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By NewsGram Staff Writer

It is a celebrated fact that all the countries across the globe are loved by their residents. However our mother nation, India deserves great reverence and love from her children as she is not an ordinary country. Apart from being an exceptional country, it’s a great mother too. And her three unique virtues- Tolerance, Kindness, and Forgiveness, make her the greatest and the holiest place in the world.

The book A call to 1.25 billion children of Mother India apprises the readers, why India should be showered with immense love and reverence. It divulges into the exceptional greatness of India in earlier times on various counts and why India should regain her outstanding position in the world soon.

India has fed one-fourth of world’s population cumulatively since time immemorial, in spite of having only about 2.5-3.0 per cent of world’s land-area. Tolerance of the inhabitants of the country and abundance of water & food, coupled with favorable climate allowed innumerable people to migrate and settle here in earlier times.

From ancient era to the eighteenth century, India’s share in the world-GDP was always more than 20 per cent. Just before the onset of British rule, India’s share in world-GDP was around 25 per cent, which reduced to a mere 3 per cent in 1947. Likewise, the country’s share in the world-trade reduced to 1.5 per cent in 1947 from more than 60 per cent in seventeenth century.

India was dominating in almost all the fields – from Mathematics to Metaphysics, from Metallurgy to Medicine, and from Music to Martial arts.

Therefore, our love for India should be at the highest degree. And that immense love should be turned into action by launching a long-term intensive movement for quality & productivity in the country.

The book elaborates the concept & methodology for this world-changing grand movement for quality & productivity, in which every citizen should actively participate. The book also urges Indians to help in eliminating poverty, to make the country clean and to fight against corruption.

This work is an attempt to mobilize Indians for ultimately re-making India as the best nation in the world in all aspects.



Kashmir's natural splendour, with its beautiful valleys and towering mountains, is really unlike anywhere.

Along with the undeniable natural beauty, the Kashmir valley has developed a reputation for adventurous activities like trekking, hiking, and river rafting. Kashmir has maintained its charm, allowing us to time-travel into beautiful destinations which make one forget about the stress and worries of life. The hikes in Kashmir offer adventurers to go on a self-discovery trip through nature's lap over the mountains while taking in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds them on their journey. In addition to the hikes, there are many thrilling adventure activities, like rock climbing, rope climbing, etc. Trekking across the region of mountains and lakes will allow you to experience living in the "Paradise on Earth," and you wouldn't want to return to your regular life after that.

The following are some of the finest hiking destinations in Kashmir:

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Pind Daan at Jagannath Ghat, Kolkata.

The Pitru Paksha starts after the Full Moon day, and this day marks the beginning of the waning phase of the Lunar cycle. This event is roughly of 15-day period, and is of great significance. From this day, rituals like Tarpan or Tarpanam and Shradh are carried out to pay respects to dead relatives and ancestors.

It is believed that from the very first day till the last day, the unhappy souls of the deceased return to the Earth to see their family members. So, in order to ensure that the dead attain Moksha, i.e. to get liberation, family members of these souls quench their thirst and satisfy their hunger by performing the Pind Daan, which includes offering food consisting of cooked rice and black sesame seeds. The literal meaning of Pind Daan is the act of satisfying those who no longer exist physically.

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Cubbon Park is a lush green garden at the heart of Bangalore

At the heart of Bangalore city, a large 300-acre space of lush greenery and heritage stands as a symbol of the city's past, present, and future. Cubbon Park is every child's favourite park, every Bangalorean's haven of fresh air, and altogether, the city's pride.

It stands testament to the past, in terms of the diversity of flora it houses. Bangalore traffic in the recent past has grown into a menace, but the stretch between MG Road and Cubbon Park is always a pleasurable place to stop and wait for the signal to turn green. The gust of wind that blows here, and the smell of mud, coupled with floral scents instantly transports citizens to Old Bangalore, where the weather was fine, and the trees loomed over roads with thick canopies that did not even allow rainwater to penetrate. Cubbon Park is also a historical site, and one of the few remaining monuments of colonial heritage in Central Bangalore. It houses many statues and among them, the most famous is that of Queen Victoria, which faces the St. Mark's Square.

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