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Friday, August 17, 2012

Delhi, the place of colours and wonders.




One-third the area of the United States, the Republic of India occupies most of the subcontinent of India in southern Asia. It borders on China in the northeast. Other neighbors are Pakistan on the west, Nepal and Bhutan on the north, and Burma and Bangladesh on the east.Although India occupies only 2.4% of the world's land area, it supports over 15% of the world's population. Only China has a larger population. India's median age is 25, one of the youngest among large economies. About 70% live in more than 550,000 villages, and the remainder in more than 200 towns and cities.Northern India's largest city is Delhi. One part of it, known as New Delhi is officially designated the capital of India, but the names are often used interchangeably.

Hindi: दिल्ली, 
Urdu:  دلّی, 
Punjabi: ਦਿੱਲੀ



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Delhi is said to be one of the oldest existing cities in the world, along with Jerusalem and Varanasi. Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. 

I especially liked the Old Delhi, where I was living for some time. 












































The Indian  flag contains three equal strips of Saffron, White and Green colors respectively. The ratio of its width to its length is two is to three. A navy blue color "Chakra" known as 'Ashoka Chakra' having twenty-four spokes, is present in the middle of the white strip. According to standard set down by ISI (Indian Standard Institution) it should occupy seventy five percent of the space of the white strip.The National Flag is one of the most respectable national symbols. There are strict laws regarding its manufacturing and its hoisting. The official flag specifications require flag to be made up of just 'Khadi'. It is a special hand spun yarn made up of cotton, silk and wool. 


India Flag


Sample text in Hindi



All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.



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