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  • Reason behind using word ‘wood’ in Cinema

    The word ‘wood’ is used in major film industries like Hollywood, Tollywood, Bollywood etc. Do you know the reason behind it? An American film Industry which was named after the district called Hollywood the central region of Los Angeles, California (US) and Bollywood emerged its name by simply replacing ‘H’ from Hollywood with ‘B’, the first letter from Bombay.

    Sep 26, 2016
  • Top 10 most famous Martial Arts in India

    India is a land of diverse culture and ethnicities and so is famous for its martial arts that have developed since ancient times. Nowadays these art forms are used in rituals, celebrations, in sports, means of physical fitness, as a self defence but earlier it is used for warfare. Many of the Arts are related to dance, Yoga etc.

    Jul 2, 2016
  • What Makes the Gol Gumbaz Astonishing?

    Gol Gumbaz, the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur, is located in Bijapur, Karnataka. The name means 'circular dome', and the tomb indeed has one of the biggest domes in India, with a diameter of 44 metres. It was completed in 1656 and its architect was Yaqut of Dabul. The amazing feature of this dome is that it stands unsupported by pillars. The dome houses the tombs of Muhammad Adil Shah, his two wives, his mistress, his daughter and grandson.

    May 18, 2016
  • Why was the Gateway of India Constructed?

    In 1911 King George V and queen Mary visited Delhi so to commemorate the arrival of their king, the Britishers decided to make a gateway of India. The chief architect of this gateway was George Wittet. Its construction was completed in 1911. The gateway was opened on 4th December 1924, by the Viceroy, the Earl of Reading. Its central dome is 15 metres in diameter, and touches the height of 26 metres above the ground.

    May 18, 2016
  • Why is Jal Mahal Unique: 10 Facts at a Glance?

    The words 'Jal Mahal' mean ‘water palace' and the Jal Mahal Palace in Jaipur is just that. It was built in the 1750 by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber, right in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. It is made of red sandstone. This is a splendid combination of the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. It is a five storey building, when the lake is full out of water its four storeys are dipped under water, and only the top floor is visible.

    May 17, 2016
  • Why is the Lotus Temple Unforgettable?

    The Lotus Temple in New Delhi is a temple belonging to the Bahai sect. Bahaism is recognized as a combination of the nine great religions of the world and traces its genesis to the prophet Bahaullah. The temple is built in the shape of a floating half open lotus set amidst pools and gardens. This temple has no idols of any God. The Lotus Temple is the only Bahai temple of worship in Asia. It attracts about 4.5 million visitors in a year.

    May 13, 2016
  • Why is the Golconda Fort special?

    This fort is located near Hyderabad, the capital city of capital of Telangaga. The fort dates back to 1143, when it was built by the Qutb shahi dynasty. The historic Golconda Fort derives its name from a Telugu word ‘Golla Konda’ which means Shepherd’s. Initially it was a mud fort but later on transformed into granite one during the Qutb shahi dynasty.

    May 11, 2016
  • Why Ajanta Caves are so Popular: Twenty Facts at a Glance

    The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which constructed from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. These paintings are magnum opus of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales (stories related to the life Lord Buddha). The Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

    Apr 28, 2016
  • Diwali: The festival of Lights

    Diwali is the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It is regarded as the festival of lights which illumines the nation with its radiance, and dazzles all with its delight.

    Sep 30, 2014
  • Dussehra – victory of good over evil

    India is acknowledged as a land of festivals & celebrations. Dussehra is also known as Vijayadashami. There is a spirit of brotherhood seen during festival seasons.

    Sep 24, 2014
  • Republic Day 2014: Awardees Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards

    India’s President has approved the conferment of Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards 2013 on the following mentioned persons. Let us have a look.

    Jan 22, 2014
  • Republic Day 2014: Awardees of National Bravery Awards

    Soldiers, who have acted upon exceptional deeds of bravery & selfless sacrifice, are honored the bravery medals, Vir Chakra, Param Vir Chakra & Maha Vir Chakra.

    Jan 22, 2014
  • Republic Day 2014: Changes after India became Republic

    On January 26th, 1950 India turned out to be a democratic republic with a Prime Minister, President and council of ministers. Lets have a look on th changes after India became Republic.

    Jan 22, 2014
  • Pongal

    Pongal is the harvest festival mainly celebrated by the Tamil people at the end of harvest season. Pongal is a 4 - day festival.

    Jan 14, 2014
  • Bharat Ratna Award: Interesting Facts

    Bharat Ratna is the most prominent award given by the Government of India. Anyone with an immense performance in any field is entitled for this admiration.

    Nov 25, 2013