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youtube: india playlist
editing: India

India is bordered by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. New Dehli is the national capital.


Current Time in India


Hyderabad Time
If it is 4pm in New Delhi, what time is it elsewhere?
Indian_Standard_Time

Headlines

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article7974733.ece
http://mashable.com/2015/07/29/india-population-growth-un/
http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/zkWElRFBaSF4w1viA3iVRI/How-Kerala-got-its-tourism-story-right-and-wrong.html - http://outbounding.org/articles/view/how-kerala-got-its-tourism-story-right-and-wrong-livemint
Economic Impact of Responsible Tourism in Kerala
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/opinion/2014/12/23/saving-ganga-will-require-planning-and-partnership
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Visa-on-arrival-for-American-citizens-may-boost-tourism/articleshow/44434211.cms
Shripad Naik launches Comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India
http://www.thealternative.in/lifestyle/gumption-gets-amritsar-boy-build-indias-first-eco-hostel - Outbounding discussion
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-28/india-election-votes-photo-gallery/5414570
How green must the hills be
Creativity goes common - Times of India
River Terns of Bhadra
No more pearlspot
The forbidden flower
Giving back to the locals
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/five-sustainable-practices-india-must-make-mandatory/315631-55.html
http://www.thehindu.com/arts/art/roll-camera-and-passion/article3981148.ece
http://thealternative.in/travel/2012-in-review-towards-sustainable-travel-in-india
http://www.halabol.com/ecological-and-cultural-tourism-seven-sisters


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      Wiki

      Hyderabad
      Kerala conferences
      Mahatma Gandhi

      Message Boards

      http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forum.jspa?forumID=16
      http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forum.jspa?forumID=16&keywordid=66

      Apps

      IBNLive

      Food/Recipes

      chicken biryani hyderabadi style

      Trivia

      Cities of India

      Pinterest

      India

      Flickr

      India Gallery

      Flickr Groups
      India through the Lens
      Development and tourism in India
      Ecotourism Asia

      Slideshare

      http://www.slideshare.net/sunhimalaya

      Jodhpur

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodhpur
      Reinventing Rajasthan's master musicians
      Rajasthan International Folk Festival - https://www.facebook.com/JodhpurRIFF

      Spotlight on Uttarakhand

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttarakhand
      http://kol.indusnettechnologies.com/gov/UTDB/index.php
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Uttarakhand-Tourism-Development-Board-UTDB/360869497281029
      http://www.uttarakhandtourism.gov.in
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Road-less-Travelled-Ventures/159839140736692
      http://uk.gov.in


        Nandashtami

        http://indiaunheard.videovolunteers.org/nandashtami-a-celebration-of-the-girl-child-2
        http://theviewspaper.net/nandashtami-a-celebration-of-the-girl-child

        Quotes

        It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures.
        - The Constitution of India Article 51-A(g) (poster)

        It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures - Constitution of India

        Tourism Portals

        Incredible India - http://www.incredibleindia.org/#/media-main - https://www.facebook.com/incredibleindia.in
        http://www.tourism.gov.in
        Tourism in India

        Indigenous Cultures

        Tribal people constitute 8.2% of the nation's total population, over 84 million people according to the 2001 census.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Indigenous_peoples_of_India
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribes_of_India
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiga_tribe
        http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Anthropological-Survey-of-India-showcases-rich-tribal-culture/articleshow/21104749.cms
        Celebrating Indigenous Peoples - Greener Pastures
        The Monpa Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh
        http://greenerpasturesind.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/adi-tribe-arunachal-pradesh-indigenous-peoples
        http://greenerpasturesind.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/konyak-tribe-mon-nagaland
        http://greenerpasturesind.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/the-angami-tribe-of-nagaland-indigenous-peoples
        http://greenerpasturesind.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/the-sherdukpen-tribe-of-arunachal-pradesh-celebrating-indigenous-peoples

        Recommended Listening

        Iconic buildings: Viceroy House, Delhi - Colin Bisset takes us to the opulent Viceroy House.

        Five Lessons from India - One of this century's greatest surprises has been the economic and social revolution in India. A country long characterised by such adjectives as 'timeless', 'spiritual' and 'backward' is now viewed through a new set of cliches: 'hi-tech', 'materialistic', 'go-getting'. But what is the real nature of this rapid change, and what are its roots?

        Bollywood's Obsession with Hinglish - A look at the rise of Hinglish a mix of English and Hindi, in Indian literature and in Bollywood films.

        The Upanishads - Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Upanishads, the sacred texts of Hinduism.

        Indian Skin Deep or How the Nation Came Home in Rabindranath Tagore’s Gora - A celebration of Tagore. He’s been called the Shakespeare of Bengal and he's the only poet whose songs have been used as the national anthems for two different nations—India and Bangladesh

        Varanasi: a living history - Take a journey into the history, mythology and sounds of Hinduism's holiest city. Encounterexplores the city's religious and social fault lines—meeting Brahmin priests, wandering pilgrims, Hindu scholars, Muslim street vendors, academics, activists, craftsmen and boatmen.


        https://soundcloud.com/archive-of-indian-music
        http://www.live365.com/genres/indian

        Buzzword Bingo

        Asia - Banyan - Bazaar - Biryani - Bollywood - BRIC - Cricket - Culture - Curry- Devrais (Sacred Groves) - Diwali - Dosa - Festivals - Ganesha - India - India Pale Ale - IST - Kabaddi - Lotus - Mango - Mehmaan Nawazi (Hospitality) - Monsoon - Neem - Outsourcing - Peacock - Rupee - Saffron - Sandalwood - Sari - Shiva - Subcontinent - Swami Vivekananda - Temple - Tiger - Vulture

        Wiki

        asiatour, asiasurvey, cbdcop11

        Books

        Subcontinent Book Club

        International Mango Festival

        International_Mango_Festival
        festivals of india
        mango-festival-delhi
        http://www.helptourism.com/blog/lets-mango

        Holi - The Festival of Colours

        Pongal - Harvest Festival in southern India
        Pooram - Elephants are decorated and paraded in the procession

        Lathmar Holi is a local celebration, but it takes place well before the national Holi day on March 27.

        Diwali

        Hornbill Festival

        http://www.hornbillfestival.com
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornbill_Festival

        FYI

        Lotus is the national flower of India.
        Banyan is the national tree of India.


        Slideshare




        Tourism

        ICRT India
        Tourism India
        India Tourism Ecatalog
        Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel KITTS
        http://www.ecotourismsocietyofindia.org
        11 Safety Tips for Women Living or Traveling Alone in India
        http://indiauntravelled.com - @IndiaUntraveled
        http://www.iittm.org
        https://www.facebook.com/tourismcloud

        Tours

        http://www.wildnavigator.com
        @WildNavigator
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/79182881@N04

        Blogs

        http://namaskara.blogs.com/india
        http://driptoonsustainabletourism.wordpress.com
        http://helptourism.com/blog - Communities, Conservation, Commitments in Local Tourism in the East Himalaya
        The storytellers from East-Himalaya
        Una Vuelta Por India (Español)
        http://theunpopularantagonist.blogspot.mx
        http://the-shooting-star.com - @shivya

        LinkedIn

        India Professional Network - http://linkd.in/wPhiIu
        Art & Craft India - http://linkd.in/w81dfW
        Education India - http://linkd.in/As5Adw
        Hospitality India - http://linkd.in/zOtn7d
        Marketing India - http://linkd.in/xXzeNS
        Travel & Tourism India - http://linkd.in/wwrJmN

        Facebook

        Sanjay Gandhi National Park
        https://www.facebook.com/CollectorKKD

        Google+

        Incredible India

        Twitter

        https://twitter.com/WCT_India
        https://twitter.com/thetoonguy
        https://twitter.com/thefolktales
        https://twitter.com/dr_maheshsharma
        https://twitter.com/LemonTreeHotels
        https://twitter.com/protect_gangte
        @gparayil
        @_thealternative
        @greenpastin
        @IndiaUntraveled
        @shivya
        @shardulbajikar
        @RuchiraKamboj
        @oltraveller_RT

        YouTube

        india playlist
        Indian diplomacy
        thealternativedotin




        Republic Day (January 26)

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_Day_%28India%29

        Independence Day (August 15)

        celebrate-indias-independence-day-with-this-patriotic-playlist
        Independence_Day

        Wikipedia

        Jaisalmer
        Fatehpur_Sikri
        Puja (Hinduism)
        Sanskrit
        Geography_of_India
        Namaste
        Masala
        Nawab
        Indian_vulture_crisis
        Jana_Gana_Mana
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navratri
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathakali
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabaddi

        News

        India Today
        the hindu
        postnoon

        Environment

        Ministry of Environment & Forests
        Write to the ministry
        India Environment Portal
        Indian biodiversity

        Elsewhere

        The Alternative - @_thealternative
        India - Lonely Planet
        India Mike
        Ministry Press Releases
        Leapfrogging to Ecotourism in India?
        Pay as you go: clean-toilet program for India's towns - CSM
        http://chinhwebchannel.in
        https://www.gandhiheritageportal.org
        http://muddyboots.in
        http://www.wildlifeconservationtrust.org - @WCT_India
        Handmade in India - An Encyclopedia on Crafts in India


        Outlook Traveller

        http://www.outlookindia.com/outlooktraveller
        http://www.outlookindia.com/outlooktraveller/destinations/indian-responsible-tourism-awards-2017
        https://www.facebook.com/Outlooktraveller
        https://twitter.com/oltraveller



        Agriculture

        http://csa-india.org

        Farmstays

        Acres Wild

        Cattle

        http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/brahman
        http://articles.latimes.com/2010/may/02/world/la-fg-india-cows-20100503

        Cities

        List_of_most_populous_cities_in_India

        Money

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rupee
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_ten_rupees_note
        http://www.rbi.org.in
        http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/practical-information/money-costs

        Volunteering

        Volunteering in India

        Tourism Companies

        http://www.theblueyonder.com - http://www.theblueyonder.com/blog
        http://www.ibexexpeditions.com - @ibexexpeditions
        http://thealternative.in
        http://thegreencircuit.net
        http://helptourism.com

        Tourism Info

        niiti consulting - @niiticonsulting
        http://www.kabani.org - Facebook page
        http://www.iato.in/convention2012/program.html
        National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad
        http://the-shooting-star.com

        Travel Shows and Tourism Fairs

        http://www.iitmindia.com
        http://www.satte.org
        http://www.ttfotm.com
        http://hyderabadtravelmeet.com
        http://www.goatravelmart.in
        http://www.gujarattravelmart.com

        References

        New Delhi Time
        Mumbai Time

        Editing

        India
        Asia

        Embassies

        http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1139.html
        http://www.indianembassy.org

        Transportation

        Overland Travel - Transitions Abroad

        Visa

        https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/

        Ministry of External Affairs

        http://mea.gov.in
        http://mea.gov.in/mystart.php?id=8700
        https://www.facebook.com/MEAINDIA

        Government

        Public Information Infrastructure
        Ministry of Environment and Forests

        Biodiversity

        http://www.indianbiodiversity.org
        http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Andhra-Pradesh's-rich-biodiversity
        Fourth National Report
        Part 1
        en

        Part 2
        en

        National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.2)
        Part 1
        en

        Part 2
        en

        Part 3
        en

        Part 4
        en

        Headlines: 2014 Election

        http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-28/india-election-votes-photo-gallery/5414570
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_general_election,_2014


        planeta3.jpg


        Andaman Islands

        Andaman Islands tribe threatened by lure of mass tourism - Guardian
        India’s Andaman Islands - Transitions Abroad
        Andaman_Islands - Wikipedia

        Bangalore

        bangalore

        Calcutta

        Calcutta - Wikipedia

        Goa

        urgent-appeal-to-keep-goa-going-with-the-flow
        Goa
        Goa - Wikipedia

        Gujarat


        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujarat
        International Kite Festival (Uttarayan)
        14th January 2014 (Tuesday)
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yze73xuBxLc

        Gurgaon

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurgaon
        http://birdsongnbeyond.com
        http://www.mcg.gov.in
        @birdsongNbeyond

        Ladakh

        http://www.thealternative.in/lifestyle/turtuk-ladakhs-heaven-on-earth

        Uttarakhand

        http://uttarakhandtourism.gov.in
        http://www.youtube.com/user/UttarakhandTourismDB
        https://www.facebook.com/UttarakhandTourismOfficialPage

        Hardiwar

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haridwar
        http://randomthoughtsamit.blogspot.in/2013/04/haridwar-is-such-holy-city.html

        Hyderabad

        Hyderabad

        Jammu and Kashmir

        Jammu and Kashmir
        Jammu and Kashmir - Wikipedia
        http://www.jkwildlife.com
        http://jkforest.com

        Kargil

        http://ibnlive.in.com/news/kargil-to-find-place-on-world-map-of-tourism/296488-3.html

        Kerala

        http://backwaterripples.com
        kerala conference
        @welcome_kerala

        https://www.keralatourism.org - @KeralaTourism

        http://theblueyonder.com - @theblueyonder

        Keoladeo National Park

        Duck-hunting-reserve-of-the-Maharajas

        Kolkata (Calcutta)

        Current time
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkata

        Kozhikode

        http://www.deccanchronicle.com/151130/nation-current-affairs/article/making-kozhikode-city-compassion
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kozhikode


        Madurai

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madurai

        Mumbai

        mumbai

        Nagpur

        Nagpur

        New Dehli

        http://www.ndmc.gov.in
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Delhi
        http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov
        http://www.thealternative.in/society/delhi-go-desi-native-tree-seed-bank-project/
        https://vimeo.com/150095579

        Delhi is a lively city reflecting a perfect blend of modernization and traditional architectures. Being the capital city of the Republic India, Delhi is the center of Government's legislature and judiciary system. The city reflects two sides of the same coin i.e. Old Delhi and New Delhi. Set on both sides of River Yamuna, Delhi is seen as one of the fastest growing cities in India. New Delhi is a reflection of modern India with having VVIPs buildings, legislative homes and diplomat zones whereas Old Delhi gives an incredible picture of traditional and historical values of India.

        Delhi has many historical monuments like – Qutab Minar (the world's tallest brick minaret), Humayun Tomb, Old Fort (Purana Qila), Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Red Fort, Tuglaqabad Fort, Lotus Temple (also known as Bahai Temple) and Rashtrapati Bhavan. For the shopping and movie freaks, the city has a number of markets, malls and entertainment complexes. Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, South Extension, Sarojani Nagar, Hauz Khas, GK-II and Chandni Chowke are some of the best places for shopping, especially for women. Khari Baoli Market near Chandni Chowke is seen as Asia's largest wholesale spice market.
        Delhi has a mixed culture as people of all communities and religions live here. However, English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi are the key languages spoken in the city.
        The Ganga is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is the third largest river in the world by discharge, and the 34th longest. The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus. It is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and depend on it for their daily needs.
        It is worshipped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism. It has also been important historically, with many former provincial or imperial capitals (such as Pataliputra, Kannauj, Kara, Kashi, Patna, Hajipur, Munger, Bhagalpur, Murshidabad, Baharampur, Kampilya, and Kolkata) located on its banks.


        http://worldslargerivers.boku.ac.at/wlr/index.php/local-information.html



        Punjab

        http://www.punjabicultures.com
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjab,_India

        Pune

        http://www.iyengaryoga.org.uk/about-iyengar-yoga/a-guide-to-pune
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/ojoqtv/sets/72157625312649779
        Pune India

        Udaipur

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udaipur
        http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/iconic-building-the-lake-palace/6580102

        Varanasi

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varanasi
        Textos sobre Varanasi en español

        Events


        March 10-12 Indian Biodiversity Congress and Expo (IBC 2017) (Puducherry)
        http://www.pondiuni.edu.in
        http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/news/e-brochure-4th-indian-biodiversity-congress-10th-12th-march-2017
        http://indianbiodiversity.co.in/ibc-2017
        http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/sites/default/files/IBC_FINAL-ilovepdf-compressed.pdf
        http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/puducherry-to-host-fourth-indian-biodiversity-congress-117010300529_1.html


        February 15-17 SATTE is India's largest showcase of travel and tourism. Hashtag: #satte

        Indians Abroad

        http://indiancompass.com

        Electricity

        Voltage: 230 V; Plugs C & D.

        Chetna Organic: Chetna Organic Farmers Association (COFA) and a producers company – Chetna Organic Agriculture Producer Company (COAPCL), Chetna Organic is a belief of more than 8000 predominantly tribal farmers in the practices of sustainable agriculture and ethical trade. It is an effort to support small and marginal tribal farmers from the rain-fed regions of Andhra Pradesh (Telengana), Mahrashtra (Vidarbha) and Western Orissa (Kalahandi & Bolangir) to adapt agrarian systems which are more sustainable and more profitable, by minimizing their dependence on external factors.
        https://www.facebook.com/ChetnaOrganic/info

        Filing
        The talks can be accessed, on March 2 and March 3, on http://www.niti.gov.in and on the MyGov portal— http://www.mygov.in/home/talk/.



        The arrow points to India

        NASA Blue Marble


        Misc
        Assam Biosphere Reserve #India saved from deforestation http://bit.ly/1TlnWXE
        http://panorama.solutions/content/creating-regional-community-protection-biosphere-reserve

        Recent Events

        October 2012 Hyderabad hosted the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

        Videos




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