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

Aug 14, 2018
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.

10 Lesser known facts about Bhagat SIngh

Aug 14, 2018
Bhagat Singh was born on 28 September, 1907 and at the young age he was hanged. He was a great and brave freedom fighter who fought for the country. Popularly known as Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagt Singh. In this article we are presenting some unknown facts about Bhagat Singh and his revolutionary life which not only inspires but also influence others.

10 Important Facts about Kakori Train Conspiracy

Aug 10, 2018
We celebrate our Independence Day on 15th August. It is worth knowing that this day of celebration is not achieved in one day, but a long process of struggle and Kakori Train Conspiracy is one of the important events of the freedom struggle. Here, we are giving 10 important facts about Kakori train Conspiracy.

When and Why British first landed on Indian Territory

Aug 10, 2018
The arrival of Vasco da Gama in Calicut on May 20, 1498 opens a sea route from Europe to the East. After that India became the focal point of the Europe's trade and also the realm of European ambition getting wider to grab Spice Islands trade monopoly which causes numerous naval battle. Here, we are given an interesting glimpse of the trivial fact, in the Indian history about when and why British first landed on Indian Territory.

Who were the “Thugs of Hindostan”?

Jul 30, 2018
"Thugs of Hindustan" were in reality are the robbers, dacoits, thieves etc. If not, then who were them? Have you read or heard about the Thugs, where did they live, whom they used to worship, how thugs became an evil etc. Let's study through this article.

10 interesting facts about Rajiv Gandhi

May 29, 2018
Rajiv Gandhi was born on 20 August, 1944 in Mumbai. He became the seventh and youngest Prime Minister of India at the age of 40. He had entered politics in 1980. Let us study some unknown and interesting facts about Rajiv Gandhi's life, his hobby, political career etc. through this article.

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

Apr 30, 2018
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 9, 2018
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.

5 largest Central Prisons in India

Jan 17, 2018
Prison is of great importance to protect our society in a country like India where population is huge. In India, Central Prisons are depicted as rehabilitation centers. Do you know that some of India's prisons are considered to be the largest in the world? In this article, we will study about the 5 largest Central prisons in India.

Do you know about the Battle of Bhima Koregaon and its significance

Jan 10, 2018
Recently, clashes took place between Dalits and Maratha communities in Bhima Koregaon of Maharashtra. Let's find out the reason behind the clashes between the Dalits and the Maratha community on the Koregaon Bhīma Battle which was fought 200 years ago on the battle.

Concept of Democracy by Rig Veda

Dec 4, 2017
Democracy is a system in which the public elects its ruler himself. The term democracy is derived from two Greek words 'Demos' and Kratos. Demos mean ' people' and kratos means 'rule'. This system was prevalent in ancient times but how it was. Through this article, you will learn how the concept of democracy is taken from Rig Veda or about the democratic elements in Ancient India.

10 Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World

Dec 4, 2017
India is the land of World's first urban civilization and it witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, which are reflective of the rich culture and heritage of the Country. There are a lot of significant contributions that India has made to the world in the field of art, science, mathematics and so on. Here, we are giving 10 amazing Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World.

The History of the Indian Currency Notes and its Evolution

Nov 30, 2017
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.

What is Cartography and how was the first map come to the modern World?

Nov 23, 2017
From the evolution of humankind in the age of exploration, cartography has been an integral part of the human history. The word cartography is a combination of two word ‘carta’ which means map and ‘graphy’ that is something written or represented in the specified manner, or about a specified subject. Hence, we can say it is an art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts. Read the complete chronology of map-drawing (Cartography) techniques from the ancient world to the modern world.

List of Temples Built during the Chola Period

Oct 26, 2017
The Chola rulers were not only mighty conquerors and great administrators, but also great builders. They were great patrons of art; during their reign, the most magnificent temples and exquisite bronze icons were created in South India. These temples of Southern India represent an outstanding creative achievement in the architectural conception of the pure form of the Dravida type of temple which are now known as the "Great Living Chola Temples".Here, we are giving the list of temples built during the Chola Period for general awareness.

Summary on the Six Philosophical Systems or Shada Darsana of India

Jul 5, 2017
The rational investigation of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics is called Philosophy. In other word, it is a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school. Here, we are giving a detailed summary on the Six Philosophical System or Shada Darsan of Indian Philosophy.

List of Famous Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India

Jun 23, 2017
Mathematics is a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement. The Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Mahāvīra, Bhaskara II, Madhava of Sangamagrama and Nilakantha Somayaji are classical Indian mathematician whose contribution made immortal. Here, we are giving the list of Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India with their contribution.

Alberuni’s Description of India

Jun 14, 2017
Alberuni was a renowned philosopher, a mathematician and a historian. He came in contact with Mahmud when he had invaded Khiva and he was presented before him as prisoner. In his book Tahqiq-i-Hind in which he portrays the social, political, religious and economic condition of the then India. Here, we are giving the Alberuni’s description of India to understand the socio-political-economical situation of that era.

Do you know the History of Newspaper in India

Jun 1, 2017
Today the newspaper in India is a proud institution of our society. While working as a vehicle of persuasion its basic function is to provide info-edu-tainment. It can be defined as a printed means of conveying current information. This article deals with the history of Newspaper, how it has evolved from past till now, what impact it paved in the society etc.

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

May 31, 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.

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