Know India

Know India is an attempt to bring to you some amazing facts about our country. Every second day we post something that tells you more about our land. Starting from issues to history, from culture to literature and fine arts, this is a magic box of small write-ups that you will fall in love with soon.

Great Himalayan National Park

Submitted by aurora on Fri, 10/22/2010 - 18:54

The highest mountain ranges in the world and geologically speaking, the youngest, the Himalayas offer some of the most spectacular landscpaes in the world. Among the high altitude wildlife reserves of the Himalayas comes the Great Himalayan National Park, located in the beautiful district of Kullu. The unique ecological aspects of the Western Himalaya led to the creation of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP).

MittiCool: The cool Indian Innovation!

Submitted by aurora on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 06:48

The Mitti Cool Refrigerator is a low cost refrigerator made of clay that can run without electricity. The innovative fridge cools water naturally while keeping food such as vegetables, fruits, and liquids fresh for several days. Mansukhbhai Raghavbhai Prajapati, a Gujarat-based potter, makes this fridge that uses no electricity.

Kosa: A fine quality silk

Submitted by aurora on Wed, 08/04/2010 - 06:54

Kosa silk is a type of silk which is basically produce in central india in Chattisgarh region. Kosa silk is known for its comfort and popular in other countries. Bilaspur, Raigarh, Champa of chattisgarh are known for kosa silk and its produce by Dewangan community. Also known as Tussar Silk, Kosa is valued for its purity and texture.