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India has a history going back thousands of years and a prehistory going back hundreds of thousands of years. almost five thousand years ago, the inhabitants of the Indus Valley Civilisation had developed an urban culture. In the long march of centuries, India has witnessed the rise and fall of several empires and conquerors. There have been various dynasties fighting battles among themselves and against foreign invaders

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Bhaskaracharya – The great Astronomer and Mathmatician

The period between 500 and 1200 AD was the golden age of Indian Astronomy. During this golden period an Indian wizard was born who...
Aryabhata The Great Indian Astronomer & Mathematician

Aryabhata: The Great Indian Astronomer & Mathematician

On October 22, 2008, a group of space scientists huddled together in tense anticipation. They were awaiting the launch of Chandrayaan-1, India's first lunar...
Sikh soldiers in Paris during World War I

Sikh Soldiers – The Forgotten Heroes of World War I

With the outbreak of war in Europe, India, the Crown Jewel of the British Empire, joined the Allies in battle on the 4th of...
Alexander the Great

Failed Indian invasion by Alexander of Macedon

In 326 BCE a formidable European army invaded India. Led by Alexander of Macedon it comprised battle hardened Macedonian soldiers, Greek cavalry, Balkan fighters...
Kalaripayattu - mother of all martial arts

Kalaripayattu – Mother of all Martial Arts

Martial arts are often attributed to South-east Asian countries, namely China, Japan and Korea. However few people know that the idea of martial arts...
Nikola Tesla and Swami Vivekananda

Nikola Tesla was Influenced by Swami Vivekananda

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was the genius who lit the world, whose discoveries in the field of alternating polyphase current electricity advanced the United States and the...
Caste System in India

Caste System originated during Gupta dynasty: Study

When did caste become the dominant norm for ethnic communities of a region? 70 generations ago, or nearly 1,500 years ago. Over 1,500 years ago, the...
pre-islamic hindu and buddhist heritage of afghanistan

A Peep Into Hindu & Buddhist Past of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is today a Muslim country separated from India by another Muslim country Pakistan. But in 980 C.E. Afghanistan was a place where the...
Sage Kanada - Father of Atom Theory

Acharya Kanad – The Father of Atomic theory

John Dalton (1766 – 1844) is the man credited today with the development of atomic theory. However, It would be surprising for many people today...
Mathematics

Ancient India’s contribution to Mathematics

Mathematics represents a very high level of abstraction attained by human brain. In ancient India, roots to mathematics can be traced to Vedic literature,...

EDITOR'S PICKS

7 Reasons Why Gold Jewellery Is Good To Buy & Wear

The practice of wearing jewellery is as old as mankind. The history of Indian jewellery can be traced back 5000 years. Indian...

Dharmasthala and Sringeri: More than just a paradise for Pilgrims

It was in the month of March last year when my parents wanted to visit Dharmasthala and stay at an ashram for a month....

Food for the Soul: Go solo and treat yourself with some “ME” time

Food for the Soul: Go solo and treat yourself with some “ME” time   In our ever-changing lives, filled with people and materialistic things, we often...

8 Heritage Sites in Uttarakhand

8 Heritage Sites in Uttarakhand Home to some of the most iconic and spiritual hubs in the world, Devbhoomi Uttarakhand is more...

Ahmedabad: Calling You for Fun

Ahmedabad: Calling You for Fun   Ahmedabad is the city that is one among those places settled in India that are seemed to be flooded with...

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Kumari Kandam- The Lost Continent

Kumari Kandam – The Lost Continent

Kumari Kandam is the legendary sunken continent, according to many of the ancient extant Tamil literatures and some of the Sanskrit literatures. Almost 100...
Five Hollywood Movies inspired by Hinduism

Five Hollywood Movies influenced by Hinduism

The philosophy behind a couple of super hit movies in Hollywood is based on Hinduism. Hollywood itself has actually been embracing arcane Indian systems...
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Ancient Hindu Temples stand on a straight line

In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is regarded as the representation of the Supreme Being. He is known as the third element in the Hindu Trinity...
Mount kailash is a man made pyramid

Mount Kailash – A man-made pyramid?

Kailash is a sacred Tibetan mountain shrouded in mystery and legends. With an impressive height of 6718 meters, Mount Kailash represents the axis of...
Indian caste System

Misconception of Indian Caste System

Casteism in India has gotten a lot of criticism, and rightly so. The way casteism is at present should not even exist. We should...

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