Bharatvani – Useful in Communication & Translation

Indian HRD ministry launched website, which is very useful for people searching meanings in different Indian languages, a one stop dictionary/guide for all Indian languages. Kudos to HRD ministry for this initiative.

Bhratvani is a project, which aims to make knowledge available in all languages of India and that too on a portal (website) using multimedia (text, audio, visual and images). This portal is inclusive, interactive and dynamic. Objective of Bharatvani is to make India a “free knowledge” society in this era of digital India.

This website will provide you these services in all Indian languages:

  1. Textbooks: A single platform to cater to the needs of students from all Indian states.
  2. Jnanakosha: An all-in-section for Encyclopedic knowledge resources in Indian Languages.
  3. Bhashakosh: Learn a language or know about the language.
  4. Shabdakosh: Experience the luxury of searching dictionaries in Indian Languages.

In Bharatvani website you will get different tabs which will help you to get service which you want i.e. What is new?, Bhashakosha, Textbooks etc…Let see them one by one with images.

All Languages tab: Here you select Indian language in which you are searching materials like books etc.

What is new? tab: Here you will find all latest uploaded books and articles in different Indian languages. For example, just click on first link i.e. Bhartiya Darshan and after accepting its terms and condition you can download it or read it in browser directly.

Bhashakosha tab: Here you can select books in your selected Indian language. With the help of search box one can directly find out his/her choice.

Textbooks tab: Here you will find text books in selected Indian languages.

Jnanakosha tab: Here you find Encyclopedic knowledge resources about language in which you are searching resources.

Multimedia tab: In this section one can find multimedia resources available for particular Indian language i.e. text, audio, video etc.

Dictionary tab: It provides complete meaning of word from any selected Indian language.

During my research on Bharatvani I found out problem with speed/response time of this website, response time of each tab/website is little slow. Suggest technical people to look into it and make it little faster, just a request.

Few key points are:

  1. This website is the largest online storage of dictionaries available in India
  2. This website has 22 Indian scheduled languages. The count will increase till 100 in future.
  3. This portal can be used as cross-lingual learning tool. It allows transliteration and contain multilingual grammar books and courses.
  4. This project is implemented by Center Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru.
  5. Their are over 130 dictionaries, glossaries and terminology books on the site.
  6. Contents are copyright protected and available in text and PDF formats.
  7. Bharatvani is available as a mobile app on Android Play Store.

For people in language/communication field, I would suggest to just check this website and explore more by your own and give me comments in comment section of this article.



Travelog – Journey from Thane to Indore

During Diwali vacation we went to Indore(M.P.) from Thane(Maha.), a 550kms journey in my car (WagonR). Just want to share my experience during this tour. Journey of about 550kms from Thane to Indore is just awesome and drive is smooth as this route is straight with no turns or hurdles.

Plan your journey in advance with few tips –

      • Check distance between start and end station.
      • Properly check your car, and take mechanic’s help if needed.
      • Fill tank with Petrol/Diesel/CNG. In my car Petrol + CNG, so I did full tank of Petrol and CNG. My car mileage on full CNG tank is 150+ Kms. As  I checked online and found later that no CNG stations were available on the route towards Indore.
      • CNG rate in Mumbai was Rs. 49.5/kg which went to Rs. 69/kg in Indore(M.P.)
      • Take few items like: Car cover, cleaning items, duster, hammer, car mobile charger, car tyre inflator, ropes, medical kit etc.

Now you can start  with your journey. Till Nashik city, road was little bad with heavy traffic and ongoing flyover work, as I was travelling during festival so we moved slow. After Nashik it was a  smooth ride. I  prefer to go on 80kmph speed as per my car make. On this route you have to shell out approx. Rs. 730/- for toll charges.

Toll details are as follows from Thane to Indore (Rates are subject to change (Oct 2019)

      1. Arjunali Toll Plaza: Rs. 110/-(approx.)
      2. Pimpalgaon Toll Plaza: Rs. 140/-(approx.)
      3. ChandwadToll Plaza: Rs. 135/-(approx.)
      4. Songir Toll Plaza: Rs. 65/-(approx.)
      5. Shirpur Toll Plaza: Rs. 100/-(approx.)
      6. Khalghat Toll Plaza: Rs. 95/-(approx.)
      7. Dhule Palesner Toll Plaza: Rs. 55/-(approx.)
      8. Sonway Toll Plaza: Rs. 30/-(approx.)

We just enjoyed the scenery during this journey, clear and nice road after Nashik till Indore. Flyover work was going on till Nashik and Dhule which further reduced my travel time between Thane to Indore.

Journey took 12+ hrs to reach Indore as I preferred speed of  80-90kmps. Felt that long drive is a kind of stress buster. Lots of Hotels and restaurants are hanging on the way so don’t worry about food. We took morning breakfast break at Shahpur before Nashik, Lunch break after Dhule, and evening break after Sendhawa.

I was much concerned about all the things before moving but after this journey I would love to do it again.  My suggestion, don’t worry just go for it with your family. Near Indore lots of tourist destinations are there like Indore, Ujjain, Patalpani, Omkareshwar, Maheshawar, Mandu and many more. Just go for this trip to the cleanest city in India 4th time in a row i.e. Indore. You will never forget the taste of food in Indore or you can say MALWA with lovely culture….


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