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Our Bird – The Dodo

DODO We have always thought of the Dodo as being a stupid bird because it was so quickly eliminated from the food chain. This has indubitably been the most popular understanding of the word so far.  But just as foxes aren’t necessarily cunning, beavers hardworking, bats evil, or bears loveable, it has been shown that Dodos, birds endemic to Mauritius,

Kailash Mansarovar to Join UNESCO World Heritage List

Kailash Mansarovar included in World Heritage List

UNESCO to include Kailash Mansarovar in World Heritage List The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation has included the Indian area of the Kailash Mansarovar in its tentative list of world heritage sites As confirmed by the Indian Cultural Ministry sources, UNESCO has added the Indian part of the Kailash Mansarovar to the tentative World Heritage List.   Early in April, the

First Hindu Temple Inaugurated in UAE

First Hindu temple in UAE

The shrine will be the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East. Thousands of followers flocked to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. As per the Khaleej Times report, the four-hour ritual began on Saturday in the presence of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s spiritual leader. The 'Shilanyas Vidhi' (foundation stone laying ceremony)

Indian Diasporic Literature: A Verbal Journey through Time and Space

Chitra Divakaruni Benerjee

The term Diaspora, like the condition it suggests, has been a constantly evolving one. What originated as a word to denote the scattering of Jews across continents, and was defined using a set of six features identified by Safran1 in the early days of its theorization, is today used in a larger, broader and more inclusive sense, and alludes to

Gandhi in South Africa

Gandhi South Africa

Gandhi in South Africa Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or Mahatma Gandhi, as he came to be revered later, immeasurably contributed to the emergence of India as an independent nation. Gandhi provided an alternative vision and strategy for attaining independence that became the prevailing discourse of the nationalist movement. Gandhi’s novel political ideology was, according to Judith Brown, “appealed to few wholly, but

And the Oscar Winners Are!

The 2019 Oscar winners: Rami Malek - Best Actor (Far-left), Olivia Colman - Best Actress (Middle-Left), Regina King – Best Supporting Actress (Middle Right), Mahershala Ali – Best Supporting Actor (Far-right)

Apart from Green Book winning Best Picture, creating history during the Oscars this year was an India-based documentary, ‘Period. End of Sentence’, by winning in the Best Documentary Short Subject category Celebrating 2018’s greatest cinematic contributions, the 91st Academy Awards ceremony was a star-studded affair held in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, on 24th February 2019. Making a remarkable transition into showcasing diversity,

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, America’s Greatest Novel!

Huckleberry Finn, as depicted by Illustrator E. W. Kemble first time in 1884 publication

February 18, 1885, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published in the United States of America The perennial popularity of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a novel by Mark Twain, is indisputable. Widely known as one of the Greatest American Novels, the picaresque novel was first published in United Kingdom in December, 1984. It was later in February 18, 1885

Google Honours Indian Legendary Actress Madhubala

Google doodle honours Indian actress Madhubala

The Google doodle is celebrating the 86th birth anniversary of the Indian queen of the celluloid, Madhubala.  Years after her tragic end, the actress remains one of the most cherished and remembered faces of Indian cinema The Google doodle is celebrating Madhubala’s 86th birth anniversary today. The legendary actress, known for her beauty, grace and mesmerising talent, continues to live on

Indian Rural Artists Win Snow Art Competition in Japan

Team India, Abhyuday bags win in snow sculpting competition held in Japan

Ravi Prakash, Sunil Kumar Kushwaha and Rajnish Verma from rural Indian bagged the first prize in the International Snow Sculpturing Competition (ISSC) Japan Cup 2019. The three young men, from Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, combined resources and individual funds to participate in the event A trio of artists from rural India won the country the first prize in the

Chinese Sci-Fi Blockbuster’s Grand Box Office Win

The Wandering Earth is being viewed as a new beginning for Chinese science fiction

Chinese science fiction film, The Wandering Earth has managed to break all previous Chinese sci-fi records in the country and is now on the fast track to become the highest grossing film in the country’s history The Wandering Earth is China’s first-ever sci-fi blockbuster, which is currently on the fast track to becoming the highest-grossing film in the country’s history

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