Thursday, August 22, 2013

Taj Mahal an Ever Green Wonder

The construction of this monument took a time period of 22 years(1632-1653). A workforce of 20,000 laborers was brought from here and there for building the Taj Mahal. Over 1000 elephants were used to transport building materials during the construction. The walls and dome of Taj Mahal were covered with semi precious stones and gems that were later plundered in successive wars.The inlay work in the Taj Mahal has been done with 28 kind of rare, semi precious and precious stones.

It is said that ShahJahan had planned to build another Taj Mahal in black marble. There is a mosque on the left of Taj Mahal, made of red sandstone. This mosque is used for conducting Friday prayers, even today. People say that ShahJahan ordered that the hands of the craftsmen and architect be chopped off after building Taj Mahal, as he did not want them to build another grand monument as this one. Some European scholar’s claim that Taj Mahal was designed by an Italian architect by the name of Geronimo Veroneo. However, there is no hard evidence to prove this claim.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Journey With Ghosts

The Mary Celeste was a brigantine merchant. In November 1872 she sailed from New York to Italy with 12 on board. A week later she was spotted near Gibraltar. The captain of the ship who spotted her was surprised by the way her sail were set because she was reeling some food, gas, and none was controlling the rudder. He sent a team to investigate, they found that no one was on board, but the table was set for meal, tea was still warm, some food uneaten, the chronometer and papers were missing; only the log was still there with no entry for ten days. Investigations created a lot of speculation ever since but no one could say what happened, pirates attack were ruled out, only possibility is a action of some supernatural force. It feels like seeing a horror movie, isn't it.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Close Your Eyes

When we think of nighttime, the first thing to strike our mind is sleep. We all know how worth the sleep is to us and there is no age limit for sleeping. We spend one-third of our life in sleeping. A perfect sleep makes a man to live without tension as it reduces the stress. We all get dreams during our sleep and you can notice from others that their eyeballs are rotating during sleep because those movements correspond to specific movements in dreams. We can compare sleep with food, because too much of food and sleep causes danger to our life. First thing to consider in your mind is regular activity like exercise, yoga, etc. This keeps our brain fresh during the daytime and relaxes the nerves during nighttime. The second thing to consider is to have a perfect place and enough space to sleep. I managed to wake up for two days, and that is my record. But I could not even manage to think

Saturday, April 27, 2013

30th January 1948 - The Darkest Day in Indian History

Mahatma Gandhi was one of the greatest freedom fighters of Indian nation. He was called as the father of India, and he suffered a lot to fight for the freedom of India. Being a great leader, he lived a very simple life. One of his remarkable habit was he always wore simple homemade Khadi clothes which was made by Gandhi in his own hands. And one more interesting thing about Gandhiji was his food habits, he ate groundnuts and very fond of drinking milk.

GandhiJi's Funeral

To describe more about his patriotism on India and his people, he always used to say there is no separate rooms in my heart for Muslims and Hindus in India, but I see each of them as my fellow Indians. But this was not digested by some of his enemies who don’t want to be with Ghandi’s policy of non violence and civil disobedience, because Gandhi believed that violence is not the remedy for the violence of British against India and he also proved it to the world. On 30th January 1948, during evening prayer meeting a man named 'Nathuram Godse' killed Gandhiji by shotting him thrice. Thus the legendry person Gandhiji fell down and died exactly at 5.40 PM. From then, 30th January 1948 becomes the darkest day in Indian History.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


It is very rare to find a person who is not fond of playing games. People, especially kids loves to play sports as it relaxes our mind, strengthens our body and it has many other advantages. The love for sports was not just started a century ago. The games we are playing now are nothing but the enhanced version of the games invented by our ancestors. There are varieties of games, and GOLF is one of the favorite games in the world. Usually GOLF should be played in a place with large space. But the GOLF lover’s can play GOLF anywhere, but make sure the ball does not hit your granny’s nose and you don’t get caught with the cops.

How many of you know about the origination of GOLF games? At least can you answer why the game is named as ‘GOLF’. Ok let me answer the second question first and first question later. Before some centuries ago, GOLF is a prestigious game which can only be played by bigshot guys in the city and the ladies were not allowed to play the game in the beginning. And so they called it as GENTLEMEN ONLY LADIES FORBIDDEN. Hope now we know why the game is named as GOLF.