Operation Blue Star

In India most of us know what is Operation Blue Star and how it led to the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, but still for the others I want to shed some light on this topic. Operation Blue star is a code name of a military operation carried out by Indian forces in... Continue Reading →

Why are men asked to remove shirts before entering temples in South India ?

You will find different answers on Internet for this question. Some have certain reasoning while others are followed just because of tradition that has been followed for ages. Our great great grands would have followed the tradition but they dared not to ask the reason behind these practice out of respect and eventually followed one... Continue Reading →

Varna system – Fate or Curse

Varna, a Sanskrit word originated from VRI meaning the choice of one's occupation. In early Vedic literature which originated when Aryans migrated to North of India classified the society into four varnas: Brahmins - Priests and Gurus (Teachers) Kshatriyas - Warriors and rulers Vaishyas - Traders, Merchants and Agriculturalists Shudras - Service providers and laborers... Continue Reading →

Worth of unknown discovery

You are the luckiest person when you come to know the cheapest thing you had is actually worth of millions. One such case from the history.............................. First print of Declaration of Independence Back in 1989, a Philadelphia man purchased a painting at a flea market for $4. He bought it not for the painting but because... Continue Reading →

Battle of Saragarhi

History is always fascinating that makes us wonder how people lived before technology took over.  Here is one forgotten battle that took place in 1897 in a small outpost Saragarhi in Kohat border. The battle of Saragarhi was fought in 1897 between Sikh soldiers and Pashtun tribesmen. The Pashtuns are the ethnic group of Afghans... Continue Reading →

Why Pongal/Makar Sankranti is celebrated?

Pongal aka Makara Sankranti is a thanks giving festival specially for getting sunlight, enough rain during their cultivating season. Pongal is the celebration to mark the first harvest of the year and celebrated all over India that coincides with Makar Sankranti. Origin: It is said that Pongal festival has been in existence 1000 years ago . The Word... Continue Reading →

Health tip # 52

Tender Coconut  Coconut is said to be originated in South east Asia, India including Srilanka and Maldives being the center of cultivation over the ages. Currently  Philippines is recognized as the leading nation in the world for coconut production. Despite the name the coconut is botanically considered a fruit. Tender coconut water has been regarded... Continue Reading →

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