Braj area (region), in locations connected to the lord Krishna: Mathura, Nandagaon, Vrindavan, and Barsana. These places have become tourist destinations during the festive season of Holi.

Holi – the festival of colors – is undoubtedly the boisterous of Hindu festival and most fun-filled. It’s an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance  & of course, lots of bright colors

Holi, also known as Dhuli Vandana (Sanskrit) ,also Dhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing coloured water & coloured powder at each other. Bonfires are lit the day before, also known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika).

Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season, which usually falls in the later part of February or March.

In 2009, Holi (Dhulandi) was on March 11 and Holika Dahan was on March 10.

In 2010, Holi was on March 1 and Holika Dahan was on February 28.

This Year 2011 Holi (Dhulandi) on March 20 and Holika Dahan on March 19.Holi – the festival of colors – is undoubtedly the boisterous of Hindu festival and most fun-filled. It’s an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance  & of course, lots of bright colors

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What are the Differences between “Arabic Music” from “Indian (India) Music”?

Question by Tracks: What are the Differences between “Arabic Music” from “Indian (India) Music”?
I read a Indian Music History book which had A LOT of info. about each instrument, style (“Hindustani” vs. “Karnatic”), how Indian music influenced other Countries like “Western”, “Europe”, etc. Plus, I’ve been to a couple of Indian Classical Music concerts & have listened to quite a few of Indian music. I’ve gotten to know or became acquainted w/ what each instrument sounds like.

On the other hand, I’ve also heard (Not Studied) Arabic music. I know Both are in the Middle East & from reading this Indian book it briefly says that some instruments from Arabia were the 1st to be used in the Vedic (I think they said “Vedic” not sure tho’) & then these instruments were changed or grew into the Indian instruments that are used today. Like I “Think” that it says that the “Oud” instrument came from “Arabic” & then Became the “Sarod” in “Indian” music.

They Both have that Same Sound to them (I’m guessing off the top of my head it’s the “MICRO-TONES” both Instruments AND Vocals). Plus, being that I love “Tabla” in Indian music sounds more subtle than the “Tabla” in “Arabic”. The “Tabla” seems to Resonant More in “Arabic” in which I’m starting to feel like I want to abandon the “Indian” “Tabla”.

Matter of fact, I’m starting to be curious about “Arabic” music (over “Indian”) that just by accident I had saw a TV Commercial by a Financial Investment co. called “Wisdom Tree of India” in which the music from their commercial sounded like “Indian” Music (Obviously, b/c of their name). So, I went to where they’re located in NYC (I live in NYC) & asked the receptionist what song that was. She found out for me & told me it’s from “”. This web has SO MANY diff. types of music. I listened to their “Sounds of India”, but wasn’t really impressed, but when I listened to the “Arabian Beats” I loved it. My fav. song is “Longing 1” which is Exactly the sound I love about “Arabic” music (I love the Vocal – melody & of course the beats, AND the instruments.). By the way, I wonder what makes these Vocals not only diff. or similar from “Indian” music, but their significance from “Indian” music. Meaning I learned that in “Indian” music Vocals are usually sung in “Chants” where this “Arabic” song “Longing 1” doesn’t sound “Chanty”. So,

Does anyone know any resources or a List of Resources that would Educate me:

1) History of “Arabic” music

2) Similarities & Differences betw. “Arabic” & “Indian” music

In both in literature AND Musical Listening to check out? (Maybe more songs like “The Longing 1” on “”)

I’m also open to Anyone here who can share their own knowledge as well as a List of Resources.

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Answer by Sam
Not sure I can answer your question but hope I can shed some light on it and direct you to the right sources.
‘Arabic Music” is not limited to one country. It covers at least a dozen of countries in Asia and north Africa. Thus the music you will hear, say in Iraq will be quite different then that of Morocco. Both Arabic music but each with its own distinctive tones and lyrics. There are also different types of music and songs such as pop, music without lyrics, rock, mawaweel, dabke, and so on.

You can check, they have a huge collection of Arabic music. They are categorized by region and then alphabetically.

Once you start exploring more Arabic music, you will notice depending on the region, there are similarities to Greek music, Spanish music, and so on.

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MBA Entrance Exams in India

MBA Entrance Exams in India

In order to get admission into a Top B-schools or MBA institutes, student has to undergo a selection process which most commonly includes :

1. Written Test
2. Group Discussion
3. Personal Interview
4. Essay Writing
5. Psychometric Test
6. Group Task
7. Management Games

Written Tests usually consists of questions related to :

1. Quantitative Ability
2. Verbal Section
3. Data Interpretation
4. Logical Reasoning/Ability
5. General Awareness

Popular Entrance Exams for MBA/PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) courses in the India are shown below, some of these exams are preferred by large number of institutes as a part of their admission processes. There are some management institutes which conduct their own entrance exams.

CAT (Common Admission Test):

IIM’s (Indian Institute of Management) CAT is the first step in order to take admission in the full-time program which is India’s most popular B-school. The IIM institutes are spread in cities like Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode and Lucknow which are considered as top B-school which offer MBA programs. CAT is a written examination which is organised by the Indian Institute of Management and is an important and the first part of the selection process. If the student is selected, he or she would then be called for the personal interview and the group discussion.

Sections of CAT Examination

The CAT paper is divided into four parts called verbal ability, Problem solving, Reading comprehension, and Data Interpretation.
The questions are required to be answered using a HB pencil on a computer coded answer sheet.
The negative marks would be given in case of incorrect answers
The question paper pattern is changed every year in order to prevent certainty.

CAT 2010 Exam Dates

Registration for CAT 2010 starts from 30 August to 30 September 2010
Last date for receipt of completed CAT Application at the IIMs:  30 September 2010
CAT Exam:  27th October to 24th November 2010
CAT Results:  12th January 2011

MAT (Management Aptitude Test)

MAT is a National Entrance test for qualifying  into MBA programs and other equivalent post graduate programs of the institutes that participate in the test. This test is conducted by the All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS), New Delhi. MAT is conducted in almost all the cities of India and also in overseas location.

Sections of MAT

MAT is an objective type based test having multiple choice questions
The test has 5 segments called the Language comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis, Indian and Global Environment, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning.

MAT 2010 Dates

MAT Entrance Test Date: 5th September 2010, From 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Computer based Test Date:  From 11th September 2010 onwards

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)

XAT (Xavier’s Admission Test) which is conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur on all India level in order to select the best students for management courses. It has been conducted for 50 years as a gateway to XLRI as well as other affiliated institutes like XIME and XIM. XAT score is considered to choose the students at about 42 more institutes like GIM (Global Institute , LIBA etc. The exam is always held on the first Sunday of January every year.

Sections of XAT Exam

Data Interpretation and Quantitative ability
Verbal ability, Logical reasoning and Analytical
Analytical Reasoning and Decision making
Students are expected to write a short essay on topics that have social relevance.

XAT 2011 Dates

XAT Exam Registration dates:  1st September 2010 to 30th November 2010-09-05
XAT Exam: 2nd January 2011.

SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test) Exam

SNAP is conducted to take admission in the post graduate programs offered by Symbiosis University, which is an online exam. It is the first step in the selection process and if selected, students have to undergo other rounds of interview as well. Registrations are done through their website as per the instructions given.

Sections of SNAP Exam

General English
Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data sufficiency
General awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge and Business Scenario
Logical and Analytical Reasoning

The first three sections contain 40 marks each and the last section contains 60.
The duration of the test is 2 hours.

SNAP 2010 Dates

Registration of SNAP Test:  Registrations are going on and closes on 26th November 2010-09-05
SNAP Test: 19th December 2010
SNAP Test Result: 12th January 2011.

FMS (Faculty of Management Studies) Exam

Faculty of Management Studies Institute, Delhi conduct FMS test in order to select the appropriate students for the management programs that include Full time MBA, MBA in Management of Services. Students can apply for the exam through their website.

Sections of the FMS Exam:

Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation
Analytical Reasoning
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

All of the above segments are covered in the 175 questions.

FMS Exam Dates

FMS 2011 Exam for the MBA full time programs: Sunday, January 9, 2011
FMS 2011 Exam for the MBA part time programs: Sunday, January 30, 2011
Registration for FMS 2011: From Monday, October 4, 2010 to Friday, November 19, 2010
Results: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) Exam

IIFT Test is conducted by the Indian Institute of Foreign trade which has campuses in Delhi and Kolkata.

Sections of IIFT Exam

IIFT is a 2 hour long test which covers

General Knowledge and Awareness
English Comprehension
Logical reasoning
Quantitative Analysis.

IIFT Exam 2010 Dates

Registration: Last date September 2, 2010
IIFT Exam:  21st November 2010
IIFT Results: 8th December 2010


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Q&A: Who is broadcasting the India Sri Lanka series in the USA?

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Question by Anirudh B: Who is broadcasting the India Sri Lanka series in the USA?
The series begins 28th of January. Nimbus sports has the rights, and zee sports uk is showing in the UK. But nowhere on the internet does it say who is showing the series in the US.

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Answer by arsalan_kashi
dont know

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Dokra Craft And Craftsmen Of Bengal – Explore The Indigenous Folk Culture Of India

Dokra Craft And Craftsmen Of Bengal – Explore The Indigenous Folk Culture Of India

There were groups of nomadic craftsmen or artisans dealing with metallurgical art using the lost wax technique, so popular in France, who were sporadically scattered in the tribal dominated mineral rich districts of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and west Bengal. These artisans were regarded as social outcasts and they used to live on the fringes of society and hence the name Dokra.

Dokra metal craft and Dokra artisans

In fact, although Dokra craft or Dhokra art is so beautiful, stunning and exquisite and famed all over the world for their unique and unparalleled craftsmanship, the artists who give birth to these designs are socially despised and treated with a lot of contempt in Bengal. The Dokra craftsmen in Bengal, referred to as Dokra kamars belong to the most persecuted social caste in Bengal and because of their inferior caste, they are ridiculed as dokras.

Dokra craftsmen of Bengal

You will find these dokras settled in the western districts of Bengal, such as in Purulia, Birbhum, Bankura, Burdwan and Midnapore. The major concentration of Dokra craftsmen is in Purulia and Bankura.

There was this small suburban town known as Rampur situated on the fringes of the district headquarters of Bankura where the Dokra/Dhokra artisans used to live together. But now they have shifted out of this town and to another town called Bikna.

You will find these Dokra artisans creating myriad different kinds of figures, figurines and images of animals, birds, goddesses, gods, chariots, horse carts, Kartik, Ganesh, Parvati/Durga, Shiva, Narayan, Lakshmi, Saraswati, peacocks, owls, horses, elephants etc.

The Dokra artisans who live in Lakshmisagar create figures of birds and animals as well as images of ritual deities and they themselves visit the local fairs and markets to sell their products.

The Dokra artisans who live in Bindhyajan and Netkamla stay far away from making ritual objects, animal figurines and deities. They prefer to manufacture tinkling dancing bells or ghunghru, anklets or mols and paikona or measuring bowls belonging to a variety of sizes.

Common men call the Dokra craftsmen in Purulia malhars or mals and they too belong to inferior social ranks and are therefore objects of contempt. The semi nomadic malhars of Purulia are known for manufacturing ghunghrus, anklets, pancho pradeep, dhunuchi, paikona and other such metal products by using the process of lost wax. But they also desist from making figures and images of deities.

Nantaram Orubenga is an artisan working with metals and clays. He wants to do something to keep the ancient Indian Handicrafts alive and to let the world know about it. If you are interested in discovering more on fascinating Indian Arts and Handicrafts, exclusive brassware and dokra craft and craftsmen, you must visit

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What are the songs,dances,festivals and foods in India associated with seasons?

Question by Neha Mol: What are the songs,dances,festivals and foods in India associated with seasons?
I have an activity to find out songs,festivals,dances and special food preparations associated with seasons.(CBSE classIX,geography-climate)

Best answer:

Answer by Captiv Ateyou
It’s religous. Many different denomonations exists there. I’ve heard from an India colleague that there are more denomiations there than here in the US. Any religious group can use any number of events as part of their routine training and teaching of their religion. Kinda of cool actually.

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How to search Vegetarian restaurants in India

How to search Vegetarian restaurants in India

Searching vegetarian restaurants in India is not difficult task since; vast population in India is strictly vegetarian. However, finding a good Vegetarian Restaurant in India is definitely a task. Restaurants serving non-vegetarian food are far more in number as compared to vegetarian restaurants. Still, you can find a vegetarian restaurant in every market and every locality. These restaurants serve traditional as well as exotic cuisines in very much vegetarian way.

There are several ways to find these restaurants. You can ask the recommendations of your friends or colleagues who has been to any restaurant recently. These people can tell you about the quality of food served there, quality of services, price and the ambience of the restaurants. These are the most important factors which affect your decision to visit a particular restaurant.

Another way to know about the quality restaurants in a particular city of India is by reading the local newspaper. Read the section which tells about the general stuff from the city. These papers often have section which caries the information about the popular restaurants in the city. Each tome they focus on a few good restaurants, list their good points, the quality of food served there, type of food served, its specialties, prices and ambience of the place. They give hands on review of the place. It can give you an idea about the kind of place, its location and it specialties you can eat.

One of the best ways to find a good vegetarian restaurant in any city of India is searching online. There are several good and reliable website that offer a listing of good and popular Restaurants in India . Finding a restaurant in your area is very easy as these website list restaurants in different categories. They categorize according to the city and then type of food served there and the prices ranges.

Now when you have the temptation to eat a delicious vegetarian food, you can find restaurant of your choice easily.

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