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Indian Constitution Day

Constitution Day, also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India in honour of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar, known as the architect of the Indian constitution. The Government of India declared 26 November as Constitution Day. On this day in 1949, the… Continue Reading →

Ravana,is son of this soil

​Few kilometres away from the urban city of Noida lies a small village called Bisrakh. Narrow bylanes, pockmarked roads, also fits the description of this village, like any other village tucked away in Greater Noida but there is something else… Continue Reading →

Oldest stepwell in India

The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones. Located in the eastern… Continue Reading →

Kakori Train Robbery

On 9th August 1925, members of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) looted the government treasury from the mail train near Kakori, 22 km from Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh). The Kakori Train Robbery, also known as the Kakori Conspiracy took place… Continue Reading →

Chalukya dynasty

The Chalukya dynasty  was an Indian royal dynasty that ruled large parts of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th centuries. During this period, they ruled as three related yet individual dynasties. The earliest dynasty, known as… Continue Reading →

Jahaz mahal -Delhi

Jahaz Mahal is located next to Hauz-i-Shamsi in Mehrauli, Delhi on its northeastern corner. It was so named, since its reflection  in the surrounding reservoir looked like a ship floating on a lake. It is inferred to have been built… Continue Reading →

The Ghadar Party

The Ghadar Party (Punjabi: ਗ਼ਦਰ ਪਾਰਟੀ) was an organization founded by Punjabi Indians in the United States and Canada with the aim of securing India’s independence from British rule. Key members included Lala Har Dayal, Sohan Singh Bhakna, Abdul Hafiz… Continue Reading →

First Param Veer Chakra recipient

Major Som Nath Sharma, PVC (1923-1947) was the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra. The citation for the Param Vir Chakra awarded to him reads: CITATION Maj Somnath Sharma 4 KUMANON (IC-521) On 3 November 1947, Major Somnath Sharma’s… Continue Reading →

Rani ki vav

Rani ki vav is an intricately constructed stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat, India. It is located on the banks of Saraswati River. Rani ki vav was built as a memorial to an 11th century AD king.It… Continue Reading →

Sher-e-punjab

Ranjit Singh was born on Nov. 13, 1780 at Gujranwala. He was named Ranjit Singh by his father Mahan Singh. Ranjit singh had his first taste of battle, when he was hardly ten years old. It was Sahib Singh bhangi… Continue Reading →

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