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India: Education And Society

Chandra Prakash Verma 0

According to the sociological perspective, education does not arise in the response of the individual needs of the individual, but it arises out of the needs of the society of…

ISRO Sets a New Space Record

Rahul Kumar 0

ISRO New Space Record On 15/02/2017 at 10:30 am ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) created a new record by launching 104 satellites in a single mission from the space centre…

Date

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as date or date palm, is a flowering plant species in the palm family, Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit.  Although its place of origin…

Mughalsarai Junction

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Mughalsarai Junction is an Indian Railways railway station in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the fourth busiest railway junction in India.  The station contains the largest railway…

Beating Retreat

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Beating Retreat is a military ceremony dating to 16th century England and was first used to recall nearby patrolling units to their castle. In India, it officially denotes the end…

The Padma Vibhushan

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian award of the Republic of India, preceded by Bharat Ratna and followed by Padma Bhushan.  Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award…

Jallikattu

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Jallikattu ( ஜல்லிக்கட்டு)), also known as Eru thazhuvuthal ( ஏறு தழுவல்) and Manju virattu (மஞ்சு விரட்டு), is a traditional sport in which a Bos indicus bull is released into a…

Golden Temple

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Sri Harmandir Sahib (The abode of God), also Sri Darbar Sahib and informally referred to as the "Golden Temple", is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism, located in the city of…

Lohri

Nirbhay Dubey 0

A festival essentially dedicated to the fire and the sun God, Lohri is associated with the concept of life and health in the Hindu religion.  On the one hand, it…

Devprayag

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Devprayag  is a town and a nagar panchayat (municipality) in Tehri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, and is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda…

Rajpath

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Rajpath, "King's Way", is a ceremonial boulevard in New Delhi, India, that runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Raisina Hill through Vijay Chowk and India Gate to National Stadium, Delhi.  The…

Chilika lake

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Chilika lake is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya…

Ladakh

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Ladakh, "land of high passes", is a region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the…

Inland Waterways in India

Nirbhay Dubey 0

India has an extensive network of inland waterways in the form of rivers, canals, backwaters and creeks. The total navigable length is 14,500 km (9,000 mi), out of which about…

Digital Currency

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Digital currency or digital money is distinct from physical (such as banknotes and coins) that exhibits properties similar to physical currencies, but allows for instantaneous transactions and borderless transfer-of-ownership.  Both…

Santa Claus

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa (Santy in Hiberno-English), is a legendary figure of Western culture who is said to…

Winter Solstice

Princy P. John 1

The Northern Hemisphere of the planet observes the Winter solstice on December 21. Winter Solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. A solstice is an…

Lucknow : Tunde Ke Kabab

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Tunde Ke Kabab is a dish made out of minced meat which is popular in Lucknow. It is part of Awadhi cuisine.  Ingredients include finely minced lamb (lamb ground), plain…

The Thar Desert

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent that forms a natural boundary between India…

Kamuthi Solar Power Project

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Kamuthi Solar Power Project is a solar photovoltaic power generating station at Kamuthi, 90 km from Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. This project has been commissioned by…

Sleeping Upside Down

Daksha Shah 0

Late one night, I was walking down a dark eerie street. The street lights flickering cast shadows of unknown monstrous objects on the ground all around me. There was not…

The Indian Ocean

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering 70,560,000 km2 (27,240,000 sq mi), approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface. It is bounded…

The Pink Hue

Daksha Shah 0

The Hillier Lake is a salt lake in the Western Australia. The lake is notable for its high salt content and its pink hue. From above the lake appears a…

The Golghar

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The Golghar or Gol Ghar (गोलघर), located to the west of the Gandhi Maidan in Patna, capital of Bihar state, India. It is a granary built by Captain John Garstin, in…

The Bandra–Worli Sea Link

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The Bandra–Worli Sea Link, officially called Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete steel viaducts on either side that links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of…

Triple Point of Water

Daksha Shah 0

The triple point of a substance is the temperature and pressure at which three phases  i.e the liquid, gas, and solid of that substance may coexist in thermodynamic equilibrium. The…

Living Root Bridges

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Living root bridges are a form of tree shaping common in the southern part of the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. They are handmade from the aerial roots of Rubber…

Coconut

Nirbhay Dubey 0

India is a leader in the production of various agricultural products and coconut is one of them. India is the 3rd largest coconut producing country in the world with an annual…

The Tree that Bleeds

Daksha Shah 0

Do you think that only animals bleed? If your answer is yes, then think again. Plants also bleed. There is a tree which bleeds when cut. It is popularly known…

Mount Everest

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma is Earth's highest mountain.  Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level.  Mount Everest is…

Submarine

Nirbhay Dubey 0

A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater. It differs from a submersible, which has more limited underwater capability. Most large submarines consist of a cylindrical body with…

Owls and Night Vision

Daksha Shah 0

Most of the Owl species are nocturnal and have become well adapted to night vision which helps them to hunt their prey in dark.  The better night vision is due…

Spice Garden of World

Princy P. John 0

Spices exemplify the aroma of god's own country, Kerala. Kerala is a home to a variety of spices like pepper, vanilla, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and turmeric. The 'Queen…

Indian Rupee

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The Indian rupee is the official currency of the Republic of India. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Reserve Bank of India.  The Reserve Bank manages currency in…

The Glue Story

Daksha Shah 0

Nathan was decorating his scrapbook with the pictures of his school picnic. After he had finished cutting out the pictures, he opened the glue bottle , to paste the pictures…

ATM

Nirbhay Dubey 0

A cash machine, also known as an automated teller machine is an electronic telecommunications device that enables the customers of a financial institution to perform financial transactions, particularly cash withdrawal,…

Masks – For the Rescue

Daksha Shah 0

 Air pollution in the national capital has surpassed the dangerous levels. The air that we breathe has been loaded with various toxic gases and particulate matter. With the degrading quality…

Activated Charcoal

Daksha Shah 0

Activated charcoal or carbon is a fine black odorless and tasteless powder made from wood or other materials that have been exposed to very high temperatures in an airless environment. Activated…

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell…

Bird Flu

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Avian influenza (AI), commonly called bird flu, is an infectious viral disease of birds. Most avian influenza viruses do not infect humans; however some, such as A (H5N1) and A…

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) (भारत-तिब्बत सीमा पुलिस बल) is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of India, raised on 24 October 1962, under the CRPF Act, in…

Sivakasi

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Sivakasi town in Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu, India is renowned for its fire cracker, match and printing industries. The town has 520 registered printing industries, 53 match factories, 32…

भोजन के दौरान पानी पीना उचित है ये नहीं

Rahul Kumar 0

पानी प्राकृतिक द्वारा दिया गया सबसे अनमोल वरदान है, यह बात हम सभी जानते है कि पानी ही जीवन है और पानी के बिना जीवन मुमकिन नहीं।  पानी से शरीर…

Seeing In The Dark

Daksha Shah 0

The other day, as I was watching the wildlife documentary on the Discovery channel, I saw the team of researchers in the program, using the Night Vision camera and goggles. …