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Sacred stories: Tell me about the Prophet

My Lord Is With Me Firawn was intransigent. And, as his efforts to crush the Israelites reached a fever pitch, the Prophet Musa was finally commanded by Allah to...

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Rakesh Sharma: Our First Space Man

IAF officer Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma flew aboard a Soyuz T11 spacecraft on April 2, 1984, and became the first Indian to journey into space. He spent 7 days, 21 hours and 40...

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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...

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25 Eye-Opening Rumi Quotes That Will Teach You To Trust Yourself

Of all realized masters I find that Rumi had a way of speaking from the heart that not many could parallel. His words radiate compassion, unconditional love for others an...

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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...

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Interesting facts about the history of Indian currency that might intrigue you

Ancient Indians were among the earliest issuers of coins in the world with the history of Indian currency dating back centuries. However, paper currency was introduced in...

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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...

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How a 400-year-old curse continues to haunt one of India’s richest royal families

For much of their 600-year-old history, the Wadiyar dynasty—rulers of the erstwhile kingdom of Mysore, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka—has been tryi...

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Did you know that the history of Gurgaon goes back 2,000 years?

A new book delves into the past, the present and the future of the city that has come to symbolise the new urban India, for good and for bad.

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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...

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Today in History: Sept. 26

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2017. There are 96 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 26, 1892, John P...

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10 Incredible Limbless Legends

Life can be tough. Between work, daily tasks, families, and other various activities, it can be somewhat overwhelming. Now imagine having to live a full and complex life ...

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SUNDARBAN RELIVES:"TIGER WIDOW"

Disaster struck this dowager twice in the Sundarbans, the world`s biggest mangrove forests . To begin with, she watched her significant other bite the dust of snakebite. ...

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History of Prisons

From the birth of modern civilization in 3rd millennia BC, almost every major ancient civilization used concept of prisons as a mean to detain and remove personal freedom...

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16 Facts About APJ Abdul Kalam’s Life That Will Make You Respect Him Even More.

India is in mourning as it has lost one of its most dedicated sons and a highly qualified statesman on the evening of Monday, July 27. APJ Abdul Kalam has left behind him...

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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...

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What Are Dreams?

Everyone dreams but what are dreams exactly? Of course, you’ve experienced it but you may be wondering what it is exactly that happens when you dream. You might als...

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Why British Lawyers Still Wear Those Wigs in Court

Courtroom wigs and robes are old school, like King George III old school. But 21st century British judges and barristers (AKA British lawyers) still wear the same garb wh...

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Fatima Bilgrami shares the fascinating journey of her in-depth study of the garbs of the Qutb Shahi rulers

There is a Zen-like calm around Fatima Bilgrami when she recalls her dream. “I saw the seven Qutb Shahi rulers in my dream. They were in a big palace with beautiful...

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Today in History: Oct. 4

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 4, the 278th day of 2016. There are 88 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 4, 1976, Secretary of A...

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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...

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Chandrayaan-II: Historical move for India as ISRO prepares for first ever Moon-landing mission

New Delhi: After establishing a pioneering position in the world with its game-changing space program, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has certainly made it...

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The East India Company: The original corporate raiders

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant

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Indira Gandhi made two serious mistakes – Emergency, Operation Blue Star: Natwar Singh

"And yet, regardless of these, she was a great and powerful prime minister," veteran Congressman K Natwar Singh wrote in his book.

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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...

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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2017. There are 103 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 19, 1777, the f...

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Santa Claus is real but dead: Archaeologists say they’ve found his tomb in Turkey

Archaeologists claim to have discovered the tomb of Saint Nicholas -- whose habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the legend of Santa Claus -- beneath the ruins of a c...

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Elusive Yeti is actually a bear, says new study

PARIS: Legend-slaying scientists on Wednesday dismantled the myth of the abominable snowman, the towering yet furtive half-human rumoured for centuries to inhabit inacces...

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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...

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