Translated article from Norwegian newspaper on April 24th 2021 about the covid-19 situation in India
The population of India exceeded 250 million people in the mid-1920s and 500 million in 1966. During 1999, one billion was passed, and according to UN population statistics, the figure in 2014 was approximately 1.26 billion. In 2020, the population was 1.38 billion - 16 percent of the world's population - with an increase of 1.14 percent a year. These people lived on only 2.45 percent of the earth's land area!
In our series on Indian festivals, we have now come to the Baisakhi festival - the festival that marks the beginning of the solar year. People in North India, especially in the State of Punjab, thank God for a good harvest. Visits to Gurudwara, Vaisakhi processions and traditional performances
Also known as the festival of colors, Holi is one of the famous festivals of India, celebrated with a lot of fervor across the country. On the eve of Holi, people make huge Holika bonfires and sing and dance around it. On the day of Holi, the famous festival of Indian states, people gather in open areas and apply dry and wet colors of multiple hues to each other, with some carrying water guns and colored water-filled balloons. It tops the charts of 10 famous festivals in India as it is celebrated all across the world with happiness.
The greatness of India’s culture can be found in its festivals. The vivid and vivacious festivals of India depicts the greatness of the Indian culture.
Toalettmangel hemmer Indias kvinner Mangelen på toaletter er spesielt vanskelig for Indias kvinner, hvis rettigheter blir bremset av de prekære sanitære forholdene. Og, det er også et meget personlig problem for alle indiske kvinner å ikke kunne ha en tilgang
When she became pregnant at the age of 12 years, her 70-year-old husband filed for divorce!
India is a land of festivals, where people from different religions coexist harmoniously. The wide variety of festivals celebrated in India is a true manifestation of its rich culture and traditions. There are a number of Indian festivals and celebrations. While the celebrations happen all over the year, October till January is the time when the country can be seen at its vibrant best.
Teachers visit families to check in with their students, but online learning is beyond the reach of millions of families that can’t afford smartphones or laptops. Most of India’s elementary and middle schools are still closed because of the pandemic, affecting more than 200 million children.
We wish all of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!