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Sopore is also known as London of Kashmir. Hoticulture and Agriculture are two growing sectors . thumb right Truth (File:Gandhi 1944.jpg) alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. I must continue to bear testimony to truth even if I am forsaken by all. Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice of Truth. '''Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (w:Mahatma Gandhi)''' (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948), commonly known as '''Mahatma Gandhi''' (Sanskrit: महात्मा ''mahātmā'' "Great Soul"). In India he is generally regarded as '''Bapu''' (Gujarati: બાપુ ''bāpu'' "father"), '''Jathi Pitha''' and '''Raashtra Pita''' ("father of the nation"); he was an advocate and pioneer of nonviolent (w:nonviolence) social protest and direct action (w:Direct action) in the form he called Satyagraha (w:Satyagraha). He led the struggle for India (w:India)'s independence from British (w:United Kingdom) colonial rule. 144px thumb right The secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. (File:Arundhati Roy W.jpg) '''Arundhati Roy (w:Arundhati Roy)''' (born 24 November 1961) is an Indian (w:India) writer and social activist (w:Activism) '''Periyar Erode Venkata Ramasamy (w:Periyar E. V. Ramasamy)''' (Tamil (w:Tamil language): பெரியார், Kannada (w:Kannda language): ಪೆರಿಯಾರ್; 17 September 1879 – 24 December 1973), also known as '''Ramaswami''', '''EVR''', '''Thanthai Periyar''', or '''Periyar''', was a Dravidian (w:Dravidian peoples) social activist (w:social activist) and former politician from India (w:India), who founded the Self-Respect Movement (w:Self-Respect Movement) and Dravidar Kazhagam (w:Dravidar Kazhagam). He propagated the principles of rationalism, self-respect (w:Self-respect movement), women’s rights (w:Women's rights) and eradication of caste. He opposed the exploitation and marginalisation of the non-Brahmin indigenous Dravidian peoples of South India (w:South India) and the imposition of, what he considered, Indo-Aryan India. While continuing the Self-Respect Movement (w:Self-Respect Movement), he advocated for an independent Dravida Nadu (w:Dravida Nadu) (''Dravidistan''). '''Sathya Sai Baba (w:Sathya Sai Baba)''' (23 November 1926 – 24 April 2011), born '''Sathya Narayana Raju''', was a popular Indian (w:India) guru (w:guru). Letter to Indian (w:India) Prime Minister (w:List of Prime Ministers of India) Manmohan Singh, 20 October 2005 (excerpts) Parliamentary speech, 2 December 2005 (excerpts) ''Source: Fiji Times, 3 December 2005 (on allegations that funds had been raised for him in the Indian (w:India) state (w:States of India) of Haryana (w:Haryana), but had not been delivered).'' :'' Steve is calling India '' :'''Steve (w:Steve Smith (American Dad!))''': Hello, India (w:India)? Yeah, it's Pakistan (w:Pakistan). You know that nuclear peace treaty you sent over? Well, listen to this. '' starts rubbing the phone receiver against his shoulder '' Yeah, that's me wiping my butt with it. Oh, it is on. Meet me at the border at three o'clock. :'' Roger takes the receiver from him '' * 25px India (File:Flag of India.svg) India (w:India) - Prime Minister (w:Prime Minister of India) Manmohan Singh speaking at the G8 summit in Scotland said, "Just a couple of days back, India faced a major terrorist attack and these incidents show that global terrorism does not recognize international boundaries and we all need to work together to counter it." thumb right Whoever praises (File:Indian_relief_from_Amaravati,_Guntur._Preserved_in_Guimet_Museum.jpg) his own religion, due to excessive devotion, and condemns others with the thought "Let me glorify my own religion," only harms his own religion. Therefore contact (between religions) is good. One should listen to and respect the doctrines professed by others. '''Ashoka the Great (w:Ashoka the Great)''' (Devanagari (w:Devanagari language): अशोक; IAST transliteration (w:IAST): ''Aśoka'', 304 BCE – 232 BCE), known also as ''Piyadasi'' (Pali. Sanskrit (w:Sanskrit):''Priyadarśin'' – meaning 'good looking'), and ''Devanaŋpiya'' (Pali. Sanskrit (w:Sanskrit):''Devānāmpriya ''meaning 'beloved of the Gods'), was the emperor of the Mauryan Empire (w:Mauryan Empire) from 273 BCE (w:273 BCE) to 232 BCE (w:232 BCE). After a number of military conquests, Ashoka reigned over most of South Asia (w:South Asia) and beyond, from present-day Afghanistan (w:Afghanistan) to Bengal (w:Bengal) and as far south as Mysore (w:Mysore). An early supporter of Buddhism, Ashoka established monuments marking several significant sites in the life of Shakyamuni Buddha (Gautama Buddha), and according to Buddhist tradition was closely involved in the preservation and transmission of Buddhism. The name "Ashoka" means "without sorrow" in Sanskrit (w:Sanskrit). Asoka was the first ruler of ancient Bharatavarsha (w:Bharatavarsha) (India (w:India)), after the famed Mahabharata (w:Mahabharata) rulers, to unify such a vast territory under his empire, which exceeds the boundaries of the present-day Republic of India (w:Republic of India). 244px thumb right When one intends to move or when one intends to speak, one should first examine one’s own mind and then act appropriately with composure. When one sees one’s mind to be attached or repulsed, then one should neither act nor speak, but remain still like a piece of wood. When my mind is haughty, sarcastic, full of conceit and arrogance, ridiculing, evasive and deceitful, when it is inclined to boast, or when it is contemptuous of others, abusive, and irritable, then I should remain still like a piece of wood. When my mind is averse to the interests of others and seeks my own self-interest, or when it wishes to speak out of a desire for an audience, then I will remain still like a piece of wood. When it is impatient, indolent, timid, impudent, garrulous, or biased in my own favor, then I will remain still like a piece of wood. (File:16 wood samples.jpg) '''Shantideva (w:Shantideva)''' (sometimes '''Santideva''') was an 8th-century Indian (w:India) Buddhist (w:Buddhism) scholar and adherent of the Prasangika (w:Prasangika) Madhyamaka (w:Madhyamaka) philosophy, renowned as the author of the Bodhicaryavatara (w:Bodhicharyavatara) '''Deepak Chopra (w:Deepak Chopra)''' (दीपक चोपड़ा (w:Hindi); born October 22 (w:October 22), 1946 (w:1946)) is an Indian (w:India) medical doctor (w:medical doctor) and writer. He has written extensively on spirituality (w:spirituality) and diverse topics in mind-body medicine. He claims to be influenced by the teachings of Vedanta (w:Vedanta) and the Bhagavad Gita (w:Bhagavad Gita) from his native India, and quantum physics. He also said that he has been profoundly influenced by the teachings of J Krishnamurti (w:J Krishnamurti). His teachings have had a profound influence on the The New Thought Movement (W:New Thought Movement) which has embraced him in the U.S. * "There are many Lesser phyles (w:Phyle) and three Great ones. "What are the Great ones?" "New Atlantis (w:British_Empire#Legacy)," Nell began. "Nippon (w:Japanese people)," said Fiona. "Han (w:Han Chinese)," they concluded together. "That is correct," Miss Matheson said. "We traditionally include Han in the list because of its immense size and age—even though it has lately been crippled by intestine discord. And some would include Hindustan (w:India), while others would view it as a riotously diverse collection of microtribes (w:Category:Ethnic_groups_in_India) sintered together according to some formula we don't get." ** "Miss Matheson's philosophy of education" Others *'''Tommy Nettle''' (on France (w:France)): No-one speaks the fucking lingo out here. You can't say, "Pass the biscuit", or "Where's me 'and grenade?"; they just shrug. 'Cause they hate us too. I mean, that's the point: we fight in France and the French fuckin' 'ate us! Make me 'Ome Secretary (w:Home Secretary) and I'll sort this out in a fuckin' minute. We got India (w:India) and Africa (w:Africa), right? Jerry can have France and Belgium (w:Belgium) and whatever else they want. 'Oo's fuckin' ever been to Poland? It's all about room, empire! They want more empire; give 'em this shit hole, we keep ours, and it's Bob's your uncle and Fanny's your fucking aunt! Think about it. right thumb Indra Nooyi, Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, USA, at the Opening Press Conference of the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2008 (File:Indra Nooyi - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2008 no. 2.jpg) '''Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (w:Indra Nooyi)''' (born October 28, 1955) is an Indian (w:India)-born American (w:American) businesswoman who is credited with restructuring and diversification of soft-drink manufacturer PepsiCo,Inc.’s (w:PepsiCo) brands and making it a profitable enterprise. She became Chief Executive Officer (w:Chief Executive Officer) of PepsiCo (w:PepsiCo), the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue in 2006. She Chairman of the board since 2007. She has consistently ranked among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women (w:World's 100 Most Powerful Women). In 2013, she has been ranked 10th in the list of Forbes World's 100 most powerful women (w:Forbes World's 100 most powerful women). right thumb Odissi performance by Sharmila Biswas (File:Sharmila Biswas, Odissi dancer.jpg) '''Odissi dance (w:Odissi dance)''' also known as '''Orissi''' (Oriya (w:Oriya language): ଓଡ଼ିଶୀ oṛiśī), is one of the eight classical dance forms (w:classical dance forms) of India (w:India). Its origin is traced to the state of Orissa (w:Orissa) in eastern India. It is the oldest surviving dance form of India on the basis of archaeological evidences. The classic treatise of Indian dance, Natya Shastra (w:natya Shastra), refers to it as ''Odra-Magadhi''. First century BCE bas-reliefs (w:bas-relief) in the hills of Udaygiri (w:Udayagiri, Odisha) (near Bhubaneswar (w:Bhubaneswar)) testify to its antiquity. It was suppressed under the British Raj (w:British Raj), but has been revitalised since India gained independence. It is particularly distinguished from other classical Indian dance forms by the importance it places upon the ''Tribhangi'' (literally: three parts break), the independent movement of head, chest and pelvis and upon the basic square stance known as ''Chauka'' or ''Chouka'' that symbolises Lord Jagannath (w:Jagannath). on 23 December 2011, an Odissi performance was held with by 555 dancers both boys and girls from five countries participated. This was held at Kalinga Stadium which lasted for 28 minutes. This has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records (w:Guinness World Records). thumb right Amit Shah (File:Amit Shah.jpg) '''Amitbhai Anilchandra "Amit" Shah (w:Amit Shah)''' (born 1964 in Mumbai (w:Mumbai)) is an Indian (w:India) politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party (w:Bharatiya Janata Party). He is a close associate of Narendra Modi. *The Mid Day Meal (w:Midday Meal Scheme) is the world’s largest school feeding programme reaching out to about 120 million children

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with the methods and epistemology of Aristotle, had served as a foundation ontology for the Western world since its beginnings. A truly international culture of mathematics would, Putnam and others (1983) * Benacerraf, Paul (Paul Benacerraf), and Putnam, Hilary (Hilary Putnam) (eds), 1983, ''Philosophy of Mathematics, Selected Readings'', 1st edition, Prentice–Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1964. 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1983 argued

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Handclasp , carrying food, medicine, and clothing to the less fortunate people of free China. She returned to San Diego 28 September 1961, and continued operations off the West Coast, until sailing 13 November 1962 for another WestPac deployment. Following duty with the Formosa Patrol, and operations off Japan, she steamed home, arriving San Diego 15 June 1963. Song lyrics The lyrics on the album are influenced by Black Power rhetoric and are militantly anti-Nazi (Nazism), proposing solutions to racism ranging from education to violence. The militancy is especially well illustrated in the German TOP 10 hit "Adriano", a seven minute ''tour de force'' produced by DJ Desue, featuring the ''crème'' of German rap. Its video (music video) shows a procession of rappers, marching as a united front and the chorus, sung by Indian-descended R&B star Xavier Naidoo, goes thus: The '''Eastern Ghats''' or '''Eastern Ghauts''' ( Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India

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debut in 1981. He has since featured in films that are amongst some of the most popular Hindi language films of the past three decades. Although Dutt has enjoyed major success in movie genres ranging from romance to comedy, it has been roles of gangsters, anti-heroes and police inspectors in films representing the drama and action genres that has won Dutt unprecedented adulation, with fans and Indian film critics alike referring to him as the "Deadly Dutt," for his larger-than-life

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''stotra'' personifying (National personification) India as a mother goddess and inspiring the activists during the Indian Freedom Movement. Bankim Chandra wrote 13 novels and several ‘serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific and critical treaties’ in Bengali (Bengali language). His works were widely translated into other regional languages of India as well as in English (English language). '''Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay''' ( Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India


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in alienation from close relatives, undergoing severe hardships and being subjected to inhuman treatment from the society which considered his caste untouchable. His parents raised him as a Christian. In spite of this, Jashuva often drew his inspiration from Hinduism and Hindu mythological epics. This angered his Christian society, which was quick to proscribe Jashuva's family from their community. This did not deter Jashuva who continued to write excellent poetry in Telugu. '''Brahmapur

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Minister Clement Attlee sent a three member Cabinet Mission (1946 Cabinet Mission to India) to India aimed at discussing and finalising plans for the transfer of power from the British Raj to the Indian leadership, providing India with independence under Dominion status in the Commonwealth of Nations. Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India

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in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (Royal Naval Reserve). He was serving on HMS ''Hermione'' (HMS Hermione (74)) in 1942 when the ship was sunk whilst part of the Malta convoy. He became a director of two publishing companies and was a trustee of the British Museum. '''Super Commando Dhruva''' (सुपर कमाण्डो ध्रुव in Devanagari script) is an Indian comic book character published by Raj Comics. The name '''Dhruva'''(Hindi : ''ध्रुव'') meaning Pole Star, indicates one who

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. Expenditure tax A direct, personal consumption tax may take the form of an expenditure tax or an income tax that deducts savings and investments.publications books 3602666.html The Flat Tax, By Robert E. Hall and Alvin Rabushka, Hoover Institution A direct consumption tax may be called an expenditure tax, a cash-flow tax, or a consumed-income tax and can be flat (flat tax) or progressive (progressive tax). Expenditure taxes have been


'''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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