One of the best Photographs of a life time, especially for Indians…..



Chandrayaan Launch Video

October 23, 2008

India made history in space science today by joining the elite club of countries that have sent space missions to moon. India’s dream moon mission, Chandrayaan I was lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Oct 22nd 2008 . This is the first time India has sent an unmanned mission to moon.

Here is the video of launch.

Rare pics of india – 2

August 13, 2008

Here are some rare pictures of the time of partition

Nehru and Gandhi at AICC meeting, July 1946

Direct Action Day: Calcutta, Aug.16, 1946.

Mountbatten arrives at Delhi airport; received by Nehru and Liaquat Ali. March 25, 1947

Aug. 15, 1947: Mountbatten swears Nehru in as Prime Minister of India

TRAIN TO PAKISTAN; India 1947. Trains packed with refugees – Hindus and Sikhs headed for India, and Muslims headed for Pakistan – were convenient targets for gangs of killers on both sides of the border. Inadequately protected ‘Refugee Specials’ were typically stopped, and the occupants butchered, several times in the course of the journey.

The dead – Punjab, 1947

Ghandhiji Addressing people

1948: The news of Gandhi’s assassination hits the streets. A stunned crowd gathers in Calcutta.

1948: Crowds in New Delhi wait for a glimpse of Gandhi’s funeral procession.

1971: Indira Gandhi reviews the troops, in the context of militaryand diplomatic preparations for the Bangladesh War.

A Library being divided at the time of partition. My heart trembles to see this sight and it is tough to imagine the state of the nation at the moment when people needed to hold hands.

Some more rare pictures of india  are here.Follow the link 🙂 


“It will be necessary for us Indians — Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Parsis and all others to whom India is their home — to recognise a common flag to live and die for.”
— Mahatma Gandhi’s quote on our Indian flag

Interesting Facts – India’s Flag

THE NATIONAL FLAG OF INDIA  is in tricolour ( TIRANGA) of deep saffron (Kesari) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal propotions.

The Indian flag is a horizontal tricolour in equal proportion of deep saffron on the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom. The ratio of the width to the length of the flag is two is to three. In the centre of the white band, there is a wheel in navy blue to indicate the Dharma Chakra, the wheel of law in the Sarnath Lion Capital. This center symbol or the ‘CHAKRA’,  is a Buddhist symbol dating back to 200th century BC.

Its diameter approximates the width of the white band and it has 24 spokes, which intends to show that there is life in movement and death in stagnation. The saffron stands for courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation; the white, for purity and truth; the green for faith and fertility.

The design of the National Flag of India was adopted by India’s constituent assembly on 22nd july, 1947. It’s use and display are regulated by a code.

The flag symbolizes freedom. The late Prime Minister Pandit Nehru called it a flag not only of freedom for ourselves, but a symbol of freedom for all people.

The Indian national flag was hoisted on Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world, on May 29 1953, along with the Union Jack and the Nepalese National flag.

Bhikhaji Rustom Cama was the first Indian to have raised an Indian flag on foreign soil and announced to the world  our political flight with the British for the country’s Independence. Madame Cama’s flag had green on the top, golden saffron and red at the bottom. Eight lotuses, representing the eight provinces, were lined on the Indian flag. Vande Mataram was written in gold with the Crescent towards the hoist of the flag and the Sun on the other side.

In 1971, the Indian flag, went into space on board Apollo-15. It flew into space as a medallion on the spacesuit worn by Cosmonaut Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma, during the Indo-Soviet joint space flight in April 1984.

As of January 15, 2002, Indian citizens were allowed to fly the Indian flag throughout the year. Earlier they were only allowed to do so on special days such as Republic Day and Independence Day. The Delhi High Court ruled that displaying the Indian flag was part of the fundamental right to freedom of expression.


Rare Photographs INDIA

May 17, 2008

Ooty 1905

Ooty 1905
Power Plant 1917

Power Plant 1917

Train at 1895
VT Station Mumbai 1894

VT Station Mumbai in 1894
Karachi Theatre in 1917

Karachi Theatre in 1917
Lahore in 1864

Lahore in 1864
Multi complex Departmental Store 1883

Multi complex Departmental Store 1883
Mumbai in 1894

Mumbai 1894
Mylapore chennai 1939

Mylapore chennai 1939

Andaman 1917
Chennai Market (Kothaval Chawadi) 1939

Chennai Market 1939

Ford 1917
Hoogly Calcutta 1915

Hoogly Calcutta 1915
Karachi in 1917

Karachi in 1917
Ambulance at Chennai 1940

Ambulance at Chennai 1940
Bank of Madras 1935

Bank+of Madras 1935
Car Showroom Chennai 1913

Car Showroom Chennai 1913
Chennai Library 1913 (college studensama)

Chennai Library 1913 college studensama
Chennai Marina Beech 1913