8th August 1942: The Quit India Movement

On 8th August 1942, Mahatma Gandhi launched the Quit India Movement for freedom from British rule in Mumbai (then Bombay). The Quit India Movement, also known as the August Movement was a Civil Disobedience Movement launched by Gandhi for Satyagraha (independence). The movement was accompanied by a mass protest on non-violent lines, in which Gandhi... Continue Reading →

The Royal/Ancient Library of Alexandria

The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world It was dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship... Continue Reading →

Vasili Arkhipov – A guy who saved the world

In 1962, the U.S. and the Soviet Union were on the brink of possible mutual destruction- the world as a whole was facing a possible nuclear winter and all the devastation that would come with it. The Cold War had been escalated to “tepid” and was close to becoming hot with the failure of the... Continue Reading →

The Torreon Massacre, The mass killings of Chinese immigrants by Mexican rebels

Chinese immigration to Mexico began as early as the 1600s (Chinese migration started on a much large scale during the 1870s). Although most of the Chinese immigrants were mostly cheap labor, but many quickly filled up a merchant void. Like in the United States, the Chinese were not exactly welcomed by the locals. Due to... Continue Reading →

The musical steps in Airavateswara temple

Darasuram Musical steps temple - Unesco world heritage site Tamilnadu‏ Each step emits a different tone of the musical scale. At the entrance near the Nandi bull. Kept locked to prevent vandalism. Darasuram is a small town near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu state in southern India. It is known for the Airavatesvara Temple built by... Continue Reading →

Some unknown facts about india

Till 1947, A.K. Brohi and Ram Jethmalani used to run a private firm in Karachi. In future one became Minister of law in India while other became Minister of law in Pakistan. P K Mahanandia travelled from India to Sweden by cycle to meet his wife. He cycled four months. The last Nizam of Hyderabad... Continue Reading →

Babylon – The cultural and economic capital of the Middle East

It seems unbelievable that the city, which was for 1,500 years, the cultural and economic capital of the Middle East, died without any solid reasons, such as an epidemic, conquest, earthquake. This great city was founded by Amorites in the 19th century BC, and was conquered by the Assyria in the 7th century BC. It... Continue Reading →

It was trashy 100 years ago, but is classy now

Lobster. 100–150 years ago, lobster, formerly known as the “Cockroach of the Sea” was so abundant on the East coast of the US that they would wash up on Massachusetts shores sometimes piled 2 feet high. They were used as fish bait, dog food, even fertilizer. When eaten, lobster was a cheap source of protein... Continue Reading →

Government who held world’s biggest secret data of their people

In cold era, every people in East Germany are being watched by the government or by the neighbours or even by their family members. East Germany,or german democratic republic was a socialist state of the Central-western Europe during cold era. It is the part of Germany that was occupied by Soviet forces at the end... Continue Reading →

Costliest mistakes ever made in history

The WW2-era British military commander Bernard (Monty) Montgomery wrote in his Book of War Rule #1 "Don't March on Moscow".  Most schoolchildren know that breaking this rule led to Napoleon's and Hitler's demise, but in addition to the French and Germans, the Crimeans, Turks, Poles, and Swedes have also learned this disastrous lesson.  As the... Continue Reading →

Some unknown facts about Indian Railways

Some time ago, it was possible to reach Colombo by train The Boat Mail was a train and steamer ferry service between India and Sri Lanka. In the late 19th century, the railway route in India was from Madras to Tuticorin. At Tuticorin, passengers embarked on a steamer to Colombo. Connecting Chennai and Colombo, the... Continue Reading →

How the rare blood type was discovered – Bombay Blood

This is an extremely rare ABO group, called so because it was first discovered among some people in Bombay (now Mumbai). Although the group is more likely to occur in East Indians, it is a very rare group even here. It is not restricted to East Indians but found in Caucasians, Japanese, etc. They can... Continue Reading →

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