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Category Archives: History

19th Kargil Vijay Diwas

Kargil Vijay Diwas is the day when the nation pays homage to all the Indian soldiers and civilians who served and fought for their motherland. On 26th July 1999, Indian Army successfully completed the ‘Operation Vijay’. In 1998-99, Pakistan army personnel were infiltrating Indian borders to cause disruption in Kashmir and severe ties between the Kashmir and Ladakh region, disguised as mujahideens. ‘Operation Badr’ was the operation code used by the Pakistani army intruders. On [...]

Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is an auspicious occasion to pay remembrance to our gurus and seek their blessings. The word “Guru’ is ironic in meaning as ‘Gu’ means darkness and ‘ru’ signifies the elimination of darkness. So, together they make a true sense and depict guru as the one who enlightens our mind and soul, and removes all the darkness from our lives. This festival is predominantly, observed by the Hindus, Jains, and the Buddhists on a [...]

India Sri Lanka Relations

India and Sri Lanka share a relationship that is more than 2,500 years old since the first point of contact, both nations have built a relation upon a legacy of religious, cultural, intellectual and linguistic interaction. Both the countries attained Independence from British colonial rule in successive years, while India gained in 1947, Sri Lanka or Ceylon as it was known at the time got independence in 1948. In the first three decades since India [...]

Indian Independence Act-1947

India Independence Act 1947 was an Act passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom (UK) that divided the British India into two new independent dominions of India and Pakistan. The Act received the assent of the royal family on July 18, 1947 after which, India came into existence on August 15 and Pakistan on August 14 in the year 1947. The Act was formulated together by UK Prime Minister Clement Attlee and the Governor [...]

Interesting Archaeological Discoveries in India in Recent Years

What came first, the chicken or the egg? The origin of universe has always been a mystery and how this world has evolved will always intrigue people of every age. Archaeologists are always digging up to find clues and answers which tell a little more about this world — How different it was from the one we are currently living in? The world heritage sites and different monuments suggest what life was like for the [...]

Rama Navami- Significance and Celebrations

Introduction Rama Navami falls on the ninth day of the Hindu lunar calendar in the month of Chaitra (April according to Gregorian calendar) Thus, it is named as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami. This festival is a part of Navratri Spring festival. On this day Lord Rama, the son of King Dashratha of Ayodhya was born. Significance Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Vishnu. Rama Navami holds a great importance for the devotees of the [...]

Heritage-Walk-Fest

How many times do you think of exploring the rich heritage and culture of India but are unable to do so? This time give yourself a chance to explore the heritage and culture of our country through a walk. What is the fest “India Heritage Walk Fest” all about? A pan-India event named “India Heritage Walk Fest” has been organised by a joint venture of 2 private organisations throughout the month of February. It is [...]

Republic-Day-201-7-Essay

Looking to write a terrific Republic Day speech this 26th January? Republic day is one of the three national festivals of India. The Government of India celebrates this festival with full fervor. Motivational Speeches are given at various institutions on this day. Before writing or delivering a speech on this topic one should be aware of the importance of this day. A person should know details of the struggle and history of this festival so [...]

Role of Subhash Chandra Bose in Indian Freedom Struggle

As far as the history of India’s independence struggle against the British is concerned Subhash Chandra Bose remains a key figure. A go-getter right from the start, Bose decided to chart his own path towards India’s independence in spite of knowing how hard it was going to be. The start Bose, also known affectionately as Netaji, became part of the Indian struggle for independence when he joined the Civil Disobedience Movement that was being led [...]

Rani Padmavati

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Kapooor is all set to hit the screens on 1 December, 2017. The INR 200 crore film has run into much controversy and is drawing sharp criticism from various groups. In fact, a group of protestors even resorted to violence against the director and destroyed the sets during the film’s production. Joining the bandwagon of protestors are the royals of the [...]

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