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Ghazi Attack of 1971: Untold Story of India-Pakistan Naval War

Feb 17, 2017

The PNS Ghazi was the naval submarine, which was used in the naval battle of India-Pakistan Naval War of 1971 during the Bangladesh liberation war and hence popularly known as "Ghazi Attack". It was deployed in East-Pakistan ashore (which is now in Bangladesh east coast) to locate INS Vikrant and to destroy the Indian Eastern Command base of Visakhapatnam.

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and Meaning

Feb 8, 2017

The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. In Indian sculptural art, images are the symbolic representations of divinity whose origin and end is expressed through the religious and spiritual beliefs.

Which British Laws are still used in India

Feb 6, 2017

The British Governement made a number of legislations to run the country as per their convenience. The main obejctives behind all such legislations were to exploit the resources of India and to stop the rebellions from protesting against such open loot of resources. This article deals with some of such immoral and unethical legislations.

Why India is Unique Country in the World?

Dec 23, 2016

Currently India has 29 states and 7 union territories. Each state & UTs have their own language, clothing, cuisine and look. India is tagged as the mother of so many inventions like algebra, number zero, shampoo, chess, value of pi and diamond mining. India has nearly 90,000 types of animals including over 350 mammals, 1,200 bird species and 50,000 plant species.

Amazing facts on “Achievements of India”

Oct 28, 2016

Earlier Indian was famous as the leader of spiritualism in the whole world but now India is going to be the leader of the business as well. The size of Indian economy (in terms of GDP Nominal) is $3444 billion which make it the 6th largest economy of the world. It’s amazing to know that NASA has 36% scientists from India.

Do you know that a retired UP Postmaster is building a Taj Mahal for his ‘Mumtaz’

Oct 17, 2016

As we all know that 350 years ago Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. Similarly, Faizul Hasan Qadri a retired 80 years old post master from Kaser Kalan village around 50 km from Bulandshahr distt, Western Uttar Pradesh is building a replica of the heritage in memory of his late ‘Begum’ as ‘mini Taj’.

Have you ever wondered how 29 States in India got their Names

Oct 14, 2016

India derived its name from Indus River and the Aryan worshippers referred Indus River as Sindhu. The invaders of Persia converted it into Hindu. Therefore, the name ‘Hindustan’ combines with Sindhu and Hindu. Billions of people live together in India in 29 states where Language, History, Rulers etc. of particular regions has also contributed to the names. That is why we call it as Unity in diversity. Let see how Indian 29 States got their name.

The History of the Indian Currency Notes and its Evolution

Sep 2, 2016

The origin of the word “Rupee” is from Sanskrit word Rupya which means shaped, stamped, impressed, coin and also from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver. There was a long history of struggle, exploration and wealth which can be traced back to the ancient India of the 6th Century BC regarding rupee. The Paper Currency Act of 1861 gave the Government the monopoly of note issued throughout the vast expanse of British India.

List of Temples Built during the Chola Period

Aug 29, 2016

The Great Living Chola Temples were built by kings of the Chola Empire, which stretched over all of south India and the neighbouring islands. The site includes three great 11th- and 12th-century Temples: Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram, the Brihadisvara Temple at Gangaikondacholisvaram and the the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur.

Do you know the History of Tea

Aug 10, 2016

History of tea drinking dates back to 750 BC. In India generally tea is grown in North-Eastern part and the Nilgiri Hills. Tea is also known by the name of Chai and everywhere in India it is famous, you will see it in various tea stalls and railway platforms etc and is easily available. Today India is the largest producer of tea in the world.

Do you know how India got her name as “Bharat”

Aug 8, 2016

India i.e. Bharat is the union of states and a fusion of various religions, cultures, customs, heritage etc. which makes it an intriguing nation embracing the diversity of this world. Since ancient times our nation has been termed as Bharat (Sanskrit original name). There are some stories of various historians which fascinate us and explain How India got the name Bharat.

How pre-Aryan symbol ‘Swastika’ is older than 11000 years?

Jul 15, 2016

Swastika is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism and a symbol of ancient religion which is in the form of equilateral cross having four legs bent at 90 degrees. The name Swastika is derived from the Sanskrit word swastika which means “lucky or auspicious object”.

List of Non tribal, Tribal and peasant movements during British India

Jun 27, 2016

The British came to India as trader but disintegration made them ruler and they introduces far-reaching changes into administrative, legal, social and religious arena. The foreign character of the British rule hurt the pride of locals which made revolutionary to expel the alien rule out of their homelands. Here is the list of Non tribal, Tribal and Peasant Movements during British India that will helps the aspirants in the preparations of examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA, Railways etc.

10 forgotten Women Freedom Fighters of India

May 16, 2016

Many people belong to different regions, timelines but their dreams were same- India’s Independence from the colonial rule or British Raj and amongst these people, millions was women, some were known and some were not. These women spunk and determination in the face of adversity, their courage to look death in the eye, their intense love and love for their motherland; all serve the same purpose-to flare up our minds and strive for a better world but these women leaders have been long gone and forgotten.

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