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Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh (pronounced [ərʊˈɳaːtɕəlprəˈd̪eːɕ] is a state of India, located in the far northeast . It borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south, and shares international borders with Burma in the east, Bhutan in the west, and the People's Republic of China in the north. The majority of the territory is claimed by the People's Republic of China as part of South Tibet. The northern border of Arunachal Pradesh reflects the McMahon Line, a controversial 1914 treaty between the United Kingdom and a Tibetan government, which was never accepted by the Chinese government, and not enforced by the Indian government until 1950. Itanagar is the capital of the state. Arunachal Pradesh means "land of the dawn lit mountains"[4] in Sanskrit. It is also known as "land of the rising sun" ("pradesh" means "state" or "region") in reference to its position as the easternmost state of India. Most of the people native to and/or living in Arunachal Pradesh are of Tibeto-Burman origin. A large and increasing number of migrants have reached Arunachal Pradesh from many other parts of India, although no reliable population count of the migrant population has been conducted, and percentage estimates of total population accordingly vary widely. Part of the famous Ledo Burma Road, which was a lifeline to China during World War II, passes through the eastern part of the state.
  Coordinates (Itanagar): 27.06°N 93.37°Ecoordinates:27.06°N 93.37°E Country                                                                                                 India                                                      Area  - Total 83,743 km2 (32,333.4 sq mi) Area rank 14th Population (2011)  - Total 1,382,611                                                 - Rank 26th  - Density 16.5/km2 (42.8/sq mi) Literacy 66.95% Official languages English Established 20 February 1987 Capital Itanagar Largest city Itanagar Districts 16 Government  - Governor JoginderJaswant Singh (2008-)  - Chief Minister JarbomGamlin(2011-)  - Legislature Unicameral(60 seats)
Conflicts between China and India Main article: Sino-Indian War  The NEFA (North East Frontier Agency) was created in 1954. The issue was quiet during the next decade or so of cordial Sino-Indian relations, but erupted again during the Sino-Indian War of 1962. The cause of the escalation into war is still disputed by both Chinese and Indian sources. During the war in 1962, the PRC captured most area of Arunachal Pradesh. However, China soon declared victory, voluntarily withdrew back to the McMahon Line and returned Indian prisoners of war in 1963. The war has resulted in the termination of barter trade with Tibet, although in 2007 the state government has shown signs to resume barter trade with Tibet After the war Arunachal Pradesh became a separate state of India in 1986. Of late, Arunachal Pradesh has come to face threats from certain insurgent groups, notably the National Socialist Council of Nagaland(NSCN), who are believed to have base camps in the districts of Changlang and Tirap.There are occasional reports of these groups harassing local people and extracting protection money.  
Geography Arunachal Pradesh is famous for its mountainous landscape. The Himalayas bordering Arunachal Pradesh Much of Arunachal Pradesh is covered by the Himalayas. However, parts of LohitChanglang and Tirap are covered by the Patkai hills. Kangto, NyegiKangsang, the main Gorichen peak and the Eastern Gorichen peak are some of the highest peaks in this region of the Himalayas. At the lowest elevations, essentially at Arunachal Pradesh's border with Assam, are Brahmaputra Valley semi-evergreen forests. Much of the state, including the Himalayan foothills and the Patkai hills, are home to Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests. Toward the northern border with China, with increasing elevation, come a mixture of Eastern and Northeastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests followed by Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows and ultimately rock and ice on the highest peaks. In 2006 Bumla pass in Tawang was opened to traders for the first time in 44 years. Traders from both sides of the pass were permitted to enter each other's territories, in addition to postal workers from each country. The Himalayan ranges that extend up to the eastern Arunachal separate it from Tibet. The ranges extend toward Nagaland, and form a boundary between India and Burma in Changlang and Tirap district, acting as a natural barrier called Patkai Bum Hills. They are low mountains compared to the Greater Himalayas.   Climate The climate of Arunachal Pradesh varies with elevation. Areas that are at a very high elevation in the Upper Himalayas close to the Tibetan border enjoy an alpine or Tundra climate. Below the Upper Himalayas are the Middle Himalayas, where people experience a temperate climate. Areas at the sub-Himalayan and sea-level elevation generally experience humid, sub-tropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. Arunachal Pradesh receives heavy rainfall of 80 to 160 inches (2,000 to 4,100 mm) annually, most of it between May and September. The mountain slopes and hills are covered with alpine, temperate, and subtropical forests of dwarf rhododendron, oak, pine, maple, fir, and juniper; sal (Shorea) and teak are the main economically valuable species.
Sub-divisions Arunachal Pradesh is divided into sixteen districts, each administered by a district collector who sees to the needs of the local people. Especially along the Tibetan border, the Indian army has a considerable presence due to concerns about Chinese intentions in the region. Special permits called Inner Line Permits (ILP) are required to enter Arunachal Pradesh through any of its checkgates on the border with Assam. DorjeeKhandu, former Chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh Districts of Arunachal Pradesh: Anjaw District Changlang District East Kameng East Siang KurungKumey Lohit District Lower Dibang Valley Lower Subansiri Papum Pare Tawang District Tirap District Upper Dibang Valley Upper Subansiri Upper Siang West Kameng West Siang
Transport The state's airports are located at Daparjio, Ziro, Along, Tezu and Pasighat. However, owing to the rough terrain, these airports are mostly small and cannot handle many flights. Before being connected by road, they were originally used for the transportation of food. Arunachal Pradesh has two highways: the 336 km (209 mi) National Highway 52, completed in 1998, which connects Jonai with Dirak,and another highway, which connects Tezpur in Assam with Tawang. As of 2007, every village has been connected by road thanks to funding provided by the central government. Every small town has its own bus station and daily bus services are available. All places are connected to Assam, which has increased trading activity. An additional National Highway is being constructed following the famous Stillwell Ledo Road, which connects Ledo in Assam to Jairampur in Arunachal.
Education The current education system in Arunachal Pradesh is relatively underdeveloped. The state government is expanding the education system in concert with various NGOs like Vivekananda Kendra. The state has several reputable schools, colleges, and institutions. There are also trust institutes like PaliVidyapith run by Buddhists. They teach Pali and Khamti scripts in addition to typical educational subjects. Khamti is the only tribe in Arunachal Pradesh that has its own script. Libraries of sciptures are located in a number of places in Lohit district, the largest one in Chowkham. Rajiv Gandhi University formerly known as Arunachal University is the premier educational institution, the only university and North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology the only deemed university in the entire state. Additionally, there are 7 government colleges in different districts, providing students a higher education. NERIST plays an important role in technical and management higher education. The directorate of technical education conducts examinations yearly, so that students who qualify can continue on to higher studies in other states. The state has two polytechnic institutions, namely Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic, located at Itanagar, and Tomi Polytechnic College, located at Basar. Sl. No. Name of Polytechnic Colleges Location Year of establishment 1 Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic Itanagar 2002 2 Tomi Polytechnic College Basar 2006  
‘Tourism A cross-section of Changlang town. A view of Tawang Monastery. Arunachal Pradesh attracts tourists from many parts of the world. Tourist attractions include Tawang, a beautiful town famous for its Buddhist monastery, Ziro, famous for cultural festivals, the Namdapha tiger project in Changlang district and Sela lake near Bomdila with its bamboo bridges overhanging the river. Religious places of interest include Malinithan in Lekhabali, Rukhmininagar near Roing (the place where Rukmini, Lord Krishna's wife in Hindu mythology, is said to have lived), and ParshuramKund in Lohit district (which is believed to be the lake where Parshuram washed away his sins). Rafting and trekking are common activities. A visitor's permit from the tourism department is required. Places like Tuting have wonderful, undiscovered scenic beauty. State Symbols State Bird State Flower State Animal State Tree Hornbill Foxtail Orchid Hoolock gibbon Hollong  
Person in the field of Politics:- DorjeeKhandu DorjeeKhandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh 6th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Constituency Mukto In office9 April 2007 – 30 April 2011 Preceded by GegongApang Succeeded by JarbomGamlin Born 19 March 1955Gyangkhar village, North East Frontier Agency Died 30 April 2011 (aged 56)Lobotang, Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh, India Nationality Indian Political party Indian National Congress Occupation Politician Religion Buddhism
DorjeeKhandu (19 March 1955 – 30 April 2011) was an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress. He was the sixth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. He was reelected in 2009 general elections for the second term as the chief minister. Khandu died in a helicopter crash near Sela Pass on 30 April 2011. Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 2.1 Political career 2.2 Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh 2.3 Disappearance and death 3 Personal life Early life DorjeeKhandu was born in Gyangkhar village in Tawang district, North East Frontier Agency, India to LekiDorjee. He belongs to the Monpa tribe. He was a secondary school dropout.
Career DorjeeKhandu was in the Indian Army Intelligence Corps and worked there for more than seven years. He received a gold medal for the meritorious intelligence services rendered during Bangladesh War. Later, he was engaged in social activities for village people of Tawang District and looked after their welfare up till 1980. In 1980, he was selected uncontested as the First ASM and worked in same capacity till 1983. 1982: Chairman, Culture and Co-operative Societies in those years. Due to enthusiastic efforts, cultural and co-operative societies established in Tawang and lead the cultural troupe representing Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi for ASIAD in 1982 and won silver medal for good performance. 1983–87: Elected uncontested as District Vice President, West Kameng District ZillaParishad 1983–87. 1987–1990: Engaged in intensive social works and brought water supply, electricity, communication, schools, religious institutions etc. to far flung villagers from 1987 to 1990. Political career In March 1990, he was elected uncontested to the First Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh from Thingbu-Mukto constituency. In March 1995, he was re-elected to Second Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh from the same constituency. He became the Minister of State for Cooperation from 21 March 1995. On 21 September 1996, he became the Cabinet Minister for Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Dairy Development. In 1998, he was the Minister of Power from 1998–2006. In October 1999, he was elected to third Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh. He was the Minister for Mines, Relief & Rehabilitation from 15 October 2002 to 27 July 2003. On 28 July 2003, he became the Minister for Relief & Rehabilitation and Disaster Management. In 2004, he was re-elected unopposed from Mukto constituency in the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections and became the minister for Power, NCER, and relief and rehabilitation.
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh On 9 April 2007, he became the Chief Minister of the state, replacing GegongApang. In 2009, he was again elected unopposed from the same constituency and sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on 25 October 2009.  Disappearance and death On 30 April 2011, the helicopter carrying Khandu and four other people on a trip from Tawang to Itanagardisappeared.On 2 May, the aerial search for Khandu was halted due to inclement weather, necessitating a move to ground search by the Indian Army, police,  and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. Personnel were searching a heavily forested 66 square kilometer section of West Kameng district, where satellites detected possible plane remnants. Witnesses said they heard a large explosion on the morning of 30 April. On 4 May 2011, at around 11 am, remnants of the crashed helicopter were found by a group of tribals near Tawang district. Although the crash has been blamed on the poor condition of the plane, a single engine four seaterEurocopter B8 provided by Pawan Hans, the helicopter was only put into service in 2010. P Chidambaram, Home Minister of India confirmed the news of the death of DorjeeKhandu on the morning of 5 May. Earlier in a briefing Minister of External Affairs, SM Krishna said he is deeply pained by the demise of DorjeeKhandu. The last rites of the Chief Minister were performed in his native village, Gyangkhar, in Tawang district as per Monpa Buddhist traditions. Personal life DorjeeKhandu had four wives and has five sons and two daughters.
  LITERATURE Dr. Rita Chowdhury Born August 20, 1960 (age 50)Tirap, Arunachal Pradesh Occupation Novelist, poet, Lecturer Nationality Indian Ethnicity Assamese Citizenship Indian Education MA, LLB, PhD Period 1981-present Literary movement Assam Movement Notable work(s) DeoLangkhui Notable award(s) AsomShityaSabha Award,2006: KolaguruBishnuprasadRabha Award,2008: SahityaAkademi Award Spouse(s) Chandra Mohan Patowary Dr. Rita Chowdhury (Assamese:ৰীতাচৌধুৰী) (born 20 August 1960) is an established poet, novelist and also SahityaAkademi Award recipient in the world of Assamese literature.She is presently working as a Senior Lecturer in Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam in Political Science Department.[3] Daughter of Biraja Nanda Chowdhury, she was born in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh.
 Contents  1 Early days 2 Literary works 2.1 Books 2.2 Poems 2.3 Recent releases 3 Awards Early days She did her schooling in Upper Haflong L.P. School and Higher Secondary in Margherita Public Higher Secondary School. She is double MA in Political Science and Assamese with an LLB and also a Ph.D. now. She was also one of the prominent members of Jatiyatabadi Juba ChatraParishad during the Assam agitation and was imprisoned twice in Guwahati and thrice in Dibrugarh Jail. Literary works Dr Chowdhury’s first novel was AbirataJatra (English: Incessant Journey) in 1981 which won the first prize in a competition held by AsomSahityaSabha on the contemporary Assamese situation. She wrote this novel while she had to go underground during the Assam Movement. She was also the editor of Adharxila from 2001-2002.
Books AbirataJatra(Incessant Journey) in 1981 published by BaniMandir, Dibrugarh Thirthabhumi (The Shrine) in 1988 published by DeeptiPrakashan, Guwahati MahaJibanarAdharshila(Foundation stone of Great Life) in 1993 published by JyotiPrakashan, Guwahati NayanaTaraliSujatain (1996), published by Lawyer's Book Stall, Guwahati PopiyaTorarXadhu(Tale of a Meteor) in 1998 published by Cambridge India, Guwahati Ragmalkosh in (1999), published by Assam Book Depot, Guwahati JalaPadma(Water-Lotus) in 1999 published by Assam Book Depot, Guwahati HridoyNirupai(The Helpless Heart) in 2003 published by JyotiPrakashan, Guwahati DeoLangkhui(The Divine Sword) in 2005 published by JyotiPrakashan, Guwahati Makam(The golden horse) in 2010 published by Jyotiprakash [(Guwahati)] Poems XudoorNakshatra (The Far-off Star) in 1989, published by Sofia Publishers, Guwahati BanariyaBataharXuhuri in 1996 AlopPoohararAlopAndharar (Streaks of Light and Darkness) in 1997 published by Lawyer's Book Stall, Guwahati BogaMatirTulaxi (Black Basil on White Soil) in 1999 published by Lawyer's Book Stall, Guwahati Recent releases Rajeev Eeshwar Jahnavi Ai xomoyxeixomoy Awards AsomShityaSabha Award. KolaguruBishnuprasadRabha Award, 2006. SahityaAkademi Award, 2008.
TalomRukboMrinalMiri   Born April 29, 1848arunachal Pradesh Died October 2, 1906 (aged 58)Kilimanoor, Travancore,India Occupation Painter
TalomRukboMrinalMiri   (April 29, 1848 - October 2, 1906) was an Indian painter from the princely state of Travancore who achieved recognition for his depiction of scenes from the epics of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. His paintings are considered to be among the best examples of the fusion of Indian traditions with the techniques of European academic art. TalomRukboMrinal Mir   is most remembered for his paintings of beautiful sari-clad women, who were portrayed as shapely and graceful. His exposure in the west came when he won the first prize in the Vienna Art Exhibition in 1873. Raja Ravi Varma died in 1906 at the age of 58. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art.
Contents 1 Early life 2 Art career 3 Title of Raja 4 Personal life 5 List of major works Early life The Studio used by TalomRukboMrinalMiri  during his stay at The Laxmi Vilas Palace TalomRukboMrinalMiri  was born as Ravi VarmaKoilThampuran of Kilimanoor palace in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore(thiruvithankur) in arunachalpradesh. His father EzhumavailNeelakanthanBhattatiripad was an accomplished scholar, and his mother UmayambaThampuratti (d.1886) was a poet and writer whose work ParvatiSwayamvaram would be published by Raja Ravi Varma after her death. His siblings were C. GodaVarma (b.1854), C. Raja RajaVarma (b.1860) and MangalaBayiThampuratti, who was also a painter. At a young age he secured the patronage of HH Maharajah AyilyamThirunal of Travancore,( a relative, and began formal training thereafter. He was trained in water painting by Rama Swami Naidu, and later in oil painting by Dutch portraitist Theodor Jenson. Raja Ravi Varma High school for Boys & Girls are situated at Kilimanoor in memory of Him. There are lot of other cultural organizations through out Kerala with His name. His palace is nearly 6 Kilometer from Ponganadu and 7.7kilometer from Pazhayachanda.
Art career The Maharashtrian Lady The Lady in the picture is MahaprabhaThampuratti of Mavelikara, the artist's daughter and mother of HH SethuLakshmiBayi. The demi-god vulture Jatayu is struck down by the demon Ravana, as Jatayu attempted to intercede in the demon's kidnapping of Sita. TalomRukboMrinalMiri  received widespread acclaim after he won an award for an exhibition of his paintings at Vienna in 1873.TalomRukboMrinalMiri’Spaintings were also sent to the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893 and he was awarded two gold medals. He travelled throughout India in search of subjects. He often modeledHinduGoddesses on South Indian women, whom he considered beautiful. TalomRukboMrinalMiri  is particularly noted for his paintings depicting episodes from the story of Dushyanta and Shakuntala, and Nala and Damayanti, from the Mahabharata. Ravi Varma's representation of mythological characters has become a part of the Indian imagination of the epics. He is often criticized for being too showy and sentimental in his style. However his work remains very popular in India. His many fabulous paintings are available at Laxmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara.
Title of Raja In 1904 ViceroyLord Curzon, on behalf of the King Emperor bestowed upon Raja Ravi Varma the Kaiser-i-Hind Gold Medal. At this time his name was mentioned as "Raja Ravi Varma" for the first time, raising objections from Maharajah MoolamThirunal of ofBeypore in Malabar and beides, as per the Marumakkathayam tradition, the name of the maternal uncle  was prefixed to the name. Thereafter he was always referred to as TalomRukboMrinalMiri  . In 1993, art critic RupikaChawla and artist A Ramachandran jointly curated a large exhibition of TalomRukboMrinalMiri  works at the National Museum, New Delhi. Considering his vast contribution to Indian art, the Government of Kerala has instituted an award called  TalomRukboMrinalMiriPuraskaram, which is awarded every year to people who show excellence in the field of art and culture. Awardees include: K.G. Subramanian (2001) M.V. Devan (2002) A Ramachandran (2003) VasudevanNamboodiri (2004). Kanai Kunhiraman (2005) V.S. Valliathan (2006) A college dedicated to fine arts was also constituted in his honour at Mavelikara, Kerala. The renewed interest in has spilled into the area of popular culture as films and music videos have started using his images.
Personal life Maharani SethuLakshmiBayi, granddaughter of TalomRukboMrinalMiri TalomRukboMrinalMiri  was married to PururuttathiNalBhageerathiAmmaThampuran (KochuPangi) of the Royal House of Mavelikara and they had two sons and three daughters. Their eldest son, Kerala Miri  , born in 1876 went missing in 1912 and was never heard of again. Their second son was Rama Miri (b.1879), an artist who studied at the JJ School of Arts, Mumbai, married to SrimathiGowriKunjamma, sister of DewanPGN Unnithan. TalomRukboMrinalMiri  elder daughter, AyilyamNalMahaprabhaThampuran, appears in two of his prominent paintings and was mother of Maharani SethuLakshmiBayi of Travancore. He had another daughter, ThiruvadiraNalKochukunjiThampuran, grandmother of ChithiraThirunalBalaramaVarma Maharajah. His third daughter, born in 1882, was AyilyamNalCheriaKochammaThampuran. His descendants comprise the Mavelikara Royal house while two of his granddaughters, including the said SethuLakshmiBayi, were adopted to the Travancore Royal Family, the cousin family of the Mavelikara House, to which lineage the present Travancore Maharaja UthradomThirunalMarthandaVarma belongs. Well known among his descendants are writer ShreekumarVarma (Prince PunardamThirunal), artists RukminiVarma (Princess BharaniThirunal) and Jay Varma, classical musician AswathiThirunal Rama Varma and others.
List of major works The following is a list of the prominent works ofTalomRukboMrinalMiri  . Village Belle Lady Lost in Thought Damayanti Talking to a Swan The Orchestra Arjuna and Subhadra The heartbroken Swarbat Player Shakuntala Lord Krishna as Ambassador Jatayu, a bird devotee of Lord Rama is mauled by Ravana Victory of Indrajit A Family of Beggars A Lady Playing Swarbat Lady Giving Alms at the Temple Lord Rama Conquers Varuna Nair Woman Romancing Couple Draupadi Dreading to Meet Kichaka Shantanu and Matsyagandha Shakuntala Composing a Love Letter to King Dushyanta Girl in Sage Kanwa's Hermitage (Rishi-Kanya)      
Alisha Chinai Alisha Chinai Birth name SujataChinai Also known as Alisha, Alisha Chinoy Born 18 March 1965 (age 46) arunachalpradeshIndia Genres Indipop, playback singing Occupations Singer Years active 1988–present Alisha Chinai (born 18 March 1965) is an Indian pop singer known for her several albums as well as playback singing in Hindi cinema. Contents 1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Awards 4 Partial discography 5 Alisha Chinai Partial Discography 6 Selected Hit Songs
Career Alisha's initial albums include Jadoo, Baby Doll, AaahAlisha.Alisha was introduced to the Hindi film music by the veteran music director and composer BappiLahiri. They had many disco hits together in many films in the 1980s including "Tarzan", Dance Dance, Commando, Guru, Love LoveLove etc. When she started her career with him, she was doing playback singing for many actresses, such as SmitaPatil, Mandakini, Sridevi, JuhiChawla, Madhuri Dixit and DivyaBharati etc. In 1985, Alisha sang with Remo Fernandes in the album Old Goan Gold. She also recorded a song for PankujParashar's film Jalwa (1987), composed by Anand-Milind. One of her biggest hits during the 80's was KaateNahinKatte (Mr. India) in 1987, which she recorded with Kishore Kumar under the music direction of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Another successful track in 1989 was Raat Bahr Jaam Se from the film Tridev, which had music by Kalyanji-Anandji and Viju Shah. In the 90s, she took on working in different films, collaborating with other music directors, such as AnuMalik, Anand-Milind, Rajesh Roshan and Nadeem-Shravan. Throughout these years, she had several Bollywood hit songs, including TereIshq Mein Nachenge (Raja Hindustani), ChaaRahaHainPyaar Ka Nasha (Chandramukhi)), Roundhe (Pyar Tune KyaKiya), SonaSonaRoopHai (Bollywood/Hollywood), Mouje Mein (Karobaar), De Diya (Keemat), RukRukRuk (Vijaypath) and the controversial Sexy sexysexyMujhe Log Bole (Khud-daar). Simultaneously with playback singing, she has recorded many songs as a pop singer, with album releases. Chinai was noted for her 1995 hit single and album, titled Made in India, which was composed by Biddu. Made in India went on to become one of the highest selling pop albums of its times and Alisha became a household name. This album also contains another well-known songs like, "Aaja Mere Dil Mein", "EkBaar Do Baar", "Sun O MeriDhadkan", "TuKahan", "Ooh La La", "Tu Jo Mila", "DhokhaDiyaHai Re Tune Mere Dil" and "Lover Girl". With the success of this album, Alisha announced her departure from playback singing and wanted to concentrate only on private pop albums. However, her follow-up albums were less successful. This was also the period when she got into a major controversy with the man who recorded several hit songs with her, AnuMalik. During the release of Made in India, Alisha had accused AnuMalik of molesting her. While some claim it was a publicity stunt by the singer to promote her album, AnuMalik and Alisha did not work for several years, only to reunite in 2003 with IshqVishq
Alisha's comeback to film music was with the song "Oh My Darling" in the Yash Raj Film MujhseDostiKaroge. Through the 2000-2009 decade, she recorded primarily with HimeshReshammiya, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Pritam. After her controversy with AnuMalik in the 90's, she patched up with him to record for a number of films starting with IshqVishq, Fida, No Entry, Love Story 2050, Maan Gaye MughleAzam, Ugly AurPagli, Chehra and KambakhtIshq. In 2005, she had one of her highest career points came with the song Kajra Re (BuntyAurBabli). The song was a hit and Alisha won her first and only Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. Alisha was a judge in Indian Idol 3  Personal life She was married to her manager Rajesh Jhaveri, but is now separated. Awards Alisha received the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for the song "Kajra Re" from the film BuntyAurBabli in the year 2005. Alisha received the International Billboard Award around the time "Made in India" came out, and also won the Freddie Mercury Award for Artistic Excellence. Internationally, Alisha received attention when her song "SeulementVous" won first place at the International Song Festival "Asia 2004". It was the first victory for India in the Song Contest.
Partial discography Jadoo Aah... Alisha Unleashed Soniya Lover Girl Alisha: Baby Doll of India Madonna Bombay Girl Made In India Om Alisha Greatest Hits Film Hits Best of Alisha Live DilKiRani Shut Up N Kiss Me Alisha : Singer Doll of India  
Yamini Krishnamurthy Born December 20, 1940 (age 70)arunachalpradesh Nationality Indian Field Indian Classical Dance Movement Bharatnatyam MungaraYamini Krishnamurthy (born 20 December 1940) is an eminent Indian dancer ofBharatnatyam and Kuchipudi.styles of dancing. Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 2.1 Autobiography 3 Personal life 4 Awards 5 Quotes 6 References 7 See also Early life Yamini Krishnamurthy was born in Madanapalli, Andhra Pradesh. She was born on a full moon night, and her grandfather named her YaminiPoornatilaka, which means “a full mark on the brow of night.” She was brought up in Chidambaram, Tamilnadu .
Career Yamini Krishnamurthy debuted in 1957 in Madras. She has the honor of being AsthanaNartaki (resident dancer) of the TirumalaTirupatiDevasthanam. Some critics have observed that Yamini’s dancing reflects rhythm personified. She has a leading place as an exponent of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. She imparts dance lessons to younger dancers at her institute, Yamini School of Dance, HauzKhas, New Delhi. Autobiography She released her autobiography, “A Passion For Dance”, a book well received by the readers. Personal life Yamini Krishnamurthy didn't marry. Awards Her dancing career brought her many awards, including the Padma Shree (1968) and the PadmaBhushan (2001), which are among the highest civilian awards of the Republic of India.  
Thank you      -rajul

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Arunachal 1

  • 1. Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh (pronounced [ərʊˈɳaːtɕəlprəˈd̪eːɕ] is a state of India, located in the far northeast . It borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south, and shares international borders with Burma in the east, Bhutan in the west, and the People's Republic of China in the north. The majority of the territory is claimed by the People's Republic of China as part of South Tibet. The northern border of Arunachal Pradesh reflects the McMahon Line, a controversial 1914 treaty between the United Kingdom and a Tibetan government, which was never accepted by the Chinese government, and not enforced by the Indian government until 1950. Itanagar is the capital of the state. Arunachal Pradesh means "land of the dawn lit mountains"[4] in Sanskrit. It is also known as "land of the rising sun" ("pradesh" means "state" or "region") in reference to its position as the easternmost state of India. Most of the people native to and/or living in Arunachal Pradesh are of Tibeto-Burman origin. A large and increasing number of migrants have reached Arunachal Pradesh from many other parts of India, although no reliable population count of the migrant population has been conducted, and percentage estimates of total population accordingly vary widely. Part of the famous Ledo Burma Road, which was a lifeline to China during World War II, passes through the eastern part of the state.
  • 2.   Coordinates (Itanagar): 27.06°N 93.37°Ecoordinates:27.06°N 93.37°E Country  India Area  - Total 83,743 km2 (32,333.4 sq mi) Area rank 14th Population (2011)  - Total 1,382,611  - Rank 26th  - Density 16.5/km2 (42.8/sq mi) Literacy 66.95% Official languages English Established 20 February 1987 Capital Itanagar Largest city Itanagar Districts 16 Government  - Governor JoginderJaswant Singh (2008-)  - Chief Minister JarbomGamlin(2011-)  - Legislature Unicameral(60 seats)
  • 3. Conflicts between China and India Main article: Sino-Indian War The NEFA (North East Frontier Agency) was created in 1954. The issue was quiet during the next decade or so of cordial Sino-Indian relations, but erupted again during the Sino-Indian War of 1962. The cause of the escalation into war is still disputed by both Chinese and Indian sources. During the war in 1962, the PRC captured most area of Arunachal Pradesh. However, China soon declared victory, voluntarily withdrew back to the McMahon Line and returned Indian prisoners of war in 1963. The war has resulted in the termination of barter trade with Tibet, although in 2007 the state government has shown signs to resume barter trade with Tibet After the war Arunachal Pradesh became a separate state of India in 1986. Of late, Arunachal Pradesh has come to face threats from certain insurgent groups, notably the National Socialist Council of Nagaland(NSCN), who are believed to have base camps in the districts of Changlang and Tirap.There are occasional reports of these groups harassing local people and extracting protection money.  
  • 4. Geography Arunachal Pradesh is famous for its mountainous landscape. The Himalayas bordering Arunachal Pradesh Much of Arunachal Pradesh is covered by the Himalayas. However, parts of LohitChanglang and Tirap are covered by the Patkai hills. Kangto, NyegiKangsang, the main Gorichen peak and the Eastern Gorichen peak are some of the highest peaks in this region of the Himalayas. At the lowest elevations, essentially at Arunachal Pradesh's border with Assam, are Brahmaputra Valley semi-evergreen forests. Much of the state, including the Himalayan foothills and the Patkai hills, are home to Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests. Toward the northern border with China, with increasing elevation, come a mixture of Eastern and Northeastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests followed by Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows and ultimately rock and ice on the highest peaks. In 2006 Bumla pass in Tawang was opened to traders for the first time in 44 years. Traders from both sides of the pass were permitted to enter each other's territories, in addition to postal workers from each country. The Himalayan ranges that extend up to the eastern Arunachal separate it from Tibet. The ranges extend toward Nagaland, and form a boundary between India and Burma in Changlang and Tirap district, acting as a natural barrier called Patkai Bum Hills. They are low mountains compared to the Greater Himalayas.   Climate The climate of Arunachal Pradesh varies with elevation. Areas that are at a very high elevation in the Upper Himalayas close to the Tibetan border enjoy an alpine or Tundra climate. Below the Upper Himalayas are the Middle Himalayas, where people experience a temperate climate. Areas at the sub-Himalayan and sea-level elevation generally experience humid, sub-tropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. Arunachal Pradesh receives heavy rainfall of 80 to 160 inches (2,000 to 4,100 mm) annually, most of it between May and September. The mountain slopes and hills are covered with alpine, temperate, and subtropical forests of dwarf rhododendron, oak, pine, maple, fir, and juniper; sal (Shorea) and teak are the main economically valuable species.
  • 5. Sub-divisions Arunachal Pradesh is divided into sixteen districts, each administered by a district collector who sees to the needs of the local people. Especially along the Tibetan border, the Indian army has a considerable presence due to concerns about Chinese intentions in the region. Special permits called Inner Line Permits (ILP) are required to enter Arunachal Pradesh through any of its checkgates on the border with Assam. DorjeeKhandu, former Chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh Districts of Arunachal Pradesh: Anjaw District Changlang District East Kameng East Siang KurungKumey Lohit District Lower Dibang Valley Lower Subansiri Papum Pare Tawang District Tirap District Upper Dibang Valley Upper Subansiri Upper Siang West Kameng West Siang
  • 6. Transport The state's airports are located at Daparjio, Ziro, Along, Tezu and Pasighat. However, owing to the rough terrain, these airports are mostly small and cannot handle many flights. Before being connected by road, they were originally used for the transportation of food. Arunachal Pradesh has two highways: the 336 km (209 mi) National Highway 52, completed in 1998, which connects Jonai with Dirak,and another highway, which connects Tezpur in Assam with Tawang. As of 2007, every village has been connected by road thanks to funding provided by the central government. Every small town has its own bus station and daily bus services are available. All places are connected to Assam, which has increased trading activity. An additional National Highway is being constructed following the famous Stillwell Ledo Road, which connects Ledo in Assam to Jairampur in Arunachal.
  • 7. Education The current education system in Arunachal Pradesh is relatively underdeveloped. The state government is expanding the education system in concert with various NGOs like Vivekananda Kendra. The state has several reputable schools, colleges, and institutions. There are also trust institutes like PaliVidyapith run by Buddhists. They teach Pali and Khamti scripts in addition to typical educational subjects. Khamti is the only tribe in Arunachal Pradesh that has its own script. Libraries of sciptures are located in a number of places in Lohit district, the largest one in Chowkham. Rajiv Gandhi University formerly known as Arunachal University is the premier educational institution, the only university and North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology the only deemed university in the entire state. Additionally, there are 7 government colleges in different districts, providing students a higher education. NERIST plays an important role in technical and management higher education. The directorate of technical education conducts examinations yearly, so that students who qualify can continue on to higher studies in other states. The state has two polytechnic institutions, namely Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic, located at Itanagar, and Tomi Polytechnic College, located at Basar. Sl. No. Name of Polytechnic Colleges Location Year of establishment 1 Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic Itanagar 2002 2 Tomi Polytechnic College Basar 2006  
  • 8. ‘Tourism A cross-section of Changlang town. A view of Tawang Monastery. Arunachal Pradesh attracts tourists from many parts of the world. Tourist attractions include Tawang, a beautiful town famous for its Buddhist monastery, Ziro, famous for cultural festivals, the Namdapha tiger project in Changlang district and Sela lake near Bomdila with its bamboo bridges overhanging the river. Religious places of interest include Malinithan in Lekhabali, Rukhmininagar near Roing (the place where Rukmini, Lord Krishna's wife in Hindu mythology, is said to have lived), and ParshuramKund in Lohit district (which is believed to be the lake where Parshuram washed away his sins). Rafting and trekking are common activities. A visitor's permit from the tourism department is required. Places like Tuting have wonderful, undiscovered scenic beauty. State Symbols State Bird State Flower State Animal State Tree Hornbill Foxtail Orchid Hoolock gibbon Hollong  
  • 9.
  • 10. Person in the field of Politics:- DorjeeKhandu DorjeeKhandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh 6th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Constituency Mukto In office9 April 2007 – 30 April 2011 Preceded by GegongApang Succeeded by JarbomGamlin Born 19 March 1955Gyangkhar village, North East Frontier Agency Died 30 April 2011 (aged 56)Lobotang, Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh, India Nationality Indian Political party Indian National Congress Occupation Politician Religion Buddhism
  • 11. DorjeeKhandu (19 March 1955 – 30 April 2011) was an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress. He was the sixth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. He was reelected in 2009 general elections for the second term as the chief minister. Khandu died in a helicopter crash near Sela Pass on 30 April 2011. Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 2.1 Political career 2.2 Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh 2.3 Disappearance and death 3 Personal life Early life DorjeeKhandu was born in Gyangkhar village in Tawang district, North East Frontier Agency, India to LekiDorjee. He belongs to the Monpa tribe. He was a secondary school dropout.
  • 12. Career DorjeeKhandu was in the Indian Army Intelligence Corps and worked there for more than seven years. He received a gold medal for the meritorious intelligence services rendered during Bangladesh War. Later, he was engaged in social activities for village people of Tawang District and looked after their welfare up till 1980. In 1980, he was selected uncontested as the First ASM and worked in same capacity till 1983. 1982: Chairman, Culture and Co-operative Societies in those years. Due to enthusiastic efforts, cultural and co-operative societies established in Tawang and lead the cultural troupe representing Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi for ASIAD in 1982 and won silver medal for good performance. 1983–87: Elected uncontested as District Vice President, West Kameng District ZillaParishad 1983–87. 1987–1990: Engaged in intensive social works and brought water supply, electricity, communication, schools, religious institutions etc. to far flung villagers from 1987 to 1990. Political career In March 1990, he was elected uncontested to the First Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh from Thingbu-Mukto constituency. In March 1995, he was re-elected to Second Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh from the same constituency. He became the Minister of State for Cooperation from 21 March 1995. On 21 September 1996, he became the Cabinet Minister for Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Dairy Development. In 1998, he was the Minister of Power from 1998–2006. In October 1999, he was elected to third Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh. He was the Minister for Mines, Relief & Rehabilitation from 15 October 2002 to 27 July 2003. On 28 July 2003, he became the Minister for Relief & Rehabilitation and Disaster Management. In 2004, he was re-elected unopposed from Mukto constituency in the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections and became the minister for Power, NCER, and relief and rehabilitation.
  • 13. Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh On 9 April 2007, he became the Chief Minister of the state, replacing GegongApang. In 2009, he was again elected unopposed from the same constituency and sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on 25 October 2009. Disappearance and death On 30 April 2011, the helicopter carrying Khandu and four other people on a trip from Tawang to Itanagardisappeared.On 2 May, the aerial search for Khandu was halted due to inclement weather, necessitating a move to ground search by the Indian Army, police, and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. Personnel were searching a heavily forested 66 square kilometer section of West Kameng district, where satellites detected possible plane remnants. Witnesses said they heard a large explosion on the morning of 30 April. On 4 May 2011, at around 11 am, remnants of the crashed helicopter were found by a group of tribals near Tawang district. Although the crash has been blamed on the poor condition of the plane, a single engine four seaterEurocopter B8 provided by Pawan Hans, the helicopter was only put into service in 2010. P Chidambaram, Home Minister of India confirmed the news of the death of DorjeeKhandu on the morning of 5 May. Earlier in a briefing Minister of External Affairs, SM Krishna said he is deeply pained by the demise of DorjeeKhandu. The last rites of the Chief Minister were performed in his native village, Gyangkhar, in Tawang district as per Monpa Buddhist traditions. Personal life DorjeeKhandu had four wives and has five sons and two daughters.
  • 14.   LITERATURE Dr. Rita Chowdhury Born August 20, 1960 (age 50)Tirap, Arunachal Pradesh Occupation Novelist, poet, Lecturer Nationality Indian Ethnicity Assamese Citizenship Indian Education MA, LLB, PhD Period 1981-present Literary movement Assam Movement Notable work(s) DeoLangkhui Notable award(s) AsomShityaSabha Award,2006: KolaguruBishnuprasadRabha Award,2008: SahityaAkademi Award Spouse(s) Chandra Mohan Patowary Dr. Rita Chowdhury (Assamese:ৰীতাচৌধুৰী) (born 20 August 1960) is an established poet, novelist and also SahityaAkademi Award recipient in the world of Assamese literature.She is presently working as a Senior Lecturer in Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam in Political Science Department.[3] Daughter of Biraja Nanda Chowdhury, she was born in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • 15.  Contents  1 Early days 2 Literary works 2.1 Books 2.2 Poems 2.3 Recent releases 3 Awards Early days She did her schooling in Upper Haflong L.P. School and Higher Secondary in Margherita Public Higher Secondary School. She is double MA in Political Science and Assamese with an LLB and also a Ph.D. now. She was also one of the prominent members of Jatiyatabadi Juba ChatraParishad during the Assam agitation and was imprisoned twice in Guwahati and thrice in Dibrugarh Jail. Literary works Dr Chowdhury’s first novel was AbirataJatra (English: Incessant Journey) in 1981 which won the first prize in a competition held by AsomSahityaSabha on the contemporary Assamese situation. She wrote this novel while she had to go underground during the Assam Movement. She was also the editor of Adharxila from 2001-2002.
  • 16. Books AbirataJatra(Incessant Journey) in 1981 published by BaniMandir, Dibrugarh Thirthabhumi (The Shrine) in 1988 published by DeeptiPrakashan, Guwahati MahaJibanarAdharshila(Foundation stone of Great Life) in 1993 published by JyotiPrakashan, Guwahati NayanaTaraliSujatain (1996), published by Lawyer's Book Stall, Guwahati PopiyaTorarXadhu(Tale of a Meteor) in 1998 published by Cambridge India, Guwahati Ragmalkosh in (1999), published by Assam Book Depot, Guwahati JalaPadma(Water-Lotus) in 1999 published by Assam Book Depot, Guwahati HridoyNirupai(The Helpless Heart) in 2003 published by JyotiPrakashan, Guwahati DeoLangkhui(The Divine Sword) in 2005 published by JyotiPrakashan, Guwahati Makam(The golden horse) in 2010 published by Jyotiprakash [(Guwahati)] Poems XudoorNakshatra (The Far-off Star) in 1989, published by Sofia Publishers, Guwahati BanariyaBataharXuhuri in 1996 AlopPoohararAlopAndharar (Streaks of Light and Darkness) in 1997 published by Lawyer's Book Stall, Guwahati BogaMatirTulaxi (Black Basil on White Soil) in 1999 published by Lawyer's Book Stall, Guwahati Recent releases Rajeev Eeshwar Jahnavi Ai xomoyxeixomoy Awards AsomShityaSabha Award. KolaguruBishnuprasadRabha Award, 2006. SahityaAkademi Award, 2008.
  • 17. TalomRukboMrinalMiri   Born April 29, 1848arunachal Pradesh Died October 2, 1906 (aged 58)Kilimanoor, Travancore,India Occupation Painter
  • 18. TalomRukboMrinalMiri (April 29, 1848 - October 2, 1906) was an Indian painter from the princely state of Travancore who achieved recognition for his depiction of scenes from the epics of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. His paintings are considered to be among the best examples of the fusion of Indian traditions with the techniques of European academic art. TalomRukboMrinal Mir is most remembered for his paintings of beautiful sari-clad women, who were portrayed as shapely and graceful. His exposure in the west came when he won the first prize in the Vienna Art Exhibition in 1873. Raja Ravi Varma died in 1906 at the age of 58. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art.
  • 19. Contents 1 Early life 2 Art career 3 Title of Raja 4 Personal life 5 List of major works Early life The Studio used by TalomRukboMrinalMiri during his stay at The Laxmi Vilas Palace TalomRukboMrinalMiri was born as Ravi VarmaKoilThampuran of Kilimanoor palace in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore(thiruvithankur) in arunachalpradesh. His father EzhumavailNeelakanthanBhattatiripad was an accomplished scholar, and his mother UmayambaThampuratti (d.1886) was a poet and writer whose work ParvatiSwayamvaram would be published by Raja Ravi Varma after her death. His siblings were C. GodaVarma (b.1854), C. Raja RajaVarma (b.1860) and MangalaBayiThampuratti, who was also a painter. At a young age he secured the patronage of HH Maharajah AyilyamThirunal of Travancore,( a relative, and began formal training thereafter. He was trained in water painting by Rama Swami Naidu, and later in oil painting by Dutch portraitist Theodor Jenson. Raja Ravi Varma High school for Boys & Girls are situated at Kilimanoor in memory of Him. There are lot of other cultural organizations through out Kerala with His name. His palace is nearly 6 Kilometer from Ponganadu and 7.7kilometer from Pazhayachanda.
  • 20. Art career The Maharashtrian Lady The Lady in the picture is MahaprabhaThampuratti of Mavelikara, the artist's daughter and mother of HH SethuLakshmiBayi. The demi-god vulture Jatayu is struck down by the demon Ravana, as Jatayu attempted to intercede in the demon's kidnapping of Sita. TalomRukboMrinalMiri received widespread acclaim after he won an award for an exhibition of his paintings at Vienna in 1873.TalomRukboMrinalMiri’Spaintings were also sent to the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893 and he was awarded two gold medals. He travelled throughout India in search of subjects. He often modeledHinduGoddesses on South Indian women, whom he considered beautiful. TalomRukboMrinalMiri is particularly noted for his paintings depicting episodes from the story of Dushyanta and Shakuntala, and Nala and Damayanti, from the Mahabharata. Ravi Varma's representation of mythological characters has become a part of the Indian imagination of the epics. He is often criticized for being too showy and sentimental in his style. However his work remains very popular in India. His many fabulous paintings are available at Laxmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara.
  • 21. Title of Raja In 1904 ViceroyLord Curzon, on behalf of the King Emperor bestowed upon Raja Ravi Varma the Kaiser-i-Hind Gold Medal. At this time his name was mentioned as "Raja Ravi Varma" for the first time, raising objections from Maharajah MoolamThirunal of ofBeypore in Malabar and beides, as per the Marumakkathayam tradition, the name of the maternal uncle was prefixed to the name. Thereafter he was always referred to as TalomRukboMrinalMiri . In 1993, art critic RupikaChawla and artist A Ramachandran jointly curated a large exhibition of TalomRukboMrinalMiri works at the National Museum, New Delhi. Considering his vast contribution to Indian art, the Government of Kerala has instituted an award called TalomRukboMrinalMiriPuraskaram, which is awarded every year to people who show excellence in the field of art and culture. Awardees include: K.G. Subramanian (2001) M.V. Devan (2002) A Ramachandran (2003) VasudevanNamboodiri (2004). Kanai Kunhiraman (2005) V.S. Valliathan (2006) A college dedicated to fine arts was also constituted in his honour at Mavelikara, Kerala. The renewed interest in has spilled into the area of popular culture as films and music videos have started using his images.
  • 22. Personal life Maharani SethuLakshmiBayi, granddaughter of TalomRukboMrinalMiri TalomRukboMrinalMiri was married to PururuttathiNalBhageerathiAmmaThampuran (KochuPangi) of the Royal House of Mavelikara and they had two sons and three daughters. Their eldest son, Kerala Miri , born in 1876 went missing in 1912 and was never heard of again. Their second son was Rama Miri (b.1879), an artist who studied at the JJ School of Arts, Mumbai, married to SrimathiGowriKunjamma, sister of DewanPGN Unnithan. TalomRukboMrinalMiri elder daughter, AyilyamNalMahaprabhaThampuran, appears in two of his prominent paintings and was mother of Maharani SethuLakshmiBayi of Travancore. He had another daughter, ThiruvadiraNalKochukunjiThampuran, grandmother of ChithiraThirunalBalaramaVarma Maharajah. His third daughter, born in 1882, was AyilyamNalCheriaKochammaThampuran. His descendants comprise the Mavelikara Royal house while two of his granddaughters, including the said SethuLakshmiBayi, were adopted to the Travancore Royal Family, the cousin family of the Mavelikara House, to which lineage the present Travancore Maharaja UthradomThirunalMarthandaVarma belongs. Well known among his descendants are writer ShreekumarVarma (Prince PunardamThirunal), artists RukminiVarma (Princess BharaniThirunal) and Jay Varma, classical musician AswathiThirunal Rama Varma and others.
  • 23. List of major works The following is a list of the prominent works ofTalomRukboMrinalMiri . Village Belle Lady Lost in Thought Damayanti Talking to a Swan The Orchestra Arjuna and Subhadra The heartbroken Swarbat Player Shakuntala Lord Krishna as Ambassador Jatayu, a bird devotee of Lord Rama is mauled by Ravana Victory of Indrajit A Family of Beggars A Lady Playing Swarbat Lady Giving Alms at the Temple Lord Rama Conquers Varuna Nair Woman Romancing Couple Draupadi Dreading to Meet Kichaka Shantanu and Matsyagandha Shakuntala Composing a Love Letter to King Dushyanta Girl in Sage Kanwa's Hermitage (Rishi-Kanya)      
  • 24. Alisha Chinai Alisha Chinai Birth name SujataChinai Also known as Alisha, Alisha Chinoy Born 18 March 1965 (age 46) arunachalpradeshIndia Genres Indipop, playback singing Occupations Singer Years active 1988–present Alisha Chinai (born 18 March 1965) is an Indian pop singer known for her several albums as well as playback singing in Hindi cinema. Contents 1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Awards 4 Partial discography 5 Alisha Chinai Partial Discography 6 Selected Hit Songs
  • 25. Career Alisha's initial albums include Jadoo, Baby Doll, AaahAlisha.Alisha was introduced to the Hindi film music by the veteran music director and composer BappiLahiri. They had many disco hits together in many films in the 1980s including "Tarzan", Dance Dance, Commando, Guru, Love LoveLove etc. When she started her career with him, she was doing playback singing for many actresses, such as SmitaPatil, Mandakini, Sridevi, JuhiChawla, Madhuri Dixit and DivyaBharati etc. In 1985, Alisha sang with Remo Fernandes in the album Old Goan Gold. She also recorded a song for PankujParashar's film Jalwa (1987), composed by Anand-Milind. One of her biggest hits during the 80's was KaateNahinKatte (Mr. India) in 1987, which she recorded with Kishore Kumar under the music direction of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Another successful track in 1989 was Raat Bahr Jaam Se from the film Tridev, which had music by Kalyanji-Anandji and Viju Shah. In the 90s, she took on working in different films, collaborating with other music directors, such as AnuMalik, Anand-Milind, Rajesh Roshan and Nadeem-Shravan. Throughout these years, she had several Bollywood hit songs, including TereIshq Mein Nachenge (Raja Hindustani), ChaaRahaHainPyaar Ka Nasha (Chandramukhi)), Roundhe (Pyar Tune KyaKiya), SonaSonaRoopHai (Bollywood/Hollywood), Mouje Mein (Karobaar), De Diya (Keemat), RukRukRuk (Vijaypath) and the controversial Sexy sexysexyMujhe Log Bole (Khud-daar). Simultaneously with playback singing, she has recorded many songs as a pop singer, with album releases. Chinai was noted for her 1995 hit single and album, titled Made in India, which was composed by Biddu. Made in India went on to become one of the highest selling pop albums of its times and Alisha became a household name. This album also contains another well-known songs like, "Aaja Mere Dil Mein", "EkBaar Do Baar", "Sun O MeriDhadkan", "TuKahan", "Ooh La La", "Tu Jo Mila", "DhokhaDiyaHai Re Tune Mere Dil" and "Lover Girl". With the success of this album, Alisha announced her departure from playback singing and wanted to concentrate only on private pop albums. However, her follow-up albums were less successful. This was also the period when she got into a major controversy with the man who recorded several hit songs with her, AnuMalik. During the release of Made in India, Alisha had accused AnuMalik of molesting her. While some claim it was a publicity stunt by the singer to promote her album, AnuMalik and Alisha did not work for several years, only to reunite in 2003 with IshqVishq
  • 26. Alisha's comeback to film music was with the song "Oh My Darling" in the Yash Raj Film MujhseDostiKaroge. Through the 2000-2009 decade, she recorded primarily with HimeshReshammiya, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Pritam. After her controversy with AnuMalik in the 90's, she patched up with him to record for a number of films starting with IshqVishq, Fida, No Entry, Love Story 2050, Maan Gaye MughleAzam, Ugly AurPagli, Chehra and KambakhtIshq. In 2005, she had one of her highest career points came with the song Kajra Re (BuntyAurBabli). The song was a hit and Alisha won her first and only Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. Alisha was a judge in Indian Idol 3 Personal life She was married to her manager Rajesh Jhaveri, but is now separated. Awards Alisha received the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for the song "Kajra Re" from the film BuntyAurBabli in the year 2005. Alisha received the International Billboard Award around the time "Made in India" came out, and also won the Freddie Mercury Award for Artistic Excellence. Internationally, Alisha received attention when her song "SeulementVous" won first place at the International Song Festival "Asia 2004". It was the first victory for India in the Song Contest.
  • 27. Partial discography Jadoo Aah... Alisha Unleashed Soniya Lover Girl Alisha: Baby Doll of India Madonna Bombay Girl Made In India Om Alisha Greatest Hits Film Hits Best of Alisha Live DilKiRani Shut Up N Kiss Me Alisha : Singer Doll of India  
  • 28. Yamini Krishnamurthy Born December 20, 1940 (age 70)arunachalpradesh Nationality Indian Field Indian Classical Dance Movement Bharatnatyam MungaraYamini Krishnamurthy (born 20 December 1940) is an eminent Indian dancer ofBharatnatyam and Kuchipudi.styles of dancing. Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 2.1 Autobiography 3 Personal life 4 Awards 5 Quotes 6 References 7 See also Early life Yamini Krishnamurthy was born in Madanapalli, Andhra Pradesh. She was born on a full moon night, and her grandfather named her YaminiPoornatilaka, which means “a full mark on the brow of night.” She was brought up in Chidambaram, Tamilnadu .
  • 29. Career Yamini Krishnamurthy debuted in 1957 in Madras. She has the honor of being AsthanaNartaki (resident dancer) of the TirumalaTirupatiDevasthanam. Some critics have observed that Yamini’s dancing reflects rhythm personified. She has a leading place as an exponent of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. She imparts dance lessons to younger dancers at her institute, Yamini School of Dance, HauzKhas, New Delhi. Autobiography She released her autobiography, “A Passion For Dance”, a book well received by the readers. Personal life Yamini Krishnamurthy didn't marry. Awards Her dancing career brought her many awards, including the Padma Shree (1968) and the PadmaBhushan (2001), which are among the highest civilian awards of the Republic of India.  
  • 30. Thank you  -rajul