By Varsha Bajaj
From the quiet grandeur of the Himalaya Mountains to the city urban of Calcutta, T is for Taj Mahal: An India Alphabet showcases India's unique treasures. stopover at the haunting Taj Mahal, a tribute from an emperor to his lifeless spouse. Traverse the bustling streets of Mumbai, the second one such a lot populated urban on the planet. pattern a standard meal aromatic with garam masala spices, or attend a cricket fit the place a few video games have lasted as much as 5 days! Varsha Bajaj was once born in Mumbai, India. Her booklet, what percentage Kisses do you need Tonight?, used to be named to the 2005 Texas Library organization 2X2 analyzing record. Varsha lives in Houston, Texas. Robert Crawford's work have seemed at the conceal of significant magazines similar to The Atlantic and U.S. information and global record, in addition to books. He additionally illustrated slumbering undergo Press's The Legend of the outdated guy of the Mountain. Robert lives in Woodbury, Connecticut.
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Jewels were given to a woman as a dowry at the time of her marriage. While times and traditions have changed, many Indians remain fascinated with jewelry and gold today. Jewelry also has symbolic value. For example, diamonds signify Venus, coral signifies Mars, blue sapphire signifies Saturn, yellow sapphire represents Jupiter, and emerald signifies Mercury. Rubies signify the sun, and pearls the moon. Two other symbolic gems are hessonite and cat’s eye. The nine stones together are called Nav–ratna and are worn to promote good health and keep away bad luck.
India thus has 22 official languages today. Marathi, Tamil, Punjabi, and Malayalam are some of them. Would you like to learn some Hindi words? To greet someone in Hindi you would say namaste (na–MA–stay). Shukriya (Shook-REE-yah) means thank you. ” is Aap kaise ho? ). Many Indian words have found their way into the English language. Bungalow, pajama, and karma are all words of Indian origin. L is for Languages India’s many languages reflect its society—Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, full of variety. M The music of India ranges from folk music to music from Indian films, to classical music.
The national sport is field hockey, and India has national men’s and women’s field hockey teams. From 1928 to 1956 the Indian men’s team won six consecutive field hockey Olympic gold medals. C is for Cricket Cricket is a passion—a game with bat and ball. Introduced by the British it’s embraced by one and all. D The sari (SAH–ree), worn by Indian women, has been around for hundreds of years. It is unstitched fabric, typically 6 meters (almost 20 feet) in length. It is wrapped around the waist with one end draped over the left shoulder.
T is for Taj Mahal. An India Alphabet by Varsha Bajaj