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Tamil people on pongal tame ferocious bulls with bare hands risking their life.

Tamil people on pongal tame ferocious bulls with bare hands risking their life.

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, proud Pashtun and close friend of Gandhi's, also believed in the power of non-violence, education and women's rights. Khan, like Gandhi, traveled the subcontinent preaching the power of passive resistance and nonviolence.

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, proud Pashtun and close friend of Gandhi's, also believed in the power of non-violence, education and women's rights. Khan, like Gandhi, traveled the subcontinent preaching the power of passive resistance and nonviolence.

https://flic.kr/p/djf7oK | Seal -10, Harappan Civilization, C- 2700-2000 BC | Seals appear in the Indus Valley around 2600 B.C. with the rise of the cities and associated administrators. Square and rectangular seals were made from fired steatite. The soft soapstone was carved, polished, and then fired in a kiln to whiten and harden the surface. Seals made of metal are extremely rare, but copper and silver examples are known. The square seals usually have a line of script along the top and a…

https://flic.kr/p/djf7oK | Seal -10, Harappan Civilization, C- 2700-2000 BC | Seals appear in the Indus Valley around 2600 B.C. with the rise of the cities and associated administrators. Square and rectangular seals were made from fired steatite. The soft soapstone was carved, polished, and then fired in a kiln to whiten and harden the surface. Seals made of metal are extremely rare, but copper and silver examples are known. The square seals usually have a line of script along the top and a…

Cochin Jews, also called Malabar Jews are the oldest group of Jews in India. After India gained its independence in 1947 and Israel was established as a nation, most Cochin Jews emigrated from Kerala to Israel in mid-1950s. Most of their synagogues have been sold and adapted for other uses. The Paradesi synagogue still has a congregation and also attracts tourists as an historic site. The synagogue at Chennamangalam was reconstructed in 2006 and the one at Parur is currently being…

Cochin Jews, also called Malabar Jews are the oldest group of Jews in India. After India gained its independence in 1947 and Israel was established as a nation, most Cochin Jews emigrated from Kerala to Israel in mid-1950s. Most of their synagogues have been sold and adapted for other uses. The Paradesi synagogue still has a congregation and also attracts tourists as an historic site. The synagogue at Chennamangalam was reconstructed in 2006 and the one at Parur is currently being…

Gau Mata (cow) is believed as the most pious animal in Hindus and as such is an object of adoration. The milk, dung, urine, and curd of cow are considered to be useful. The panchgaviya gods reside on cow.

Gau Mata (cow) is believed as the most pious animal in Hindus and as such is an object of adoration. The milk, dung, urine, and curd of cow are considered to be useful. The panchgaviya gods reside on cow.

A bull tamer holds a bull by the horn during the bull-taming sport called Jallikattu, in Alanganallur, about 530 kilometers (331 miles) south of Chennai, India, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Jallikattu is an ancient heroic sporting event of the Tamils played during the harvest festival of Pongal. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)

A bull tamer holds a bull by the horn during the bull-taming sport called Jallikattu, in Alanganallur, about 530 kilometers (331 miles) south of Chennai, India, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Jallikattu is an ancient heroic sporting event of the Tamils played during the harvest festival of Pongal. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)

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