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The dance drama that still exists  today and can most closely be associated with the Sanskrit the atrical tradition is Kuchipudi which is also known as Bhagavata Mela Natakam. The actors sing and dance, and the style is a blend of folk and classical.

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Published on : 10-Dec-2010


Lakshadweep is an archipelago of 12 atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks. It lies scattered over 45,000 sq. km of the Indian Ocean. There are 27 coral islands - India’s only coral islands. In all, there are 10 inhabited islands, 17 uninhabited islands with attached islets, four newly formed islets and five submerged reefs.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010


Mauritius is a mountainous island in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010


Madagascar lies in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa opposite Mozambique. The world’s fourth-largest island.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010


The Seychelles consist of an archipelago of about 100 islands in the Indian Ocean northeast of Madagascar. The principal islands are Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010


Mozambique stretches for 1,535 mi (2,470 km) along Africa’s southeast coast. The country is generally a low-lying plateau broken up by 25 sizable rivers that flow into the Indian Ocean.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010


The Republic of Maldives is a group of atolls in the Indian Ocean about 417 mi (671 km) southwest of Sri Lanka. Its 1,190 coral islets stretch over an area of 35,200 square mi (90,000 sq km).  

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010


Tanzania is in East Africa on the Indian Ocean. Tanzania contains three of Africa’s best known lakes—Victoria in the north, Tanganyika in the west, and Nyasa in the south.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010


Goa is situated on the western (Konkan) coast of the Indian Peninsula, has a coastline of 131 km. It has a partly hilly terrain, with the Western Ghats rising to nearly 1200 metres in some parts of the state.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Sri Lanka

An island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast tip of India. Most of the land is flat and rolling; mountains in the southcentral region rise to over 8,000 ft (2,438 m).

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010


The Republic of Singapore consists of the main island of Singapore, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean, and 58 nearby islands.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010


Colombia is bordered on the northwest by Panama, on the east by Venezuela and Brazil, and on the southwest by Peru and Ecuador. Through the western half of the country, three Andean ranges run north and south. The eastern half is a low, jungle-covered plain, drained by spurs of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, inhabited mostly by isolated tropical- forest Indian tribes.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

National Anthem

The song Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the national anthem of India on 24 January 1950. It was first sung on 27 December 1911 at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.

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Published on : 10-Dec-2010


The Comoros Islands—Grande Comoro (Ngazidja), Anjouan, Mohéli, and Mayotte (which is not part of the country and retains ties to France)—constitute an archipelago of volcanic origin in the Indian Ocean, 190 mi off the coast of Mozambique.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010


Formerly divided into two nations, the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen and the Yemen Arab Republic, the Republic of Yemen occupies the southwest tip of the Arabian Peninsula on the Red Sea opposite Ethiopia and extends along the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.

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Published on : 15-Dec-2010


Pakistan is situated in the western part of the Indian subcontinent, with Afghanistan and Iran on the west, India on the east, and the Arabian Sea on the south. The Baluchistan Plateau lies to the west, and the Thar Desert and an expanse of alluvial plains, the Punjab and Sind, lie to the east.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

South Africa

South Africa, on the continent’s southern tip, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and by the Indian Ocean on the south and east. The kingdom of Lesotho forms an enclave within the southeast part of South Africa, which occupies an area nearly three times that of California.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Madhya Pradesh

The second largest Indian state, lying between the Indo- Gangetic Plain in the north and the Deccan Plateau in the south. Its landscape, which is largely made up of wide-ranging plateaus, low hills and river valleys, ranges from 100 to 1200 metres.

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Published on : 15-Dec-2010

East Timor

East Timor is located in the eastern part of Timor, an island in the Indonesian archipelago that lies between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. East Timor includes the enclave of Oecussi, which is located within West Timor (Indonesia).

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010


Kenya lies across the equator in east-central Africa, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. In the north, the land is arid; the southwest corner is in the fertile Lake Victoria Basin; and a length of the eastern depression of the Great Rift Valley separates western highlands from those that rise from the lowland coastal strip.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010