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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Ganges River Dolphin

Have you ever heard of Ganges River Dolphin?
Ganges river dolphin is the National Aquatic Animal of India.  They are found in Ganges-Brahmaputra rivers. These dolphins can only live in freshwater and are essentially blind. They hunt by emitting ultrasonic sounds. Their current count is around 1600-1800 only.

Why are they important?
Dolphins are one of the oldest creatures in the world along with some species of turtles, crocodiles and sharks. The Ganges river dolphin was officially discovered in 1801.The presence of dolphin in a river system signals a healthy ecosystem. Since the river dolphin is at the apex of the aquatic food chain, its presence in adequate numbers symbolizes greater biodiversity in the river system and helps keep the ecosystem in balance.

Why Ganges river dolphin is in news recently?
Ganges river dolphins  are categorized  as Endangered species. WWF decided to count the number of dolphins by using equipment which help in more accurate imaging.
The step will help to arrive the exact number in order to take effective steps for its conservation.

What are the major threats for these dolphins survival?
  •  Water development projects
  •  Pollution
  •  Poaching for its fat and oil
  •  Mortality in fishing net
If you want to visit them, you can find them in the Vikramshila Gangetic dolphin sanctuary(Bihar)-in the main stream of the Gangs river.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Nilavade Song Lyrics Translation From Sathamanam Bhavati

Movie: Shatamanam Bhavati
Music: Mickey J Meyer
Lyrics: Ramajogayya Sastry
Singer: S.P Balasubramanyam

Nilavade Song Meaning In English

Nilavade madhi nilavade...siri sogasulu choosi
Ulakadhe mari palakadhe...tholivalapuna thadisi
My heart couldn't restrain itself after looking at charming beauty of yours
My heart remains speechless immersed in the first love

Devadase kaalidasai entha pogidina kontha migilipoyentha andham needhi
For you, even  Devasas would turn into a Kalidas...the appraise for your beauty would still remain incomplete even after lot of praises


Alaa nuvvu choosthe chalu, veluthu veluthu venuthirigi
Adho lanti thenela baanam, digadha edhaloki
As you turn back and look at me...a honey smeared arrow stings my heart

Nuvvu nadiche dhaarulalo poola ghandhale oopiriga
Jatha nadiche manasu kadhe haayi raagale aamaniga
The sweet scent of the flowers in the path you walk is my breath
This love story of two hearts is a melodious spring season to me

Dinamoka rakamuga perigina saradha ninuvidi managaladha
This amusement that grew in me day by day, can't remain further without you

||Nilavadhe ||

Yela neeku andhinchalo edhalo kadhile madhurimalu
Nene premalekhaga maari edhute nilichanu
How should I express the feelings of my heart to you?
I turned into a love letter and stood before u

Chadhuvukoni badhulidhani cheppukolevule manasa
Padhamulatho panipadani mouname prema paribhasha
O heart!  I know that a reply to a love letter cannot be given directly
Silence is the language of love which doesn't need any words

Thelupaka thelipina valapoka varamani kadiliga alalegasha
Saying that love is a soaring high like the waves of an ocean

||Nilavade ||


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Legendary Indian Director K. Viswanath Garu has been recently awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. Let’s briefly know about this award.

Who is Dadasaheb Phalke?
Dhundi Raj Govind Phalke ,popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke(1870-1944),was an Indian producer-director-screen writer, known as father of Indian cinema. He directed India’s first feature film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ (1913).

What is this award?
The Dadasaheb Phalke award is India’s highest award in Indian cinema. This award was introduced in 1969 by government of India to commemorate Dadasaheb Phalke. The recipient is honored for their contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema. 

What is given as a part of this award?
The award comprises a golden lotus(swarna kamal) medallion, a shawl and cash prize of INR 10 lakh.

Who all recieved this award?
As of 2016, there have been 64 awardees. Some of them are,
  • The first recipient of this award was Devika Rani in 1969.
  • Prithviraj Kapoor is the sole posthumous recipient.
  • Lata Mangeskar and Asha Bhonsle along with Baldev Raj Chopra and Yash Chopra are the siblings who won this award.
Telugu personalities who received this award
1. Bommireddy Narasimhareddy                
2. Bommireddy Nagireddy                          
3. Paidi Jairaj         
4. L.V Prasad
5. Akkineni Nageswara  Rao
6. Daggubati Rama Naidu
7. kasinathuni Viswanath