Emblems of India

National Anthem Jana-Gana-Mana-Adhinayaka, Jaya He Bharata-Bhagya-Vidhata Punjab-Sindhu-Gujarata-Maratha- Dravida-Utkala-Banga Vindhya-Himachala-Yamuna-Ganga Ucchhala-Jaladhi Taranga Tava Subha Name Jage Tava Subha Ashisha Mage Gahe Tava Jaya Gatha. Jana-Gana-Mangala Dayaka, Jaya He Bharata-Bhagya-Vidhata, Jaya He, Jaya He, Jaya He, Jaya Jaya Jaya, Jaya He The following is a translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s rendering of the stanza: Thou art the ruler … Read more Emblems of India

Folk Theatre of India

Inhabited by over a billion diverse racial groups, India presents a colourful assortment of Folk culture, best portrayed through the unique art of Folk Theatre. Variously known as the Jatra (Bengal, Orissa and Eastern Bihar), Tamasha (Maharashtra), Nautanki (Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab), Bhavai (Gujarat), Yakshagana (Karnataka), Therubuttu (Tamil Nadu), folk theatre reaches out to … Read more Folk Theatre of India

Human Rights Report – 2007

Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborMarch 11, 2008 India is a multiparty, federal, parliamentary democracy with a bicameral parliament and a population of approximately 1.1 billion. Manmohan Singh became prime minister following his Congress Party-led coalition’s victory in the 2004 general elections, which were considered free and fair, despite scattered instances … Read more Human Rights Report – 2007

India’s Tech Boom Hits Poor Women

BANGALORE, India – On remote heights of the Himalayas, awe-struck women from yak-herding tribes sit in front of computers – for the very first time. In a farming region, poor village women step into video e-mail booths to send messages to their husbands working in faraway cities. India’s information technology boom is filtering down through … Read more India’s Tech Boom Hits Poor Women