Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Punjab - The land of five rivers

From now onwards I will also share my knowledge regarding various places around the world and i am starting with my native place PUNJAB. Punjab means land of five rivers. These five rivers are the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas and the Sutlej - all of them are the tributaries of the Indus River.

Over the period it has been divided in to many parts. Now days, the northern state of India bordering Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan is called Punjab. Its capital is Chandigarh. Bathinda, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala are some of its major districts. Punjab is one of the most developed states of the country in terms of infrastructure, prosperity, per capita income, education etc. Agriculture is the largest sector in Punjab.

Punjab is the land of rich folk fore, mighty warriors and great Aryans. Indus valley civilization and Harappa civilizations developed on this land and thus has major historic significance. Punjabi people are hardworking and warm hearted people. One can find people of different religions such as Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, Jains etc. Punjabi is the official language of Punjab written as Gurmukhi which means "from the Mouth of the Guru" as it was standardised by Guru Angad Dev in the 16th century.

Punjab was first divided in 1947 during independence of India from British rule. The mostly Muslim western part of the province became Pakistan's Punjab Province; the mostly Sikh and Hindu eastern part became India's Punjab state. Later on Punjab was divided in to Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and present state of Punjab.


Roger Fedrer won third US open in row

Roger Federer, the great, has won third US open title in a row. The best part of this was that he completely dominated his opponent from US, Andy Roddick in the fourth and final set. Federer has now won nine major titles namely Wimbledon, Australian open, US open in last 39 months only. He is just five short of equaling Pete Sampras record of most majors. But the thing that is required to be noted is that Sampras won those titles in around 13 years. There is no doubt that he is greatest tennis player of all time because still there is no player that can challenge him on hard court. He is just shy of French open and that because of Spanish sensation Nadal. Roger Federer credits his success to his hard work. Federer is being compared with tiger woods for all time greatest athlete slot. Nadal won against Federer at French open, lost his way in the quarters to 54th-ranked Mikhail Youzhny.

Monday, September 04, 2006


Steve Irwin is no more

You must have seen a very cheerful and clownish guy catching and holding reptiles like a baby. Steve Irwin " crocodile hunter " died in a freak incident with stingray yesterday. Steve was 44. The while incident was caught up in camera. Irwin was filming for a show on the Great Barrier Reef. He seems to come up over the top of a stingray and the barb of stingray entered his chest. I personally pay homage to this great personality. When I was in my teens, I used to glue to my television to watch his show and Irwin will catch crocodiles, pythons like a child catching a ball.

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