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There's a part of Indian history that has been kept hidden from young people for too long

Millions of young Indians and Pakistanis know little about one of the 20th century’s bloodiest episodes in which their near and dear ones died

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In 1926 Nikola Tesla Predicted And Described The Smartphone

If there was ever a fortune teller in the field of technology, it was Nikola Tesla (1856-1943). He had an eerily accurate vision which direction modern technology was hea...

2 weeks ago . 31 views

Remains Of 227 Sacrificed Children Found In Peru

"This is the biggest site where the remains of sacrificed children have been found," chief archeologist Feren Castillo told AFP on Tuesday.

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Indian Superman of 1962 War- He alone stopped Entire Chinese army and saved Arunachal Pradesh

Jaswant Singh set up tactical weapons at three different spots and fired them constantly for three days to keep the Chinese forces at bay.

3 weeks ago . 40 views

‘They all became animals’: My grandfather remembers the trauma and violence of India’s Partition

Despite witnessing or hearing about unbelievable cruelties, my Dada has an almost diasporic longing to return to the subcontinent.

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Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Veteran Photojournalist Raghu Rai Describes How ‘Corporate Crime’ Looked Like 34 Years Ago

Thirty Four years ago, world’s worst industrial disaster till date hit the central Indian city of Bhopal. On the night of December 02, people in deep sleep woke up ...

9 months ago . 241 views

Tulu-Nadu’s Bhootas

For the past 2,000 years, maybe even earlier, the Tuluva people have lived in Tulu-nadu, the coastal kingdom of Alva Kheda, once ruled by the Aupas, referred to in the wr...

1 year ago . 179 views

Life of Chanakya

Whenever I speak to friends about Kautilya or his master piece Arthashastra, they look at me sheepishly, as if asking why I wanted to talk about that smart teacher of une...

8 months ago . 227 views

8 JAN 1025 SULTAN MAHMOOD DESTROYS SOOMNATH TEMPLE.

Mahmud Ghazni’s Invasions of India Name of the Battle: Mahmud Ghazni’s Invasions of India Venue: Various Parts of India Year: 1000-1027 AD

1 year ago . 168 views

13 February 1931: New Delhi became the capital of India

New Delhi, the capital city, had its foundation stone laid by George V, the then Emperor of India. The event took place in the Delhi Durbar of 1911. The city’s arch...

1 year ago . 183 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 . 170 views

Netaji, and not Nehru, was the first Prime Minister of Independent India

When most of the Congress party members were locked down in a blink of eye by the Colonial State in 1942, one great leader was struggling in the foreign lands to end Indi...

10 months ago . 152 views

The day India freed Goa from Portuguese rule

Goa on India's western coast was freed from Portuguese rule on 19 December 1961, more than four centuries after it was colonised.

11 months ago . 155 views

10 Facts We Bet You Didn't Know About Chandra Shekhar Azad

Chandra Shekhar Azad, popularly known as 'Azad', was born on 23 July 1906 in the Jujhautiya Brahmins family of Pandit Sitaram Tiwari and Jagrani Devi in Bhavra vi...

1 year ago . 266 views

The battle of Saragarhi: when 21 Sikh soldiers stood against 10,000 men

In the late 19th century, tensions were heightened between Britain and Russia as the nations battled over territories in central Asia. British forces held vulnerable post...

5 months ago . 181 views

8 Pictures That Will Leave You Teary Eyed On Jallianwala Bagh's 98th Anniversary

98 years have passed since the horrifying Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place in Amritsar. The centenary will take place in the year 2019 and as Shashi Tharoor put it, i...

1 year ago . 398 views

Swami Vivekananda’s famous Chicago speech, quotes to inspire you

Swami Vivekanand delivered a powerful speech in Chicago on this day, 125 years ago. Introducing Hinduism to the world, he spoke about tolerance, inclusion and the need to...

1 year ago . 446 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 . 341 views

An Oasis of Stone: Exploring Orchha

Orchha was once surrounded by dense forests, which gave the city its name. The word ‘Orchha’ means ‘hidden’. Today however, it is known for its be...

1 year ago . 166 views

January 27, 1978, Forty Years Ago: No Padma awards

Awards like Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri had been abolished by the Janata government in keeping with the spirit of the constitutional provi...

1 year ago . 170 views

Was Mahatma Gandhi India’s first nutritionist and diet guru?

Tip for brahmacharis. Raw food. Vegan-ism. Gandhi’s experiments with food are worth taking a look at.

11 months ago . 103 views

How to succeed -Motivational video.

No matter what your individual definition of success may be, finding it can often be a challenge. Whether its career success, monetary success or something in between, mo...

1 year ago . 328 views

Today in History: Oct. 28

Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grov...

1 year ago . 187 views

Not think about to survive a day—world’s oldest conjoined twins flourish with resilience and sympathy!

The world record for the most seasoned conjoined twins was already set by Giacomo and Giovanni Tocci, who were conceived in Italy in 1877, and passed on in 1940 at 63 yea...

2 years ago . 352 views

Forty years after Turkman Gate firing: Massacre, killing of Muslims during emergency, is now a forgotten affair

The day passed off quietly without a whimper. There were no tears, no protest, no recall of the tragedy or any demand for justice.

1 year ago . 221 views

10 Royal And Rich Families Whose Descendants Have The Royal Blood But Not The Money

Once upon a time the stories of these families’ wealth and luxury were known throughout the world. Back then nobody would have imagined, that few generations later,...

1 year ago . 156 views

 
 

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