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Archive for January, 2010

Overview of Indian History Posted by on Jan 30, 2010

This post will provide an overview of Indian history. Unfortunately, this post will only be a summary of Indian history. There is simply too much to cover in this post, but hopefully it’ll encourage you to learn more about India’s long and rich history on your own! India is one of the world’s oldest civilizations…

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Locative Case Posted by on Jan 27, 2010

The locative case marks the position or location of objects : Here are some sample sentences : She sat on the horse : वह घोड़े पर बैठी The paper is on the table : कागज़ मेज़ पर है My clothes are on the roof : मेरे कपड़े छत पर हैं The common word in all these sentences is पर. In all…

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Republic Day Posted by on Jan 25, 2010

The twenty sixth of January is one of the three main national holidays in India. This holiday is called “Republic Day” and commemorates the adoption of the Indian Constitution. Even though India had gained independence from Britain in 1947, the British laws that were established during the colonial years were still in place. Bhimrao Ramiji Ambedkar…

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Vocabulary of Body Parts Posted by on Jan 21, 2010

body – शरीर  arm – बाँह ear – कान eye – आँख face – चेहरा finger – उँगली foot – पैर hand – हाथ hair – बाल head – सिर  heart – ह्रदय  knee – घुटना leg – टाँग liver – कलेजी lung – फेफड़ा mouth – मुँह neck – गर्दन nose – नाक shoulder…

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Genitive Case Part 2 Posted by on Jan 18, 2010

Just like the endings रा, री, रे were attached to the pronoun “my”, so the same goes for the pronoun “we” in the possessive, which is “our”. Examples: My dog – मेरा कुत्ता My dogs – मेरे कुत्ते  Our dog – हमारा कुत्ता Our dogs – हमारे कुत्ते My car – मेरी गाड़ी My cars – मेरी गाड़ियाँ  Our…

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Genitive Case Posted by on Jan 15, 2010

The genitive case marks possession. In English, we have possessive pronouns like “my” and “our”. Hindi does as well. Here is a list of possessive pronouns : my : मेरा our : हमारा your (familiar)(singular) : तोरा your (familiar)(plural) : तुम्हारा your (singular)(polite) : – your (plural)(polite) : आपका his, hers, its : उसका their…

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Architectural Wonders of India Posted by on Jan 12, 2010

India is a land filled with many beautiful and interesting man-made structures of architecture. Let’s take a look at some of these constructions. The statue of Gomateshwara is a grand monument. It is 17 meters high (55 ft). The statue is of Gomateshwara (also known as Bahubali) who was a Jain prophet. The statue is presented…

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