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The Ancient Origins of Diwali, India’s Biggest Holiday

Every year around October and November, Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali, or Deepavali—a festival of lights that stretches back more than 2,500 years. And i...

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Was Abraham Lincoln an Atheist?

Every U.S. president has been a member of a church, except for one: Abraham Lincoln.

2 weeks ago . 20 views

Did Shakespeare Really Smoke Weed? Here’s What Science Says

Did William Shakespeare ever light up a bowl? While there isn’t a clear answer to this question, research published in 2015 indicates that he may have at one point....

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TWO SCIENTISTS FROM SWEDEN

One gave us the thermometer, the other, scientific classification I had dependably been quick to look into the graves of two of Sweden's most noteworthy researche...

2 years ago . 173 views

Archival documentary reveals how the British saw India and how Indians returned the gaze

Sandhya Suri’s fascinating ‘Around India with a Movie Camera’ for the BFI National Archive is a compilation of films made during colonial rule.

1 year ago . 147 views

Afghanistan: The Legacy of the British Empire. A Brief History

A brief review of the recent history of Afghanistan explains some of the background pertaining to today’s crisis in the country.

1 year ago . 146 views

Five Beaches In Goa You Need To Hit Up For Dolphin-Spotting

We love Goa, and spotting dolphins skipping through the waves, carefree and unrestricted has always been the cherry on our cake, and makes for some great photo ops too. D...

1 year ago . 175 views

History of Indian Fashion

Fashion in India is as ancient as human civilization. It has been interwoven with Indian’s rich culture, history and different regions. What we are seeing now is a ...

6 months ago . 118 views

Raksha Bandhan 2018, significance and history of the festival

When a girl/woman ties a rakhi around her brother’s wrist, he promises to protect her from all the problems in life and gives her his blessings.

10 months ago . 98 views

9 Old-Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Definitely Bring Back

Most of us are too young to know about old-fashioned dating habits. But if you’ve seen old movies, then you know men used to call a lady to ask her on a date severa...

8 months ago . 111 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 . 102 views

Untold Truth Behind Rani Padmavati & Alauddin Khilji That You Need To Know

There are various challenging stories about Rani Padmavati otherwise known as Padmini. While from one viewpoint, the Rajputs keep up the holiness of everything identified...

1 year ago . 1K views

Feroze Shah Kotla: A Tughlaq king’s citadel now ruled by djinns

Firoz Shah was the third ruler from the Tughlaq dynasty. He was considered a people’s king and a committed conservationist. He built 30 palaces, 30 towns, 100 bridg...

1 year ago . 221 views

Top 10 Most Beautiful Places To Visit before you die

Everyone wants to travel the world and visit the beautiful sites, but with so many places to visit where do you start? Here we come to you with the list of 10 most incred...

1 year ago . 445 views

VANDE MATARAM - Birth and Journey of the Mantra

The first day of the year 2019 began with a controversy in the Capital of Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Minister of the newly formed Congress government, Mr. Kamalnath discon...

6 months ago . 60 views

What Gandhi really thought about guns

Those familiar with pro-gun activists know that they love a good quote. Do some surfing on pro-gun websites and you will find a cottage industry of quotations from Americ...

1 year ago . 193 views

The Status of Women in India

If looked at, closely, the 18th century was an inglorious period in the history of India. Gradual disintegration and collapse of the Mughal Empire and debased character o...

6 months ago . 72 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...

1 year ago . 114 views

The 15 Prime Ministers of India: Meet the 'movers and shakers' of the country

List of the Prime Ministers of India till date. Since independence, India has progressed rapidly under the guidance of our dynamic Prime Ministers. From the firs...

8 months ago . 116 views

About Turbans of India

India - the land of diverse cultures, religions and faiths is home to equally fascinating traditions and rituals. One of the most noticeable aspects of India is the diver...

6 months ago . 216 views

11 Fascinating Facts About Rani Laxmi Bai, The Woman Who Shook The Entire British Raj

One of the greatest freedom fighters of the country, Rani Laxmi Bai, also known as ‘Jhansi ki Rani’, is an icon for women empowerment. She has gone down in In...

1 year ago . 563 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 . 197 views

Udham Singh’s revolver that avenged Jallianwala Bagh Massacre may never return to India

New Delhi: Freedom fighter Udham Singh's pistol, which was utilized to retaliate for the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919, may stay away for the indefinite future to...

1 year ago . 206 views

Are We the Aliens We Seek?

The significance of a new finding is that it is compelling evidence of life elsewhere, even if it doesn’t prove life on Earth originated elsewhere.

1 year ago . 155 views

He saved 669 children's from the Carnage - now watch the audience when his secret is revealed

Sir Nicholas Winton was conceived in London in 1909 to Jewish guardians. His mom and dad had moved to England two years prior. They changed their German-Jewish surname fr...

1 year ago . 234 views

Today in History: Oct. 31

Today is Halloween. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther sent his 95 Theses denouncing what he saw as the abuses ...

1 year ago . 163 views

 
 

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