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Why The Sacrifice Of Veer Vanchinathan Needs To Be Celebrated, Not Ridiculed

In the case of revolutionary Vanchinathan, who killed a British tax collector, the aim of his act is questioned and insults are hurled at him. At a very young age, Vanchi killed Tirunelveli collector Robert William d'Escourt Ashe on this day (17 June) 109 years ago, and sacrificed his life for the cause of the freedom movement. He could not have imagined that his very motive will be questioned today, and people will cast aspersions on such a daring act. The incident happened in Maniyachi Junction (now Vanchi Maniyach........

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How To Get Lost Love Back By Astrology

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From Manusmriti to Indian Matchmaking, tracing the roots of arranged marriages

The concept of the Indian marriage, particularly of an arranged marriage is of immense fascination in the West. The recent Netflix series, ‘Indian Matchmaking’ addressed to an international audience, provides a glimpse into the strange Indian way of finding a mate. “In India marriage is a very big fat industry,” says ‘Mumbai-based’ matchmaker Sima Taparia, as she opens the show. Taparia, the protagonist of the eight-part series, owns a marriage bureau called ‘Sui........

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Rethinking Churchill: A Genuine Genocidaire Whose Worst Victims Were Indians, Writes Shashi Tharoor

Churchill was a fanatical advocate of imperialism, and his own words convict him of racism and anti-Semitism. He supported the pseudo-science of eugenics, musing about the idea of sterilizing the “unfit”. He professed scorn for women’s rights and opposed the Suffragettes who sought the vote for women. What he was interested in throughout his career was personal glory and self-promotion, and the British Empire provided him an ideal platform for that. The revolts and struggles across the Empire were nothing more tha........

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On 18 November 1962, Major Shaitan Singh and his men had created history in the mountains of Ladakh

This is a story of unimaginable sacrifice. This is a story of men pitted against impossible odds. This is the story of Indian soldiers who looked death in the eye and did not flinch. This is the story of the Battle of Rezang La. The annals of the Indian Army are replete with stories of bravery and uncommon valor. And then there are stories of courage so overwhelming that it is almost impossible for the human soul to even comprehend that such men walked the face of this very earth. On a freezing and unforgiving November night, 123 Indian soldiers – ........

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The military campaigns of Rajaraja I Chola the great

In the first part of our series on Rajaraja I Chola we had explained his lineage and accession in detail. The accession of Rajaraja I marked the beginning of the grand Chola Age which took the dynasty to the pinnacle of glory. As per the Tiruvalangadu plates Rajaraja I began his digvijaya (victorious military campaign) with the conquest of the southern direction. The Pandya, Kerala, and Simhala were in an alliance against the Cholas since the times of Rajaraja’s forefathers. This alliance was in effect at the time of Rajaraja I as well and hence Rajaraja’s southern campaign was d........

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From Meluha to Hindustan, the many names of India and Bharat

It is important to note that in geographical terms, the space that is today referred to as India, was never a constant entity in the preceding centuries. However, scholars have often pointed out that one of the oldest names used in association with the Indian subcontinent was Meluha that was mentioned in the texts of ancient Mesopotamia in the third millennium BCE, to refer to the Indus Valley Civilisation. But Meluha, of course, had lost currency way before modern political systems developed in........

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Discrimination based on skin color has roots in colonialism

The entire world is anguished over the mindless killing of an Afro-American by a racist white cop. India is no exception. The 'liberals' in India are condemning the rabid colour consciousness of America and the western world in general, conveniently forgetting that the Indians also tacitly believe in colourism and don't approve of the colour black. The question is, what makes us dislike black whereas ancient India celebrated black so much so that the Sanskrit poet Bhavbhuti wrote Shyamalam Mangalam, Shwetam Amangalam (the black is auspicious and the white is inauspicious) in Uttarram........

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Wodeyars of Mysore: The only royal family that ruled over a kingdom for 500 years

No other Indian dynasty has ruled over a kingdom for an elongated time period of more than 500 years, a feat exclusively attained by the Wodeyars. They ruled the Mysore Kingdom, which is present-day Karnataka, almost uninterruptedly between 1399 and 1947. History of the Wodeyars The Wodeyar dynasty was founded as a feudatory principality by Yaduraya Wodeyar in 1399. For more than 150 years between 1399 to 1565, t........

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Ancient Mosaic Floor Discovered in Verona

A well-preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor has been recently discovered near Verona. This discovery in the northern Italian city came to light a century after the remains of a villa were found in 1922, after which the site was abandoned until recently. The villa is believed to date back to the 3rd century AD and lies in a hilly area above the town of Negrar di Valpolicella. Last summer a team from Superintendent of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of ........

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Kowloon Walled City: In Hong Kong, it was the densest place on Earth

Picture a colossal empire of little houses stacked on top of each other. Visualize them connected by staircases snaking under dangling wires, through corridors so dark even police were rumored to be afraid of them. Now picture 33,000 people living there, within the space of one city block. That was Kowloon Walled City, once considered the densest settlement on earth. Before it was demolished twenty years ago, photographer Greg Girard spent years with collaborator Ian Lambot documenting this unique Hong Kong phenomenon, and rem........

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Seth Walchand's Secret: The Story of a Forgotten WW II Bunker in Mumbai

Seth Walchand Hirachand Doshi is considered to be one of the “greats” in the Indian business world, and widely hailed as the Father of the Indian Transportation Industry. The industrialist has contributed to aeronautics, the shipping industry as well as the automobile industry (the iconic Padmini or ‘dukkar’ fiat was manufactured by a division of the Walchand Group, his family-owned business.) Walchand began his career right after the end of World War I, but when World War II was in full force, some of his decisions made him worry about his family’s well being.........

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Malik Ambar: The African slave who built Aurangabad and ruined the game for Mughals in the Deccan

The story of Malik Ambar, an African slave turned warrior, is an unusual one. Sold and bought several times by slave dealers during his youth, fate brought him miles away from his home in Ethiopia to India. In India, not only did Ambar get his freedom back, but he also rose up the social ladder, got an army, vast estates, and founded a city that today goes by the name ‘Aurangabad’.........

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83-Year-Old Hotelier Uses Atlas to Track Lord Ram's Itinerary During His Exile Period

An 83-year-old hotelier, Ashok Kumar, running a prominent hotel chain in Rajasthan and many educational institutes in Haryana, UP and Punjab, has used the lean period of lockdown to find out the itinerary of Lord Ram during his exile period in the atlas of present times. “His travel itinerary is clearly seen on today’s atlas. Lord Ram started from Ayodhya (still exists) to Janakpur (Nepal), returned through Bihar to go south via Chhattisgarh (Bastar regi........

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Different Era of Wooden Furniture: A Brief Overview

The evolution or origins of furniture can be traced to the pre-historic or Neolithic era when all that it meant was simply stone benches to tables made of rocks. Humans were nomads then, dependent on hunting and gathering and therefore lived in temporary settlements.  Use of furniture was limited to benches and chairs for seating and beds for sleeping. Materials commonly used were tree stumps, stones, rocks etc as is evident from the excavations. Mesopotamia or Ancient Egypt –First evidence of Wood used i........

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Untold stories from the Dalai Lama’s first India visit

Following Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s intervention in 1956, Chairman of the Communist Party of China Mao Zedong had executed a U-turn on the proposed trip to India, and the Dalai Lama was informed that he would be permitted to go after all. Although Mao took the precaution of scheduling two consecutive visits to India by the Chinese premier Zhou Enlai during the time the Dalai Lama was to be in the country, the Chinese made the further ........

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What the Earliest Toilets Say About How Human Civilization Has Evolved

While chamber pots and cesspits were invented early on, millennia elapsed between the world’s first cities (about 6,500 years ago) and flushing latrines (between 3,000 and 5,200 years ago). Like most ancient technology, toilets seem to have been independently invented in several cultures — and went through many stages of innovation before becoming loos you’d like to use today. So take a seat — perhaps on your own porcelain throne — and let’s delve into the ancient history of the toilet. It turns out latrines, and thei........

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vivo Mobile Price: Check out the list of all new vivo mobile phones price, specifications & features. Compare and buy vivo latest smartphones models online at XiteTech........

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When Vivekananda reconstructed Hinduism

The real success of Swami Vivekananda’s iconic speech at the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 lay in his ability to rise above theological strife and the historical constraints of the times.........

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