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10 Upcoming ISRO Missions We Are Thrilled About!

The year 2020 brought with it a pandemic and a global lockdown. With limitation on movement and prohibition of gatherings, many industries suffered setbacks. Similarly, many of ISRO’s missions were delayed and the timelines had to be moved up. However, with the availability of various vaccines around the world, things are looking up for the […]

A List of India’s Richest: Here’s How Their Net Worths Stack Up

Money isn’t the only answer but it makes a difference – said Barack Obama once. India, though a culturally extravagant country, is plagued by many differences and gaps, be it the gender pay gap or rich-poor gap. Although our country’s economy is one of the biggest, the fact that it’s still developing can’t be ignored. […]

25 Famous People From Andhra Pradesh & Telengana

Since its separation from Madras State, the state of Andhra Pradesh has been vocal about its willingness to further separate itself from the Madras identity. A lot of times, people tend to generalize all of South India into the Madras bracket, which rightfully upsets many. With the separation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, things become […]

12 Homophobic Remarks From Indian Leaders That Are Simply Gross

In case you didn’t know, the month of June is also recognised worldwide as the official Pride Month. What’s Pride Month, you ask? In a nutshell, it is the month of celebration, protest, and political activism in the LGBTQ community. And while countries around the world celebrate equality and rainbow flags are to be seen […]

9 Highest Mountain Peaks in India That Are Absolutely Magnificent

Like the people who live in India, India’s geography is diverse too. While the west is mostly dry and arid, the east is wet and green. The Himalayas and the Karakoram sprawl over several countries, including India, Pakistan, and China, and house some of the highest mountain peaks on the planet. Because of the inaccessibility […]

16 Famous People from Himachal Pradesh We Should Know About

Without a doubt, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful states in the country. But Himachal brings so much more to the plate – especially when it comes to talented and capable people of all kinds. Here are 16 famous people from Himachal Pradesh we all should know about. Also read: 19 Interesting Facts […]

15 Indian Religious Cults & Practices That Will Shock Outsiders

While India’s culture is globally known to be a vibrant mish mash of what is probably a thousand different ways of living, it also no secret that we have got our fair share of bizarre Indian religious cults & practices that may not seem completely rational to someone who doesn’t live here. Well, what can […]

15 Famous People from Gujarat Who Became Icons Of Modern India

Since the struggle of independence began in India, Gujarat has proven to have supplied some of the biggest greats to the movement. To this day, it continues to be a major player in national Indian politics. Moreover, the state has also produced several talents in crative and artistic fields such as cinema, music, and literature. […]

Arunima Sinha: The First Female Amputee on Top of Everest

Arunima Sinha is an Indian mountaineer who became the first female amputee to scale Mt. Everest. She was born in an average middle-class family and led a rather normal life, until a life-defining accident that changed her life for the worse and then the better.  Also read: Noor Inayat Khan – The Princess Who Spied […]

10 Interesting Facts About the Lord Jagannath Temple of Puri

One of the four revered holy abodes of pilgrimage for the Hindus, or the Chardhams as it is better known as, the Lord Jagannath Temple of Puri is one of the most serene places on earth. It is home to Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra. The magnitude of mystery that […]

Top 15 Richest Temples In India That Deserves A Visit

The temples in India have been successfully acting to preserve the rich Indian culture for centuries now. Their actions receive appreciation from devotees in the form of huge donations. Here is a list of 15 of the richest temples in India which boast a large income and are also popular tourist spots. 1. Tirumala Tirupati […]

15 Heroes from West Bengal Who Changed the Course of History!

For centuries, Bengal has constantly supplied distinct men and women who have proven to be masters of their respective fields. It is difficult to point out what it is exactly about Bengal that nurtures and supports talent of such varied interests, but one has to accept that some of the most important figures in the […]

16 Famous People from North East India Who Became National Icons

Despite contributing abundantly to India in a variety of fields including sports, politics, films and music, the states in the north east are often ignored and otherized. While we celebrate their victories with all our heart, incidents of natural disasters and racial discrimination against people from the north east largely go unnoticed. It is up […]

15 Famous People From Bihar Everyone Should Know About

Bihar is often associated with several negative stereotypes, however, it has always been a producer of some of the sharpest minds in the country. Starting from politicians to thinkers, educators and writers, Bihar has them all – here are 15 famous people from Bihar everyone should know about! 1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Born & brought […]

The 11 Most Intelligent Crimes Committed in India

The National Crime Bureau reports by the government released every year show that there are over 50 Lakhs crime in India every single year. With a population of over 130 crores ridden with economic and social issues, a number of Crimes surface in the country every single day. However, some crimes stand out for the […]

15 Interesting Facts About Mumbai -The City Of Dreams

The city of dreams, home to famous personalities, a tourist destination, financial and commercial capital of India! These are some of the things that we all know about Mumbai. But what is it about Mumbai that makes everyone who lives there fall in love with that place? Let’s dig deep into this by exploring some […]

Major Shaitan Singh: The Hero of Rezang La During ’62 Indo-China War

The Sino-Indian war of 1962 was a tragic defeat to India; despite constant tension on the border it shared with China, India never believed that the Chinese would attack – which ended up costing us dearly. When the Chinese did attack, India was taken off guard, unprepared and outnumbered – resulting in a rather embarassing defeat. In […]

10 Interesting Facts About Tata Group Everybody Should Know!

Founded by Jamshedji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise headquartered in India and consists of over 100 operating companies, with operations in more than 100 countries across six continents, exporting products and services to over 150 countries. Tata companies with significant scale include Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services , […]

15 Interesting Facts About Biju Patnaik- The Pride Of Odisha

Bijayananda Patnaik, better known as Biju Patnaik or simply Biju Babu, is one of the most revered and popular figures in the history of Odisha. A pilot, a freedom fighter, a visionary, a revolutionary, a politician! Biju Babu was all of these and so much more. In the 8 decades that he spent on this […]

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan: The Black Tornado Hero From 26/11 Attacks

One of the darkest era defining moments came on a brisk night of November in 2008, when ten unidentified armed men entered Mumbai, and began open firing at several places. Soon, they had control over several culturally significant monuments in India – including the Taj Mahal Hotel, Nariman Point, and Hotel Oberoi Trident. It took […]

Pingali Venkayya: The Man Who Designed The Indian National Flag

With time, we take a lot of things for granted, forgetting that things that we are used to now were a novelty only a few years ago. Most of us have grown up seeing the Indian national flag being hoisted on various national holidays, but have you ever wondered what the history behind our flag […]

Jagdish Chandra Bose: The Indian Scientist Ahead of His Times!

India has always had a rich history in culture as well as scientific temper, and has birthed several famous scientists who have contributed stupendously to the progress of their respective fields. One such man from recent history is Jagdish Chandra Bose, the man who proved that plants had life! Also read: 15 Famous Indian Scientists […]

10 Interesting Facts About Bhubaneswar- The City of Temples

Bhubaneswar is the capital city of the state of Odisha and is one of the oldest cities of India. The ancient records of the city can be traced back to the 7th century BCE. Now, it is being developed into a smart city and is home to several technological and educational giants. But all this […]

11 Facts About Varahamihira – The Ancient Indian Astronomer

India has a rich history, with many artists and mathematicians being parts of the Kings’ courts across the sub-continent. One such distinguished man was Varahamihira, an astronomer from Ujjain. Varahamihira was born in Malwa (now Madhya Pradesh) in 505 AD and was educated at Kapitthaka. He then went on to write several texts that have […]

16 Rare Indian Fruits That Everyone Must Try Out Once!

As the seventh largest country in the world by area, India sprawls over a wide variety of terrain. Because of the vast differences as you go from place to place in the different corners of the country, the local produce also changes drastically. Because of its tropical climate, the lush greens in wild pockets of […]

7 Things Muslims do in India but Can’t in Other Countries

Islam, a religion that backs its every belief with a reason and lays out detailed guidelines to live a peaceful life. It’s one of those rare religions that has not changed its teachings with time and has remained as it is (to the most part) since its inception. Now, how Islam is practiced in countries […]

The Story of Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat: The Hero Of Nauranang

Since it achieved independence from the British empire in 1947, India has seen its ups and downs. There have been wars – several of them, in fact, but none come close to the devastating defeat of the Sino-Indian war if 1962. With the democracy at a nascent stage and the economy already struggling, the war […]

The Story of Brigadier Mohammad Usman – The Lion Of Naushera

During our childhoods, we were made to believe that India as a country welcomed people from all faiths to live harmoniously together – that people speaking different tongues, draped in different clothing, fond of different cuisines – could all stay together. However, the India we know today is vastly unfamiliar – one begins to doubt […]

The 15 Tallest Buildings In India And Their Respective Heights

Gone are the days when one had to make a quick visit to New York to see some skyscrapers. Mumbai alone has over 6000 skyscrapers, with the tallest of them over 300 metres tall. These buildings are often ultra-luxurious places of residence, offering their occupants a bevy of amenities to sweeten the deal – because […]

The Man Behind Ek Tha Tiger: Ravindra Kaushik and The Story of Real Tiger

In 2012, the Salman starrer movie Ek Tha Tiger impressed audiences with its action sequences and music. The movie is now remembered as a classic Salman Khan movie, and the actor is often fondly referred to as “Tiger” sometimes. However, there’s an actual Tiger who existed long before Salman’s movie came out; a Black Tiger, in fact. […]

13 Quotes on Unity in Diversity That Define The Essence of India

India is an unusual combination of an array of cultures, religions, tribes, and consequently, people. Indians speak a multitude of languages, eat a wide variety of food unseen probably in any other country, and as a result, the whole “Indian” experience in general is a bit of a hotchpotch of so many cultures that one […]

The Story of Nangeli and The 19th Century Travancore Breast Tax

It is no secret that India has a tumultuous past (and present) when it comes to caste hierarchy. Time and again, violent protests have erupted throughout India because of the opressive humiliation lower castes have had to go through at the hands of the upper castes. One such incident relates to the the Breast Tax […]

The Story of Chipko Andolan: A True Feminist Movement!

Trees are our best friends. They do so much for us humans, and ask for nothing in return. But sometimes, they need a hug. At least they did in 1960s and 70s, when the government started allowing foreign companies to fell trees in the lush forests of Uttar Pradesh (Present day Uttarakhand) at an unprecedented […]

30 Timelessly Powerful Quotes By Indian Freedom Fighters

It is without doubt that we keep looking back at our country’s history of independence to find inspiration in politically tumultuous times, and why not – our country has had an extraordinary history, and her struggle of independence was an event that gave birth to hundreds of revolutionaries still remembered by the rest of us […]

12 Greatest Hindi Poets of India We All Must Know

One of the most widely spoken languages in the world and the most popular in India, Hindi literature forms a major part of India’s literary wealth. Urdu, being a mutually intelligible spoken language with Hindi, is often considered a part of Hindi literature. Depending on the period of production, or kaals, Hindi literature has been […]

8 Folk Dances of Rajasthan that will Leave you Mesmerized

The land of Rajasthan is known for its rich cultural heritage. A favorite among tourists, the folk culture of the land including but not limited to dance, music, food, and literature is very popular. The centuries-old folk dances of Rajasthan are a class apart. They are full of energy, grace, spectacle, and above all a […]

10 interesting facts about the Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is the biggest Hindu festival that brings everyone, irrespective of their sex, caste, creed, colour, or social status, together. Even foreigners visit India to watch the grand celebrations. This year, though, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the festival has seen a limited number of devotees. So now that the Mela is going on, […]