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Almora - Travel in India

  Away from the bright lights of cities, in a peaceful atmosphere lies Almora which brings alive all that is beautiful in nature. Almora is situated at the top a peak that is half circular.   Almora is a town in the shape of a horse shoe....

Alternative Medicine

  Acupuncture Gemstones Jin Shin Jayatish Siddha Reflexology Yoga   Acupuncture Acupuncture is based on the theory of yin and yang, which are not absolute but relative. Yin and yang are the opposites that make...

Auli - Travel in India

  Adiguru Shankaracharya on his visit to Uttarakhand had founded Joshimath which is 47 kms from Badrinath and this snow-covered mountainous region is well known for its winter sports, especially skiing. The third most famous skiing spot in the...

Baby Names

  NAMES OF BOYS ON THE NAMES OF LORD SHIVA  WITH THEIR MEANINGS   NAMES MEANINGS 1. AASHUTOSH FULFILLER OF OUR WISHES 2.AKSHAYAGUNA OF ENDLESS GUNA 3.ANAGHA FAULTLESS 4.ANANTADRISHTI OF INFINITE ...

Badrinath - Travel in India

  One of the four important pilgrim centers is Badrinath. The Neelkanth Peak stands majestic like a guard. The River Alaknanda flows along this land which is situated at a height of 3133 meters above sea level. The temple of Badrinath is a typical...

Beauty Tips

In this day and age, when you pick up a magazine or switch on the television you are confronted by a mind boggling array of cosmetics. The manufacturers vying with each other by promising to make you look like one of the beautiful photographed models....

Arms and Legs

    Body Lotions Dark Underarms Nails Dark Elbows&Knees Rough Palms Warts   Back

Body Lotions

  ?Beauty Tips-Body Lotions   However well cared and glowing your face may be, and your hair looking lustrous, if your Hands and Feet are not looked after it will detract greatly from your whole appearance.   Tips...

Dark Elbows&Knees

  ?Beauty Tips-Dark Elbows&Knees   Tips 1: Rub with limejuice, leave for 10-15 minutes. Soak a towel in hot water and scrub firmly.   Tips 2: Mix 1 tspn coconut oil with ½ a tspn of limejuice. Apply ...

Dark Underarms

  ?Beauty Tips-Dark Underarms   Tips 1: Take 1 tspn of Cucumber juice, 1 tspn of Limejuice and a pinch of Turmeric powder. Apply and leave for 20 minutes before washing.   Tips 2: Apply a paste of 1 tspn...

Nails

  ?Beauty Tips-Nails   Tips 1: Slice a raw Potato, circle the closed eyes gently with these halves. Or else grate a raw Potato and place on Muslin cloth squares. Place these on the eyes and relax for 15-20 minutes.   Mask...

Rough Palms

  ?Beauty Tips-Rough Palms   Tips 1: Take 1 tspn sugar and 1 tspn oil. Rub like a massage between both palms.   Tips 2: Take 1 tspn sugar along with 1 tspn of limejuice and rub between palms.   Mask...

Warts

  ?Beauty Tips-Warts   Tips 1 : The daily application of Cauliflower juice.   Tips 2: Cut a Garlic pod at the end and rub regularly on the wart.   Tips 3: Apply the juice of a raw potato.   ...

Eyes

  Sparkling Eyes Dark Circle Eyes Deep Sunken Eyes Eye Puffiness   Back

Dark Circles Eyes

  ?Beauty Tips-Dark Circles Eyes   Tips 1: Grate 2' piece of cucumber. Squeeze through a muslin cloth and extract the juice. Dip cotton pads in this and place on eyelids. Relax for 15 minutes.   Tips 2: Take...

Deep Sunken Eyes

  ?Beauty Tips-Deep Sunken Eye   Tips 1: Apply 1 tspn of Honey with ½ tspn of Almond oil. Apply at bedtime. Tips 2: Soak 5 Almonds overnight. Peel them, eat them by chewing well followed by a glass of milk. ...

Eye Puffiness

  ?Beauty Tips-Eye Puffiness   Tips 1: Slice a raw Potato, circle the closed eyes gently with these halves. Or else grate a raw Potato and place on Muslin cloth squares. Place these on the eyes and relax for 15-20 minutes.   Tips...

Sparkling Eyes

  ?Beauty Tips-Sparkling Eyes Sparkling, beautiful eyes are the best assets a woman can have. Do take time to cater to the special care that eyes need regularly.   Eat enough of Vitamin A and C. Take special care in the...

Face

Cleans ing Face blemishes Dry skin Freckles For a fairer complexion Pimples To lighten a tan Open pores Wrinkles Face Scrubs Packs Blackheads     ...

Cleansing

  ?Beauty Tips-Face Cleansing The most important physical aspect of our body-it looks back at you looking dry, or oily or listless or the way you make it i.e.: glowing and radiant. Start by giving yourself 15 minutes in the morning...

Face Blackheads

  ?Beauty Tips-Face Black heads   Usually blackheads are the result of oily skin and blocked pores. After a warm bath the face should be splashed with cold water. IN a pan add 5-6 cups of water and add the juice of 1...

Face Blemishes

  ?Beauty Tips-Face Blemishes   Sometimes due to illness or some form of allergy you develop some dark patches on the face. You need some gentle help to get rid of them. Rub in some coconut oil before going to bed. Wash...

Face Dry Skin

  ?Beauty Tips-Face Dry Skin Tips 1: Should use scrubs to remove the dry scaly skin. Apply ½ tsp of Vitamin E oil with 2-3 drops of lime juice and ½ tsp of glycerin. Tips 2: Apply a mixture of 1 tsp warm Olive oil w...

Face Freckles

  ?Beauty Tips-Face Freckles   Sometimes due to illness or some form of allergy you develop some dark patches on the face. You need some gentle help to get rid of them. Rub in some coconut oil before going to bed. Wash...

Face Open Pores

  ?Beauty Tips-Face Open Pores   Any vegetable or fruit that has an astringent quality will help smoothen uneven skin texture and reduce open pores. Tomato juice to which a few drops of lime juice has been added. Apply...

Face Pimples

  ?Beauty Tips-Face Pimples   The cause for pimples are many and not only adolescence as popularly believed. Chronic constipation is one major cause, the food we eat plays a very important role. You will have to cut down...

Face Scrubs and Packs

?Beauty Tips-Face Scrubs and Packs   Face scrubs are very good as they slough away dead cells and give a glow to the dead and lifeless looking complexion. Take care not to use a scrub when you have angry looking pimples on the...

Face Wrinkles

  ?Beauty Tips-Face Wrinkles   Wrinkles generally are due to age, Stress and dry skin. You should always keep the areas around the eyes mouth and nose and also the neck well cared for and moisturized.Take 1 tbsp of cold...

Fairer Complexion

  ?Beauty Tips-Fairer Complexion   The masks mentioned below are very good to lighten the skin tone and add a glow to the complexion. They must be followed for the specified time and inculcated as a daily routine.   ...

To Lighten a Tan

  ?Beauty Tips-To Lighten a Tan   The skin gets a tan due to long periods of exposure to sunlight especially in Winter when the sun's rays are more direct. Any of the treatments given below should be done regularly for...

Hair

Dandruff Herbal Oils Split ends Hair Conditioners Lice Chewing Gum Loss Of Hair   Back

Hair Chewing Gum

  ?Beauty Tips-Hair Chewing Gum   For reasons only known to them, children at times have chewing gum stuck on their hair. Apply some Honey on the gum, at times when an ice cube is rubbed it also helps to remove the sticky...

Hair Conditioners

  ?Beauty Tips-Hair Conditioners   Tips 1: 1 cup Henna powder ½ cup Yogurt 1 tspn Coffee powder 1 Egg Mix all these together. Keep in an iron pot or vessel overnight. Apply generously and leave for 1 hour. Wash ...

Hair Dandruff

  ?Beauty Tips-Hair Dandruff   Healthy glowing hair is a crowning glory for a woman today. To keep it this way is not very simple given to-days living conditions. The heat and dust and also working for long periods in...

Hair Herbal Oils

  ?Beauty Tips-Hair Herbal Oils   Gingili and Lime Oil: 500 gms Gingili oil Juice of 1 Lime Heat the oil in a pan till it froths. Remove. Strain the limejuice and add gradually to the hot oil. Strain when it is...

Hair Lice

  ?Beauty Tips-Hair Lice This is one problem all School going children face in life.   Tips 1: Take 2tblspns of Vinegar and dilute with 2 tblspns of water. Apply and leave for an hour before washing well.   Tips...

Hair Split Ends

  ?Beauty Tips-Hair Split Ends This happens when the hair is exposed to extreme temperatures, not enough oil and lack of nourishment.   Tips 1: Trim the ends regularly.   Tips 2: Try not to use hair...

Loss of Hair

  ?Beauty Tips-Loss of Hair   This is a very natural phenomenon and all of us do loss hair. Too much of hair loss is a matter of concern. This usually happens after a long illness, extreme climates, too much of stress...

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Chamba - Travel in India

  56 kms from Dalhousie and 120kms from Pathankot, Chamba is famous for its historical, traditional and natural beauty. The story goes that in 1920 King Sahil Verma founded this place for his daughter Champavathy. Chamba lies on the banks of river...

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Dalhousie - Travel in India

  2039 mts above sea level, Dalhousie is spread over 13 kms. Lord Dalhousie founded the town of Dalhousie because its fresh and peaceful atmosphere and healthy surroundings enchanted him. The English visited this place for their vacations. The...

Dehra Dun - Travel in India

  Dehra Dun is an old historial town. It is a main town of Garhwal and Uttaranchal. It is also called Doon Valley. Earlier this Valley was a huge lake. But ecological changes have made the lake disappear as also the dense forest and wild animals....

Dhanaulti - Travel in India

  When one visits Mussoorie a detour can be made to Dhanaulti. It is on the Mussoorie -Tehri Road, 28 kms from Mussoorie. The whole journey is peaceful with pine and deodar trees up to Dhanaulti. Close to Dhanaulti are fruit orchards.  Places...

Dharmasala - Travel in India

  There was a time when sheep and goats used to graze in the meadows of Dharmasala but now it is the home of about 3000 Tibetans. Situated in the Kangra valley, Dharmasala is a beautiful hill station. It is also called" The little Lhasa of India"....

Festival

India has various festivals and the rationale behind each one of them is an assort-ment of legends. From being the land of snake charmers, to the boom in technology, our country has a past that has been extremely eventful;we have a culture that appeals...

Buddhist

  ?BUDDHA PURNIMA   Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Buddha is widely celebrated, on a full moon night in April/May. Buddha was born on the Full Moon day in the month of Vaisakh.   Although...

Calendar

THERE ARE 12 MONTHS IN THE HINDU CALENDAR Chaitra  March  April Vaishaka April  May Jyeshta May June Ashada June July Shravan July August Bhadrapada August September Ashwin ...

Christian

  ?EASTER (April 16 2017)   Bible says that Jesus is born again on Easter. Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, on Easter. This holy day celebrates the triumph of life over death. Historically, the rebirth...

Deepavali

October 30,2016   Deepawali or Diwali, popular of all Hindu festivals, is a festival of lights, a symbol of the victory of righteousness. The word `Deepawali' means rows of diyas (clay lamps). Being a family festival, it is ...

Durga Puja

‎7 October – 11 October 2016 The festival is celebrated with deep zeal and gusto, in West Bengal and Bengalis nationwide, in the form of Durga Puja. The celebrations begin on the first night in the month of Ashwin (September-October).Full of ...

Dusserhra

October 11,2016 Dussehra (meaning,tenth day) is one of the main Hindu festivals, celebrated with pomp and fanfare in India. The occasion marks the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king, Ravana. It is the victory of good over evil....

Ganesha Chaturthi

Ganesha Chaturthi (August -September) Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati is commonly worshipped as the kind god of wisdom. Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that reveres Lord Ganesha and is celebrated in the states...

Gangaur

  ‎30th March 2017   Gangaur is an important local festival of Rajasthan. The spring festival of Gangaur honours Gauri, the goddess of abundance. Girls dress up in finest clothes and pray for a spouse of their choice. M...

Hindu Festival

    Janmashtami Holi Ganesha Chaturthi Deepavali Dussehra Durga Puja Maha Shivratri Ram Navami Raksha Bandhan Onam Ugadi Makar Sankranti Rath ...

Holi

Holi is celebrated in springtime in India; typically characterized by the blooming of the flowers. The fields appear green, signifying prosperity. People celebrate the festival by smearing colour on each other.Celebrated on the day after the full moon...

Jain

  ?MAHAVIR JAYANTI   Mahavira Jayanthi is the birth anniversary of Mahavira, the founder of Jainism. This is one of the main Jain festivals celebrated by the Jains in India. According to the Digambar school of Jainism,...

JANMASHTAMI

JANMASHTAMI - 12TH AUGUST Janmashtami, Lord Vishnu, in human incarnation as Krishna, is worshipped. This signifies his birth anniversary. Krishna was the eighth Avatar or incarnation of Vishnu. The day is called Janmashtami since it...

Lohri

  ‎January 13, 2017   Lohri symbolizes the end of winter; it is celebrated on the 13th day of January in the month of Paush or Magh, a day before Makar Sankranti. In Punjab it is a gala time, a social event that is beyond c...

Maha Kumbha Mela

  ‎Maha Kumbha Mela   Maha Kumbha Mela is a religious get-together, held four times in twelve years to commemorate the churning of the water by the devas (gods) and asuras(demons); and the emergence of Dhanvantari (divine d...

Maha Shivratri

February 24, 2017 Maha Shivratri is celebrated on the 14th night of the new moon, in the dark half of the month of Phalguna. The moonless night in February every year is the night of Shiva, the destroyer. It is believed that on this...

Makar Sankranti

  ‎January 14, 2017 Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of the Sun's journey to the Northern Hemisphere (Makara raasi ), signifying the onset of Uttarayana Punyakalam. A day of celebration all over the country, it day begins w...

Muslim

  Id India is the home of innumerable faiths, religion and cultural diversity.The sizeable Muslim communities have Id in common with Muslims across the world. Idu'l Fitr, Idu'l Zuha and Id-i-Milad are the three festive occasions widely celebrated...

Navaratri

  ‎Navaratri Navratri comprises of fun-filled days of the enchanting dandia beats and garba dance. The events bring in hopes- brightly lit nights, women dressed in ghagra cholis and people swirling in dandiya.   The f...

New Year

  New Year Days in India All are celebrated in the month of March-April Nau Roz (Kashmir) The Kashmiri New Year's Day, falls in the month of March/April. It is a day of general festivity and rejoicing throughout the state. Goru...

Onam

  September 13, 2016 Onam, the main festival of Kerala, is celebrated in lush green vegetation of the place and is a colourful festival. This picturesque harvest festival comprises of boat races and elaborate feasts. This is...

Parsi

  ?ARSI The Parsi community, small in number, is confined by and large, to the city of Mumbai. The Parsis have many festivals but no pilgrimage sites per se. The festivals are not marked by grand processions and music. According...

Pongal

  ‎January 14, 2017   The people of Tamil Nadu celebrate Pongal. The occasion is called "Makara Sankaranthi" (Tamilians call it Pongal Pandigai). The newly harvested rice is cooked and this preparation goes by the name P...

Quick-Look

A QUICK LOOK AT THE FESTIVALS OF INDIA Lohri, Bhogi, Bhogali Bihu Harvest festival celebrated in Punjab, Haryana, Tamilnadu and Assam. (Winter Solstice) Makara Sankranti. The day is governed by the movement of the Sun from Cancer to Capricorn....

Raksha Bandhan

  August 18, 2016 Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Shravan (July-August). This is similar to Sravani, the scared thread tying ceremony. They are regarded as the two names of same festivals.   When...

Ram Navami

  ‎April 5 ,2017 Lord Vishnu is worshipped in his human incarnation as Rama, the divine ruler of Ayodhya, on his birth anniversary known as Ramnavami. Thousands of pilgrims converge in the temples of Ayodhya and Pondicherry, t...

Rath Yathra

  June 25, 2017 The temple town of Puri, Orissa experiences a great event- the image of god Krishna (known as Jagannath in the State) is taken out in a great ceremony, in June-July each year. Images of the god, his brother Balbhadra...

Sikh

  ?BAISAKHI     Baisakhi, celebrated with joyous music and dancing, is New Year's Day in Punjab. It falls on April 13, though once in 36 years it occurs on 14th April. On this day, the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind ...

Tyagaraja

  ‎TYAGARAJA FESTIVAL Tyagaraja was a South Indian composer and saint born in 1767 at Tiruvaiyaru, about 13 km. from Tanjore. Well-known for many Telugu songs that were composed in praise of Rama, his life is a source of great i...

Ugadi

  ‎March 29, 2017 The deep colors of Holi start fading away, but the freshness of spring lingers on. Trees blossom with bright red flowers, signifying a prosperous time of the year. Indicating a new-fangled life, the New year f...

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Gangotri - Travel in India

  Gangotri is a world famous point from where the river Ganges originates. Till the yesteryears pilgrims could reach here only after a long walk filled with hardships. But now a motorway reaches right up to the temple. The main point from where...

Gwaldam - Travel in India

  This beautiful hill station is situated between the Garhwal and Kumau Commissionary. 30 kms away from Kaushani at 6000 feet above sea level this place is still quite untouched in its natural beauty. The silent deodar forest and natural streams...

Haridwar - Travel in India

  Haridwar is situated in the valleys of the Shivalik mountains, where the river flows from the Himalayan Mountains and slowly travels over the meadows and joins the Bay of Bengal. Haridwar is famous for its regular festivals Kumbha Mela and Ardhakumbha....

Home Remedies

  Here are some time tested remedies to treat your minor ailments, the ingredients needed are readily found in your own kitchen. There are many alternative cures suggested for each ailment. Choose the one most suited to you, and help yourself. Please...

Acidity

What is Acidity ? The stomach normally secretes acid that is essential in the digestive process. This acid helps in breaking down the food during digestion. When there is excess production of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach, it results in...

Acne

What is ACNE ? Acne is a skin condition in which red, inflamed pimples (papules and pustules) and non-inflamed pimples (comedones) appear on the skin. These pimples usually appear on the face, but are sometimes also found on the chest and neck. Common...

Alcoholism

What is Alcoholism? Alcoholism is the physical and mental addiction to alcohol. Prolonged use of alcohol will affect both physical and mental conditions, and there are also various social implications from associated behaviors. Physically it affects...

Anaemia

What is Anemia? Anemia is a disorder, which results from decrease in the concentration of red blood cells or hemoglobin. One of the main functions of hemoglobin is to carry oxygen to tissues and anemia results in decreased oxygen carrying capacity...

Anorexia

What is Anorexia? Anorexia (Anorexia Nervosa) is a serious medical condition that leads to problems with eating. People having anorexia, worry a lot about how their body looks and how much they weigh. They avoid eating, taking laxatives or spend many...

Asthma

  What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by a decreased ability to breathe easily. The flow of air in and out of the lungs is obstructed in the airways that carry air to the air sacs deep inside the lung. The larger airways...

Chicken Pox

What is Chicken Pox? Chicken pox, medically known as varicella, is a highly contagious disease affecting mostly children and sometimes adults also. The rash appears on the body 2 days after the person gets infected. The rash forms into blisters, which...

Cold

What is Cold? Cold is the most common illness that affects infants and elderly alike. Unlike the contrary belief cold weather is not the cause of colds. There are 200 types of viruses, which cause cold. The common cold is usually mild with symptoms...

Constipation

What is Constipation? Constipation is difficulty with irregular bowel movements, or passing hard and dry stool. The major cause of the constipation is due to low fiber diet or dehydration. Constipation is common among children, aged ones and pregnant...

Corns

What is Corns? A corn is a localized thickening of the skin due to pressure. Corns may occur on the top of the toes, at the sole of the foot and in between toes. Corns can be very painful, especially if there is inflammation and swelling around the...

Cough

  What is Cough? A cough is a reaction to clear the airways of mucus, phlegm, dust, smoke or a foreign body. Whenever there is an obstruction or inflammation in the throat or in the upper airways, the brain thinks it to be a foreign object and...

Depression

What is Depression? A depression is a serious illness that involves both physical and mental states. It affects a person with feelings of extreme sadness that can last for weeks or months together. It disrupts the normal life of a person, with an overall...

Diabetes

 What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disorder characterized by excess amount of blood glucose or blood sugar. This occurs when there is decrease in the production of the hormone insulin in the body. There are two types that attribute to the diabetes:...

Diarrhoea

  What is Diarrhoea? Diarrhoea is the passing of frequent, watery stools, which occurs when the bowels are loose, and frequent bowel motions take place. Some of the symptoms felt during diarrhoea are pain in the tummy, nausea, high temperature...

Ear Ache

  What is Earache? Earache is the result of infection in the ear area. The middle of the ear is normally filled with air. But during a cold, fluid or mucus gets accumulated in the middle ear and may get infected by bacteria, which leads to ear...

Eczema

  What is Eczema? Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) is an inflammation of the skin with itchy, red, thickening and scaling skin eruptions. Itching is the dominant symptom and can be severe. Eczema is not contagious. The most common type is atopic eczema....

Gas

  What is Gas? Gas is a common problem that affects everyone at some time or other. It occurs when you need to drive out the excess air that builds up in your body. The gut from oesophagus to rectum contains a lot of gases, but mainly of nitrogen...

Gout

  What is Gout? Gout is an acute and most painful rheumatic disease, caused by the accumulation of crystals of uric acid (monosodium urate) in the joints, tendons and other tissues of the body. These deposits cause attacks of arthritis with inflammation...

Halitosis

  What is Halitosis? Halitosis, a common problem among dental patients, is an unpleasant odour emanating from the oral cavity. The main origin of all bad breath odours emanate from the mouth itself, although non-oral parts such as the upper...

Head ache

  What is Head ache? Headache is among the most common medical complaints. The majority of them are not life threatening. They can be classified into three main categories, namely:   Tension headaches Migraine headache Cluster...

Hiccups

  What is Hiccups? Hiccups are a reflex action; which means that we do not have any control over them. Hiccups are a sudden, involuntary squeezing of the diaphragm, the main breathing muscle under the lungs, which results in sucking the air quickly...

High Blood Pressure

What is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure (hypertension), often called a silent killer, is the pressure of the blood in the arteries. Blood pressure is typically recorded as the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure...

Insomnia

  What is Insomnia? Insomnia is when a person cannot sleep properly, which results in daytime fatigue and poor performance caused by insufficient sleep. Insomnia can be Transient, where it lasts for few days, Short-term where it lasts for two...

Intestinal worms

  What is Intestinal worms? Intestinal worms are parasites, which thrives in the intestines of another organism. Parasites enter your body in one of four ways through food and water, through transmitting agent, such as a mosquito and sexual...

Jaundice

  What is Jaundice? Jaundice is the yellow discoloration of the skin and the whites of the eyes. It is caused by a build-up of a substance called Bilirubin.In many cases, yellowness in the white part of the eyes is more obvious than in the skin....

Kidney Stones

  What is Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are one of the most painful disorders that affect humans. Kidney stones are solid masses of mineral salt deposits that are normally filtered through the kidney and emptied via urine. Urine has a natural...

Lice

  What is Lice? Lice (singularly called louse) are tiny grey-brown insects that live on people’s scalps. It thrives by sucking the blood from the scalp. Their eggs known as nits can be found glued to the base of the hairs. It hatches after 7...

Low Blood Pressure

What is Low Blood Pressure? Low blood pressure (hypotension) is the pressure of the blood in the arteries. It occurs when the pressure of the blood is abnormally low. Blood pressure is typically recorded as the systolic pressure (as the heart beats)...

Malaria

  What is Malaria? Malaria is one of the most serious diseases passed on to humans by mosquitoes. It is prevalent in many parts of the world. Anopheles mosquitoes are responsible in spreading the malaria to human beings, who is the sole victim...

Measles

  What is Measles? Measles is a highly communicable viral disease marked by grains of sand like symptoms appearing in the cheeks and proceeding to trunks, palms and soles lasting for about 5 days. Measles is mainly a respiratory infection, even...

Morning Sickness

  What is Morning Sickness? It’s quite normal for women to have nausea or vomiting sensation during early pregnancy. Despite being called as morning sickness, some women may be feeling anytime throughout the day. Unless vomiting becomes so s...

Mouth ulcers

  What is Mouth ulcers? A mouth ulcer is a painful sore in the mouth. It appears on the tongue, the lips, and the gums or inside the cheeks. The first sign of the sore may be a tingling, burning sensation inside the mouth. They can occur either...

Mumps

  What is Mumps? Mumps is a vial infection, which affects the salivary gland called parotid glands. It is a highly contagious virus. Once infected the patient can feel the swelling on the parotid glands present just below and in front of the...

Neuritis

  What is Neuritis? Optic Neuritis is used to refer any degeneration or inflammation in the optic nerve. It is a cause of acute vision loss, and is associated with multiple sclerosis. When only one nerve is involved it is called mononeuritis,...

Nose Bleed

  What is Nose Bleed? Nosebleed, also known as epistaxis, is a common one, which can be treated at home with simple first aid measures. Nosebleed occurs by nose picking and due to infection of the mucous membrane that causes dryness. Even a...

Obesity

  What is Obesity? Obesity may be defined as a condition in which there is an excessive amount of body fat. This is one of the most commonest diseases found all over the world.   Common Causes of Obesity Age: This is most prevalent...

Piles

    What is Piles? Piles are abnormally enlarged and dilated blood vessels ( mainly veins) around the back passage or anus. Piles are also known as "hemorrhoids". Hemorrhoids occur in both men and women most often between the ages of ...

Pyorrhea

  What is Pyorrhea? Pyorrhea is a condition characterized by bleeding gums. Pyorrhea is the cause of an attack of a bacillus upon the gums and teeth. The bacillus thrives and multiplies on the deposits of the food that gets accumulated within...

Rheumatism

  What is Rheumatism? Rheumatism is not a single disease. It pertains to a whole range of conditions, all of which cause pain. These conditions affect the joints, the muscles and the ligaments. Rheumatism is more common among the middle aged...

Ringworm

  What is Ringworm? Ringworm is a general term for a common fungus infection on the skin. In scientific terms it is called ‘Dermatophytosis’. The infection is called ringworm, as it appears as round or ring like in shape. Pets, such as dogs or ...

Sore Throat

  What is Sore Throat? A Sore Throat is a painful feeling in the throat aggravated by swallowing. Bacteria or virus causes sore throat, medically known as Pharyngitis. Most often it will be a symptom of an underlying illness like cold, flu, mumps,...

Sprains

What is Sprains? Sprains are stretching injuries of ligaments that connect muscles to bones. Ligaments are connective tissue that holds bones together in the skeleton. Sprain occurs only at joints, where two bones are connected. The severity of the...

Tooth Ache

  What is Tooth Ache? Toothache or tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of the tooth is irritated. Each tooth has a dental pulp in the middle, which is very soft and spongy, containing lots of sensitive nerves and blood vessels. Inflammation...

Ulcers

  What is Ulcers? Ulcers are an inflammation or erosions of the stomach or duodenal lining. They develop when digestive juices hydrochloric acid and the enzyme pepsin produced in the stomach, intestines, and digestive glands damage the lining...

Vertigo

  What is Vertigo? Vertigo is the sensation of an inappropriate spinning of the environment even when you are standing still. Vertigo usually causes some specific eye movements, which is why people may get a feeling that they are actually spinning....

Vomiting

  What is Vomiting? Vomiting or emesis is a biological defense mechanism. It is a reflex activity, which refers to the forceful oral expulsion of stomach contents. The actual function of vomiting is to remove toxic or harmful substances from...

Weak memory

  What is Weak memory? Poor memory can occur for many different reasons. Many people experience memory lapses. Some memory problems are serious, and others are not. Lack of concentration may also be a reason for poor memory. For people whose...

Indian Cuisines and Recipes

INDIAN CUISINE India is well known for its exotic spices - so it is but natural that Indian food is spicier and more exotic - when compared to the rest of the world. The degree of chillies and spices used - varies from region to region. The evening...

Andhra Dishes

  Andhra is famous for its fiery hot chilies. Hyderabad, the capital is well known for its Nawabi cuisine like Biryani and Kababs. The glasswork bangles are a must for any tourist. The glass chandeliers are also beautifully crafted, as are...

Bengali Dishes

  Bengal is famous for its magnificent milk sweets. Mostly made from Paneer. By the evening all the men are carrying home earthen pots with some of these mouth watering delicacies.   Bengal is also well-known for its chaat and savouries....

Calorie Reckoner

  ALL VALUES ARE PER 100g OF EDIBLE PORTION (RAW FOOD) CEREAL GRAINS AND PRODUCTS Name of Food stuff Protein (gm) Fat (gm) Carbo hydrates Energy (Kcal) Bajra 11.6 5.0 67.5 361 Barley 11.5 1.3...

Chill Thrills

  MINT COOLER Ingredients Recipe Recipe  1 tsp Mint juice 2 tsp Lemon juice 2 tsp Sugar syrup 3-4 Cubes of ice Lemonade, Mint leaves, Lemon slice. Grind Mint leaves with very little water, Squeeze through muslin to ...

Chutneys

  FRESH CORIANDER CHUTNEY Ingredients Recipe Recipe Fresh coriander 2 cups chopped  Green chilli 2 Lime juice 1 tbspn Salt ½ tspn Sugar ¼ tspn Grind together all ingredients. Optional: Can add 2 cloves of garlic ...

Cocktails

  BETWEEN THE SHEETS Ingredients Recipe Recipe Lemon juice ¼ tspn Brandy 1 measure Cointreau 1 measure Dark Rum 1 measure Shake in a cocktail shaker and serve with a slice of lime.   MORNING GLORY ...

Desserts

  LEMON SOUFFLE Ingredients Recipe Recipe Lemon Jelly 1 pkt Gelatin 1 tbspn Sugar 6 tbspns powdered Lemon Juice ½ cup Cream 3 cups whipped Seedless grapes 250 gms For custard Custard pwd 2 tbspns Sugar pwd 2 tbspns ...

Dips

  TAHINI DIP Ingredients Recipe Recipe Sesame Seeds 125 gms Gram Dal 50 gms Vinegar 1 tbspn Curds 4 tbspns Oil 1 tsp Olive or Cooking oil Salt to taste Roast the sesame seed and gram dal. Powder them Mix with the other...

Food Fun

  Indigestion is the failure to adjust a square meal to a round stomach.  Girls who eat a lot of sweets, Will soon develop larger seats.  "Dear, I don't want to hurt your feelings, but this steak is awfully tough I just can't...

Glossary

  PULSES AND LEGUMES English Hindi Tamil Kannada Bengal gram (whole) Chana Kotho Kadalai Kadale Bengal gram (split) Chana dal Kadalai pariapu Kadale bele Bengal gram (flour) Besan Kadalai...

Goan Dishes

  India's fantasy land. A haven for the foreigners too. With long silvery beaches and swaying palms. The local people are very friendly and warm, welcoming tourists amidst their festivals and carnivals.   Goa is simply divine in season with...

Gujarati Dishes

Gujarat is a peninsula in the Arabian sea teeming with wild life. Many sanctuaries are found here. People here are very traditional and dressed in vibrant colours. Milk and butter are also very important in their food habits. Their food is based...

Hints

  When you want to make a white gravy - Like for a Kofta curry - using cream will make the dish very rich. You can fry the masalas and add chilled milk instead. Stir continuously so that it does not curdle.   For innovative salads - Use...

Hot Thrills

  SPINACH SOUP Ingredients Recipe Recipe  2 cups Spinach (chopped) 1 onion (chopped) 1 Potato (cubed) Boil the vegetables with 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker. Cool and churn in a mixie. Add 3 cups of cold milk to ...

Karnataka Dishes

  It is in the Deccan Plateau with temples and archeological relics which has a history a thousand years old. Several rivers flow through the state namely Krishna, Kaveri, Sharavathi, Tungabhadra, to name a few.   The state has thick...

Kashmiri Dishes

Kashmir - The heaven on earth. Surrounded by the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, evergreen and beautiful with rivers like the Jhelum running through this paradise. Houseboats, flowers and fruits can be found all around here. The people here are as...

Kerala Dishes

  A coastal land where lakes and backwaters abound. It is beautiful and green with plantations of cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and pepper. Kerala has thick forests, which are homes to wild elephants, boars, snakes and a variety of wild life. The...

Marathi Dishes

  Bombay the gate way of India is in this state. The Arabian sea stretches to the West and towards the East are the Sahyadri hills and Deccan Plateau. The basic climate is tropical.   The people who live in the ghats and known as Ghatis...

Pickles

  SIMPLE LEMON PICKLE Ingredients Recipe Recipe  Lemons 7 medium Turmeric pwd 1/4 tspn Chilli pwd 2 tspns Salt 3 tspn Boil the lemons in 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 5 whistles. Drain. Cool and cut into ...

Punjabi Dishes

The people of Punjab are robust people with equally robust appetite. The staple food crop grown in this area is wheat. Most of their bread is based on wheat flour. Punjabis work very hard, they eat very well and enjoy a lot of merry making also.   They...

Rajasthani Dishes

Land of the Peacocks, arid deserts and colourful tribes. Camels and elephants are a common sight. Men in huge colourful turbans and tie & dye designs. Women with cploured Ghagra Cholis, silver jewellry, ivory and bone bracelets. Rajasthan...

Rotis or Indian Bread

  BHATURA –1 Ingredients Recipe Recipe Maida 500 gms sieved (Refined flour) Curd 2 tbspns Salt 1 tspn Fat 2 tspns Ghee or butter or Oil Potatoes 3 medium boiled and mashed Oil to deep fry Mix the flour, curds, ghee p...

Salads

  FRIED NOODLE SALAD Ingredients Recipe Recipe Cucumber Capsicum Tomato Lettuce leaves Carrots Spring onions)-----Shredded 2 cups 1 ½ tsp Lemon juice 1 tbsp Sugar 1 ½ tsp Soya sauce ½ tsp Ajinamoto 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Gi...

Sindhi Dishes

  CHICKEN SEGAL Ingredients Recipe Recipe  1 Chicken medium cut into medium pieces 3 grated Onions 2 chopped Tomatoes 1/2 cup Curd Few sprigs of Mint, Coriander, Spinach and Chuka 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp Chilli ...

Snacks

  ALOO CHAAT Ingredients Recipe Recipe 1 1/2 cups Peas (boiled) 1 Ginger (peeled and sliced) 1 tspn Chaat masala 1/2 lime 5-6 tspns Oil 2-3 Green chilies (finely chopped) Salt to taste Shallow fry the cubed potatoes...

Sweet Thrills

  PANEER KHEER Ingredients Recipe Recipe  6 cups Milk 1 tblspn Curds 1 tin Condensed milk 7-8 Almonds (Blanched and sliced) Boil 2 cups of milk. Add curd while the milk is hot. Strain the paneer into a muslin cloth till ...

Tamil Nadu Dishes

The land next to the Bay of Bengal. a coastal area with beautiful beaches and holiday resorts dotting the coast. Exquisite Kancheepuram silks and Temple sarees. Many old, traditional and famous temples are in this region like the Meenakshi temple...

Indian Dance

Using the body as a medium of communication, the expression of dance is perhaps the most intricate and developed, yet easily understood art form. Dance in India has seeped into several other realms like poetry, sculpture, architecture, literature, music...

Kaushani - Travel in India

  There are very few places in the Himalayas which can compare with the beauty of Kaushani. Situated among mountains and trees, the peaks Trishul and Nanda Devi are clearly visible from here. In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi spent 12 days here. He was so...

Kid's World

  Welcome To The World Of Babies   The scream of a just born announcing the arrival is bound to bring joy to a house. To the parents it also signals a new responsibility. A responsibility of raising the child into an able individual.   www.india4u.com...

Kids Stories

  The Little Mermaid   Gulliver's Travels   Beauty And The Beast   Rumpelstiltskin   The Pied Piper   The Flying Trunk    

Beauty And The Beast

Page No : 1 Long ago there lived a merchant. He lost all his wealth and became poor. He had six daughters, five of whom were very selfish. The youngest was called Beauty as she was sweet and lovely.The five sisters were very lazy and...

Gulliver's Travels

Page No : 1 Once upon a time there lived an Englishman called Lemuel Gulliver. He and his friends set out on a voyage to the South Seas. A violent storm wrecked the ship and drowned the captain and all the sailors, except Gulliver....

Rumpelstiltskin

  Page No : 1 Once upon a time there lived a greedy king. He wanted to marry a rich princess but was unable to find a suitable bride. The king had a hobby. He used to move around his Kingdom on his horse, whenever he felt like,...

The Flying Trunk

Page No : 1 Long ago there lived a very rich merchant who had a son. When he died, his son was left with enormous wealth. The son was not as shrewd a businessman as his father. He spent unwisely and was left penniless very soon. ...

The Little Mermaid

  Page No : 1 Long ago there lived a Sea King in a coral palace that was very deep at the bottom of a sea. He had six mermaid daughters. While the five of his them were very happy, the youngest of the princess was unhappy. She...

The Pied Piper

  Page No : 1 Hamelin was a small but very rich town that stood on the banks of the river Wiser, many years ago. People of the town though wealthy were very greedy and stingy. Shopkeepers sold their goods at very high prices;...

Kulu - Travel in India

  KULU is known as the valley of Gods, and is 240 kms from Shimla. Kulu is located on the Western Himalayan side. Situated on the banks of the River Vyas in the lap of the Himalayas, it is well known for its cultural festivals, apple orchards and...

Lahul & Spiti - Travel in India

  These are 2 valleys in the northern part of Himachal Pradesh. Most tourists are unaware of these areas as 6 months of the year, the roads are closed and the climb is difficult. If one plans to visit Kulu- Manali in summer, one must include Lahul...

Manali - Travel in India

  Manali 40 km from Kulu, and 2000 mts. above sea level, Manali is a peaceful hill station. Its beauty lies in its waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and its temples. Green forests and hillocks surround this place called the Valley of Glaciers....

Mussoorie - Travel in India

  1971 mts above sea level, the Queen of Hills in the north India, Mussoorie, is very popular as a hill station. Major Heresay founded Mussoorie in 1811. The first guest house here was built by Captain Young in 1826. After that within the next...

Nagaland - A Travelers' Abode - Travel in India

  Is the usual summer vacation to Kulu, Manali, Shimla or a detour to Khandala driving you out of options for a holiday destination? Tourists flock to places like Kodaikanal, Ooty, Coorg, and Yelagiri for a weekend getaway but definitely not like...

Nainital - Travel in India

  One of the main attraction of Nainital is the Naini lake which is also called Tririshi lake. Nainital also has a temple of goddess Naina after whom this place is named. According to the legend the rishis Anni, Pulastya and Pulaha formed this...

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Religion

  ?Introduction   It is no wonder that a Country like India, with its rich cultural heritage steeped in folklore and myths, is the birthplace of four important religions of the world, they are Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism...

Buddhism

  The Buddha,or Enlightened One,is the founder of Buddhism,a faith that developed around the 6th century BC.The Buddha was originally prince siddharth of a Kshatriya family,who gave up this privileged life to search for a way to end the suffering...

Hinduism

  Bhagavad-Gita : Just before the epic battle at Kurukshetra Arjuna is struck with remorse at the thought of regaining his kingdom by killing his kin. He tells Krishna, his charioteer, he cannot fight. Krishna's advice and guidance to Arjuna about...

Jainism

  The main Jain festival of the year is Mahavira Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Mahavira, the founder of Jainism.   According to the Digambar school of Jainism, Lord Mahavira was born in the year 615 BC, but the Swetambaras believe that...

Sikhism

  A progressive religion well ahead of its time when it was founded over 500 years ago, The Sikh religion, founded by Guru Nanak, today has a following of over 20 million people worldwide.   Sikhism preaches a message of devotion and remembrance...

Rhymes

  Twinkle Twinkle Doctor Foster Wee Willie Winkle Peter, Peter Humpty, Dumpty Hickory, Dickory Simple Simon Hot Cross Buns Mary, Mary Johny, Johny Baa ...

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Have you any wool?   Yes, sir, yes, sir,   Three bags full;   One for the master,   And one for the dame,   And one for the little boy   Who lives down the lane.   Back...

Doctor Foster

  Doctor Foster went to Gloucester   In a shower of rain;   He stepped in a puddle,   Right up to his middle,                                                  And never went there again.   B...

Georgie Porgie

  George Porgie, pudding and pie,   Kissed the girls and made them cry;   When the boys came out to play,   Georgie Porgie ran away.   Back

Hey diddle

  Hey diddle diddle,   The cat and the fiddle,   The cow jumped over the moon;   The little dog laughed   To see such sport,   And the dish ran away with the spoon.       ...

Hickory, Dickory

  Hickory, dickory, dock,   The mouse ran up the clock.   The clock struck one,   The mouse ran down,                                              Hickory, dickory, dock.    Back ...

Hot Cross Buns

  Hot-cross buns! Hot-cross buns!   One a penny, two a penny   Hot-cross buns!   If you have no daughters,   Giver them to your sons.   One a penny, two a penny,   Hot cross buns.   ...

Humpty, Dumpty

  Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,   Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;   All the King's horses   And all the king's men.   Cannot put Humpty Dumpty   Together again.   Back...

Hush-abye

  Hush-a-bye, baby, on the tree top,   When the wind blows the cradle will rock;   When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,   Down will come baby, cradle and all.     Back ...

Jack & Jill

Like a diamond in the sky!   Jack and Jill went up the hill,   To fetch a pail of water;   Jack fell down, and broke his crown,   And Jill came tumbling after.   Back

Johny, Johny

  Johny, Johny, Yes, Papa.   Eating sugar? No, Papa.   Telling lies? No, Papa.   Open your mouth.   Ha! Ha! Ha!             Back

Mary, Mary

  Mary, Mary, quite contrary,   How does your garden grow?   With silver bells and cockle shells,   And pretty maids all in a row.   Back

Peter, Peter

  Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,   Had a wife and couldn't keep her;   He put her in a pumpkin shell                                                   And there he kept her very well.   Back ...

Pussy cat

  "Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?"   "I've been to London to look at the queen".   "Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you do there?"   "I frightened a little mouse under her chair".    ...

Simple Simon

  Simple Simon met a pieman,   Going to the fair;   Says Simple Simon to the pieman,   Let me taste your ware.   Says the Pieman to Simple Simon,   Show me first your penny;   Says...

Three Blind Mice

  Three blind mice, see how they run!   They all ran after the farmer's wife,   Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,   Did you ever see such a thing in your life,   As three blind mice? ...

Twinkle, Twinkle

    Twinkle, twinkle, little star,   How I wonder what you are!   Up above the world so high,   Like a diamond in the sky!   Back

Wee Willie Winkle

    Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,   Upstairs and downstairs in his night-gown,   Rapping at the window, crying through the lock,                                                       "Are the children all in bed, for now it's eight o...

Rishikesh - Travel in India

  The river Ganges, which flows out of the lap of the Himalayas, leaves the mountains and flows on to the plains at this point. The Ganges in its untamed and turbulent form gushes over the craggy mountain sides and in Rishikesh, it changes into...

Shimla - Travel in India

  Shimla is called the Queen of Hills. It is one of India's most spectacular hill stations. It is situated at 2,130 meters above sea level. In 1819, the British made it their camp due to its perfect weather. Shimla is named after its local Goddess...

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Snake

Poisonous Snakes of India   Indian (Spectacled) Cobra - Naja naja naja Distinctive Features: Medium-sized to large; smooth, shiny scales; wide head and neck; wide black band on underside of neck; distinctive hood marking...

Solan - Travel in India

  Solan is situated in Karol Mountain, which is on the Shimla-Kalka Highway. When visiting Shimla, Kulu, Manali, one can pay a visit to this place too. Solan is known for its beautiful valleys, its yearly shows called Shulini and also its artistic...

Travel in India

India is a country with a diverse culture. Each state has its own attractions and peculiarities. The people of different states differ from each other from region to region and this is very obvious as one visits the different regions.  The southern ...

Ancient India

The earliest traces of human existence in India, so far discovered, go back to the period between 4,00,000 and 2,00,000 BC. This is suggested by the large number of primitive stone tools found in the Soan Valley and in  South India. Primitive man in ...

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Poisonous Snakes of India Indian (Spectacled) Cobra - Naja naja naja Distinctive Features: Medium-sized to large; smooth, shiny scales; wide head and neck; wide black band on underside of neck; distinctive hood marking on top...

Ranikhet - Travel in India

  1829 mts above sea level this hill station is extremely beautiful and ideal to spend a holiday. The western Himalayan peaks are visible from here in all their snow- capped beauty. As one nears Ranikhet, one is welcomed by a 400 kms long range...

Vaastu Sastra

First and foremost Vaastu Sastra is not a religion but a science. The philosophy and concept of Vaastu Sastra has more to do with complex mathematical calculations along with the energy lines of the earth. Faith is not a prerequisite to success. Instead...

Valley of Flowers - Travel in India

  The snow on the Himalayas add majesty to the mountains and the innumerable flowers add to its beauty. This famous spot is not very difficult to reach. When the sun shines hot on this field, thousands of flowers bloom here. Tourists from all over...

Yamunotri - Travel in India

  Just like Gangotri (the place where the river Ganges originates) Yamunotri is the place where the river Yamuna originates. This pilgrim center is in the Uttarkashi region at a height of 3233 mts above sea level on the western side of the Banderpoonch...