International chess Day

One can trace the origins of chess to India’s “Chaturanga” or “Ashtapada,” two Sanskrit names for the game. “Chaturanga” means “four parts,” referring to the four divisions of the army represented by the chess pieces: five foot soldiers, three cavalry, one chariot, and an elephant. “Ashtapada” means “spider,” and refers to the number of squares on the board — eight on each side, like spiders’ eight legs.

 

Chess had spread to Persia by 600 CE, where it was popular among the upper classes. The game was used to educate princes and noblemen in strategy, as a safe way to learn about war and tactics without actually having to fight. Via trade, chess also spread to Africa.

Around 800 CE, Buddhist missionaries from India spread chess to China. In China, the board was organized in a rectangle, 9-by-10 squares instead of 8-by-8. A river was added to the middle of the board, as well as two counselors on either side of the King, who was called the General. Apparently, the emperor was enraged that a piece in such a lowly game should be named after him, and had several players beheaded before “King” was changed to “General.” The counselors are comparable to European bishops. The Chinese also added two cannons in front of the knights.

From China, chess spread to Korea and from there to Japan, where it was called “Shogi,” the “Generals’ Game.”

With the conquest of Spain by Muslims from northern Africa, Europe was introduced to chess. In the 14th century, chess was one of the many goods, items, and ideas exchanged through war and trade during the Crusades. Trade from the Middle East to Russia and from Russia to the rest of Europe was also influential in spreading the game.

 

One Plus review India

OnePlus delivers a phone with a lot of potential, but you’re not getting as much value as previous generations. OnePlus built its business model on selling phones at near-manufacturing cost. By operating exclusively online and relying on word-of-mouth marketing, the brand managed to cut down on the overhead that comes from maintaining an offline distribution network, passing on the savings to customers instead. That resulted in phones with top-notch specs that undercut “true” flagships by a significant margin, making OnePlus a favorite with the enthusiast segment. The OnePlus One launched in India for ₹21,999 back in 2014, and the OnePlus 5 is now retailing for ₹32,999 for the 6GB version. To be fair, the price has been increasing with every generation: the OnePlus 2 debuted at ₹24,999, the OnePlus 3 star

via OnePlus 5 India review: Moving up in the world — AIVAnet

One Nation One Tax

India has been successfully  placed in #onenation #onetax  category.

Goods & Sales tax will replace the multiple tax system in India.

The implementation of G.S.T in India is said to be the greatest economic change ever made in history of Indian economy.

 The Future of G.S.T would be the career decider for PM Narendra Modi.

Nobody is fully prepared for the GST.

Everybody is learning along the way and so are we.

Let’s see how GST works?

 

International day for Bio-diversity

Biodiversity is the variety of life.  It can be studied on many levels.  At the highest level, you can look at all the different species on the entire Earth.This variety is known as Bio diversity.

India is a megadiverse nation, housing around 10% of world’s species. India also has a rich cultural heritage.

 India is one of the mega-diverse nations in the world. It is called so because the country’s gamuts of life forms are wonderfully different wherever you might be. From extreme cold to extreme heat, coastal areas to rain forests, tropical jungles to mangrove belts, the extraordinary weather and climatic conditions have created homes and habitats for more than 50, 000 species of plants and 40,000 species of animals.

India is just 2 percent of the world land mass but 8 percent of the world’s biodiversity is found in the country.

16 types of forests are found in India including the evergreen tropical rain forests, dry alpine scrub forests, semi evergreen rain forests, deciduous monsoon forests, thorn forests, subtropical pine forests and more.  

India has some of the wettest, driest, hottest and coldest regions in the world.

There are 15,000 species of flowering plants in India.

11 percent of plant biodiversity in the world is found in India.

2546 species of fishes are found in India.

 India has 198 species of Amphibians.

423 species of mammals are present in India.In the country there are 1331 species of birds.

 408 species of reptiles inhabit India.

 There are 50,000 varieties of rice alone found in the country, making it the biggest reservoir of rice on earth

Among plants 33 percent of the species are endemic to India, which means they are found nowhere else in the world.

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World Heritage Day

The Indian infrastructure has been influenced by number of civilizations time to time.

The oldest religions in the world like Hinduism,Buddhism and Jainism have originated in a single country.These religions have a great impact on Indian infrastructures.

Besides this, Indian infrastructure has been influenced by various  civilizations like Indo Aaryan,Shaka,Hun,Greek,Yunani,Dravid,Portuguese,British civilizations.

And that’s why it’s unique.

Here are some of the  well known Heritages from my state Maharashtra, Located in West India.

Gateway of India, Mumbai

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai

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Devagiri Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad

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Ajanta Caves

Ajanta caves are known worldwide for their architectural qualities, sculptural elegance and expressive painting work. These caves are excaved on U-shaped scarp of steep rock having height of approx. 76 meters.

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Ellora caves

Ellora caves near Aurangabad, Maharashtra state in India

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Bibi-Ka-Maqbara, Aurangabad

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Pratapgad Fort, Satara

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Raigad Fort, Raigad

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Harishchandragad Hill Fort, Ahmednagar

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Vijaydurg Fort, Sindhudurg

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Western ghats

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“A people’s relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother

Be the one who preserve them not the one who writes the name of the crushes or the one who rather sees  it as a place for hang out and party.

A nation’s culture resides in the Hearts and the soul of it’s people.”

Celebrating the #WorldHeritageDay

Singapore super series shows Indian badminton is progressing

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Promising Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth clinched his maiden Super Series title at the Singapore Open after defeating compatriot K Srikanth in a historic all-Indian final on Sunday.

World No.30 Praneeth, who had won the Canada Open Grand Prix last year and reached the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold final this year, outmaneuvered Srikanth 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 in the summit clash of the $350,000 event.

“It’s always difficult to play someone with whom you play everyday. I am very happy to win today. The way I played in the tournament, I’m very happy. The support here for the Indians has also been very nice,” an overwhelmed Praneeth said after the 54-minute clash.

It was the first time in the history of international badminton that two Indians were playing a Super Series final and it turned out to be a thrilling contest.

The two trainees of the Gopichand academy exploited every chink that they were aware of in each other’s game.

#Well done Guys

#SaiPraneeth

#KidambiShrikanth

 

The North East

In the wettest place on Earth, the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are some of the most fascinating bridges you’ll ever see. These “living bridges” are formed by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. They are sturdy enough to far outlast man-made wooden structure bridges. Because […]

via “The Living Bridges of India.” — Old Guv Legends

What is better for a lay person- a weaker or stronger rupee?

US $ rate is decreasing & it hits 20 months lowest and its maintaining is downfall. It affects corporate sector and many experts have different opinions about it. It is beneficial for Importers and not for exporters. This issue has many view points.

So what? Does it really affect me as a lay person?  I think yes it’s good for me as I have to pay less for my LPG, Petrol, diesel, for the gold I purchase as investment and so on. Yes it’s good for me as a lay person. There is one more view point I am going to explain in this post is, you can save much more on your shopping!! Yes you heard it right!! This is a great opportunity to buy internationally. You can buy anything from USA, as we have to pay less in terms of INR.

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This is not a yearend sale or Diwali sale or Christmas Bonanza but you will get all you want in very low cost. There is a huge price difference in many branded products in India and in USA for example you will get Samsung Galaxy s7 in USA for $ 431 if we consider previous $ value we would have to pay Rs. 28877/- (considering $ rate Rs. 67/-) if we consider today’s rate we have to pay Rs. 27700/-($ rate 64.27) and same phone you will get it India for Rs. 42900/-

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But it is available in USA and I am in India n most of the online markets do not ship it to India?? Now what?? Don’t worry there are few companies like Transit Address which deliver your online shopping from USA to your doorstep with hassle free custom clearance. It’s as simple as your local online shopping like Flipkart or Snapdeal.

What are you waiting for? Go! Grab this opportunity!  As someone said “Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.”

Happy International Shopping!!

Birth of Lord Rama-Sri Rama Navami

Sri Rama Navami is the auspicious appearance day of Lord Sri Ramachandra. Sri Ramachandra appeared in the month of Chaitra (March – April), on the ninth day of the growing moon (Chaitra Masa, Shukla Paksha, Navami Tithi) and this particular day is celebrated as Sri Rama Navami every year. This year we celebrate the festival on April 5, 2017.

 

Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

He was also the hero of the Ramayana, which is the Sanskrit epic of 24,000 stanzas.

The life and activities of Sri Rama are explained in detail by the great sage Valmiki in the epic Ramayana.

 

How is it celebrated?

Typically a continuous recital of the Ramayana takes place for about a week prior to the day itself.

On the day highlights of the story are in read in the temple, and prayers are recited.

In India, Hindu families clean and decorate their houses.

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Fruit and flowers are placed as offerings on the family shrine, and after bathing prayers are recited.

Typically the youngest female member of the family leads the prayers, and applies a red mark to the foreheads of other family members.

Overall the festival is a joyous event, but it is also used as a time for moral reflection.

 

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#When Rama is kept in the heart,Everything will come to you-Fame,Fortune,Freedom,Fullness..