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; ref heavily influenced by the seasonal heavy rains brought by the monsoon. '''Kirori Mal College''' is a constituent college of the University of Delhi, located in New Delhi, India that was established in 1954. Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. It offers undergraduate and graduate courses in science, arts, liberal arts and commerce and is known for being one of the most politically active colleges in University of Delhi. It is also known for being one of the most active colleges when it comes to extracurricular activities especially theatre, music and art. Life and career After making his Surrey (Surrey County Cricket Club) debut in 1976, he toured India and Sri Lanka as reserve wicket-keeper to Bob Taylor (Bob Taylor (cricketer)) in 1981-82, and forced his way into international contention again in 1986, when his batting produced over a thousand runs. He played two One Day Internationals against New Zealand (New Zealand cricket team), and was picked for the 1986 87 Ashes tour (English cricket team in Australia in 1986–87), initially as cover for Bruce French (Bruce French (cricketer)). However England opted to play the wicket-keeper more likely to score runs, and he recorded his century at Perth (Perth, Western Australia) in only his second Test as England piled up 592 for 8. Richards scored 264 runs at 37.71 in the Tests on the tour, but his batting tailed off after his bright start, and French resumed his place in the side at home in 1987. Description The '''Water monitor''', (''Varanus salvator'') is a large species of monitor lizard capable of growing to Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India

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is derived from the Kameng river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, that flows through the district. Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India

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before traveling to England for further study. He abandoned his formal education and returned home, founding a school, Santiniketan, where children received an education in consonance with Tagore's own ideas of communion with nature and emphasis on literature and the arts. In protest against the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, he resigned the knighthood that had been conferred upon him in 1913. Tagore holds the unique distinction of being the composer of the national

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aimed at young children, it has found popularity with pre-teens to young adults because despite the fairly young and lighthearted appearance of the show, it had some rather dark undertones beneath the surface. Its cult appreciation has also stemmed from the fact that Toad Patrol had so much time and effort put into it. This series has a very distinct beginning, middle, and end to each season it airs. The story was in the works since 1985 and was in the development stage as the creators started selling Mistle Toad chocolates to raise money. The show eventually managed to get animated overseas in both Korea, AKOM (First Season) and India, UTV Toons (UTV Software Communications) (Second Season). Although, a lot of the in-betweening and other works were done in Canada at Funbag (Funbag Animation Studios) and Helix (Helix Animation) studios. Dorah Pass became important during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan because the Soviets were unable to stop the flow of arms and men back and forth across the pass. Almost the entire Munji (Munji language)-speaking population of Afghanistan fled across the border to Chitral during the War in Afghanistan. Dorah Pass is situated in the Pamir (Pamir Mountains), a high plateau sometimes called "The roof of the world" that joins Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, China and India. Marco Polo is believed to have crossed the Pamir Mountains on his way to China. The rank of '''Field Marshal''' is the highest possible rank in the Indian Army. Only two Army appointments have been made by the Government of India since independence in 1947. An equivalent rank (Field Marshal (United Kingdom)) existed in the British Indian Army before 1947. Field Marshal is the only position that one holds for life, with all other ranks retiring following 30 years of service. ''Chlorophytum borivilianum'' is a herb with lanceolate leaves, from tropical wet forests in peninsular India. The Hindi name is '''safed musli'''. It is cultivated and eaten as a leaf vegetable in some parts of India, and its roots are used medicinally as a sex tonic under the name ''safed musli''. The medicinal value is thought to derive from its saponin content, up to 17 percent by dry weight. It has also recently been suggested that it may produce an aphrodisiac agent. As medicinal demand has increased, the plant has been brought under cultivation. The saponins and alkaloids present in the plant are the source of its alleged aphrodisiac properties. http: newcrop CropFactSheets safedmoosli.html http: docrep article wfc xii 0110-b4.htm In traditional Indian medicine it is used as 'Rasayan' or adaptogen. F. Thakur M., Bhargava S., Dixit V.K. "Immunomodulatory activity of Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant." ''Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine''. 4 (4) (pp 419-423), 2007 '''Shekhar Suman''' is an Indian film actor and a television personality. He has also been featured as a singer on a music album. Suman married Alka Kapur on May 4, 1984, and has a son, Adhyayan Suman a Bollywood film actor. '''Gandhi Smriti''' formerly known as '''Birla House''' or '''Birla Bhavan''', is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, situated on Tees January Road, in New Delhi, India. It is the location where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on January 30, 1948. It was originally the house of the Indian business tycoons, the Birlas. It now houses the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum established in 2005. *Sri Lanka - In stream gravels, Galle district, Southern Province; Balangoda district; near Kodrugala, Sabaragamuwa Province; and from a pegmatite in Bambarabotuwa area. *India - Reported from beach sands of Travancore (Kerala). Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India


of the Roman Empire was largely derived from Greek models. In the East, Alexander the Great's conquests initiated several centuries of exchange between Greek, Central Asian and Indian cultures, resulting in Greco-Buddhist art, with ramifications as far as Japan. Following the Renaissance in Europe, the humanist (Humanism) aesthetic and the high technical standards of Greek art inspired generations of European artists. Pottery was either red with black designs or black

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The game is mostly confined to the former Indian townships (township (South Africa)), where it is very popular as a family game and in fund-raising tournaments, but to some extent it has spread to other South Africans and to Indians in other countries. The first thunee world championship was held in Pietermaritzburg in 2003. Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India


Kuchipudi Dancer from Andhra Pradesh.JPG thumb A Kuchipudi Dancer from Andhra Pradesh Main fields of scientific activity of Professor Abdushelishvili were: anthropology of the population of Georgia and the Caucasus, anthropology of the population of India, kranology of the population of the Caucasus, etc. He was author about 200 scientific-research works and more than 10 monographs. '''Kishori Amonkar''' ( ) (born 1932) is an Indian singer who

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not long after their introduction in Europe. However, disaffection with the Company also grew during this time, and set off the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Fed by diverse resentments and perceptions, including invasive British-style social reforms, harsh land taxes, and summary treatment of some rich landowners and princes, the rebellion rocked many regions of northern and central

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of Jammu (Jammu (city)).Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, one of the leading technical university of India is also located here. '''Quest Diagnostics Incorporated''' ( Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India


'''India''' ( China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

Home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four religions—Hinduism (Hinduism in India), Buddhism (History of Buddhism in India), Jainism (Jainism in India), and Sikhism (Sikhism in India)—originated here, whereas Judaism, Zoroastrianism (Parsi), Christianity (Christianity in India), and Islam (Islam in India) arrived in the 1st millennium CE (Common Era) and also helped shape the region's diverse culture (Culture of India). Gradually annexed by and brought under the administration of the British East India Company (Company rule in India) from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom (British Raj) after Indian Rebellion of 1857, India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence (Indian independence movement) that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi).

The Indian economy (Economy of India) is the world's tenth-largest by nominal GDP (List of countries by GDP (nominal)) and third-largest by purchasing power parity (List of countries by GDP (PPP)) (PPP). Following market-based economic reforms (Economic liberalisation in India) in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies (List of countries by real GDP growth rate (latest year)); it is considered a newly industrialised country. However, it continues to face the challenges of poverty (poverty in India), corruption (Corruption in India), malnutrition (Malnutrition in India), inadequate public healthcare (Healthcare in India), and terrorism (Terrorism in India). A nuclear weapons state and a regional power (Power (international relations)#Power as status), it has the third-largest standing army (List of countries by number of troops) in the world and ranks ninth in military expenditure (List of countries by military expenditures) among nations. India is a federal (Federalism) constitutional republic governed under a parliamentary system consisting of 29 states and 7 union territories (States and territories of India). India is a pluralistic (Pluralism (political philosophy)), multilingual (Languages of India), and a multi-ethnic society. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife (Wildlife of India) in a variety of protected habitats (Protected areas of India).

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