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Re: Know Your India

Postby Kashi » 07 Mar 2018 13:54

vipins wrote:We have black Panthers also in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve.


Black panthers (Melanistic leopards) have been documented in many places in India, including Kerala, Western Ghats and North-East India. But they are not a separate species, just leopards that are excessively pigmented.

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Kashi » 07 Mar 2018 18:28

vipins wrote:
Akshay Kapoor wrote:Kaziranga. But happy to be corrected if wrong. Extra marks for correction.

No Hippos in Kaziranga!!


No hippos in wild anywhere in India for that matter! Hippos are native to sub-Saharan Africa.

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 11 Mar 2018 01:21

VKumar wrote:
arshyam wrote:Thanks for the danda saar.


Chacha Chowdhury, who else? :)


ARVIND KEJRIWAL?


Hahaha. Its Chacha Chowdhury of course.

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 11 Mar 2018 01:21

Kashi wrote:
vipins wrote:No Hippos in Kaziranga!!


No hippos in wild anywhere in India for that matter! Hippos are native to sub-Saharan Africa.


Thanks gents. Quizmaster stands corrected....and resolves to do more research next time !

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 11 Mar 2018 01:24

Quiz - which Indian comic character wears an orange shirt and blue trousers and was the son of a criminal.

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 11 Mar 2018 01:26

Pathik wrote:India is the only country in the world to have all 3 of the 4 big cats in wild - Lion, Tiger and Leapord (Jaguar/Panther - restricted to the americas). I would also credit this to the divinity of the animals to choose themselves to be born in this country. Lion and Tigers are vahans of the Devi.


Beautiful posts Kashi and Pathik.

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Kashi » 11 Mar 2018 04:29

Akshay Kapoor wrote:Quiz - which Indian comic character wears an orange shirt and blue trousers and was the son of a criminal.


Bahadur!!

Long live Indrajaal.

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Postby Rakesh » 11 Mar 2018 21:46

Picture below is NOT a photo trick. The water is *REALLY* that clear.

https://twitter.com/chopsyturvey/status ... 1732355072 ---> Dawki River known as one that carries “flying boats”. Due to crystal clear waters which permit seeing depths in excess of 10 meters with naked eye. It borders India with Bangladesh. Likewise there’s a nearby village called Mawlynnong which is known as Asia’s cleanliest village.

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 12 Mar 2018 23:06

Kashi wrote:
Akshay Kapoor wrote:Quiz - which Indian comic character wears an orange shirt and blue trousers and was the son of a criminal.


Bahadur!!

Long live Indrajaal.


Correct. And the police officer who mentored him ?

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 12 Mar 2018 23:07

Rakesh wrote:Picture below is NOT a photo trick. The water is *REALLY* that clear.

https://twitter.com/chopsyturvey/status ... 1732355072 ---> Dawki River known as one that carries “flying boats”. Due to crystal clear waters which permit seeing depths in excess of 10 meters with naked eye. It borders India with Bangladesh. Likewise there’s a nearby village called Mawlynnong which is known as Asia’s cleanliest village.

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wow ! Welcome to this thread Rakesh.

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 12 Mar 2018 23:08

Complete the following phrases (clue in Rakesh' post) :

Naini.....
Bhim....
Naukuchiya....

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Kashi » 13 Mar 2018 05:21

Akshay Kapoor wrote:Complete the following phrases (clue in Rakesh' post) :

Naini.....
Bhim....
Naukuchiya....


Nainital
Bhimtal
Naukuchiyatal

Tal is the Hindi shabd for a lake.

Akshay Kapoor wrote:Correct. And the police officer who mentored him ?


Can't remember this, cannot tell this without googling- that would not be fair.

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Re: Know Your India

Postby SriKumar » 13 Mar 2018 05:35

Kashi wrote:We also have snow leopards and clouded leopards. Less than a century ago, we also had Cheetahs. The last three were hunted in 1948, by a royal no less.
Pen pineapple apple pen! So there!! :twisted:

So we know India had cheetahs until very recently. How many know that they were paaltu and used by royalty to hunt other animals? See this video...rajahs had cheetahs. 1939.


Actual hunts start at 2:00 but good footage even before that. Quite amazing actually. The handlers release the cheetah that chases and kills. The video is now in color....last time I saw it, I thought it was in black and white !!

India also has the red panda....it is found in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Rahul M » 13 Mar 2018 08:11

Also found in lower himalayas throughout the NE from north Bengal onwards. I remember seeing one at Darjeeling zoo around 1990 that was dancing to the tune of a bollywood song.

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 13 Mar 2018 22:15

Kashi wrote:
Akshay Kapoor wrote:Complete the following phrases (clue in Rakesh' post) :

Naini.....
Bhim....
Naukuchiya....


Nainital
Bhimtal
Naukuchiyatal

Tal is the Hindi shabd for a lake.

Akshay Kapoor wrote:Correct. And the police officer who mentored him ?


Can't remember this, cannot tell this without googling- that would not be fair.


Correct. Tal it is. Now for bonus points which district of India are those 3 tals from. Easy one.

Re Bahadur - it’s inspector V.....

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Kashi » 14 Mar 2018 05:34

Akshay Kapoor wrote:Correct. Tal it is. Now for bonus points which district of India are those 3 tals from. Easy one.


Yup!! Nainital district.

Akshay Kapoor wrote:Re Bahadur - it’s inspector V.....


Got it Inspector Vishal.

I cannot remember if his last name was mentioned in any of the comics that I read.

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 16 Mar 2018 18:35

Kashi wrote:
Akshay Kapoor wrote:Correct. Tal it is. Now for bonus points which district of India are those 3 tals from. Easy one.


Yup!! Nainital district.

Akshay Kapoor wrote:Re Bahadur - it’s inspector V.....


Got it Inspector Vishal.

I cannot remember if his last name was mentioned in any of the comics that I read.


Well done sir. No his last name was never mentioned. And Bela was the girlfriend. And their was a Mukhiya also.

One of my oldest memories as a child is getting my first Amar Chitra Katha. My dad gave it to me. It was Hitopdesa. And then started a love affair with ACK that is still very alive. A couple of years ago I presented my wife with a bunch of ACKs.

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Re: Know Your India

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 16 Mar 2018 18:37

And of course Supandi and Shikari Shambu, Vikram Betal and sometimes Chanda Mama.

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Re: Know Your India

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Re: Know Your India

Postby achit » 06 Apr 2018 00:19

Kashi wrote:
Akshay Kapoor wrote:Quiz - which Indian comic character wears an orange shirt and blue trousers and was the son of a criminal.


Bahadur!!

Long live Indrajaal.

Indrajaal comics were best!

Are they still available?

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Re: Know Your India

Postby RKumar » 08 Jun 2018 13:21

Can someone confirm if this is a genuine website http://www.nvsp.in please. Thanks!!

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Re: Know Your India

Postby arshyam » 10 Jun 2018 21:35

Read how the heroics of Indian Railway officers saved the life of an infant - Op India

This is a story of heroics of yet another common man of the country. This time it is by the officers of the Indian Railways. The brave act of a train ticket examiner, Mihir of Vijayawada Junction has saved the life of an infant.

On 6th June, a couple was travelling from Yeshwanthpur to Howrah with an ailing child. The child had serious health issues and was travelling with the support of Oxygen cylinders. The couple had arranged for two oxygen cylinders which would be emptied before reaching Vijayawada. This would have been a major danger to the life of that child.

The train ticket examiner of the concerned train, Mihir understood the gravity of the situation and took charge of it. He tried to get the train to reach Vijayawada to ensure the oxygen supply to the child is not interrupted. Soon Mihir contacted his higher authorities to arrange for oxygen cylinders and asked them to consider this as a high priority. The control room reacted immediately to make sure that the cylinders reach them in time.

Mr Jagga Rao, the chief ticketing inspector spoke to the chief controller and decided that the train would not stop anywhere in the middle of the journey before reaching Vijayawada. The train reached Vijayawada in next 20 minutes, thanks to the efforts of both Mihir and Jagga Rao. Mihir arranged another two oxygen cylinders at Bhubaneshwar and also made sure that there is a constant supply of oxygen to the child. They had also arranged oxygen cylinders in Kharagpur and Garden Reach stations. As soon as the train reached Howrah, he arranged for the ambulance. The child was then taken to the hospital for further care.

This effort by the officers of the Indian Railway has been appreciated by every passenger on that train. They also requested the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to recognise these heroes and award them for their act.


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