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Koh-i-Noor

The Koh-i-Noor (Persian for Mountain of Light; also spelled Koh-i-Nûr and Kooh-è Noor) is a large, colourless diamond that was found near the city of Guntur, India, possibly in the 13th century. It weighed 793 carats (158.6 g) uncut and… Continue Reading →

First woman Teacher in India

Savitribai Jyotirao Phule (3 January 1831 – 10 March 1897) was an Indian social reformer and poet. Along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, she played an important role in improving women’s rights in India during British rule. The couple founded… Continue Reading →

Father of Indian Cinema

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke , popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke (30 April 1870 – 16 February 1944), was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter, known as the Father of Indian cinema. Starting with his debut film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, now known as India’s… Continue Reading →

Dholavira site

Dholavira is an archaeological site at Khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District, in the state of Gujarat in western India, which has taken its name from a modern village 1 km (0.62 mi) south of it. This village is… Continue Reading →

Ghost town-Dhanushkodi

About 620 km from Bangalore, on the southern tip of Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu, is a ghost town known as Dhanushkodi. The place, just 28 kilometres away from Sri Lanka, is famous for its mythological importance. It is said… Continue Reading →

First Public Sector Refinery of India

Guwahati Refinery was set up at Noonmati in Guwahati on January 1, 1962. Guwahati Refinery is the first Public Sector refinery of India and belongs to Indian Oil Corporation Limited. The refinery was inaugurated by Late Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru,… Continue Reading →

King of kings

He was popularly known as Raja Raja the Great (Raja Raja literally translates to ‘the King of Kings’), is one of the greatest Emperors of India, who ruled between 985 and 1014 CE. He went down in history as the… Continue Reading →

Pillars of Ashoka

The pillars of Ashoka are a series of columns dispersed throughout the northern Indian subcontinent. Originally, there must have been many pillars of Ashoka although only ten with inscriptions still survive. The inscriptions on the pillars described edicts about morality… Continue Reading →

Republic Day

Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly… Continue Reading →

Classical Beauty-Gayatri Devi

Gayatri Devi (born as Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar; 23 May 1919 − 29 July 2009), was the third Maharani consort of Jaipur from 1940 to 1949 through her marriage to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. Following her husband’s… Continue Reading →

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