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Rs 200 extra for Taj Mahal’s main mausoleum!!

In yet another ticket hike at Taj Mahal this year, visitors from Monday will have to pay another Rs 200 to enter the main mausoleum, which houses replicas of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal’s graves. Early this year, the entry charge for domestic tourists was increased from Rs 40 to Rs 50.

The move will hit domestic tourists the hardest, increasing their overall ticket price by five times (Rs 250), if they wish to see the grave replicas.

Meanwhile, foreign tourists and visitors from SAARC nations, who were already paying higher entry charges of Rs 1,100 and Rs 540, will also have to shell out Rs 200 more if they want to enter the main mausoleum, taking their overall ticket prices to Rs 1,300 and Rs 740 respectively.

Officials said the move is an initiative by the ministry of culture to implement step ticketing at Taj.

The primary notification in this regard was published by the ASI on September 14, 2018. The ASI had invited objections to the extra charge within 45 days.

The original graves of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal are located in the basement of the main mausoleum.

However, these are inaccessible to visitors throughout the year, barring the three days of Shah Jahan’s ‘Urs’ when the way to the basement is unlocked for devotees to pay obeisance to the Mughal emperor.

What the visitors get to see while visiting the Taj are the artistic replicas of these graves, located above the original resting place of the emperor and his wife.


World Boxing Championship won by India’s Mary Kom

                                         Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte – An Indian Olympic boxer

India’s MC Mary Kom won a historic sixth gold medal in world championships on 24-11-2018

Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte, better known as Mary Kom is an Indian Olympic boxer from Manipur. She is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships.

Mary Kom, born on 1st March 1983, is famed as the only boxer to win a medal in every one of the six world championships. In the 2012 Olympics, she became the first Indian women boxer to qualify and win a bronze medal in the 51 kg flyweight category of Boxing. 

Mary was born in Kangathei, Manipur. She did her schooling from Loktak Christian Model High School, Moirang till class VI and studied in St. Xavier Catholic School, Moirang till class VIII. She then completed her schooling from NIOS, Imphal and did her graduation from Churachandpur College. Mary Kom is a mother of twin sons, Rechungvar and Khupneivar; and is married to K Onler Kom. She had an eager interest in athletics since childhood and the success of Dingko Singh is what really inspired her to become a boxer.


Mary Kom’s career started in 2000 after her victory in the Manipur state women’s boxing championship and the regional championship in West Bengal. In 2001, she started competing at international level. She was only 18 years old when she made her international debut at the first AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in United States,winning a silver medal in the 48 kg weight category. In 2002, she won a gold medal in the 45 kg weight class at the second AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Turkey. She also won a gold medal in the 45 kg weight category at the Witch Cup in Hungary in the same year.

In 2003, Mary Kom won a gold medal in the 46 kg weight class at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in India and in 2004 she won a gold medal at the Women’s Boxing World Cup in Norway. In 2005, she again won a gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Taiwan and the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Russia both in the 46 kg weight class. In 2006, she won a gold medal at the Venus Women’s Box Cup in Denmark and won gold again at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in India.

After a one year break, Mary Kom returned in 2008 to win a silver medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship held in India and won a fourth successive gold medal at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in China, both were in the 46 weigh category. In 2009 she won a gold medal at the Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam.

In 2010, Mary Kom won a gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Kazakhstan and her fifth consecutive gold medal in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Barbados. She competed in the 48 kg weight class because AIBA had discontinued using the 46 kg class. She also participated in the 51 kg weight class at the Asian Games and won a bronze medal.

In the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India. She had the honor of holding the Queen’s Baton along with Vijender Singh for the opening ceremony run in the stadium. However, she did not compete as women’s boxing event was not included in the Games. In 2011, she won a gold medal in the 48 kg weight class at the Asian Women’s Cup in China. In 2012, she won a gold medal in the 51 kg weight class at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship in Mongolia.

The 2012 London Olympics brought her more respect and honor as she became the first Indian women boxer to qualify and win a bronze medal at the Olympics. She took part in the 51 kg weight category and also became the third Indian woman to win an individual medal at the Olympics. In 2014 Asian Games, she won a gold medal and created history for India. She won the gold in the women’s flyweight (48-52 kg) division which was her first gold medal in the Asian Games.



Yes, you that heard right. An engineering marvel completed in a record time of 33 months, the world’s tallest statue—Sardar Patel’s statue or the Statue of Unity—will be inaugurated during a gala function on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary on 31 October. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had laid the foundation stone for the project on 31 October 2013, will also be the one to inaugurate it on Wednesday.


Double the height of the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Sardar Patel statue near the Narmada Dam in Gujarat is not only the tallest in the world but also the one to be completed in the shortest time. The 182-metre Statue of Unity took 33 months to complete while China’s Spring Temple Buddha statue took 11 years.


The one who won over British leaders in the Satyagraha of Kheda and Bardoli, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was the Bismarck of Modern India, who led the welfare of farmers. He is renowned as the architect of independent India, as he united all diverse 562 princely states to build one great Republic of India. Shri Narendra Modi decided to pay honorable tribute which will be cherished for centuries by the whole world and it will become a matter of pride for every Indian for this great man.

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Да, вы что слышали правильно. Самое высокое сооружение в мире—статуя Сардара Пателя или Статуя единства—будет торжественно торжественно открыто 31 октября в честь годовщины со дня рождения Сардара Валлабхая Пателя-инженерное чудо, завершенное в рекордно короткие сроки-33 месяца. Премьер-министр Нарендра Моди, заложивший фундамент проекта 31 октября 2013 года, также откроет его в среду.


Двойная высота Статуи Свободы в Нью-Йорке, статуя Сардара Пателя возле плотины Нармада в Гуджарате не только самая высокая в мире, но и та, которая будет завершена в кратчайшие сроки. 182-метровая статуя единства заняла 33 месяца, а статуя Будды храма весны в Китае – 11 лет.



Тот, кто победил британских лидеров в Сатьяграх Хеда и Бардоли, Сардар Валлабхай Пател был Бисмарком из современной Индии, который возглавлял благосостояние фермеров. Он известен как архитектор независимой Индии, поскольку он объединил все различные 562 княжеские государства, чтобы построить одну великую Республику Индия. Шри Нарендра Моди решил воздать почетную дань, которая будет храниться веками со всем миром, и это станет предметом гордости за каждого индийца за этого великого человека. Построенный менее чем за пять лет, это самая высокая в мире, величественная и гигантская статуя. Это дань уважения человеку, который объединил Индию, Сардар Патель.

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Aviation Ministry proposes to remove cancellation fee on flights.

In a big respite from cancellation charges for air passengers, the aviation ministry has proposed a lock-in period of 24 hours from cancellation charges for flight tickets .

However, a ticket booked 96 hours (4 days) before the flight will not be eligible for the cancellation fee waiver.

“No cancellation charges will be levied if the tickets are cancelled within 24 hours of booking, provided the ticket is booked 96 hours before flight.


900-year drought wiped out Indus civilisation: IIT-Kharagpur / 900-летняя засуха уничтожила цивилизацию Инда: ИИТ-Харагпур


  • The Indus Valley civilisation was wiped out 4,350 years ago by a 900-year-long drought, IIT Kharagpur scientists found
  • It was found that the rains played truant in the northwest Himalayas for 900 long years, drying up the source of water that fed the rivers along which the civilisation thrived

The Indus Valley civilisation was wiped out 4,350 years ago by a 900-year-long drought, scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur have found. Evidence gathered during their study also put to rest the widely accepted theory that the said drought lasted for only about 200 years.

The study will be published in the prestigious Quaternary International Journal by Elsevier this month.

Researchers from the geology and geophysics department have been studying the monsoon’s variability for the past 5,000 years and have found that the rains played truant in the northwest Himalayas for 900 long years, drying up the source of water that fed the rivers along which the civilization thrived. This eventually drove the otherwise hardy inhabitants towards the east and south, where rain conditions were better.

The team mapped a 5,000-year monsoon variability in the Tso Moriri Lake in Leh-Ladakh — which too was fed by the same glacial source — and identified periods that had continuous spells of good monsoon as well as phases when it was weak or nil.

“The study revealed that from 2,350 BC (4,350 years ago) till 1,450 BC, the monsoon had a major weakening effect over the zone where the civilization flourished. A drought-like situation developed, forcing residents to abandon their settlements in search of greener pastures,” said Anil Kumar Gupta, the lead researcher and a senior faculty of geology at the institute. These displaced people gradually migrated towards the Ganga-Yamuna valley

Основные факты:

  • Цивилизация долины Инда была уничтожена 4350 лет назад за 900-летней засухой, исследователи ИИТ Харагпур обнаружили.
  • Было обнаружено, что отсутствие дождей на северо-западных Гималаях в течение 900 долгих лет, высыхая источник воды, который питал реки, по которым процветала цивилизация

Цивилизация долины Инда была уничтожена 4350 лет назад 900-летней засухой, считают ученые из Индийского технологического института в Харагпуре. Данные, собранные во время их исследования, также положили конец общепринятой теории, согласно которой засуха продолжалась всего около 200 лет.

Исследование будет опубликовано в престижном четвертичном международном журнале Elsevier в этом месяце.

Исследователи из геологического и геофизического отдела изучали изменчивость муссонов за последние 5000 лет и обнаружили, что отсутствие дождей на северо-западных Гималаях в течение 900 долгих лет, высыхая источник воды, который питал реки, вдоль которых цивилизация процветала , В конечном итоге это привело к тому, что иначе обитатели обитали постепенно мигрировали к долине Ганга-Ямуна к востоку и югу, где условия дождя были лучше.

Команда сопоставила 5 000-летнюю муссонную изменчивость на озере Цо Морири в Ле-Ладахе, который тоже питался одним и тем же ледниковым источником, и идентифицировал периоды, в которых были непрерывные периоды хорошего муссона, а также фазы, когда он был слабым или нулевым.

«Исследование показало, что с 2350 г. до н.э. (4350 лет назад) до 1450 г. до н. Э. Муссон оказал значительное ослабление в зоне, где процветала цивилизация. Засухоподобная ситуация сложилась, заставив жителей отказаться от своих поселений в поисках более зеленых пастбищ », – сказала Анил Кумар Гупта, ведущий исследователь и старший преподаватель геологии в институте.

Entry gate Minaret at Taj Mahal got crashed!!

Минарет у въездных ворот Тадж-махала разбился!!

                                                                                                                                    Прокрутите вниз, чтобы прочитать на русском языке.

News of the day!!


  1. Minaret near the entrance at Taj Mahal collapses.
  2. 12-feet pillar at Taj collapsed in heavy rain last night.
  3. Thunderstorm in western Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday night.



A minaret at the entry gate of the Taj Mahal crashed as heavy rain and high winds lashed Agra last night. The 12-feet metal pillar at the entry gate, referred to as Darwaza-e-Rauza, collapsed as wind speed during the thunderstorm crossed 100 km per hour.

Sources say the pillar fell just past midnight on Thursday and the minaret and dome on it broke into several pieces.
A 12-foot minaret with a metal finial, which is part of the main gate, also called Darwaza-e-rauza, was blown away by high-speed winds. It is from this royal gate that tourists get their first view of the 17th century Mughal-era monument.

Darwaza-e-rauza, the main gateway, is a monumental structure built primarily of marble, and reminiscent of the Mughal architecture of earlier emperors. Its archways mirror the shape of the tomb’s archways, and its pishtaq arches incorporate the calligraphy that decorates the tomb.


Earlier in 2016, too, one of the minarets of Taj Mahal was reportedly damaged. While reports had suggested that the minarets might have been affected during cleaning work which was underway, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had then blamed monkeys for weakening it.

The Archeological Society of India (ASI), which maintains the iconic heritage site, had appealed in the Supreme Court for sorting out the ownership of the Taj Mahal, against the Waqf board’s decision to declare the Taj as its property.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday has asked the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board, to show documents signed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, to prove that it owns the Taj Mahal.

“Who in India will believe that it the Taj belongs to the Waqf board,” asked the Bench, comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, and added that such issues must not waste the time of the top court.
The ASI told the top court that Taj Mahal was taken over by the British and since Independence, the society has been maintaining the Taj Mahal.

The Supreme Court on March 23, directed the Uttar Pradesh government to place before it a draft of vision document on protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal and environment in the Taj Trapezium Zone.


The Uttar Pradesh government informed the top court that it was working on the vision document which would help in the protection and preservation of the 17th century mausoleum. It sought four weeks time from a bench of justices Madan B Lokur, Kurian Joseph and Deepak Gupta for completing the work on the vision document.

In January, the ASI, after a study said the Taj has been losing its sheen and the structure is suffering due to increased pollution levels in Agra. Experts said the abrasive nature of the particulate matter in the air is damaging the surfaces of the Taj.
The ASI, in October 2017, temporarily stopped restoration work at the TaJ Mahal and sought help from engineers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Some experts are of the opinion that repeated mud packs to clean the white marble may weaken the structure.


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Новости дня!!


Минарет у входа в Тадж-Махал рушится.
12-футовый столб в Тадже рухнул в сильный дождь прошлой ночью.
Гроза в западной части штата Уттар-Прадеш в среду вечером.



Минарет у въездных ворот Тадж-махала разбился, когда сильный дождь и сильный ветер хлестали Агру прошлой ночью. 12-футовый металлический столб у въездных ворот, называемый Дарваза-Э-Рауза, рухнул, поскольку скорость ветра во время грозы пересекала 100 км в час.

Источники говорят, что колонна упала только за полночь в четверг, и минарет и купол на нем разбились на несколько частей.


12-футовый минарет с металлическим шпилем, который является частью главных ворот, также называемый Дарваза-э-рауза, был сдут высокоскоростными ветрами. Именно из этих королевских ворот туристы получают свой первый вид на памятник эпохи великих Моголов XVII века.

Дарваза-э-рауза, главные ворота, представляет собой монументальное сооружение, построенное в основном из мрамора и напоминающее архитектуру великих Моголов более ранних императоров. Его арками зеркало в форме арки, гробницы и арки портиком включить каллиграфия, украшающая гробницу.


Ранее в 2016 году также был поврежден один из минаретов Тадж-махала. В то время как сообщения предполагали, что минареты могли быть затронуты во время работ по очистке, которые ведутся, археологическая съемка Индии (ASI) затем обвинила обезьян в ослаблении его.

Археологическое Общество Индии (АСИ), которое поддерживает знаковый объект наследия, подало апелляцию в Верховный суд для выяснения права собственности на Тадж-Махал, против решения Совета Вакуфов объявить Тадж своей собственностью.

Верховный Суд в среду попросил правление Суннитского Вакуфа Уттар-Прадеша показать документы, подписанные императором Моголов шахом Джаханом, чтобы доказать, что он владеет Тадж-Махалом.

“Кто в Индии будет считать, что Тадж принадлежит совету Вакуфов”, – спросил суд, состоящий из судей АМ Ханвилкара и ди Чандрачуда, и добавил, что такие вопросы не должны тратить время высшего суда.


АСИ сообщила Верховному суду, что Тадж-Махал был захвачен англичанами, и с момента обретения Независимости общество поддерживало Тадж-Махал.

Верховный Суд 23 марта поручил правительству штата Уттар-Прадеш представить на его рассмотрение проект перспективного документа о защите и сохранении Тадж-махала и окружающей среды в зоне Тадж-Трапециума.


Правительство штата Уттар-Прадеш проинформировало высший суд о том, что оно работает над документом “видение”, который поможет защитить и сохранить мавзолей XVII века. Она запросила четыре недели времени у судей Мадан Б Локура, Куриана Джозефа и Дипака Гупты для завершения работы над документом о видении.

В январе, ASI, после того как исследование сказало Taj теряло свой блеск и структура терпит должное к увеличенным уровням загрязнения в Agra. Эксперты заявили, что абразивный характер твердых частиц в воздухе повреждает поверхности Taj.


В октябре 2017 года АСИ временно прекратила реставрационные работы в Тадж-Махале и обратилась за помощью к инженерам Индийского технологического института (ИИТ). Некоторые эксперты считают, что повторные грязей, чистый белый мрамор может ослабить структуру.


Это все, что у нас есть на сегодня.

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Okay so, just got the news that Mr Kapil Mohan, the soldier-turned-businessman who popularised India’s most iconic brand of rum, has passed away at the age of 88 after suffering from cardiac attack on Jan 6.

Let’s thank him for giving us the best beverage, let’s raise a toast to Old Monk’s old man.


There are many many reasons why we have immense love and respect for the drink. Kicking off our winter campaign for the next couple of weeks, here’s presenting everything you’ve probably ever wanted to know about the elixir of life — Rum. From the likes of colonels and admirals to their ‘brats’; from the broke college freshers to the seasoned alcohol-lovers, rum (and Old Monk) has been a love affair for many. The the question of how to drink Old Monk has been asked in every age, by every Indian.

And here we are to stoke those fires, this winter.


First Things First

This is the bottle that has been passed on from generation to generation — an acquired taste, a culture to cultivate without burning a hole in your pocket. So, there are three basic reasons why rum continues to be India’s favourite alcohol, especially when the cold season sets in. And then there are more.

Firstly, It’s cheap. It’s not the kind of cheap that will have you worried about alcohol poisoning, and yet, it’s pocket-friendly enough that people can partake once a week.

Secondly, a lot of the advertising when it comes to rum is entirely word of mouth. And unlike brands who spend a lot of money on marketing and branding, rum just happens to be cheap and versatile enough that people recommend it to one another. It’s the fabric of all weekend drinking and BYOB parties.

Thirdly, it’s one of the most versatile drinks that there is. You can chug rum neat (enjoying the flavour of molasses), mix it with coke or soda. People have their own favourite combinations and they can be as specific as “shaken, not stirred” or as generic as “with ice please, thanks very much”.

What’s In It For Me?

In a country like ours, it is a bit commendable though that instead of wasting precious food, we are using a byproduct to create something we end up loving — Rum. But the thing is, rum never pretends. Rum, you can take at face value. Fermented molasses and aged for years (Old Monk is aged for seven years), to make a smooth, dark drink that contains about 40 percent alcohol.


Old Monk & Us

With the winters setting in, Old Monk is the go-to drink for a lot of drinkers. It makes you feel warm and cosy, (It doesn’t actually do that but more on that later.) and is smooth enough for you to welcome in a night of debauchery. It’s also perfect as a remedy for cold and cough when you take a spoonful with lukewarm water.

For years, drinking rum has meant drinking the Monk. As the oldest distillery in these parts and having a strong army connection (more for morale, amirite?), Old Monk has been hailed as one of the oldest brands that has been supplying a boost to the troops, be it in the defence forces or the merchant navy class.

All in all, there are a bunch of reasons that make rum special for Indians and having a movie about it, is not the worst thing. But for us, it has to be the flavour of nostalgia, and the easy-going nature of this drink that has us hooked to this wondrous elixir.


Old Monk – Kills the germs inside as well as outside!

This Rum can also be used as an antiseptic. Drink a little, enjoy some more, and if you trip and fall while you’re high, just apply the drink to your bruised ass and you’re good to go!This Rum can also be used as an antiseptic. Drink a little, enjoy some more, and if you trip and fall while you’re high, just apply the drink to your bruised ass and you’re good to go!


It has been delivering happiness to our Tourists as well. Old Monk is more than a beverage for us.

The Old Monk is an Indian brand and is loved by people all around the world. In India, the hype is such that we’ve heard some people even campaigned for the Monk to be made the national drink of India!


Thats all for now about our very own Old Monk. I hope you liked the post.

Keep smiling!