Free Press Journal
  • Ambedkar

    BR Ambedkar death anniversary: 15 facts you probably didn’t know about the Father of the Indian Constitution

    December 6 is observed every year all over India as Mahaparinirvan Din, the death anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. He was an economist, politician and social reformer and was considered as ‘The Father of the Indian Constitution’. He was known for his campaigns against social discrimination against Dalits, women, and labor. On his 61st death anniversary here are 15 interesting facts about BR Ambedkar you probably did not know.

  • INDIA-POLITICS-DEFENCE-NAVY

    Here’s why December 4 is celebrated as Indian Navy Day

    December 4 is celebrated as Navy Day to celebrate Indian Navy’s achievement and as a tribute to the courage and determination made by the Indian Navy during the 1971 war. The Navy plays an important role in securing the marine borders as well as for the betterment of international relations via joint exercises, humanitarian missions, and calamity relief, among others. As the nation celebrates Navy Day, we narrate you the story behind

  • eid wishes

    Eid-e-Milad 2017: Wishes, greetings, images to share on SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook

    Eid-e-Milad, also known as Mawlid and Milad-un-Nabi, is celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi’ al-awwal to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. In 2017, it falls on December 1 but in several parts of India, it will be celebrated on December 2. Muslims around the globe will celebrate the occasion by reading the Holy Quran, listening to naat and hymns praising the prophet, organising processions, distributing foods and offerings, taking part in

  • aids movies

    World AIDS Day 2017: 7 must-watch Bollywood movies that raised AIDS awareness

    December 1 marks World Aids Day. Despite spreading awareness through various means the disease still remains a taboo not only in India but also in various parts of the world. The Indian film industry has moved a step ahead by coming up with films based on the theme of AIDS. Though these movies have managed to create a buzz most of them went unnoticed at the box-office. On the occasion of World

  • On the 9th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai attacks: Let’s take a moment to remember our brave heroes

    It’s been nine years since the horrific attacks of 26/11 but the memories of those days can never be forgotten. It is the day when ten terrorists from Laskar-e-Taiba carried out attacks in the prominent locations of the city – CSMT railway station, Cama and Albless Hospital, Leopold Cafe, Taj Mahal Hotel, Oberoi Trident Hotel, Nariman House, Metro Cinema and the lane behind St. Xavier’s college and the Times of India building.

  • Rukhmabai Raut, who fought child marriage, gets Google doodle

    Mumbai: Google on Wednesday dedicated a special doodle to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of medico Rukhmabai Raut, who proved instrumental in getting the obnoxious practice of child marriages banned not only in colonial India but the entire British Empire.

  • Goddess Lakshmi

    Margashirsha 2017: Margashirsha Thursdays Lakshmi puja dates and vidhi

    Margashirsha maas or Margashirsha month is the 9th lunar month in Hindu calendar, which falls around November-December as per the Gregorian calendar. In Puranas, the month is mentioned as ‘Maasonam Margashirshoham’ meaning the auspicious month of Margashiram. The month is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth and prosperity. During the auspicious month, performing Lakshmi puja and observing fast on Thursdays are considered highly rewarding and meritious for devotees. The vrat

  • indira gandhi

    4 decisions by Indira Gandhi that changed India forever

    There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” – Indira Gandhi

  • Shani Dev

    Shani Amavasya: Significance, rituals, tithi and all you need to know

    The Amawasya, no moon day, that falls on a Saturday is called as Shani Amavasya. The day is dedicated to Lord Shani also known as Chhaya Putra, Sanaischarya and Shanishwara. People perform tarpan and Shradh for dead relatives. It is believed that worshipping ‘pitras’ (departed souls) on this day helps pitras to rest in peace and appease to bless the performers. Performing puja and daan on this day helps to mitigate the

  • Wow! 9 amazing ways to re-use old saree

    New Delhi: Don’t just throw away your old saree, but re-use it by turning it into a kurta or a cushion cover, say experts.