On this Day in History

  Swimming across the the English Channel is also known as scaling the “Mount Everest of Swimming” because of length of the crossing, its choppy waters, cold temperatures and the dangers of the journey. Undeterred by all these Arati Saha, aged 19, became the first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel on 29th September 1959.   Arati Saha... Read More →
  India’s freedom struggle from the British encompassed many ideologies. The primary one among these was the ideology of non-violent resistance developed by Mahatma Gandhi, as part of his philosophy of Satyagraha and Ahimsa. However, there were many other freedom-fighters who advocated more militant methods of delivering India’s freedom. One among these revolutionary freedom-fighters was the inspirational figure of Bhagat... Read More →
  The Bengal Renaissance was a unique socio-cultural movement in India, where intellectuals and social activists in Bengal, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, attempted to reform the educational, social, and cultural aspects of life in the state. They succeeded in bringing about a revolution in social thought, not only in Bengal but also across India. Raja Rammmohan Roy,... Read More →
  Among the many illustrious sons of India, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar stands out as an inspiring figure who pioneered the cause of women’s education and widow remarriage. Born on 26 September 1820, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was a leading member of the cultural awakening in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Bengal, known as the Bengal Renaissance, and continues to... Read More →
 India has produced many illustrious scholars, activists and thinkers. One such scholar and political activist was Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, who was born on 25th September 1916, in the small village of Nagla Chandraban in Uttar Pradesh. Pandit Deendayal Updhyaya went on to become one of the ideologues and was the tenth President of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh, a precursor... Read More →
  24th September 2002 is remembered as one of the worst terrorist strikes in India, which resulted in more than 30 people dying and more than 80 people injured, in an attack on the Akshardham temple in Gujarat.   The Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, is a centre for enlightenment and education about Hindu culture. Built by the contributions of thousands... Read More →
 India is a land of numerous languages and a vibrant literary culture. Each of the languages of India has renowned writers and poets who have enriched the cultural fabric of India with their creative expressions. One such great poet of India is Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, who was born on September 23rd 1908.   Ramdhari Singh Dinkar is considered one... Read More →
 The pioneering Indian actress Durga Khote, famous for her roles in Marathi and Hindi movies, breathed her last on 22nd September 1991. She was 86 years old and had achieved many landmarks in her long and illustrious career spanning more than 50 years, during which she acted in many theatrical shows and about 200 films. Her life was an... Read More →
  On 21st September 1949 Manipur was merged with the Indian Union. It was once an independent princely state, which was taken over by the British in 1891.   The picturesque state of Manipur in North-eastern India has a long and culturally rich history. After India gained independence from British rule in 1947, India’s first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, set about... Read More →
  On 20th September 1878, The Hindu, an English language daily was published for the first time as a weekly newspaper. By 1889, The Hindu had begun publishing as an evening daily.   The Hindu newspaper was founded in Chennai by law students P. V. Rangachariar, T. T. Rangachariar, D. Kesava Rao Pantulu and N. Subba Rao Pantulu, a school teacher G. Subramania... Read More →
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Which States Share Boundary with China? India, in total, shares land borders with 6 sovereign countries. China is one of those. Below are the Indian states which share borders with the country. 1. Jammu and Kashmir This northern state of India is mostly located in the Himalayan mountains. It shares a… Read More...
Which States Share Boundaries with Pakistan? There are four states that share a border with Pakistan, namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. The India Pakistan Border is quite intriguing. Since India has installed 1,50,000 flood lights on… Read More...
Which Places in India Still Largely Speak Sanskrit? Sanskrit is considered as Dev Bhasha, the language of Gods. It has a history of around 3500 years. It used to be a primary language of ancient India. Its earliest form Vedic Sanskrit, was prevalent from 1500 500 BCE. However, it is fading… Read More...

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