K). If all of the world´s culturalheritage (sports, music, fashion,architecture, literature, painting,etc..) was contained...
India...Where Magic and reality are shades of the same color.So what is unique and distinct about my country ?Sunday, 12 M...
MythologicalVirtuesIndia is blessed with some marvelous writing. Our mythology, fromMahabharata, the act of war and dharma...
Spice of Food culture!Spices are a gift from the Portuguese, but we have setour own standards with them.Food diversity on ...
Architectural SplendorIndian architectural stands its own ground be it, the Love symbol theTaj Mahal or theTemples built i...
Exemplary Arts..Indian art forms that dates back centuries, are known forits purity and soulful , spirit lifting essence.B...
Festive Sprits!In India every day is a festival. With such a diversepopulation, we Indians love to celebrate and festivals...
With so many legacies to choose from, whatwould I opt for, to fit into my time capsulethat describes us, as a nation, in tr...
Colors!!I would have, the festival ofcolors, “HOLI” torepresent my country’s legacy....Sunday, 12 May 13
What is the festivalHOLI ?A spring festival, to celebrate nature’s colors with hues of color spread allalong. HOLI, is a f...
A day when India forgets its inequalities anddogmas. Rich and Poor come together to celebratetogetherness and there is onl...
Tomorrow	  is	  long	  away,	  Yesterday	  was	  a	  thrifty	  spendWithout	  prejudice,	  i	  will	  come	  over,	  happi...
Life	  is	  my	  tutor,	  with	  each	  day,	  a	  chore	  of	  hard	  toil.Forgetting,	  the	  perils,	  I	  revel	  the	...
I	  look	  up	  to	  you,	  for	  wisdom	  and	  to	  guide	  me	  by	  light.Colors	  give	  me	  courage	  to	  embrace	...
I	  pledge	  to	  do	  my	  best	  for	  mankind,	  for	  its	  time	  clings	  on	  a	  tight	  rope..With	  a	  colorful...
Thank you.Wishing you a colorful day aheadSunday, 12 May 13
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  1. 1. K). If all of the world´s culturalheritage (sports, music, fashion,architecture, literature, painting,etc..) was contained in a timecapsule, what would you include todemonstrate the legacy of yourcountry?Sunday, 12 May 13
  2. 2. India...Where Magic and reality are shades of the same color.So what is unique and distinct about my country ?Sunday, 12 May 13
  3. 3. MythologicalVirtuesIndia is blessed with some marvelous writing. Our mythology, fromMahabharata, the act of war and dharma, from which today eventhe corporate learn lessons about virtues.Ramayana, which describes perils a king undergoes for welfare ofsociety,to the Hindu’s book of wisdom, the Bhagvad Gita, that hasanswers for every aspects of life..Legacy of our mythology resides in the fact that these aresignificant even in today’s day to day lifeSunday, 12 May 13
  4. 4. Spice of Food culture!Spices are a gift from the Portuguese, but we have setour own standards with them.Food diversity on the platter is visible from north tosouth, but the thing that remains common is the “SPICE”Indian Food, known for its variety and taste, is worldrenowned and has its own place in our cultural heritageSunday, 12 May 13
  5. 5. Architectural SplendorIndian architectural stands its own ground be it, the Love symbol theTaj Mahal or theTemples built in 10th and 12th centuries.The mighty palaces of the Kings, such as Hawa Mahal or Mysore Palace.Indian Architecture is bestowed with some engineering marvels be it , the non rusting iron pillar, thatbaffles scientists even today, to the man made caves and inscriptions of khajurao..Each brick on the walls of these marvels, oozes of our cultural heritage.Sunday, 12 May 13
  6. 6. Exemplary Arts..Indian art forms that dates back centuries, are known forits purity and soulful , spirit lifting essence.Be it our Indian Classical Music tradition filled with tonal,rythym and techniques, to our poets such as Bharatiyar andTagore who instilled pride in every single Indian, during thefreedom struggle and Nationalist movement.Arts holds its own significance in our culture, from paintings,murals to music, we pride ourselves on our rich inheritanceof art. Some of exemplary musicians such as Pt RaviShankar, M.S Subbulakshmi, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi are childrenof this soilSunday, 12 May 13
  7. 7. Festive Sprits!In India every day is a festival. With such a diversepopulation, we Indians love to celebrate and festivalsgives us hope and optimismFestivals are on top of our culture couture, be it festivalof Light called Diwali, or festival of colors, Holi.Festivals brings us all together, makes us rewriterelationships and presents us a cheerful futureLegacy of festivals is on top of our culture pyramid.Sunday, 12 May 13
  8. 8. With so many legacies to choose from, whatwould I opt for, to fit into my time capsulethat describes us, as a nation, in true spirit ?Sunday, 12 May 13
  9. 9. Colors!!I would have, the festival ofcolors, “HOLI” torepresent my country’s legacy....Sunday, 12 May 13
  10. 10. What is the festivalHOLI ?A spring festival, to celebrate nature’s colors with hues of color spread allalong. HOLI, is a festival to welcome spring and bid adieu to winter.A festival to pray and hope for an abundant harvest,. For a country heavilydependent on agriculture, this holds utmost significance.Though HOLI has its origns attributed to ancient mythology,today, it is the biggest festival in India, celebrated throughout thecountry. Every individual, from young to old, rich to poor,northener to Southerner come together, with “Gulal” ( colors ) tospread colors, cheer, and celerbrate togetherness.From Bollywood movies to Euope, this festival has inspiredone and all to celebrate natures color as one ..www.holione.com is one such example....What follows is my tribute to this great festival. and why I wouldlike to cherish this festival in a time capsule....Sunday, 12 May 13
  11. 11. A day when India forgets its inequalities anddogmas. Rich and Poor come together to celebratetogetherness and there is only one place to hideColors and more colors.    A  roulette  game  of  destiny  decides,  if  I  am    born  rich  or  poor,  a  societal  satire  Dressed  in  colors,  we  are  all  the  same,  for  at  least  for  a  day,  red  is  our  only  natural  attireSunday, 12 May 13
  12. 12. Tomorrow  is  long  away,  Yesterday  was  a  thrifty  spendWithout  prejudice,  i  will  come  over,  happiness  &  color  is  all  I  have  to  lendA festival, one experiences a plethoraof happiness, and cheer, that definesthe future to come..Its a welcome fortomorrow.Sunday, 12 May 13
  13. 13. Life  is  my  tutor,  with  each  day,  a  chore  of  hard  toil.Forgetting,  the  perils,  I  revel  the  magic  of  colors  spreading  beneath  &  above  this  fertile  soilLiterate, illiterates, educated, laborers,we all spend this festival for itspurity... Ancient myths suggest, colorhas its healing powers for thesoul...Smile and cheerful Soul, whowouldn’t want it...Sunday, 12 May 13
  14. 14. I  look  up  to  you,  for  wisdom  and  to  guide  me  by  light.Colors  give  me  courage  to  embrace  my  brethrens  plight,A festival where relationships arerevisited, old barrage forgiven and newwoven.. This festival is all aboutstrengthening bonds of the countrymen....The world’s biggest democracy anddiverse country’s unity secret is actuallycolorfully simple.Sunday, 12 May 13
  15. 15. I  pledge  to  do  my  best  for  mankind,  for  its  time  clings  on  a  tight  rope..With  a  colorful  soul,  I  push  open  the  door,  that  has  abundance  of  HopeThe festival more than anythingopens up doors of hope.A nation pledges to live inharmony and colorful spirits !Sunday, 12 May 13
  16. 16. Thank you.Wishing you a colorful day aheadSunday, 12 May 13

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