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Archive for August, 2012

Short Story in Hindi – Foolish Brahmin Posted by on Aug 22, 2012

Today, I will present you a fable from a very famous series of animal fables from ancient India which is called Panchatantra (पञ्चतन्त्र – Five Principles) which were composed in 3 BCE and since then have been translated into many languages around the world. I have selected a very interesting story whose moral is: We…

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Important One Word Substitutions in Hindi Posted by on Aug 20, 2012

If you have to describe an idea, thing or person with some attributes in single word in Hindi, how would you do it? In Hindi, you can use one word substitutions to express such a noun or adjective. There are many one word substitutions in Hindi but in this post, I would like to give…

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Prepositions in Hindi Posted by on Aug 19, 2012

Preposition in Hindi is called संबंध बोधक (Sanbandha Bodhak). Prepositions are important as they join the various part of the sentences (noun, pronouns etc) to form a logical sentence. Prepositions in Hindi are of 10 types. Let me show you these types with the pronunciation scheme as well as their English translation. 1. काल वाचक…

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Independence Day of India Posted by on Aug 16, 2012

India got its freedom (स्वतंत्रता – Svatantrata) from the British rule on 15th August, 1947.  Before independence, the India state consists of Pakistan as well as Bangladesh. However, the independence has seen the partition of the independent state into India and Pakistan. The struggle for self- rule from British Empire started in the 19th century. The…

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Vande Matram – National Song of India Posted by on Aug 14, 2012

First of all, I would like to wish all our Indian members, a very happy Independence Day! After a long struggle for independent rule, India got freedom from British rule on 15th August in 1947. Independence struggles of India and its freedom fighter were associated with some patriotic songs which after independence got due recognition…

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Practice on Hindi Compounds Posted by on Aug 12, 2012

Do you remember our post on the compounds in Hindi? If not or you didn’t see the previous post on the compounds, lets have some practice on the same. Compounds in Hindi are called समास (Samaas). It is used to shorten the sentence construct. For example, if you want to say the room for cooking, you…

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Janmashtami Posted by on Aug 11, 2012

Ras Lila in Manipuri Dance

India is a land of vast diversity. Because of its multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-linguistic society, there are numerous festivals (उत्सव – Utsav) which are celebrated as per a particular community and region. However, there are some festivals which are celebrated all over India. One such festival is Krishna Janmashtami (कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी) or simply, Janmashtami. Janmashtami celebrates…

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