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When a handful of salt shook an Empire!

Today, 89 years ago, Bapu embarked on the iconic Dandi March. Though aimed at protesting unfair Salt Laws, Dandi March shook the foundations of colonial rule and became a...

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Nostradamus prediction : India will produce the immortal ruler

Quatrain 75, Century X Long awaited, he will not take birth in Europe, India will produce the immortal ruler, Seeing wisdom and power of unlimited scope, ...

2 weeks ago . 161 views

A Strange Case of Doppelgangers: Hitler and Gandhi in India

Mein Kampf, which by law cannot be sold in Germany, has much more than a respectable market in India. In a country where the sale of 5,000 copies is enough to warrant a t...

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The story of KGF: The cradle of India’s gold rush

The 2018 movie ‘KGF’, touted as the biggest Kannada movie of the year, pales in comparison to the real story of the Kolar Gold Fields.

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It Was Not Nehru Who Cut Jinnah's Chances Of Being PM

"A little knowledge is a dang'rous thing; Drink deep, or taste not of the Pierian spring" - Alexander Pope

7 months ago . 57 views

The 10 greatest discoveries of zoology

Mid-way through the 4th century BC the Greek philosopher Aristotle turned his great mind to the wildlife around him and documented the behaviour and characteristics of hu...

1 year ago . 199 views

The Failed Inventions of Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison held 1,093 patents for different inventions. Many of them, like the lightbulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera, were brilliant creations ...

8 months ago . 77 views

Jagdish Tytler Opens up on 'Rajiv Gandhi's Role' During 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

Jagdish Tytler said Rajiv Gandhi “recced” North Delhi during the riots triggered by prime minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination in 1984.

1 year ago . 174 views

Secret Passageways, Sieges, and Precious Gems: 5 Tales from the Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort came into existence 500 years ago. A fort which once stood tall in Hyderabad, is in ruins. Even then, the walls still ring with the stories of yore.

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Today in history: Oct. 13.

On Oct. 13, 1792, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, was laid by President George Washington during a ceremony in the District of C...

1 year ago . 102 views

The Evolution of Warren Buffett’s Career from 1936 to 2013

To get this kind of information and other exclusive articles before regular readers, get on the VIP Mailing List today. I have always been curious to know about ...

1 year ago . 169 views

Dark side of Alauddin Khilji's sexuality and Baccha Bazi that led to his brutal death!

Secret's of Alauddin Khilji's sexuality Several historians argue that the roots of ancient Indian history, especially linked to the foreign invasions and inva...

1 year ago . 739 views

10 Bloody And Shameful Civil Wars

Civil wars are merely an indication that even people who are closely related by ethnicity, culture, history, and geography, can have deep and divisive differences. Civil ...

1 year ago . 161 views

The History of Afghanistan

A study of the history of Afghanistan reveals how a nation can be effected by its geography. For centuries Afghanistan remained a gateway to the Indian subcontinent and w...

11 months ago . 86 views

It`s a man`s world: Women scarce in Nobel Prize annals

While the number of women Nobel laureates has risen in recent decades -- from just four between 1901, the first year of the prizes, and 1920 to 19 between 2001 and 2017 -...

1 year ago . 75 views

Today in History: Oct. 10

Today in History: Oct. 10 Today is Monday, Oct. 10, the 284th day of 2016. There are 82 days left in the year. This is Columbus Day in the United States, as well...

1 year ago . 132 views

The cities of Delhi: How the sultans built citadels of Qutub and Siri

The Delhi Sultanate, founded by Qutubuddin Aibak, built five cities in its over 300 years of rule. In Part 2 of our series, we looks at the remnants of these structures

1 year ago . 154 views

10 Real life Indian Heroes and their unsung stories

It’s very difficult to choose few Indians who are making us proud because there are many people who have done a lot for the country and are shining on the global sc...

1 year ago . 172 views

Why do Hindus prefer birth anniversaries to death anniversaries?

Hindus do prefer birth anniversaries (jayanti) over death anniversaries (punya tithi). However, we can qualify this by saying most Hindu festivals are about the birth of ...

1 year ago . 104 views

The First Indian Woman to Scale Mt Everest For The Fourth Time! : Meet Anshu Jamsenpa

On Tuesday, Jamsenpa historically scaled the Mount Everest for the fourth time, making her the first Indian lady to accomplish this feat. In any case, that is not all...

1 year ago . 285 views

Ocean lion gets a girl, drags her into water - WATCH what occurs next!

New Delhi: A nerve-wracking video that demonstrates a young girl being dragged into the waters by an ocean lion has turned into a web sensation. The whole scene, whic...

1 year ago . 188 views

86 Years After Bhagat Singh’s Death Sentence, A Pakistani Lawyer Is Trying To Prove His Innocence

He was just 23 years old when he sacrificed his life for the country. One of the foremost revolutionary leaders in India's struggle for independence, Bhagat Singh'...

1 year ago . 132 views

The woman who cut off her breasts to protest a tax

The story of a lower caste woman who cut her breasts to protest against a discriminatory "breast tax" in British ruled India is being revived by an artist wants...

11 months ago . 233 views

History of Sikhs

Editor – A dear friend asks me for an article that gave the history of Punjabi Sardars or Sikhs as they are commonly known. We present links of the most comprehensi...

2 months ago . 24 views

Mughals to machines: How Ramlila lived through ages in Delhi’s streets and royal courts

One Dussehra morning in the 19th century, Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar watched as a Neelkanth bird (Indian Roller) was set free from Lal Quila. According to memoirs ...

1 year ago . 203 views

Google honours Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana with a doodle

Noted scientists Har Gobind Khorana is known for his work in the field of DNA and for constructing the first artificial gene. Today's google doodle honours the Indian...

1 year ago . 106 views

Hindu-Muslim marriages are a fact of life

‘Love Jihad’ makes newspaper headlines and is subject of prime time TV debates. What’s new? According to a report in the India Today (12 September 2012)...

2 months ago . 34 views

Today in History:September 20

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2017. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 20, 1967, the...

1 year ago . 141 views

The Battle of CHAMKAUR

In western history, battles that have changed the course of history are well chronicled. They also form part of the folklore of the country. Two such examples are the Bat...

2 months ago . 74 views

 
 

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