Sunday, November 29, 2009


  1. The 10th century Tabo monastery houses more than 60 Lamas, large number of scriptures and art treasure like stucco wall paintings. Built in the year 996 AD, Tabo monastery is the oldest and archeologically most important monastery of Spiti. The wall-frescoes of the monastery are said to be comparable in their antiquity and quality to those of Ajanta Caves. Hence, Tabo is known as the Ajanta of the Himalayas.
  2. The TABO monastery was founded by the great scholar, Richen Zangpo, in the year 960 AD. Tabo Gompa, located in India, was meant to serve as an institution for advanced learning
  3. The Ganges Delta (also Sunderban Delta or the Bengal Delta) is a river delta in the South Asia region of Bengal, consisting of Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal, India. It is the world's largest delta, and empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is also one of the most fertile regions in the world, thus earning the nickname The Green Delta. The delta, also known as the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta, stretches from the Hooghly River on the west to the Meghna River on the east. It is approximately 350 km (220 mi) across at the Bay of Bengal. Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and Haldia in India and Mongla in Bangladesh are the principal seaports on the delta.
  4.  The federation of Pakistan, which came into being in 1947, comprised of two wings: West Pakistan and East Pakistan. There was a marked contrast between these two wings. One, whereas West Pakistan was ethnically diverse, East Pakistan was ethnically homogeneous. Two, whereas West Pakistan was essentially a feudal society, there was only a vestige of feudalism in East Pakistan. Hence, East Pakistanis were politically more conscious than West Pakistanis.
  5. Born on March 1, 1975, Maulana Fazlullah earned the sobriquet Mullah Radio for using illegal FM channels to broadcast vituperative speeches, threatening people with dire consequences should they not adhere to Shariat and instigating the residents of Swat into taking part in jehad. His 10000 armed volunteers established a parallel government in almost 60 towns of the Swat valley, replete with Islamic courts delivering instant justice and gun-toting men directing traffic.
  6. In 1937, the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act was passed, making the rules laid down by the Shariat for marriage, divorce, maintenance, inheritance and intestate succession applicable to aWMuslim women, 'notwidistanding any custom or usage to the contrary.'
  7.  - Akshay Kumar, one of the most popular male actors in Bollywood was born on on September 9, 1967 with the name of Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. His movies in the 90s were also power packed with and so he was better known as Bollywood's action hero. Some of his noted action films are Khiladi, Mohra and Sabse Bada Khiladi. Akshay Kumar also played many romantic roles and some of the noteworthy ones amongst them are Yeh Dillagi, Dhadkan and Ek Rishtaa.
  8. The 9th Asian Games was held in New Delhi India fir 16 days during Nov. 29-Dec. 4, 1982 with about 4500 athletes from 33 countries participating.
  9. : Cricket in the Twenty20 format may be a novelty at the moment, but it has already made a breakthrough into the 16th Asian Games to be staged at Guangzhou, China, in 2010.
  10. Nicknamed the 'Villans,' Aston Villa was formed by the members of the Aston Villa Wesleyan Church in 1874.

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