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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 →

Oldest zoo in India

The Alipore Zoological Gardens (also informally called the Alipore Zoo or Calcutta Zoo) is India’s oldest formally stated zoological park (as opposed to royal and British menageries) and a big tourist attraction in Kolkata, West Bengal. It has been open… Continue Reading →


Navaratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights.During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshipped…. Continue Reading →

Asia’s oldest and longest Road

The Grand Trunk Road is one of Asia’s oldest and longest major roads. For more than two millennia, it has linked the eastern and western regions of the Indian subcontinent, connecting South Asia with Central Asia. It runs from Chittagong,… Continue Reading →

Different Name of Golgappa

Different Name of Golgappa 1. Golgappa – Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan 2. Pani Puri – Hilly part of neighbouring country Nepal, Maharashtra (Mumbai and all the parts of Maharashtra), Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka,… Continue Reading →

Swachh Bharat – North India lags, South India Rules

All the 476 Class 1 Cities in 31 States and Union Territories, each with a population of above one lakh were surveyed. All cities are adjudged on parameters: extent of open defecation, solid waste management, seepage management, waste water treatment,… Continue Reading →

Chicken’s Neck – connecting India’s 8 states to rest of India

The Siliguri Corridor, or Chicken’s Neck, is a narrow stretch of land, located in the Indian state of West Bengal, that connects India’s northeastern states to the rest of India, with the countries of Nepal and Bangladesh lying on either… Continue Reading →

Sister Nirmala

Nirmala Joshi, M.C. (1934 – June 23, 2015), better known as Sister Nirmala. Joshi was born in 1934 in Ranchi, Bihar . Her parents were from Nepal and her father was an officer of the British Army until the nation’s independence… Continue Reading →

Chinese Kali Temple

In the heart of Kolkata’s Tangra area — India’s own Chinatown — stands this unique symbol of cross-cultural assimilation. The `Chinese Kali Temple’ (so the marble plaque says) is not only a bridge between Chinese and Indian cultures, but also… Continue Reading →

Oldest High Court in India

The Calcutta High Court is the oldest High Court in India. It was established as the High Court of Judicature at Fort William on 1 July 1862 under the High Courts Act, 1861. It has jurisdiction over the state of… Continue Reading →

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