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The Cellular Jail   If there is one symbol that encapsulates the horrors and brutality of colonial rule in India, then it is undoubtedly the notorious Cellular Jail in Port Blair, Andaman Islands.   This is also the shrine where brave sons of India, its freedom fighters, sacrificed their lives while suffering unspeakable horrors inflicted...
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Peshwa Bajirao: The Fearless Maratha Warrior Introduction If the name “Baji Rao I” sounds familiar to you, then you are sure that you know about the most brilliant ruler, commander, and statesman in Indian history. Audacity, military brilliance and political insight, his existence was then forever engraved in the landscape of 18th century Indian’s history....
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Nalanda University: History Of The Knowledge Empire   Origins and Early History Situated in the greenly wide spreading plain of present-day Bihar, in India, and now a mere remnant of an ancient university once known as the Lighthouse of knowledge and Enlightenment – Nalanda. Come on with me into the past to understand and convey...
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The Majestic Indian Peacock: Symbol Of Pride And Beauty   The National Bird of India: The Indian Peacock The vibrant peacock, which is the pride of Indian culture and holds a special place in the hearts of its citizens, has the status of national bird. With their resplendent plumage and graceful manners, the peacock occupies...
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BARBARIK….The unsung hero of Mahabharata. This is the story of a lesser-known warrior who had sacrificed his life for the victory of Dharma and ensured the victory of his grandfathers, the Pandavas, in the war of Mahabharat. It is said that Shree Krishna, in order to avoid devastating results in Mahabharat, asked Barbarik to part...
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India’s Braveheart Nirmaljit Sekhon Param Vir Chakra The brave hearts of our forces have proven time and again that death is never the supreme sacrifice for them…instead it is their ultimate reward, when it comes to defending their motherland.  Still in the prime of his youth, the 28-year-old Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon did not...
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About Air India, Salvador Dali & a baby elephant!!   ‘Sir, would you prefer a limited-edition Salvador Dali ashtray?’ If you travelled Air India in its hey days, it would have been the wow moment that made you end up owning a limited-edition ashtray, designed by world-famous artist Salvador Dali! In the 1960s, with his...
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Story of vandalism unparalleled in history With a glorious past, Hampi had once been a city of great beauty, pomp and splendour. It was not just the jewel of the Vijayanagara empire but truly an unparalleled example of art, culture, architecture and opulence. Today, the city of Hampi lies shattered in ruins. And behind that...
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