This miniature sheet was issued on March 3, 2010. This set of stamps feature two beautiful Canadian African Violet hybrids in full bloom: ‘Picasso’ and ‘Deceelles’ Avalanche.’ Both plants were grown by members of the Société des Saintpaulia de Montréal (SSM). Picasso is a heavy bloomer with double flowers that are violet above and white below. Decelles’ Avalanche has semi-double red-fuchsia star blooms.
Friday, April 30, 2010
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Taj Mahal stands in the city of Agra, on the banks of the Yamuna river, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Muntaz was married at 21, but in 1631, she died at the age of 39, at Burhanpur.In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage."
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Golden Voices of Yesteryears
Kishore Kumar (Bengali, 1929 – 13 October 1987), was an Indian film playback singer and actor, composer and director. He was one of the leading singers in the Hindi film music industry between 1969 and 1987. He also achieved notable success as a lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter and scriptwriter. He sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam and Oriya. He was honoured with several awards, including eight Film fare awards.
Mukesh ( Mukesh Chand Mathur) (1923-1976), with his mellifluous voice, captured the imagination of not just the Indian audience, but music lovers in many other parts of the world. He also sang Ghazals. His first song was “dil hi bujha hua ho to” as an actor singer for Nirdosh. He received the National award in 1974 for the best play back singer for his song “Kai baor yun bhi dekha hai” in the film Rajnigandha