International Mother Language Day

21st February, 1952 was the day when the people of East Pakistan protested against the imposition of Urdu as the sole official language of entire Pakistan. Almost the entire East Pakistan area had a Bengali population, and hence the Bengali people demanded inclusion of Bengali along with Urdu as the official language of Pakistan. ThisContinue reading “International Mother Language Day”

Lata Mangeshkar: A voice which will live forever

6th February 2022 is the day, when the greatest singer of all times in Indian history, Lata Mangeshkar, passed away. Aged 93 at the time of death, her seven decade long contribution to Indian music will be remembered forever by all Indians. She recorded songs in over 36 Indian languages, all across the subcontinent, bindingContinue reading “Lata Mangeshkar: A voice which will live forever”

Swami Vivekananda – The Man Behind Youth Day in India

12th January is celebrated all across India as the national youth day, on the occasion of the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda, a disciple of Ramakrishna and a monk, is known for his superb speech at the world Parliament of Religions in Chicago, and for establishing the Ramakrishna Mission. However, his journey to successContinue reading “Swami Vivekananda – The Man Behind Youth Day in India”

Gangasagar Mela during 3rd Wave

Last year, the Kumbha Mela at Haridwar formed a massive super spreader from where the second wave of Covid-19 started all over India. Kumbha Mela, the largest religious gathering in the world, was banned by the Uttarakhand Government, though there was no rule stopping pilgrims from visiting as tourists and bathing in the Ganga river.Continue reading “Gangasagar Mela during 3rd Wave”

Silk Route Market Cities Today

The ancient silk route has been one of the greatest trade routes connecting east and west Eurasia. The ancient cities in the ancient world have still retained their prominence in defining world trade across the land. The surrounding desert and large swathes of inhospitable lands make the Silk Road and its cities an ideal locationContinue reading “Silk Route Market Cities Today”

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