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Atal Bihari Vajpayee- A man of substance

“Maut ki umar kya hai, do pal bhi nahi.” Atal Bihari Vajpayee- a writer, a politician, a poet passed away on 16 August 2018. The man of diverse interests has left behind a legacy that will be remembered by generations to come. His words, and his outlook towards the world are still relevant in today’s times. At 93 years of age, he was the oldest surviving former Prime Minister of India. The life of Vajpayee [...]

Ajit Wadekar Fomer Cricket Captain

  Ajit Laxman Wadekar, the aggressive left-handed captain and former Indian cricket captain, passed away at the Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai on August 15 after suffering from prolonged illness. Because of his failing health, he was admitted in the hospital for several days. Some of the finest hours in Indian cricket happened when India secured its first overseas win over England back in 1971. It was Ajit Wadekar who captained the Indian cricket team in [...]

11 famous slogans of Indian freedom fighters

From the uprising of 1857, the journey for India’s freedom was painstaking, and also a long one. After struggling for more than a century (1857-1947) we, the Indians, got our freedom back. How can we forget the Jallianwala Bagh genocide in which thousands of innocent Indians were killed? Hundreds of brave fighters sacrificed their blood and soul for the attainment of independence. It has been 72 years since India has gained Independence, and yet, the [...]

August 15, 2018
Independence day in India

As the midnight of 14th August 1947 promised India a new sunrise, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru addressed an independent India for the first time. When Nehru raised our national flag, the spectators were filled with new excitement and expectations – from our future, from our tryst with destiny. 72 years later, we celebrate yet another Independence day, in a country so diverse in its boastings, so rich in its culture. As the tricolour is hoisted again [...]

Mahatma Gandhi righteously said, “How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master’s bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done.” It is very arduous to imagine a [...]

72nd Independence Day 2018: History, Celebrations & Importance

India is decked up in all its glory to celebrate its 72nd Independence Day with great pomp and show. Every Indian heart is throbbing with a feeling of patriotism and oneness; and commemorating the freedom fighters who made it possible for the nation and its citizen to breathe air, free from the mighty British rule. “Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge… [...]

Independent day in India

India and its citizens are all geared up with a feeling of patriotic exhilaration to celebrate their 72nd Independence Day. Independence Day is celebrated with great pomp and show throughout the country every year on August 15. This big day is a reminder for every citizen of India of the beginning of a new era of liberation from the British colonialism that lasted for about 200 years. The Indian struggle for independence was a lengthy [...]

Indian National Anthem

National Anthem is a solemn patriotic song which is officially taken by a country as an expression of national identity. The National Anthem of India, “Jana Gana Mana”, was written by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The song showcases the national heritage of India and exhibits the patriotism, pride and national allegiance. It acts as a catalyst to the feeling of national pride. Originally, it was a Brahmo hymn named “Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata”, written in Bengali [...]

Somnath Chatterjee profile

The nation was gripped with a patriotic nationalist fervor with Independence Day just two days away when the news of the demise of Somnath Chatterjee saddened the atmosphere. The country was still recovering from the death of M Karunanidhi when this sad news engulfed the entire nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet referred Somnath Chatterjee as the strong voice of the downtrodden people who worked hard for the upliftment of their living conditions. [...]

August 12, 2018
Delectable coconut recipes

When we think of food smoldering in the local cooking pots of South India, a delicate yet distinct coconuty flavor runs in our mouth. The unique element about coconut is the fact that you can relish it as a drink as well as a sweet when mixed with nuts and dry fruits. We try being experimental while cooking some of the most traditional coconut delicacies at home that run in the families for years. For [...]

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