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Three tomb of a woman

Raziya al-Din (1205 in Budaun – October 13, 1240), throne name Jalâlat ud-Dîn Raziyâ, usually referred to in history as Razia Sultana, was the Sultan of Delhi in India from 1236 to May 1240. Like some other Muslim princesses of… Continue Reading →

Ideal son

Shravan Kumar is a famous character in the ancient Sanskrit epic Ramayana. The epic Ramayana depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king. Shravan Kumar’s character… Continue Reading →

Rani Avantibai Lodhi

Rani Avantibai (or Avanit Bai Lodhi; died March 20, 1858) was the wife of Vikramaditya Singh, the ruler of the Indian state of Ramgarh. She was a Lodhi-warrior-queen in the area now known as Madhya Pradesh.When he died, leaving his… Continue Reading →

Bharat Ratna announced but not confered

Bharat Ratna (Jewel of India) is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or… Continue Reading →

Who coined the term Licence Raj?

The Licence Raj or Permit Raj was the elaborate system of licences, regulations and accompanying red tape that were required to set up and run businesses in India between 1947 and 1990. The term plays off “British Raj”, the period… Continue Reading →

Mariam-uz-Zamani urf Jodha Bai – Queen Mother of Hindustan

Mariam-uz-Zamani Begum, also known as Heer Kunwari, Hira Kunwari, Harka Bai or Jodha Bai, (October 1,1542 – May 19, 1623) was an Empress of the Mughal Empire. She was the first chief Rajput wife of Emperor Akbar (though Akbar already… Continue Reading →

Akbar’s Navratans

The Mughal ruler Akbar, despite his illiteracy, was a great lover of the artists and intellectuals. His passion for knowledge and interest in learning from great minds attracted him to men of genius to his court, known as the nine… Continue Reading →

Ram Prasad Bismil – सरफ़रोशी की तमन्ना

Tribute to Sh. Ram Prasad Bismil Ji Ram Prasad Bismil (11 June 1897 – 19 December 1927) was an Indian revolutionary who participated in Mainpuri conspiracy of 1918, and the Kakori conspiracy of 1925, and struggled against British imperialism. As… Continue Reading →

First Woman Pilot to fly solo in Indian Air Force

Flight Lt. Harita Kaur Deol (1972 – December 25, 1996) was a pilot with the Indian Air Force. She was the first woman pilot to fly solo in the Indian Air Force. The flight was on 2 September 1994 in… Continue Reading →

Manohar Parrikar and Nandan Nilekani

Manohar Parrikar is the defence minsister of India from 9 November 2014. He was also Chief Minister of Goa. Nandan Nilekani is one of the founders of Infosys and was the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)…. Continue Reading →

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