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The Buddha

Jul 2, 2014
Sidhartha was born (c. 563 BC; Kapilavastu, Nepal) into the Gautama family of the Shakaya clan. The Shakayas were members of the priestly-warrior caste. In fact, Sidhartha's father(shuddhodhana) was the head of the tribe. Her mother’s name was Mahamaya. He got married to Yashodhara and got a son named Rahul. He left his luxurious life at the age of 29. At the age of thirty-five, under a papal tree, Sidhartha reached enlightenment and became an "enlightened one"--a Buddha (c. 528 BC).

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Jainism

Jun 11, 2014
A Jain is defined as a follower of Jina. Jina means victor or Conqueror. Jainism started centuries before Buddhism but later on was revived by Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankar of Jainism. According to Jain theology, Janism is one of the oldest religion which has neither beginning nor end.

Harappan Civilisation

Mar 20, 2014
Some several thousand years ago there once thrived a civilization in the Indus Valley. Located in what's now Pakistan and western India, it was the earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent. (1) The Indus Valley Civilization, as it is called, covered an area the size of Western Europe. It was the largest of the four ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China. However, of all these civilizations the least is known about the Indus Valley people.

Harappan towns in Gujarat

Mar 19, 2014
There are two prominent sites which are found in Gujarat are Lothal (Ahmedabad) and Dholavira (kutch). Lothal Discovered in 1954 was excavated from 13 February 1955 to 19 May 1960 by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Dholavira was excavated by RS Bisht of ASI and his team in 1990. This city was located where there was fresh water and fertile soil in the Rann of Kutch.

Molecule

Sep 18, 2012
A molecule is the smallest particle in a chemical element or compound that has the chemical properties of that element or compound.

Element

Sep 18, 2012
An element is a substance that is made entirely from one type of atom. For example, the element hydrogen is made from atoms containing a single proton and a single electron.

Atom

Sep 17, 2012
An atom is a particle of matter that uniquely defines a chemical element. An atom consists of a central nucleus that is usually surrounded by one or more electrons. Each electron is negatively charged.

Waves

Dec 11, 2010
A wave is a phenomenon whereby energy is moved without the transference of any material. X-rays, ultraviolet rays, light and radio waves all travel at the same speed through a vacuum.

The Kinetic Theory Of Matter

Dec 11, 2010
When a red hot piece of iron cools down, it transfers energy to its surroundings in three possible ways: conduction, convection or radiation.

The Four Fundamental Forces

Dec 11, 2010
The interactions between matter can be explained by four forces.

States of Matter

Dec 11, 2010
States of Matter

Special And General Theories Of Relativity

Dec 11, 2010
Special theory of relativity was formulated by Einstein.

Radioactivity

Dec 11, 2010
Radioactivity was gradually understood in terms of the disintegration of atomic nuclei. The three types of radiation are alpha decay, beta decay and gamma decay. Alpha radiation occurs when an unstable nucleus breaks down so as to eject a fast-moving nucleus of helium, which consists of two protons and two neutrons.

Nuclear Fission And Fusion

Dec 11, 2010
Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman (1902-80) discovered nuclear fission in 1938. When an isotope of uranium-235 was bombarded with neutrons, it split into two lighter nuclei along with, on average, three neutrons. These neutrons were capable of bombarding and splitting other nuclei, causing more fission to take place.

Motion And Mechanics

Dec 11, 2010
Kinematics covers a broad range of topics, from bodies falling to earth, to the description of bodies moving in a straight line, to circular motion.

Measurement Units

Dec 10, 2010
Measurement Units

Heat and Work

Dec 10, 2010
Modern physics sees heat as energy collectively possessed by the particles making up a gas, liquid or solid. A body which possesses energy has the ability to do work.

Electromagnetism

Dec 10, 2010
Electromagnetism is the study of the effects caused by stationary and moving electric charges.

Atomic Theories

Dec 10, 2010
John Dalton revolutionized science in 1803 when he hypothesized that atoms of different chemical elements, such as hydrogen and oxygen, had different characteristic masses. J.J. Thomson discovered the first subatomic particle -the electron - in 1897.

States of Matter

Dec 10, 2010
Matter can exist in three states - solid, liquid or gas (vapour). Virtually all substances are able to exist in more than one of these three states.
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