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Amazing Facts about India and Indians!

India is the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years o…f history. India is the world’s largest democracy. Varanasi, also known as Benares, was called “the ancient city” when Lord Buddha visited … Continue reading

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Why We Have a Seven Day Week and the Origin of the Names of the Days of the Week

EMILY UPTON APRIL 9, 2013 Today I found out why we have a seven day week and the origins of each day’s name. Two of the earliest known civilizations to use a seven day week were the Babylonians and the … Continue reading

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Gandhi’s letter to Adolf Hitler (1939)

Adolf Hitler was rejected as a young man on his application to art school. One thing led to another and ended with United States dropping two atomic bombs on the sovereign nation of Japan. Over a month before the outbreak … Continue reading

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All Four Stanzas – Isaac Asimov

Introductory Note. Unless you’re already well acquainted with our “national anthem,” this interesting piece by the late Isaac Asimov will be an eye-opener.  It was for me.  It’s especially appropriate at a time when there is much talk of tossing … Continue reading

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लालकुर्ती: मेरठ

मेरठ : ऐतिहासिक नगरी मेरठ मुसलसल उतार-चढ़ाव की गवाह है। दरख्त जवान हुए, हरियाली बिखेरी और एक उम्र के बाद जमींदोज हो गए। खूबसूरत इमारतों और बागान ने इस शहर के हुस्न में चार चांद लगाए, लेकिन वक्त के थपेड़े … Continue reading

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Onyx

Onyx is the birthstone for Leos and the anniversary gemstone for the 7th year of marriage. Black Onyx is the anniversary gemstone for the 10th year of marriage. Onyx is a variety of the microcrystalline quartz, called chalcedony. The name … Continue reading

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Delhi’s Century by Pavan K. Varma

Delhi’s Century : Delhi mirrors the inchoate transition of the country it leads 1911-2011: Hundred years of transition Perhaps the most evocative symbol of what Delhi is, and what it is not, can be seen in the nerve centre of … Continue reading

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