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“When he batted, a strange light was seen for the first time on English fields, a light of the East. The leg-glance was Ranji’s own stroke. He is today a legend. We can feel the spell yet, we can go back in our minds to hot days in an England of forgotten peace and plenty, during which Ranji did not... Read More →
Orissa, a state of Oriya speakers, was established as a province of British India on 1 April 1936. The English name Orissa was changed to Odisha on 4 November 2011. Odisha’s history is at least 5,000 years old. The Kalinga War of the 3rd century BC, which made emperor Ashoka embrace non-violence and adopt the teachings of Buddha, was fought in... Read More →
S.M. Joshi was a brilliant student during his academic years and displayed an outstanding oratory skill while participating at various contests. All his regular article contributions reflected his literary excellence to the fullest. Being inclined towards politics from the very beginning, S.M. Joshi participated at various Gujarat festivals along with the Tilak processions. He also entered the Indian independence movement... Read More →
Meena Kumari, one of India’s most popular film stars, was born on 1 August 1932. Known as the ‘Tragedy Queen’, both for her on-screen roles and off-screen persona, she died on 31 March 1972 at the age of 39. Her father, Ali Baksh, a Shia Muslim, was a theatre personality who dabbled in music and poetry and played minor roles... Read More →
Balwant Pandurang Kirloskar founded the Kirloskar Natak Mahal in 1880. This was a breakthrough performing company which gained instant recognition in the Marathi theatre. After the death of Anna saheb, the company presented a range of plays of Govind Ballal Deval and Shripad Krushna Kolhatkar in addition to Kirloskar’s Shakintal and Saubhadra. Kirloskar played a pivotal role in using and... Read More →
Ootupulackal Velukkuty Vijayan, a renowned cartoonist and writer, was born on 2 July 1930 in a village in Kerala’s Palakkad district. Vijayan, whose most famous work was the novel Khasakkinte Itihasam (later translated by the writer himself from Malayalam to English as The Legends of Khasak), died on 30 March 2005. His father, O. Velukkutty, was employed with the Malabar... Read More →
Utpal Dutt, a talented and versatile actor who was equally comfortable acting on stage and in front of the camera, was born on 29 March 1929 in Calcutta (now Kolkata). Dutt, whose roles made him a popular name in both Hindi and Bengali cinema, studied in St. Edmunds School (Shillong) and Calcutta’s St. Xavier’s Collegiate School before securing a degree... Read More →
Sundara Sastri Satyamurti, an Indian independence activist and leading Congress politician of Madras Presidency, was born on 19 August 1887 in Thirumayam (Pudukkottai) in present-day Tamil Nadu. He died on 28 March 1943. He is also regarded as the mentor of Madras state chief minister and senior Congress leader K. Kamaraj. Satyamurti completed his college education from the renowned Madras... Read More →
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a leading Muslim reformer and educationist who was arguably the most important political voice among Indian Muslims in the latter half of the 19th century, was born on 17 October 1817 in Delhi (which was then the capital, albeit nominal, of the fading Mughal empire). Sir Syed, who established a Muslim centre of learning that later... Read More →
On 26 March 1974, Gaura Devi, a peasant woman, gathered other women around her in a village in the Garhwal Himalayas and—by hugging trees and through other forms of defiance—together prevented loggers from felling trees. This act by illiterate tribal and village women to reclaim their traditional forest rights was a dramatic moment in the ‘Chipko Andolan’, a non-violent struggle... Read More →
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Which States Share Boundary with China? India, in total, shares land borders with 6 sovereign countries. China is one of those. Below are the Indian states which share borders with the country. 1. Jammu and Kashmir This northern state of India is mostly located in the Himalayan mountains. It shares a… Read More...
Which States Share Boundaries with Pakistan? There are four states that share a border with Pakistan, namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. The India Pakistan Border is quite intriguing. Since India has installed 1,50,000 flood lights on… Read More...
Which Places in India Still Largely Speak Sanskrit? Sanskrit is considered as Dev Bhasha, the language of Gods. It has a history of around 3500 years. It used to be a primary language of ancient India. Its earliest form Vedic Sanskrit, was prevalent from 1500 500 BCE. However, it is fading… Read More...



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