Census 2011: Population Rises to 1.21 Billion

Guest Post by Rudhra Mathiarasan

The Indian population has risen up to 1.21billion according to the report given by the Indian census department on Thursday, March 31, 2011 based on the census data of 2011. The 2011 report is the 15th census conducted since 1872.

Of the 1.21 billion people in India there are 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females. Over the last ten years the Indian population has increased by 181 million. [..]

Gangaur – The Festival of Rajasthan

As soon as we give farewell to Holi – The Festival of Colors, we Rajasthani women welcomes another traditional festival of Gangaur with typical mewari songs like “poojan do gangaur bhanwar mhane poojan do gangaur”.

We Indians are inherent with celebrations on every small and big occasion, precisely to talk about Rajasthan then fairs and festivals are very important part of our lives. We have celebrations for every religious occasion; we celebrate even for every season. [..]

Nikhil Raloti – From Udaipur to Bollywood

He is cute-calorific and standing high on his own feet, convinced enough to make his identity in the Amazon of Mumbai Film Industry – Bollywood.

Nikhil Raloti is “apna udaipurite” who will be seen romancing, fighting, making hearts melts of girls and engorging the faces of villains in three upcoming flicks. [..]

4 Day Cultural Events to Mark Vikram Samvat 2068

To observe the Hindu New Year – Vikram Samvat 2068, starting in the month of April 2011, the City of Lake will observe 4 day long celebrations which include various cultural, traditional and religious programs starting from April 1 to April 4.

The program will be co-organized by Akhil Bhartiya Nav Varsh Samaroh Samiti, Udaipur Municipal Council, Alok Institute, Rotary Club of Udaipur and Bharat Vikas Parishad (Mewar) [..]

India in World Cup Finals after Beating Pakistan

India made it into ICC World Cup’s Final by beating arch rival Pakistan by runs 29 runs in a great match played today in Mohali. From last few days IND-PAK semifinal was the hottest topic all over India and perhaps in Pakistan too. Every nook and corner of India is celebrating this historical win, it seems like Diwali, Holi and Eid all came one at a time tonight. It was not less than a final match for both the countries; some media also named it a BIG WAR [..]

Udaipur Cricket Fans Prayed for Team India

WorldCup 2011 fever is full on in Udaipur and Udaipurites hope that India is going to win tomorrow’s semi-final match against Pakistan. Not only this, they are praying for the team as well and carrying out various religious ceremonies. One such religious ceremony was organized in Amba Mata Temple in Shakti Nagar. [..]

Will India Beat Pakistan in Mohali?

By Sayeed Ahmed and Rudhra Mathiarasan The gauge of angst and thrill is on its peak. The world cup semifinal between India and Pakistan will be not less than a war of sportsmen, two countries carrying an intense traditional rivalry with sensitive historical relations will fight for their honor. [..]

Chanda Kochhar- CEO of ICICI in Udaipur

Chanda Kochhar – CEO and MD of ICICI Bank was in Udaipur today to inaugurate the foundation of ICICI’s new branch office which is going to be constructed in MLSU campus. The foundation ceremony was held today at 10:30AM. The raising of the foundation curtain was made by Chanda Kochhar, Dr. C.P Joshi -Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Prof. I.V Trivedi – vice chancellor of MLSU in the presence of ICICI bank’s senior officials and other addressees. [..]

100th Milad Celebrations Continued in Mumbai

Report By Rudhra Mathiarasan Mumbai - March 25th  was a special occasion for Dawoodi Bohra community as they celebrated their 52nd spiritual leader Dr.Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s 100th birthday. But the celebrations didn’t just ended on March 25, 2011, but it continued till March 27, 2011,Sunday. As Mumbai is the center of Dawoodi bohra community and Sydena has a permanent residence in Mumbai’s Saifee Mahal, lakhs of bohras from all over the world came Mumbai to attend the procession. The birthday was celebrated at Saifee Masjid at bhendi bazaar. A mass procession on 27th March started from Trident hotel at 7:30pm and continued till KPJP hospital. [..]