Culture and History

Fatehpur Sikri – World Heritage Site

Fatehpur Sikri, , a city predominantly in red sand-stone, situated at a distance of 37 kms from Agra, was built by the Mughal Emperor Jalal-ud-din Mohammad Akbar, in honour of the great Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti ; its magnificence and uniqueness offers a fine example of the emperor’s architectural […]

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The Four Yugas

Manier times,one might have heard  about the four main eras in many theologies. What do the ‘four eras’ mean? The below article describes the eras in the Hindu theology. Yugas Yugas can be roughly explained as time periods or eras. In the Hindu theology,there were 4 yugas(ages) Sat yuga/ Satya […]

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Village of Twins

Kodinhi, a village in the Malappuram district of Kerala is famously known for having the highest number of twins. The villages initially became famous when a local survey showed the unusual number of twins in this area. According to estimate there are 2,000 families and at least 400 pairs of […]

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Indian Art Style

• Rajasthani miniature art Rajasthan is one of the pioneer seats of miniature painting in India. Rajput painting, also known as Rajasthani painting, is a style of Indian painting evolved […]

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Indian Folk Art

• Warli paintings Warlis or Varlis are an indigenous tribes or adivasis living in the mountainous as well as coastal areas on the Maharastra-Gujarat border and surrounding areas. They have […]

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The Hippie Movement

The Hippie or Hippy movement was a youth movement which began in the 1960s and continued to 1970s, it was a movement that rejected mainstream American life. The movement originated […]

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Graphic design

Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem solving through the use of type, space and image. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication […]

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Queen of Jhansi

Lakshmi Bai, also spelled Laxmi Bai, (born c. November 19, 1835, Kashi, India—died June 17, 1858, Kotah-ki-Serai, near Gwalior), rani (queen) of Jhansi and a leader of the Indian Mutiny of 1857–58. Brought up in the household of the peshwa (ruler) Baji Rao II, Lakshmi Bai had an unusual upbringing for a Brahman girl. Growing up with the boys in the peshwa’s court, she was […]

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Evolution of Poetry

The rose is a rose,And was always a rose.But the theory now goesThat the apple’s a rose,And the pear is, and soThe plum, I suppose.The dear only knowsWhat will next prove a rose.You, of course, are a rose –But were always a rose. The above-mentioned lines are from a beautiful […]

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A pandemic to forget, but learnings to remember forever

Future generations deserve to be in the best position possible to deal with the next inevitable pandemic. This preparation includes regular reminders about what happened in 2020. Government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization seemingly have the power to capture the […]

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Beauty of Bhangarh Fort

Located at the border of the Sariska Tiger Reserve in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, Bhangarh Fort is a 17th-century fort, famous all over India for being the ‘Most haunted site in India’. Because of […]

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The East India Company

East India company was an English joint-stock company. The company was formed to trade with countries near the Indian ocean and later with Qing China. The company seized large part […]

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Painting techniques

Techniques in watercolour paintings #Washes The most basic watercolour technique is the flat wash. It is reduced by first wetting the area of paper to be covered by the wash, […]

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Subramaniya Siva-Tamil freedom fighter

Subramaniya Siva was an Indian freedom fighter. He was a revolutionary and had to spend many years in prison. He was also a versatile writer and has written many books. He was born on 4th October 1884 in Vathlagundu town of Dindigul district of the then Madras Presidency. His father […]

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WATSON HOTEL

Watson’s Hotel, currently acknowledged as the Esplanade Mansion, is India’s oldest sustaining cast-iron building. It is located in the Kala Ghoda area of Mumbai (Bombay). Named after its original owner, […]

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Legends of Vampires

Vampires are mythical creatures from folklores often depicted with fangs, preying on humans or animals to consume their blood. Vampire myths were very popular in eastern European but are also […]

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The Pandemic of 1918

The pandemic of 1918 was known as the Spanish flu pandemic, an influenza pandemic caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus. Lasting from February 1918 and April 1920, killing more […]

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Evolution

When you think of evolution the first name that comes to one’s mind is that of Charles Darwin. However, the fact is that he was not the first person to […]

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