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Saturday, 19 November 2011

LOTUS TEMPLE, New Delhi . . .through my lenses . .

The Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi, India, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape, is a Bahá'í House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. It has won numerous architectural awards. As with all other Bahá'í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all regardless of religion, or any other distinction, as emphasized in Bahá'í texts. The Bahá'í laws emphasize that the spirit of the House of Worship be that it is a gathering place where people of all religions may worship Godwithout denominational restrictions. The Bahá'í laws also stipulate that only the holy scriptures of the Bahá'í Faith and other religions can be read or chanted inside in any language; while readings and prayers can be set to music by choirs, no musical instruments can be played inside. Furthermore no sermons can be delivered, and there can be no ritualistic ceremonies practiced. All Bahá'í Houses of Worship, including the Lotus Temple, share certain architectural elements, some of which are specified by Bahá'í scripture.`Abdu'l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the religion, stipulated that an essential architectural character of a House of Worship is a nine-sided circular shape. While all current Bahá'í Houses of Worship have a dome, this is not regarded as an essential part of their architecture.


























Monday, 14 November 2011

Delhi's delighted with Trade Fair . . .


The stage is all set for the India International Trade Fair 2011 (IITF) to be held at Pragati Maidan from today till November 27. This annual extravaganza conducted by India Trade Promotion Organisation is one of the world's leading trade shows 


 India International Trade Fair 2011 (IITF) is opening today with an array of products and services to the visitors as well as business associates. Through its Special Display sections of Techmart it will showcase the innovative technologies and products and technologies of small and medium enterprises. Saras will highlight tribal and rural handicrafts, while Good Living will focus on products and goods relevant to daily living. At the fair there will be something or the other for everyone. This year, the Fair will be based on the theme of 'Indian Handicrafts - The Magic of Gifted Hands.' 



 Neeraj Gupta, Executive Director, India Trade Promotion Organisation(ITPO) says, "For lovers of Indian handicrafts - this is one show you must not miss. More than 800 talented artisan who are supported by Ministry of Rural Development , will be showcasing and selling their work at the rural development pavilion." This year the partner states are Jharkhand and West Bengal . 




The focus states are Bihar and Orissa. Apart from handicrafts from 27 states and a varied range of cuisine from 22 states, products from 26 countries will also be showcased at the fair. The overseas participation will be from countries like Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh,Belarus , Canada, China, Cuba, Iran, Kazakhstan, KyrgyzRepublic , Pakistan, South Africa,Thailand, Uzbekistan and Venezuela. 

Like every year, this year too, IITF will be providing vibrant and varied option to satiate your taste buds with fine spread of delicacies from across the country. 

The fair will open today (November 14) for business visitors. For general visitors the fair will be open from November 19. Clearly, there's no limit to the fun you can have at the Trade Fair. So be there and experience the show! 

Highlights of IITF 2011 

*Environment Friendly Fair 

*No Plastic Bags *Food Kiosks *Seminars & Conferences *Cultural Programmes * No-Smoking Zone * Special Theme - 'Indian Handicrafts -The Magic of Gifted Hands'

THIS YEAR PAVILION DESIGNS:

Assam







Bengal:







Delhi:





Gujarat:



Haryana:







Karnataka:

Kerala:






Maharashtra



Ministry of Textile:



Madhya Pradesh:




Nagaland:

Orissa:


Punjab:

Rajasthan: