Wednesday
Feb 21st
  • Login
  • Create an account
    Registration
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
    Captcha plugin for Joomla from Outsource Online
     
  • Search
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Features

Features

A group of nine are trapped in the visa office at an Indian Consulate after a massive earthquake in an American city. Two visa officers on the verge of an adulterous affair; Jiang, a Chinese-Indian woman in her last years; her gifted teenage granddaughter Lily; an ex-soldier haunted by guilt; Uma, an Indian-American girl bewildered by her parents’ decision to return to Kolkata after twenty years; Tariq, a young Muslim man angry with the new America; and an enraged and bitter elderly white couple. As they wait to be rescued - or to die - they begin to tell each other stories, each recalling ‘one amazing thing’ in their life, sharing things they have never spoken of before. Their tales are tragic and life-affirming, revealing what it means to be human and the incredible power of storytelling.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of fifteen books including the award-winning short story collection Arranged Marriage, the novels Sister of My Heart, The Mistress of Spices and The Palace of Illusions. Her work has been translated into eighteen languages, and two of her novels have been made into films. Her writings have appeared in various publications including The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, and have been published in the Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Divakaruni also writes for children. She is the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Houston. 

Month: August 2010.

 

Everything in this world has a hidden meaning in our life. This is based on the belief that nature guides us at every age and every stage. It is important to take a holistic view of the object you look at. It all depends on us to interpret and understand its signals. As astrology has to be studied to know the future, similarly, these signs of the nature just have to be judiciously understood. Ever since its existence, man has been following the signs of the nature to predict the future.

Moles, gems, handwriting and omens are mirrors of human-self and of course a great gift of nature. They help us to know the upcoming events of our life. Accurate interpretation of these may assist us in taking the right decisions. Noted astrologer and T.V. personality P. Khurrana has laid stress to provide the readers a fair knowledge of these indications which have been explained elaborately. Each of these factors has been elucidated in a simple and easy to understand manner.

P. Khurrana has pursued the science of Astrology, Mantrism, Numerology, Sun Signs, Vastu and Tarot Readings with great passion. Columnist, author and a devotee of Lord Shiva, his work has been acknowledged world-wide. He features as an esteemed performer on Live India, Zee TV (Punjabi) and ETC channel. He is often contacted by Bollywood for the mahurat of films. He is an adviser to many VVIPs, actors and business tycoons.

Month: September 2010.

By Dr. J. Kedareswari, Keeper, Salar Jung Museum

Photo Courtesy: www.karimnagarsilverfiligree.com

Ornamentation has been instinctive to human nature. Excavation yieIdings from archaeological sites, world over, testify the same.

By Dr. D. Raja Reddy, Historian 
  
Silver was the first metal which was used for making coins in India, this started with punch marked coins around 6th- 7th century BC (Fig.1). Other metals such as copper, lead, gold, potin, billon etc. were used next for the manufacture of coins in ancient India. Medieval Period which also coincided with the arrival of Islamic states witnessed the three tier system of coinage namely that of gold, silver and copper. The usual rate of exchange of these coinages varied but in general 8-10 silver were equivalent to one gold and forty copper were equal to one silver. In Deccan, the Vijayanagar and Bahmani kings in the Medieval Period followed this tradition of coinage though silver coinage was scarce during the rule of Vijayanagar kings. Bahmani rule was followed by Qutb Shahis (1518-1687 AD) in Golconda region. First coins were issued from Hyderabad in 1012 AH by Qutb Shahi ruler Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah (1580-1611 AD) bearing the name as Darulsaltanat Haiderabad. Surprisingly, no silver coins are known of Qutb Shahi rulers and they issued mostly copper coins and rarely gold fanams. Mughals had designs over Deccan and  Shah Jahan reduced the status of Qutb Shahis to that of a tributary to the Mughal Empire from 1636 AD onwards by a “Treaty of Submission” (inquilab nama) signed by Abdullah Qutb Shah (1626-1672 AD). By this treaty Abdullah Qutb Shah surrendered the privilege of minting coins in his own name. He was also forced to mint Mughal coins made of silver and gold from Golconda mint and the dies for such coinage were provided by the Mughals.

By D. Bhaskara Rao, Curator, H E H The Nizam's Museum, Hyderabad

Photo Courtesy: H E H The Nizam's Museum, Hyderabad

Situated in the Purani Haveli, an ancestral palace of the Nizam, H E H The Nizam’s Museum showcases the artefacts and art objects presented to the Seventh and last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan, on the occasion of the completion of twenty-five years of his reign as the Nizam of Hyderabad. All the citizens of the Hyderabad State joined together and celebrated the occasion on 13th February 1937 (instead of 1936) with great enthusiasm and in a befitting manner. On that occasion a cross-section of the community, distinguished persons both in and outside Hyderabad as well as associations, institutions, government departments and different communities, as a mark of respect to their Ruler, presented exquisite artefacts and be-jeweled objects, which forms the nucleus of the museum.

Page 8 of 33

Kaleidoscope

  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!
  • Amazing Telugu States!!!

Chai.Coffee.Company - C3

Ivy Woods

Hyderabad Arts Festival

KPMA Business Publications

AP - Facts

Andhra Pradesh (India) is the largest producer of rice in the country. It also accounts for about 55% of the country's production of castor, and about 94% of Virginia tobacco

Polls

Do we need younger politicians in the State and at the Centre? Do younger politicians make better leaders?