THE GLORIOUS INDIA

India
December 12, 2006 12:22am CST
India is a country with its rich cultural heritage.it is a subcontinent. India is sourrounded by some countries like Sri Lanka in the south, Pakistan,bangladesh,china,etc....India`s national language is hindi.it has got many languages in each and every state.The moto that the Indians follow is "UNITY IN DIVERSITY"..Indians wear different types of dresses from traditional to modern dresses..India has many religions in it...The most famous building in india is the "TAJ MAHAL".If you know about India please discuss with me...
39 responses
@vipul20044 (5798)
• India
12 Dec 06
Yes nicely explained I will add something to it India is famous for its cuisine, its gravies and accounts for world's 3rd most consumed cuisine its also famous for its fabrics, yoga, and the beautiful places to be Ofcourse Kashmir that is the heaven of the planet
@crassus (113)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I like foods of different regions of the world, but oddly enough, I have never thought too highly of Indian food. I don't know if it is all the curry or what, but I just haven't found it too appealing.
@hemtata (284)
• India
13 Dec 06
Being Indian, I salute my country. Nice forum to educate others about glory of India.Thanks for good initiatve.
• India
13 Dec 06
Indians are there in every field. They hold key positions in many countries. Indians are considered to be brilliant but dumb by many. India has rich cultural heritage that has descended since ages. The Multitued and Magnitude of Indian greatness requires more than one life span to understand.
@anup12 (4180)
• India
13 Dec 06
India is fast emerging as a super-power
• Australia
13 Dec 06
The greatness of India is truly reflected in its cultural, geographic and linguistic diversity. But less of Indians are aware about the emergence of India as economic super-power. Recent surveys shows that India will surpass USA's GDP by 2056 while China will do it in 2015. The only problem with China being that the level of government intervention and the aging population. The advantage lies with India, which believes that slow and steady wins the race. How many of Indians would have heard that there one of the greatest asset is the POPULATION, who are not baby boomers but distributed greatly across various age groups. The road to success might be difficult but success will be there. PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN.,,,, Cheers
@malsun (1528)
• United States
13 Dec 06
India is beautiful country. Everything about it is beautiful - its culture, values, traditions. I just hope we all cherish and value it.
@lovein (345)
• India
13 Dec 06
Please discuss who are you, what is your name, what is the meaning of your name and like what is the meaning of name of your parents, what they do. Who give you good feelings in your family. Do not discuss society,state,India,America here. You and your family make India, India do not make you. Know your Family, Discuss on your Family not in forum. It is your Internal matters. Focus on your wife only not on any other girls or boys. Eat good, read good books, sleep well because you are an Indian Thanks
@telulas (459)
• Indonesia
13 Dec 06
may be in india, sri lanka, and pakistan can integrated in one organization to manage the teritority.. we can remember about history of teritority and budhisme..
• India
13 Dec 06
Not only Taj Mahal in India, also much stuff is there in India to discuss about its cultural heritage. Temples built in 8th centuries are there in Tamil Nadu. A 133 feet statue of Thiruvalluvar who lived in 7th century has been constructed in the middle of the sea in Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India and so on..
• India
13 Dec 06
I'm an Indian.I'm proud to be Indian.India will be the super power of the twenty first century.East or West India is the best.
• Canada
13 Dec 06
I would love to visit India. It seems like such a beautiful and vibrant country! Is it really true that most people there believe in "Unity in Diversity?" I think the entire world would be a much better place if people actually lived that principle. ~Wyrdsister
@ndraj_2006 (1422)
• India
12 Dec 06
India, officially Republic of India, republic (2005 est pop. 1,080,264,000), 1,261,810 sq mi (3,268,090 sq km), S Asia. The second most populous country in the world, it is also sometimes called Bharat, its ancient name. India's land frontier (c.9,500 mi/15,290 km long) stretches from the Arabian Sea on the west to the Bay of Bengal on the east and touches Pakistan (W); China, Nepal, and Bhutan (N); Bangladesh, which forms an enclave in the northeast; and Myanmar (E). New Delhi is India's capital and Mumbai (formerly Bombay) its largest city. Land The southern half of India is a largely upland area that thrusts a triangular peninsula (c.1,300 mi/2,090 km wide at the north) into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west and has a coastline c.3,500 mi (5,630 km) long; at its southern tip is Kanniyakumri (Cape Comorin). In the north, towering above peninsular India, is the Himalayan mountain wall, where rise the three great rivers of the Indian subcontinent—the Indus, the Ganges, and the Brahmaputra. The Gangetic alluvial plain, which has much of India's arable land, lies between the Himalayas and the dissected plateau occupying most of peninsular India. The Aravalli range, a ragged hill belt, extends from the borders of Gujarat in the southwest to the fringes of Delhi in the northeast. The plain is limited in the west by the Thar (Great Indian) Desert of Rajasthan, which merges with the swampy Rann of Kachchh to the south. The southern boundary of the plain lies close to the Yamuna and Ganges rivers, where the broken hills of the Chambal, Betwa, and Son rivers rise to the low plateaus of Malwa in the west and Chota Nagpur in the east. The Narmada River, south of the Vindhya hills, marks the beginning of the Deccan. The triangular plateau, scarped by the mountains of the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats, is drained by the Godavari, Krishna, and Kaveri rivers; they break through the Eastern Ghats and, flowing east into the Bay of Bengal, form broad deltas on the wide Coromandel Coast. Further north, the Mahanadi River drains India into the Bay of Bengal. The much narrower western coast of peninsular India, comprising chiefly the Malabar Coast and the fertile Gujarat plain, bends around the Gulf of Khambat in the north to the Kathiawar and Kachchh peninsulas. The coastal plains of peninsular India have a tropical, humid climate. The Deccan interior is partly semiarid on the west and wet on the east. The Indo-Gangetic plain is subtropical, with the western interior areas experiencing frost in winter and very hot summers. India's rainfall, which depends upon the monsoon, is variable; it is heavy in Assam and West Bengal and along the southern coasts, moderate in the inland peninsular regions, and scanty in the arid northwest, especially in Rajasthan and Punjab. The republic is divided into 28 states: Andhra Pradesh; Arunachal Pradesh; Assam; Bihar; Chhattisgarh; Goa; Gujarat; Haryana; Himachal Pradesh; Jammu and Kashmir (see Kashmir); Jharkhand; Karnataka; Kerala; Madhya Pradesh; Maharashtra; Manipur; Meghalaya; Mizoram; Nagaland; Orissa; Punjab; Rajasthan; Sikkim; Tamil Nadu; Tripura; Uttaranchal; Uttar Pradesh; and West Bengal (see Bengal). There are also seven union territories: the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; Chandigarh; Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Daman and Diu; Delhi; Lakshadweep; and Puducherry.
• India
12 Dec 06
well for india is the best..there's nothing thats not good, execpt indians and politicians...we indians have no civic sense or very poo rin it and chalta hai attitude.....
@taruha (560)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I am an indian who has migrated to usa before a year.I know much about India.Over and above tajmahal, there are many beautiful spots like kashmir,simla,mainital,utakamund and many more. the historical places are also too many.these historical cities are delhi,jaipur,ajmer,mumbai,chennai, ahmedabad.india has a strong yogic culture and in spite of a very high population, it is progressing slowly but solidly.
@saloni106 (196)
• India
12 Dec 06
INDIA is a great place... i luv my country...and i am a PROUD citizen of INDIA.....
• United States
12 Dec 06
Mera Bharat Mahan!
• India
12 Dec 06
yeah lets hope for the good
• India
12 Dec 06
GLORIAL INDIA WITH ITS RICH NATURAL RESOURCES India can be divided into three main regions: the Himalayas, the Gangetic Plain, and peninsular India The Himalayan mountain system is 160 to 320 km (100 to 200 mi) wide and extends 2,400 km (1,500 mi) along the northern and eastern borders of India. It includes the mountains surrounding the Vale of Kashmir the Karakoram Range, and the central and eastern Himalayas. Ancient geological forces molded the Himalayas as the Indian plate of the Earth’s crust burrowed under the Eurasian landmass, creating an uplift that continues to push this northernmost boundary of India ever higher. The Himalayan RaIn the southern part of peninsular India lies the vast Deccan Plateau, a tableland lying within a triangle formed by the Satpura Range, the steep mountain slopes of the Western Ghats, and the gentler slopes of the Eastern Ghats. Elevations in the plateau region average 600 m (2,000 ft), although outcroppings as high as 1,200 m (4,000 ft) occur. At their northern end, the Western Ghats vary in height from 900 to 1,200 m (3,000 to 4,000 ft), but the Nilgiri Hills of the extreme south reach a height of 2,637 m (8,652 ft) at Doda Betta, their highest peak. The Eastern Ghats lie along the eastern flank of the Deccan Plateau, interrupted by the Krishna and Godavari river basins. Elevations of the Eastern Ghats are much lower, averaging 600 m (2,000 ft). The plateau itself, even rockier than the northern extension of peninsular India, supports a sparse agricultural population and is also home to industrial enterprises. The Indian Peninsula is bordered by a mostly fertile seashore. The west coast, including the extensive Gujarat Plain in the north, the thin Konkan shore in Maharashtra state, and the Malabar Coast in the south, support substantial populations of farmers and fishermen. Ancient trade routes to the west helped make the cities and towns of this region into market centers for textiles and spices. The east coast’s broad alluvial plains, stretching from the Kaveri River delta in the south to the Mahanadi River delta in the north, are intensely farmed. HIMALIYAN Range is the highest mountain system in the world. Among its towering summits, wholly or partly within India or within territory claimed by India and administered by Pakistan, are K2 (8,611 m/28,251 ft) and Kanchenjunga (8,598 m/28,209 ft), which are the second and third highest peaks in the world, after Mount Everest. Other prominent Indian peaks include Nanga Parbat (8,125 m/26,657 ft), Nanda Devi (7,817 m/25,646 ft), Rakaposhi (7,788 m/25,551 ft), and Kamet peak (7,756 m/25,446 ft). The Himalayas region, including the foothills, is sparsely settled. Agriculture and animal herding are the main economic activities. South and parallel to the Himalayas lies the Gangetic Plain, a belt of flat, alluvial lowlands 280 to 400 km (175 to 250 mi) wide. This area includes some of the most agriculturally productive land in India. The Indian portion of the broad Gangetic Plain encompasses several river systems, and stretches from Punjab state in the west, through the Gangetic Plain, to the Assam Valley in the east. Marking the western end of the Gangetic Plain are the Indus River and its tributaries, including the Sutlej and Chenab rivers, which flow through Punjab in India’s northwest corner. The Gangetic Plain is formed by the Ganges River and its tributaries, which drain the southern slopes of the Himalayas. Assam Valley is separated from the Gangetic Plain by a narrow corridor of land near the city of Darjiling (Darjeeling). The valley is watered by the Brahmaputra River, which rises in Tibet and crosses into India at its northeast corner, then flows north of the Khasi Hills into Bangladesh. The Thar Desert, a huge dry, sandy region extending into Pakistan, lies at the southwestern end of the Gangetic Plain. South of the plains region lies peninsular India. The northern peninsula features a series of mountain ranges and plateaus. The Aravalli Range runs in a north-south direction on the eastern edge of the Thar Desert, and low hills cut by valleys lie along the border between the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh in central India. The Narmada River flows southwest between the Vindhya Range and an associated plateau on the north, and the Satpura Range on the south. The plains of the Chota Nagpur Plateau in the eastern states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand also lie within this region. The rocky and uneven lands of the northern peninsula are sparsely populated. Herding is a major occupation in the west, and farming of coarse grains such as millet is common in the central part.
@suahsan (785)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Royal Festival - Royal Festival
WELL INDIA IS A COUNTRY OF ALL CULTURES I MEAN THAT IN INDIA SOO MANY RELIGIONIST LIVE THERE AND THEY ARE LIVING WITH LOVE WITH PEACE AND I REALLY LIKE THIS THING THAT THEY ARE LIVING TOGETHER AND PAKISTAN IS ALSO LIKE INDIA ,AND INDIAN PEOPLE ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND LOVING AND I LIKE THEM A LOT.
• India
12 Dec 06
India is really a great country, full of diversity. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India has a coastline of over seven thousand kilometres, bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east. India borders Pakistan[1] to the west; China, Nepal and Bhutan to the north-east; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia. Home to the Indus Valley Civilization and a region of ancient trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent has a heritage that includes the decimal number system, the Buddhist art of Ajanta, and the Taj Mahal. Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated here, while Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism, arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped India's variegated culture. Colonised by the British East India Company in the 18th century and directly administered by Great Britain starting the mid-19th century, India became a modern nation-state in 1947 after a struggle for independence marked by widespread use of nonviolent resistance as a means of social protest. With the world's fourth largest economy in purchasing power and the second fastest growing large economy,[2] India has made rapid progress in the last decade, most notably in information technology. A declared nuclear deterrent state, with an active space program, India is considered an emerging superpower. However, although its standard of living is projected to rise sharply in the next half-century,[3] India currently battles high levels of poverty, persistent malnutrition, and environmental degradation. A multi-lingual, multi-ethnic society, India is home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.