The attempt is made to present to the reader as many online bridge-related websites in the country of India as possible. Any contribution to this list would be greatly appreciated.

BFAME

The Bridge Federation of Asia and Middle East (BFAME) is the Zone-4 of World Bridge Federation with a membership of 12 countries.

 

Bridge Federation of India
The official website of the Bridge Federation of India. Recognised by the Ministry of Sports & Youth affairs and Indian Olympic Association and registered under Society Registration Act 1860. No: S7833. Located in New Delhi, India.

Bridge Bhasa
The reader can find additional information about the formation of the game of bridge with the inhabitants of Raibidpura, India from the csbnews article published online by the ConfederacIĆ³n Sudamericana de Bridge. The city is a remote village in central India. The town of Raibidpura is a place in Khargone District of Madhya Pradesh in India. The link is to an article about the inauguration of the Bridge Kisan Club and posted online September 14, 2012.

Bridge Federation of India
This web site is maintained by Dr. P.S.Raghavan from Chennai of TamilNadu in India. This web site is for the sole purpose of providing information to bridge lovers. Clicking on the word here will bring the visitor to the following link:

Bridge in India
The emphasis on Indian Bridge. The website covers all important Tournaments of the bridge world like world championships, Bermuda and Venice, NABC, European, BFAME.

Bridge in India
An informative Website offering information about the game of bridge played in the country of India. The visitor is offered many informative features such as the Bridge Library and Photo Album. Dr. P.S. Raghavan is the Editor and Publisher.

Demicoma Bridge Academy
Dr. Prakash K. Paranjape presents his Website and includes his Demicoma bidding system, which stands for DEstructive MInors COnstructive MAjors. He is also the author of the publication Easier Done Than Said: Brillancy at the Bridge Table, January 1998, published by Master Point Press, ISBN-10: 1894154002 / ISBN-13: 978-1894154000

Shantanu Rastogi's Bridge Page
Mr. Shantanu Rastogi provides the visitor with information about bridge events in the different states of the country of India.

West Bengal Bridge Association
We are proud to inform that West Bengal Bridge Association is the only and the first state bridge association to launch a site of their own. In fact Bengal was always in the forefront in Indian bridge.

GOLCHAS - A SPORTING EXPERIENCE

The game of Contract Bridge has had a chequered history in India. Compared to the countries of Europe and America, competitive Bridge made a very late start in this country. Indian tradition has had a strong prejudice against card games and has frowned upon them as an addiction to idleness. This prejudice has, unmistakably, contributed to the slow progress of the game in the country and to the indifference it has encountered from the Central and State Governments alike.

The Golcha family has traditionally been sports loving. They have provided partronage to sports in their own low profile way.

Apart from bridge, a game which has a very special status for them, they have generously assisted other sports also. The various district, state and National level association of Cricket, Tennis, Billiards and athletics have been benifited from the voluntary assistance of Golchas from time to time.

Of course the Rajendra Golcha Memorial Bridge Tournament is popular amongst bridge players across in India for the level of competition it offers, the well oiled organisation & conduct of the tournament and above all the hospitality of Golchas. But apart from this the group companies also sponsor their empolyees to participate in all the major bridge tournament in India.

     
     
     
     
     
     

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan, who was of the Muslum faith and who died in the year 1666 C.E., in the memory of his dear wife and Queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, India. It is an elegy in marble or some say an expression of a dream. Taj Mahal, which means Crown Palace, is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of Queen Mumtaz Mahal at the lower chamber. The grave of Shah Jahan was added to it later. The queen’s real name was Arjumand Banu. In the tradition of the Mughals, important ladies of the royal family were given another name at their marriage or at some other significant event in their lives, and that new name was commonly used by the public. Shah Jahan's real name was Shahab-ud-din, and he was known as Prince Khurram before ascending to the throne in 1628.

Taj Mahal was constructed over a period of twenty-two years, employing twenty thousand workers. It was completed in 1648 C.E. The construction documents show that its master architect was Ustad ‘Isa, the renowned Islamic architect of his time. The documents contain names of those employed and the inventory of construction materials and their origin. Expert craftsmen from Delhi, Qannauj, Lahore, and Multan were employed. In addition, many renowned Muslim craftsmen from Baghdad, Shiraz and Bukhara worked on many specialized tasks.

Taj Mahal stands on a raised, square platform, 186 x 186 feet, with its four corners truncated, forming an unequal octagon. The architectural design uses the interlocking arabesque concept, in which each element stands on its own and perfectly integrates with the main structure. It uses the principles of self-replicating geometry and a symmetry of architectural elements.

Note: The letters C.E. are abbreviated forms for Common Era, Current Era, or Christian Era.

 


     
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