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I am from Kolkata. Like any other Bengali I love my fish, eggs and bhaat and sweets but I also feel proud to be a part of the biggest melting pot of the world - India. It is true that I need to go a long way before I finally call it a day but I have come some way and am sure will travel further. Cheers :)

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January 14, 2018
KidZania Amusement Park

Located in Noida, Kidzania can be described as an interactive indoor theme park. Apart from the fact that it offers the highest amount of safety for the children, it is a unique place in so many senses as well. It is known to let the kids be themselves even as it tries to educate and empower them along the way. It is for this reason that the theme park is full of activities where kids [...]Read More

January 12, 2018
Movie Review: Mukkabaaz

The best works of Anurag Kashyap, a man who has given us films such as Gangs of Wasseypur and Black Friday, normally have a political setting about them. In fact, the connection with contemporary politics is quite strong in his films. He fuses his gritty plots with these settings and then intermittently adds with it that is strong, coarse, and rough in equal measure to create an effect that can be called his signature tune, [...]Read More

January 10, 2018
Gallantry Awards in Indian Army

In India, the Army Day is observed each year on 15 January. The event was started with the aim of honoring Kodandera Madappa (KM) Cariappa, the Lieutenant General of India. Incidentally, Officer Cariappa was also the first ever Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. The event is observed each year at the headquarters of the Army Command. Celebrations are held at New Delhi as well and prominent parts of the celebration are the various military shows. [...]Read More

January 9, 2018
Memorable Moments in Indian Cricket

Like every other country in the British Commonwealth, India learned the game of cricket from its colonial masters. Yet, the irony is that over the years the country has performed much better than its erstwhile tutors and is right now regarded as one of the strongest cricketing countries. Following are some of the most memorable moments in its cricketing history till date. World Cup win in 1983 Without a shadow of a doubt, the World [...]Read More

January 8, 2018
Bollywood Actors in Politics

Bollywood has given numerous actors who have enthralled us with their performances. But, a few actors, at the height of their careers, decided to enter the world of politics. Many of these carved successful careers in politics. Here we list a few Bollywood actors who  turned politicians. Shatrughan Sinha As far as actors turned politicians in Bollywood are concerned one of the first names that come to mind is Shatrughan Sinha. He is a BJP [...]Read More

January 7, 2018

The National Youth Day has been celebrated every year on 12 January – from 1985 it has been an indelible part of India’s tradition. Incidentally, this was also the day when Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest social reformers, thinkers, and philosophers of India, was born. In fact, the Indian government had declared back in 1984 that Swamiji’s birthday would be celebrated as the National Youth Day. The main aim behind this is to make [...]Read More

January 4, 2018
Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is also known as Maghi or Makara Sankranti. The festival is celebrated by Hindus and is dedicated to Surya, the Sun God in the Hindu pantheon. It is observed on 14 January each year. As such, the festival is supposed to mark the first day when the sun is transiting into the Capricorn, also known as Makara. Makar Sankranti also marks the end of the month when the winter solstice, which is also [...]Read More

September 19, 2017

Google TEZ is the latest in line of payment apps based on the system known as UPI (unified payment interface), a platform that is backed by Indian government. It has now made Google one among the various companies that are looking to make the most of the market for digital payments in the country. You will be able to use this app in order to make payments for movie tickets and utility bills, as well [...]Read More

September 17, 2017

Durga Puja is almost upon us – it is only a week away. In Bengal, it is celebrated for nine days, starting from Mahalaya, and it is during this duration that people in the state come together for one of the biggest celebrations of life, keeping their woes away for these few days. For them it is the ultimate opportunity to rejoice and feel like queens and kings, taking lungs full of oxygen before they [...]Read More

September 12, 2017
Revised GST Rates

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has, following its 21st meeting, effected some changes to the present GST (goods and services tax) structure in India. The meeting was held on 9th September 2017 at Hyderabad. Incidentally this happened to be the second review meeting following the rollout of GST. It has upped the cess applicable for items such as motor vehicles. The cess on mid-sized cars has been increased by 2%, and for large cars [...]Read More

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