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The Rajdhani Express

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The Rajdhani Express is a series of express passenger train services in India operated by Indian Railways connecting New Delhi with other important destinations (mostly capital cities of other states). …

Para Commandos

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Para Commandos is a special forces unit of the Indian Army’s Parachute Regiment and is tasked with missions such as special operations, direct action, hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, unconventional warfare, special…

Bhimbetka

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Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, situated around two artificial lakes, was built on the site of a 11th century city, 'Bhojapal', founded by the legendary king, Raja Bhoja. Bhopal…

Allahabad Guava

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Allahabad is famous for its Guava varieties like, Allahabad Safeda, Allahabad Sukhna and Arka Mridula, and for this very reason, Allahabad is often referred to as the "City of Green…

Ramayana

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The Ramayana is one of the largest ancient epics in world literature. The Ramayana belongs to a class of literature known in Sanskrit as kavya (poetry), though in the West…

The Hydrophobic Oil

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Oil is a hydrophobic viscous liquid. That is, it is immiscible with water and lipophilic (miscible with other oils or fat loving). It is neutral and a non-polar liquid. Oil…

Lake Palace

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Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan, is the most romantic hotel in the world.  It was built in 1746 as the pleasure palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II. It was initially called…

Mahatma Gandhi Setu

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Mahatma Gandhi Setu (bridge) in Patna is the Asia's longest river bridge over the river Ganges connecting Patna in the south to Hajipur in the north of Bihar. Mahatma Gandhi…

Kathipara flyover

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Chennai's Kathipara Junction, popularly known as 'Guindy Flyover', is the largest clover leaf shaped flyover in Asia. It connects NH 45, Inner Ring Road, Anna Salai and Mount-Poonamallee Road. Incidentally,…

The Flying Robot: Drone

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Drone is formally called Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) – that is, without a human in control. Essentially, a flying robot, drones are controlled remotely or can fly autonomously through software…

Onam ( ഓണം)

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Onam  (ഓണം) is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala.  It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the…

Kanyakumari

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Kanyakumari, also known as Kanniyakumari, formerly known as Cape Comorin, is a town in Kanyakumari District in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The name comes from the Devi…

The Rainbow Tree

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Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the rainbow eucalyptus, Mindanao gum, or rainbow gum. It is found in an area that spans New Britain, New Guinea, Seram,…

Delhi Metro

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The Delhi Metro has been instrumental in ushering in a new era in the sphere of mass urban transportation in India. The swanky and modern Metro system introduced comfortable, air…

Charminar

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The Charminar in Hyderabad was constructed in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah, to mark the end of plague in the Hyderabad city. Since the construction of the Charminar, the…

Teachers’ Day

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In India, 5th September is celebrated as Teachers' Day as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society.  5th September is the birth anniversary of…

The Reserve Bank of India

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The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935 in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. The Central Office of the Reserve…

Lord Mahavira

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Lord Mahavira is the twenty-fourth Tirthankar. He was born in 599 B.C. at Kshatriyakund which was a part of the well known Vaishäli republic. His father's name was King Siddhärtha…

Krishna Janmashtami

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  Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami is celebrated on the…

Birsa Munda

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Birsa Munda was a great tribal leader and a folk hero, belonging to the Munda Adivasi who was behind the Millenarian movement that rose in the tribal belt of Jharkhand…

Wrestling

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Wrestling is considered the oldest sport on earth.  Wrestling has been part of the Olympic program 27 times. A fascinating mix of primal hand-to-hand combat and complex tactics, wrestling has…

The Great Rann of Kutch

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The Rann of Kutch is a large area of salt marshes located mostly in Gujarat (primarily the Kutch district), India and the southern tip of Sindh, Pakistan. It is divided…

Vande Matram

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Vande matram literally means "I Pray/bow down to thee, Mother" is a short poem taken from Bengali novel, Anandamath, written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. It is a hymn filled with…

Line of Control (LoC)

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The term Line of Control (LoC) refers to the military control line between the Indian and Pakistani-controlled parts of the former princely state of Kashmir and Jammu—a line which, to…

Connaught Place

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Connaught Place, abbreviated as CP is one of the largest financial, commercial and business centres in the national capital. The former location of the headquarters of the British Raj, the…

Dahi – Curd

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Dahi is the Hindi word for yogurt. Dahi is commonly called Curd or Curds. According to Hindu traditions, eating a spoonful of curd is considered a good omen. Some other…

Goswami Tulisdas

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Tulsidas Jayanti is celebrated on the birth of great poet Goswami Tulisdas, the author of the hindu epic Ramacharitamanas, on account of the greatness of Lord Rama, the seventh Avatar…

Matka – Earthen Pot

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When gods and demons were churning the ocean (Sheersagar) for the divine Nectar (Mahamrita), an earthen pot emerged. This is believed to be the first earthen pot ever created by the…

Brahma Sarovar

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Brahma Sarovar is a Holy pond, located in Kurukshetra, Haryana, which is 1800 feet long and 1400 feet broad and according to Hindu Mythology, it is believed to be created by…

Nagasaki

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On 9th August in 1945, a second atom bomb was dropped on Japan by the United States, at Nagasaki, a city situated on the western side of the Japanese island…

Kolhapuri Chappals

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Kolhapuri chappals are Indian handcrafted leather slippers that are locally tanned using vegetable dyes. Kolhapuri chappals are exquisitely and eco-friendly handcrafted foot wares made completely from the processed leather. Kolhapuri…

Assam Tea

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Assam tea is a black tea grown in Assam, India, derived from a plant called Camellia sinensis var. assamica. Robert Bruce, a Scottish adventurer is credited for the discovery of…

Jaisalmer Fort

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Located in the western part of India, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is known as the "Golden City of India" because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture…

Kochi (കൊച്ചി)

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Kochi, formerly known as Cochin , is a major port city of Kerala, by the Arabian Sea on the southern part of India’s west coast. It bears the imprints of the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch,…

COBRA

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COBRA stands for Commando Battalion for Resolute Action, is a specialised unit of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) of India proficient in guerrilla tactics and jungle warfare.  Originally established to…

National Emblem

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The National Emblem of India is a replica of the Lion Capital of Sarnath, near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh that was adopted on 26th January 1950, the day India became…

बाँसुरी

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The बाँसुरी is a transverse (side-blown) bamboo flute from northern India. It is one of the world's most ancient instruments, having existed in more or less its current form for about…