Saturday, May 24, 2008

Where to find online info on India

The national portal of India,, will give you the most relevant and authoritative information about India.
Then the directory of official web sites of various departments in the government,, will give you more sites that cater to the accurate info you seek. Incredible India,, is the portal of The Department of Tourism, Government of India, to help you plan your Indian holiday, with destination information, holiday themes and all that you need to know to know, see or visit India.
Additionally, if you type India in the search box, Yahoo will give 1,270,000,000 sites related to India and 11,959,933 images. Google will give 520,000,000 sites and 63,800,000 images (as on 24 May 2008). Type in related words to India, you will get several billion search results, perhaps one of the largest for any country.

India: a brief introduction

India is in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, India has a coastline of 7,517 kilometers (4,671 miles). It borders Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal and Bhutan to the north-east; and Bangladesh and Burma to the east. Sri Lanka and Maldives lie just to the south of India in the Indian Ocean.
Home to the Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated here, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped the region's diverse culture. Gradually annexed by the British East India Company from the early eighteenth century and colonized by the United Kingdom from the mid-nineteenth century, India became a modern nation state in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by widespread nonviolent resistance.
India is the world's twelfth largest economy at market exchange rates and the fourth largest in purchasing power. Economic reforms have transformed it into the second fastest growing large economy. A pluralistic, multilingual and multiethnic society, India is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.
You can find a lot of information about India in wikipedia

Friday, May 23, 2008

Scene India

This journal just contains some glimpses of India that I see in my own perspective. There are a lot of great books and other sources authored by well-known and scholarly persons, if you are looking for authentic and accurate information about India. I will always try to present only the correct information and, wherever possible, I will quote the source too.