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  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 10 popular pandals in Mumbai and how to reach and other details

    Mumbai’s most awaited festival of the year Ganesh Chaturthi is around the corner. The festival has multiple names Ganeshotsav, Vinayaka Chaturthi. Although the festival is celebrated throughout India, the festival is celebrated in much fervour in Maharashtra especially in Mumbai. The festival draws lakhs of devotees from across the country. The chants ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’ is heard from every corner of the city. From gorgeous pandals to street processions, the city comes

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    When Atal Bihari Vajpayee made Dilip Kumar speak to Nawaz Sharif during Kargil War

    During Kargil War 1999, Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee made Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar speak to his counterpart Nawaz Sharif to plead to control the situation. The information was revealed in a book titled ‘Neither a Hawk Nor a Dove’ by Former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri. While the incident was narrated to Kasuri by the ex-Principal Secretary Saeed Mehdi. Kasuri writes, “According to Saeed, one day he was sitting with

  • 15 inspirational quotes by Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa for a new perspective in life

    Long ago, a well-known yogi was traveling along a river bank with his disciples, when he saw a scorpion bobbing up and down in the water. The predatory arthropod was finding it difficult to stay afloat, to which to kind-hearted yogi took pity and dived into the water to save it. But the terrified creature out of his nature stung the man. But that didn’t stop him from saving the creature and

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    Independence Day 2018: 1947 to 2018, 72 events in Independent India that shaped our policy

    India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day on August 15, 2018. India gained independence from the British Raj on August 15, 1947, making it an important day in the history. India is truly a secular and diverse country with different religions, languages, caste, and creed living in a harmony. We all have read our freedom fighters’ struggle and sacrifice for freedom. But that are several interesting events in independent India that have helped

  • How to manage the middle child syndrome

    The middle child syndrome is not a clinical syndrome, it is a result of the birth order or discrepancy the child faces. It is the feeling of exclusion experienced by middle children, which occurs because the first child is more prone to receiving privileges and responsibilities while the youngest is more likely to receive indulgences. The middle child, left with no clear role in the family, can end up feeling lost. The

  • Rum Day 2018! A sip of the culture behind the spirit

    Rum is, without a doubt, the most underappreciated spirit in history. Whenever one thinks of sophisticated, classical drinks, rum rarely makes it to the list. Whiskey is easily pictured in the hands of a moustachioed gentleman sitting on a recliner with a book and a cigar. Rum is linked with images of pirates and a harder, more exciting lot. Over the years, however, the drink has built up a massive fan base

  • Book reading of Chanchal Sanyal’s The Glass House by the inimitable Naseeruddin Shah

    The success of a book reading depends on the book and equally on the reader – in this case it was a double whammy: a book we can easily identify with and a well-loved baritone conveying it to our ears. Author Chanchal Sanyal and arguably India’s best actor, Naseeruddin Shah came together to share excerpts from the former’s The Glass House: A Year of our Days. Pegged as a darkly comic take

  • Roller Coaster Day: Ride in the sky with these record-breaking roller coasters from around the globe

    It lets you scream at the top of your lungs, gives you a momentary rise up free of gravity with your hands thrown in the air and makes you see the world upside down. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of riding a roller coaster. It might just be one of humanity’s most impressive creations yet! Not only are they extremely fun to ride, but they also give birth to many adrenaline junkies. So,

  • National Handloom Day 2018: “Celebrating such days brings awareness about our rich textiles”, says Purvi Doshi

    Today, as the country weaves in to celebrate National Handloom Day, we ponder upon its significance through the lens of its makers. A day in memory of the ‘Swadeshi Movement’ of 1905, India has been a hub of organic looms that serve as an employment scheme to the artisans and craftsmen who put in hours of labour to provide the finest of couture as an end product.

  • Rabindranath Tagore’s death anniversary: 7 movies based on Gurudev’s works

    Rabindranath Tagore was an immensely talented poet, essayist, writer, spiritualist, painter, educationist, and novelist. He has aced every field he has stepped in. He was the first non-European to be felicitated with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. His works have been translated in many languages and serve as an inspiration to the millions even today. It has been 77 years since his death, but his legacy lives on through his