Category Archives: History

The ‘Father of the Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi, born on 2nd October 1869, was an eminent leader of the pre-independence period. He is a much revered leader and is considered as the international symbol of non-violence and peace. He drew such immense admiration for his contributions worldwide that his date of birth is observed as the ‘International Day of Non-Violence’. A known figure of the Indian Nationalist Movement, Gandhi was the leading figure in almost all [...]

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is a well-renowned name all around the world for his contribution in the Indian freedom movement.  Popularly known as the Father of the Nation, Gandhi is also called as “Mahatma Gandhi”. People in India fondly call him Bapu too. He had left such an impact over the Indians that he had been the subject of several documentaries, books, and movies. Cinema has tried really hard to portray the life of this historical [...]

2nd October, 2018, marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi– or Bapu, as he’s often addressed. Till date, he remains one of India’s most celebrated political figures, despite it being more than 70 years since his demise. However, not everyone remembers Mahatma Gandhi as the much-loved “icon of the poor and the masses”. Gandhi, in his entire lifetime of 78 years, managed to get quite a bit of controversies to his name. Today, we [...]

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The charge had often been made that the Indian was slovenly in his habits and did not keep his house and surroundings clean. . . . But I had some bitter experiences. I saw that I could not so easily count on the help of the community in getting it to do its own duty, as I could in claiming for its rights. At some places, I met with insults, at [...]

List Of Vice-Presidents Of India Till Now

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें The Vice-President of India is the second topmost constitutional post in the Government of India after the President. As per the Article 65 of the Indian Constitution, the Vice-President carries out the functions of the President in case of removal, resignation, death or the inability of the President to fulfill his duties. The tenure of service of the Vice-President is five years, but an extension of this [...]

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 [...]

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