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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 →

Brightest festival of India

Diwali (or Deepavali, the “festival of lights”) is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) or Spring (southern hemisphere) every year.Diwali is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of… Continue Reading →

Paper from elephant dung

Haathi Chaap is a brand of paper manufactured in Rajasthan, India, out of elephant dung. The name comes from ‘Haathi’, meaning ‘Elephant’ in Hindi and ‘Chaap’ which means ‘press’ or ‘imprint’. Elephant dung paper was probably first made in Thailand…. Continue Reading →

Afridi used Sachin’s bat to hit fastest ODI Century

Shahid Afridi was flown in to play for the Pakistan team from West Indies to Nairobi in 1996 and didn’t have a proper bat. That’s when Waqar Younis gave ‘Young Afridi’ Sachin Tendulkar’s bat. This bat was gifted to Waqar… Continue Reading →

Tamil Language

Tamil is the 15th most spoken language in the world. Tamil language speakers make approximately 1% of the world population. The following is a list of sovereign states and territories where Tamil is an official or language of government: 1…. Continue Reading →

Tea Garden Time – Indian Standard Time

Tea gardens in Assam do not follow the Indian Standard Time (IST), which is the time observed throughout India and Sri Lanka. The local time in Assam’s tea gardens, known as ‘Tea Garden Time’ or Bagantime, is an hour ahead… Continue Reading →

National Anthem – India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Rabindranath Tagore does not need any introduction. We also know that his composition Jana Gana Mana is India’s National Anthem. But do you that his other composition Amar Shonar Bangla is Bangladesh’s National Anthem. Also, the original song of Sri… Continue Reading →

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