On this Day in History


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

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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 →

Known for his extraordinary capability of oration and knowledge of spiritual and philosophical topics, Jiddu Krishnamurti was a well known public speaker and author. He penned down several books on human psychological nature, relationships and meditation. He strongly opposed the barriers of caste, creed and nationality that exist among people. He spent his entire life preaching equality of all and… Read More →

Popularly known as the ‘Father of Indian Cinema’, Dadasaheb Phalke was one of the most eminent directors and screenwriters in the history of Indian film industry. He was born on 30 April 1870 and breathed his last on 16 February 1944 at the age of 74 years. In his career of 19 years, he made 95 full-length movies and 26 short movies.

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Adored for his classical style and a unique mystical flavour in writing, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, or Mirza Ghalib, as he was popularly known, was one of the greatest Urdu poets in the Mughal Empire, during the colonial rule of the British. He penned down some of the most beautiful verses in form of ghazals that have transcended generations and… Read More →

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Which is the Coldest Place in India?Drass is the coldest place in India. The town is located in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil District. It falls on NH 1 between Kargil town and Zoji La pass. It is famously called the 'the Gateway to Ladakh'. The climate here is of mediterranean continental… Read More...
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