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    Queen Elizabeth II birthday: 10 interesting facts about the Queen you probably didn’t know

    The Queen of England, Elizabeth II, is the most celebrated monarch in the world and also Britain’s longest-serving ruler. She was just 25 when she was handed the responsibility of the country after the World War II. In 1937, as an 11-year-old princess she had watched her father King George VI crowned and 16 years later on June 2, 1953, Elizabeth had her own official coronation. We all are aware of the

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    Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti: How Adi Shankaracharya’s meet with Chandala enlightened him

    Indian guru and philosopher Adi Shankaracharya’s birth anniversary is observed as Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti. It is celebrated on Panchami tithi during Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month which falls in April or May in the Gregorian calendar. Born in Kalady in Kerala during 788 CE, he consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta and revived it during an era when the Hindu culture was on a decline. His guru Govinda Bhagavatapada was deeply influenced

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    Parshuram Jayanti 2018: Significance, legend, tithi and all you need to know

    Parshuram Jayanti, or Parshu Rama Dwadashi, marks the birth anniversary of Lord Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was born on the third day of Shukla Paksha of Hindu month Vaisakh. The aim of his birth was to help Mother Earth get rid of sinful and destructive monarchs that neglected their duties. Parshuram was born to Renuka and Jamadagni, one of the saptarishis. He is the epitome of devotion and

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    Akshaya Tritiya 2018: Wishes and greetings to share on SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp

    Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is among the three auspicious lunar days that are called ‘sade-teen muhurat’, three and a half muhurats. The other two and a half muhurats are Gudi Padwa, Vijaya Dashmi, and Kartik Shukla Pratipada. The day falls on the third tithi of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaisakha. ‘Akshaya’ in Sanskrit means ‘never diminishing’ and hence the day is said to bring good luck

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    Akshaya Tritiya 2018: 7 must do’s and don’ts on the auspicious day

    Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is considered highly auspicious and is celebrated with much fervour and joy. Akshaya in Sanskrit means ‘never diminishing’ and Tritiya means ‘third’. Celebrated on the third lunar day of the bright fortnight, it is believed to be the day when the sun and the moon become equally bright. There are many legends associated with the day, one such legend is from Mahabharata when the Pandavas

  • Unique Learning! In this college, you have to DATE to get extra credit points

    Students in Boston College have to date to get extra credit points. Around 12 years ago, Professor Kerry Cronin of Boston College added dating in their syllabus. Students have to ask someone out on a date. There’s a philosophy behind this unusual assignment.

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    WhatsApp rumours alert: Neither ‘Section 233’ allows women to kill rapists, nor has Modi government passed such law

    WhatsApp forwards comes in all forms and sizes. The recent doing the rounds claim that ‘Section 233’ of the Indian Penal Code has been introduced by the Modi government that gives women the right to kill someone who tries to rape her. The same message was viral in 2013 when India was raging in anger against the Nirbhaya rape case. And now once again in the wake of rape and murder of

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    Charlie Chaplin birthday: 15 quotes by the comic actor that proves there was more to his life than comedy

    Charlie Chaplin is more than a comic genius. Born on April 16, 1889, to Hannah Harriet Pedlingham and Charles Chaplin, his parents were music hall performers. His childhood was one of poverty and hardship, but there was no dearth of laughter in his house. His mother would often entertain him by mimicking passers-by. This is where the idea of becoming a comedian was born. He spent all his childhood in trouble

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    Baisakhi 2018: Wishes, messages to share on WhatsApp, Facebook and SMS

    Baisakhi, also known as Vaisakhi or Vaiskhakhi, holds historical and religious significance in Sikhism and is celebrated with great fervour. The day is celebrated as the founding day of the Khalsa community and also marks the celebration of harvest festival. The day is celebrated in the first month of Bikram Sambat Hindu calendar on April 13 or 14. The day is celebrated by organising processions where people walk on the streets, chant

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    Bohag Bihu 2018: Traditions and 7 pinnacle phases of the Assamese festival

    Bohag Bihu, also known as Rongali Bihu or Haat Bihu, is the chief festival celebrated in Assam and North-Eastern states of India, that marks the Assamese New Year. Bihu refers to a set of three festivals and each coincides with a distinctive phase in the farming calendar – Magh Bihu/Bhogali observed in January, Bohag Bihu/Rongali Bihu observed in April and Kaati Bihu/Kongali observed in October. The Rongali Bihu is the most celebrated

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    Vallabhacharya Jayanti 2018: All you need to know about Vallabhacharya, the founder of Pushti sect

    Shri Vallabhacharya, also known as Vallabha or Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya, was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna and the founder of Krishna-centered Pushti sect of Vaishnavism in the Braj region of India. He penned many texts including the Anubhashya, Shodash Granth, and commentaries on the Bhagavata Purana. His writings and compositions revolved around Krishna, from his childhood pranks with his mother Yashoda to his relationship with cow-herding women and from his divine grace

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    Mahatma Phule Birth Anniversary: Why every Indian girl should thank Jyotirao Phule!

    Today, independent women in India are breaking all the age-old cultural, societal and traditional barriers. But this was not the case forever. If today girls are studying in schools and colleges or working in an organisation and are getting equal opportunities as males or at least being able to read this, is just because of ‘Mahatma Jyotirao Phule’, the pioneer of girls education in India. Mahatma and his wife Savitribai, spent their entire life