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The tomb of the reverend saint, St. Francis Xavier, lies in the Basilica of Bom Jesus Church in Old Goa, which is declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. It attracts tourists from around the world as the church contains the holy relics of St. Francis Xavier who was a disciple of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Saint Francis was a revolutionary Christian missionary and one of the founders of the Society of Jesus. Under his initiative, Catholicism spread rapidly and many people adopted the faith. He died during the voyage on 2nd December 1552.

St. Francis Xavier was known to be a magical healer, as he was said to have a gift of God, to cure not only physical but also mental sufferings of man. Another popular encounter was that after about a year when his body was shipped back to Goa, it was found that the saint's body was as fresh as the day it was buried. This miraculous phenomenon attracts huge number of devotees from all over the world.

The Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, Goa, was the gift from Medici, Cosimo III, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. The tomb that we now see was carved by a Florentine architect Giovanni Batista Foggini and it took 10 years to be completed. His body was kept in a glass container encased in a silver casket on 2nd December 1637. The casket is a rare blend of Italian and Indian arts made of 32 silver plates. The specialty of the casket is that the 32 silver plates on the four sides of the casket depict different episodes from the life of the Saint like he resuscitates a boy who died in a well, he sweetens the sea water to name a few. On the top of this casket there is a cross with two angels. One is holding a burning heart and the other a legend which says 'Satis est - Domine, Satis est' (It's enough Lord, it's enough).

The tomb of St. Francis Xavier has three parts, namely, the altar, the Florentine mausoleum offered by Cosimo III, and the silver casket made by the Goan silversmiths. The church is one of the richest churches in Goa and is carpeted with marble flooring and inlaid with precious stones.

Month: March 2014.

 

M. Riaz Hasan

It is a great pleasure for me to review this book and comment on the topical essays included in it. l knew the author as a young student at Nizam College when I taught him chemistry more than half a century ago. Chemistry has a large scope and it can lead to many paths. His essays on varied topics bear the stamp of his broad vision and deep insight and also confirm his sense of inquiry and critical evaluation of the problems that stare in our face today. The book and the essays contained in it also corroborate that whatever path he chose in life he did full justification to it. At the stage of life that both the teacher and the taught have reached and when people usually rest and relax the author has undertaken the arduous task of producing a book based on his writing in the past. I am sure the readers would enjoy it as much as i did.

Dr. Taqi Khan, Professor Emeritus, Chemistry, Osmania University and former principal, Nizam College, Hyderabad.

Month: March 2014

Madhuri Banerjee

When Trisha Mathur leaves Lucknow for Delhi with stars in her eyes, little does she realize how drastically her life is about to transform.

In the din and drama of college student politics, she meets debonair politician-in-the-making Vedant Kirloskar, who sweeps her off her feet with his poetry and rakish charm. When irreconcilable differences drive them apart, a broken-hearted Trisha becomes wary of love and men. That is until the dashing tennis star, Abhimanyu, comes along and fills her life with love and laughter. All at once she finds herself in the midst of the glamorous tennis circuit which is in stark contrast to her small-town moorings.

Even as Trisha embarks on a path of love and self-discovery, fate brings Vedant back into her life, asking that they rekindle their old romance. Will Trisha dare take a second chance with Vedant or move on to play match point with Abhimanyu?

Advantage Love is a compelling and passionate contemporary Indian romance that explores the complexities of love, friendship and career in a woman s life.

Month: March 2014.

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho, a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, about 620 kilometres (385 mi) southeast of New Delhi, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculptures.

The name Khajuraho, ancient ‘Kharjuravāhaka’, is derived from the Sanskrit words kharjura - date palm and vāhaka – 'one who carries'. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be one of the ‘Seven Wonders’ of India.

Khajuraho was one of the capitals of the Chandella rulers, a dynasty of Rajput origin which came into power at the beginning of the 10th Century, and reached its apogee between 950 and 1050. Of the 85 temples which were constructed at Khajuraho during the Chandella period, 22 still exist, disseminated within an area of about 6 km.

It was the principal seat of authority of the Chandella rulers who adorned it with numerous tanks, scores of lofty temples of sculptural grace and architectural splendour. But for Chausath-Yogini, Brahma and Mahadeva which are of granite, all the other temples are of fine grained sandstone, buff, pink or pale yellow in colour. The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of 200 years, from 950 to 1150. The Chandella capital was moved to Mahoba after this time, but Khajuraho continued to flourish for some time.

Yasovarman (AD 954) built the temple of Vishnu, now famous as Lakshmana temple, which is an ornate and evolved example of its time proclaiming the prestige of the Chandellas. The Visvanatha, Parsvanatha and Vaidyanatha temples belong to the time of King Dhanga, the successor of Yasovarman. The Jagadambi, Chitragupta, are noteworthy among the western group of royal temples of Khajuraho. The largest and grandest temple of Khajuraho is the immortal Kandariya Mahadeva which is attributed to King Ganda (AD 1017-29).

Month: February 2014

by Jeff Kinney

Wimpy Kid is the new kid on the block. Let me rephrase that: He has been the most popular kid on the block for some years now. I think it has got to do with the plot and the illustrations but of course that probably most kids, in any part of the world can relate to Greg’s growing up problems and life.

 

In this latest instalment, Greg enters middle school and life is not going to be the same. Rowley, his best friend is no longer at his side and he just cannot seem to make new friends. This is the classic dilemma of most children or teens and Kinney does a fantastic job of connecting with kids and their lives through this series. We have all gone through this phase. Kinney brings it to life with a lot of humour and some loveable characters.

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