On this Day in History


Known for his mystical teachings throughout his life through a spiritual transformation at a very young age, Meher Baba or Merwan Sheriar Irani was an Indian spiritual master. In a remarkable development, he declared himself to be an incarnation ('avataar') of God whose aim was to propagate spirituality. He assumed complete silence for much of his later life, communicating only… Read More →

Inception of All India Forward Bloc

The All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) was established by the legendary freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose and emerged as a regional political party with a revolutionary ideology. Bose formed the party after he resigned from the Indian National Congress in 1939 to take on British colonialism and imperialism. It was founded as an independent… Read More →

Adored for her mesmerising beauty by millions of fans and still known to be the most graceful face to appear on the Indian silver screen, Mumtaz Jahan Begum Dehlavi aka Madhubala is still the idol for many leading actresses of Bollywood. Born on the 14 February, the day when the whole world celebrates Valentine’s Day, Madhubala elevated herself… Read More →

Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin, better known as Maulana Azad, shaped the educational policy of the country as the first educational minister of independent India. He was an icon of secular nationalism who vehemently opposed the division of the country on communal lines. This was in sharp contrast to another popular Muslim leader of that time, Jinnah, who was increasingly demanding… Read More →

Capitalised at Rs. 5 lakh, the Bombay Spinning and Weaving Company paid a 10 per cent dividend for six years straight. Cowasji Nanabhai Davar had already set the stage for the safety of industrial capital in India. Impressed by his impressive invention, a good population of entrepreneurs like Wadias and the Tatas started investing in industries. Post interruption of supplies… Read More →

On the wintery evening of 21 February 2013, the city of Hyderabad came to a standstill when two bomb blasts shook it to the core. The citizens, caught completely unprepared for the tragedy, could only witness the carnage with a bereaved heart. The bombs were placed in the most crowded areas of the city to maximise damage. Despite the strong security… Read More →

Also known as ‘The Father of Research Laboratories’, Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar became the first director-general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 1940. In order to honour Dr. Bhatnagar’s name and achievements, CSIR instituted an award Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology. Since 1958, outstanding scientists who have made vital contributions in multiple branches… Read More →

A well known politician and zamindar, Ramakrishna Ranga Rao became the Chief Minister of the Madras Presidency twice – once from 5 November 1932 to 4 April 1936, and then other from 24 August 1936 to 1 April 1937. He was born on 20 February 1901, and passed away in 1978.

Royal childhood of Ramakrishna Ranga Rao

The birth of Ramakrishna Ranga Rao… Read More →

Gopal Krishna Gokhale was one of the most notable pioneers of the national movement of India and the founder of the Servants of India society. Gandhi considered this social reformer to be his political mentor. Gokhale was one of the senior leaders of the INC, and through the society he founded, he tried to reform the social and political norms… Read More →

Among the famous events of Indian freedom movement that contributed to the end of British rule in the Indian subcontinent in 1947, the Royal Indian Navy mutiny deserves a special mention. It began on 18 February 1946 by Indian sailors working in Royal Indian Navy in Mumbai. The strike, which assumed mammoth proportion, soon spread to other parts of the country. It… Read More →

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FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which states in India has less population than Delhi? Delhi has a population of approximately 18.6 million people, as per the latest census. Delhi's area is much less as compared to many states and Union territories in India. But in… Read More...
Which State is biggest Jute producer? West Bengal is the largest producer of jute in India. India is the largest producer of jute in the world. Approximately 60 percent of the total world produce of jute is cultivated in India… Read More...
Which State is the Largest Tea producer? Assam is the largest producer of tea in India. India is one of the largest producers of tea in the world, second only to China. India recorded a total production of 1233.14 million… Read More...