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Delhi Ridge

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Delhi ridge, referred as the ‘green lungs’ of the national capital, is the largest city forest in Delhi.  It makes Delhi the World’s Second most bird-rich Capital city after Nairobi…

Kargil Vijay Diwas

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Kargil Day or Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the success of 'Operation Vijay' is observed to mark the end of the Kargil War and is celebrated on 26 July every…

Mariana Trench

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the deepest known point in Earth's oceans with a measured depth of approximately 36,000 feet below sea level. Mariana Trench is a…

Krem Liat Prah

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Krem Liat Prah is the longest natural cave in India. Liat Prah is one of approximately 150 known caves in the Shnongrim Ridge of the East Jaintia Hills district in…

Darjeeling

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Darjeeling is a Himalayan town in the Indian state of West Bengal, India.  The name Darjeeling also comes from the Tibetan word 'dorje', meaning the thunderbolt sceptre of the Hindu…

Patriotism Redefined

Nitesh Mittal 0

About a decade back, a movie was released that not only changed the face of Bollywood but enlightened the young minds in a way that had patriotism redefined.  With every…

Bharat Bhavan

Rahul Kumar 0

Bharat Bhavan  is regarded as one of the most unique Institutes in India for the preservation of the traditional folk art & was designed by the internationally famed architect Charles…

Kumbalgarh Fort

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Kumbalgarh Fort is situated northwest of Udaipur, Rajasthan.  Encircled by thirteen elevated mountain peaks, the fort is constructed on the top most ridges around 1,914 meters above sea level.  It…

Delhi Metro

Daksha Shah 0

The woman you hear everyday in the Delhi Metro, announcing stations and not letting you sleep even for a minute, was voiced by Rini Simon; while the man who repeats…

Sanskrit Cinema

Nirbhay Dubey 0

In the genre of Sanskrit Cinema, “Priyamanasam”, is a 90 minutes a movie based on the life of 17th century Keralite poet Unnayi Warrier.  The movie made in Sanskrit is…

Heritage city of Lucknow

Princy P. John 1

Situated on the northwestern shores of the Gomti River, and dating back to thousands of years, is the heritage city of Lucknow. The city is an important hub of artistry…

The state of Karnataka

Nitesh Mittal 0

The name of the state of Karnataka is derived from the Kannada words “Karu” and “Nadu” which means “Elevated Land”. Karu nadu may also be read as karu, meaning "black", and…

Nalanda University

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Bihar is the home of world’s oldest university- Nalanda University, whose library attracted students from Iran, Korea, Japan, Persia, Greece, China and was set on fire by the army of Bakhtiyar…

Special Protection Group

Nitesh Mittal 0

The Special Protection Group (SPG) (विशेष सुरक्षा दल) is an armed force of the Union for providing proximate security to the Prime Minister of India and former Prime Minister of…

Wheeler Island

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Abdul Kalam Island, erstwhile known as Wheeler Island, is an island off the coast of Odisha, India, approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) from the state capital Bhubaneshwar. The island was…

The Flourishing Haryana

Rahul Kumar 0

The flourishing Haryana state probably had its name derived from the Sanskrit words Hari (the Hindu god Vishnu) and ayana (home), meaning "the Abode of God". India’s most popular epic battle,…

The city of Kanpur

Daksha Shah 0

The city of Kanpur, known as Cawnpore till 1948, is the 12th most populous city in India with a population of about 2.8 million.  The city served as an important…

Largest Prime Number

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The largest prime number known is 2 74,207,281− 1, a number with 22,338,618 decimal digits.  It was found in 2016 by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS). The earlier largest…

Skyfall

Daksha Shah 0

"Skyfall" is the theme song of the 2012 James Bond film of the same name, written and performed by British singer Adele.  Chosen because of her music having a soulful,…

Iron Pillar

Rahul Kumar 0

The Iron Pillar of Delhi is a nearly 24-ft. iron pillar that is located in the Quwwat-ul Mosque. It weighs more than 6 tons and is made of 98% wrought…

Red Sky

Daksha Shah 0

Have you ever wondered why there is a red sky during sunrises and sunsets?  To understand why this is so, one need only recall how typical sky colors are produced. …

Jalandhar

Rahul Kumar 0

Jalandhar city is the oldest city in Punjab and one of the oldest in the country. It was the capital of Punjab since India's independence,194, until Chandigarh was built in…

Birla Planetarium

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Birla Planetarium situated in Kolkata, West Bengal, is the largest planetarium in Asia, and the second largest in the world. Famously known as taramandal , is a single-storeyed circular structure designed…

Wagah Border

Nitesh Mittal 0

The Wagah Border also known as the Berlin Wall of Asia, is the sole border road crossing between India and Pakistan, which is on the historic Grand Trunk Road that…

Buddh International Circuit

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Buddh International circuit has been designed as one of the fastest, most exciting motor racing circuits in the world, and is well suited to the requirements of powerful, high-speed racing of…

Nanda Devi

Daksha Shah 0

Nanda Devi at a height of 25,643ft (around 7815m) is the second highest mountain in India and is located in the state of Uttarakhand, that consists of regions, namely Garhwal and…

Hyderabadi Biryani

Rahul Kumar 0

Hyderabadi Biryani is a wholesome dish made of rice and meat that finds a prominent place in the exotic cuisines of India.  The word 'Biryani' is derived from the Persian…

KFC Mascot

Princy P. John 0

The KFC mascot is its founder Colonel Harland David Sanders. Col. Sanders was an American businessman who recognized the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the first KFC franchise…

Manipur’s Cottage Industry

Daksha Shah 0

Manipur's cottage industry holds much promise and tiny village based units that are critical to provide employment. Manipur was the first state to introduce Oak Tussar Industry. (Sericulture)  Handloom weaving…

Rameswaram

Rahul Kumar 0

Ramanathaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to god Shiva located on Rameswaram island in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The temple and the island of Rameswaram have acquired…

Coal Mining

Nitesh Mittal 0

The first coal mining in India started in 1774 by the East India Company in the Raniganj Coalfield along the Western bank of Damodar river. The commercial coal mining in…

Indian Museum

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The Indian Museum is the earliest and the largest multipurpose Museum in India and also in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. It was founded in 1814 and located in…

Varanasi

Nirbhay Dubey 0

  Varanasi is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.  It is located on the west bank of the holy river, Ganga.  The name Varanasi is derived from two…

The Elephant

Nitesh Mittal 0

  The Elephant has been declared as the National Heritage Animal by the Ministry of Environment. This has been done to provide special recognition to the majestic  species and the…

Chitrakoot waterfalls

Daksha Shah 0

  Chitrakoot waterfalls is a natural waterfall located to the west of Jagdalpur, in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, India.  It is the largest waterfall in India and is popularly known…

Hawa Mahal

Rahul Kumar 0

  Hawa Mahal, literally translated as 'Palace Of The Winds', is one of the prominent tourist attractions in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, a state in North-West India.  Located in the heart…

Soccer Mania

Nirbhay Dubey 0

  Dino Zoff, legendary Italian goalkeeper was the oldest captain to lift the FIFA World Cup in 1982. Zoff was a goalkeeper of outstanding ability, and he has a place…

Indian Railways

Rahul Kumar 0

Indian Railways is the prime mover of the Nation, in service since 150 years.  Indian Railways is known to have the largest railway network in Asia and world's largest railway…

Mumbai Suburban Railway

Nirbhay Dubey 3

Mumbai suburban railway is the oldest railway system of Asia.  The first train was run on 16 April, 1853 between Bori Bunder and Thane. About 8 million people travel by…

World Blood Donor Day

Princy P. John 0

Countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14, since 2004.  It helps to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to…

Rice Cultivation

Nirbhay Dubey 0

Rice cultivation is believed to be the first agriculture attempt in the world. Un-milled rice before removing its husk is called paddy.  It is the second largest cereal produced in…

Bhut Zolokia

Sanjay 0

The Bhut Zolokia or Ghost Chilli, is an interspecific hybrid chilli pepper cultivated in the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. The Guinness World Records certified in…

Taj Mahal

Nitesh Mittal 0

The Taj Mahal was built in the year 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The Taj Mahal stands on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, India. …

Safety Razor

Nirbhay Dubey 0

The predecessors of the Safety Razor were called straight razors that evolved from the initial ones in the Bronze Age. The safety razor were invented by King C. Gillette.  The first…

Languages in Banknotes

Nitesh Mittal 0

The languages in banknotes in India are a total of 17.  On the obverse, the denomination is written in English and Hindi.  On the reverse is a language panel which…

World’s First Car

Daksha Shah 0

The world's first car, a petrol driven automobile, was produced by Benz in 1885. The first stationary gasoline engine developed by Karl Benz was a one-cylinder two-stroke unit which ran for…

Comedy of Errors

Princy P. John 0

Comedy of Errors is William Shakespeare's shortest and one of his most farcical comedies.  The setting is Ephesus, present-day Turkey, which was a leading trade centre in ancient times. A…

Chandragupta Maurya

Nitesh Mittal 0

Chandragupta Maurya was born sometime around 340 BCE, reportedly in Patna, now in the Bihar state of India. He was of humble origin, since nobody recorded anything about him until…