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Akbar and Jesuits

The bustling coastal city of Goa suddenly filled with talks of the arrival of Mughal messengers to the Archbishops and the Provincial of Jesuits. In September 1579, the messengers handed over a letter from the Great Mughal, which read, “I am sending Abdullah, my ambassador, and Dominic Perez,... read more »

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10 facts about Akbar

Here are some lesser known facts about Akbar. Original Name:   Jallaluddin Muhammad Akbar as he came to be known, was in reality his second name. The original name after birth was Badruddin Muhammad, ‘Badruddin’ meaning full moon of the religion as he was born in a full moon night. The... read more »

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Birds in Flight

Here is a collection of photos by wildlife photographer Raymond Barlow entitled, “Birds in Flight”. The Rose Ringed Parakeet.   Hummingbird feeding at a flower. Another Magnificent Hummingbird. This is a male Eagle about 7 years old and weighing 7.5 pounds, from Ontario... read more »

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Latest Images on Nepal Earthquake

The death toll in Nepal Earthquake is 3800 and still counting. There are pictures of death, devastation, and destruction everywhere. Acute problems of water, and other basic amenities are gradually creeping up. Here are some images from Nepal. View image | gettyimages.com View image |... read more »

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POPULAR MISCONCEPTIONS EXPLAINED

Here are some top misconceptions and correct explanations. 1. Not the Tallest! View image | gettyimages.com There is confusion between highest and tallest. The highest Mount Everest is 8848 metre above sea level, whereas the tallest Mount Kea in Hawaii is 4205... read more »

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Employment Guarantee, Forest Rights, Food Security: Jean Dreze Interview.

Jean Drèze has lived in India since 1979 and became an Indian citizen in 2002. He studied Mathematical Economics at the University of Essex and did his PhD at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. He has taught at the London School of Economics and the Delhi... read more »

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The little girl who asked Lincoln to grow beard!

While trying to visualize Abraham Lincoln we picture a man with sunken cheeks, long jaw, deep eyes and of course the ‘chin curtain beard’! The ‘chin curtain’ type eventually known as ‘Lincoln’ grows along the jaw without covering the chin. We first see a... read more »

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Notes on the Declassified Files of British Secret Service on A C N Nambiar, Par...

Continued From Part I Involvement of German Missionaries: The radio transmission in Bengali was introduced into the RRG (Reichsrundfunkgesellschaftor, the German Broadcasting Corporation) broadcasts in 1942. K R Pal was the Bengali announcer until he was dismissed... read more »

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    TEN INSTRUCTIONS FROM ASHOKA’S ROCK EDICTS

    Ashoka ruled the largest Empire in the Indian subcontinent, even greater the size of the present India. It is truly amazing to think that a single man ruled this enormous... read more »

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    James Prinsep, Benares Illustrated

    Prinsep (1799-1840), an antiquary and colonial administrator was assay master at the Benares Mint between 1820-30. The lithographs published in this collection (Benares... read more »

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    Esther Leach: The Queen of Calcutta theatre.

    By early nineteenth century the English had transformed Calcutta so much that it quickly pleased the eyes of the newest Englishman in the city. There were these big... read more »

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    Patterns in the Script of Indus Valley Civilizatio...

    by Nisha Yadav and M. N. Vahia, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research The people who wrote in the Indus script were highly skilled and specialised. They had a mutually... read more »

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Cricketers tweets on Rohit’s epic knock.

It is the 150th anniversary of Eden Gardens and what could have been more brilliant gift to this historic stadium other than an epic knock of 264!  Sachin Tendulkar opened the gate for... read more »

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RARE PHOTOS OF SANTHAL WORLD WITH NOTES.

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Excerpt from the Introduction of Rev. Lars O Skrefsrud’s book- A...

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SAVE ADIVASIS PHOTO CAMPAIGN!

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Pee FOR PHOSPHORUS

Few pages from Gymnasium Diary Today we start our journey from the beginning, not from beginning of time , but beginning of this series. So we thought about a good topic to start at, and... read more »

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India enters Mars Orbit

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Mars Orbiter Mission to enter Mars Orbit

India’s one of the most ambitious projects- Mars Orbiter Mission, the unmanned probe carrying the weight of a billion people is ready to enter the final scene. On 24th September the... read more »

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The Millennium Development Goals, how India is doing?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the... read more »

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Answer all questions, when you finish click the submit button on the bottom, wait for sometime and the result will appear in seconds, remember you have only 15 minutes to answer... read more »

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Murshidabad History Quiz

Take this quiz to evaluate your knowledge on the history of Murshidabad district. There are 15 questions and 7 minutes for you to answer all 15. As you finish one question press the next... read more »

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Richard Attenborough a career in photos.

Caption:Tim (played by Richard Attenborough) and Anne Marten (played by Joan Gates) performing the Gobble Duet in a scene from moral domestic drama ‘Maria Marten’ at the Arts... read more »

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Calcutta in the time of the British Raj

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Swat valley – a perspective

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The Mother and her Calcutta

The news of her arrival had spread like a wildfire in the beautiful town of  Berhampore. I was riding on my father’s bicycle going somewhere, to our surprise ‘Mother’... read more »

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Santhals, Missionaries, and Religion: Dr. P B Andersen Interview

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The strange case of Mr. Holmes

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Albert, Bernard and Cheryl sets web ablaze.

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Notes on the Declassified Files of British Secret Service on A C N Nambiar, Part I

Arathil Candeth Narayan NAMBIAR, went to Berlin in 1924 as a journalist and worked with the Indian communist group there alongside his brother-in-law Chattopadhayaya (married to the OGPU... read more »

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The Great Indian Story Quiz

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Advertisements in the Amrita Bazar Patrika.

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