In this section, I am providing general information - combination of a glossary, listing of great personalities, locations & geographical landmarks, history - in general any subject related to India. I have gathered the information from various sources - books, magazines, internet, word of mouth.
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Chaitya Bhoomi is a memorial to Dr. B R Ambedkar, Chief architect of Indian Constitution. Earlier known as Dadar Chowpatty it began to be known as Chaitya Bhoomi after Babasaheb Ambedkar was cremated here after his death on 6 December 1956.
The Central Soil and Materials Research Station (CSMRS), New Delhi
is a premier national institute of the country, devoted to research and investigations, primarily in geo-technical engineering, construction materials and concrete technology. In addition to water resources sector involving hydroelectric and irrigation projects, CSMRS has been undertaking the challenging works pertaining to nuclear and super-thermal power projects, and other construction works. The Research Station also functions as consultant in India and for neighboring countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan for projects and for organisations dealing with such works in the following areas of its specialisation: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Soil Dynamics, Rock Fill Technology, Geo-textile, Grout Technology, Drilling Technology; Engineering Geophysics, Rock Engineering; Construction Materials and Concrete Technology; Geotechnical Instrumentation and Chemical aspects of Water and Engineering Materials.
The Central Water Commission (CWC)
is a premier technical organisation in the country in the field of Water Resources since 1945. The Commission is charged with the general responsibilities of initiating, coordinating and furthering, in consultation with the state governments concerned, schemes for control, conservation and utilisation of water resources throughout the country, for purposes of flood control, irrigation, drinking water supply and hydro power development. It also undertakes investigation, construction and execution of any such schemes as required.The CWC is headed by a Chairman, who also holds the status of Ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India.
Cheriyal Scrolls - Telangana
A folk traditional painting art once prevalent all over Andhra Pradesh is now restricted almost only to Cheriyal village, Telangana. Very long scrolls were painted in vibrant colours depicting the tales from the epics and puranas using natural colours. The scrolls were initially very long around 3ft in width and over 40ft in length and were displayed along with music and dance to enact/dispaly the tales.
Chitara - Karnataka
Geometric intricate patterns / wall paintings drawn mainly by the womenfolk of the Deewaru community, Canara representing village life, their cermonies... with natural colours.
Every year, the birthday of India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is celebrated as Children's Day.