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  1. 1. By Alesha Telvick Computer Adventures 2 nd Hour India
  2. 3. The Taj Mahal <ul><li>Built in 1630 for an Indian prince’s wife </li></ul><ul><li>Covered in precious gems </li></ul><ul><li>One of the seven wonders of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Agra, India </li></ul><ul><li>Also a tomb for the Indian prince and his wife </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts 2 to 4 million tourists each year! </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Indian Language, Hindi <ul><li>There are two official languages in India: Hindi and English </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 30% of Indian people speak Hindi </li></ul><ul><li>English is usually spoken in business, education, and government </li></ul><ul><li>Hello – Namaste (nah-mah-stay) </li></ul><ul><li>Good bye – Alavidha (Ahl-vee-dah) </li></ul><ul><li>Please – Kripyaa (krip-eye-yah) </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you – Dhanyavaad (duh-nyah-vaahd) </li></ul><ul><li>Yes – Ha (hah) </li></ul><ul><li>No – Nahi (nuh-hee) </li></ul>Can you speak Hindi?
  4. 5. Religion <ul><li>More than 80% of Indian people are Hindu. </li></ul>
  5. 6. India’s history <ul><li>In 1849, the British began to rule India. </li></ul><ul><li>From 1857-1859, the first independence war began, but the British won. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1947, India gains independence from the British. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1849, the British began to rule India. </li></ul><ul><li>From 1857-1859, the first independence war began, but the British won. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1947, India gains independence from the British. </li></ul>
  6. 7. India’s Flag <ul><li>Flag was adopted on July 27 th , 1947, the year India got freedom from Britain. </li></ul><ul><li>Orange stands for courage and sacrifice </li></ul><ul><li>White stands for peace and truth </li></ul><ul><li>Green stands for faith and chivalry </li></ul><ul><li>Blue represents the color of the sky and ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>In the middle is the Buddhist spinning wheel, its 24 spokes standing for the 24 hours of the day, saying there is life and death every day. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Games and Sports <ul><li>Cricket: sort of like baseball, but using a wooden, flat bat </li></ul><ul><li>Gallery: a cross between hopscotch and tag </li></ul><ul><li>Kabbadi: a cross between wrestling and tag </li></ul>
  8. 9. Holidays <ul><li>Holi: celebrating the end of the cold season (winter) and children throw colored powder on others </li></ul><ul><li>Diwali “the festival of lights” and many people give candy away, buy new clothes, and put up lights in their homes and businesses </li></ul>
  9. 10. Food <ul><li>Because of religion, Hindus don’t eat beef! </li></ul><ul><li>They eat vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Roti: a flat bread, circular shaped </li></ul><ul><li>Lentils: like beans and peas </li></ul>
  10. 11. Thanks for watching! <ul><li>http://www.culturegrams.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com </li></ul>India Rocks!

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