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Artful, energetic Rasika Shekar to perform in Singapore

Rasika Shekar, 28, who’s been performing Indian classical vocals and on the Indian bamboo flute since the age of 14, is one of the most...

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Academic Prajapati elected as NAPA fellow in US, becomes first Indian to with this honour

Indian academic Prajapati Trivedi has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) – an...

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India needs to address slow legal system: Pavani Reddy – Managing Partner of Zaiwalla & Co

Taking up the law at a time when it was not preferred for women in India, Pavani Reddy went to UK and soon after earning her degree, started...

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Dussehra: Celebrating the victory of Good over Evil

India is a land of festivals, and one of the most eagerly awaited is Dussehra in which people of different faiths participate. It is...

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Along with India, 4 other countries celebrate Independence Day on August 15

Incidentally, India is not the only country which gained independence on this date. Apart from India, there are four other countries which...

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Indian-American author Amitava Kumar announces India launch of his new novel ‘The Lovers’

Indian-American author Amitava Kumar, who released his novel The Lovers recently, announced that the official India launch of the book will...

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Punjab CM proposes 'Connect with Your Roots' scheme for young NRIs, seeks Centre’s help

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought the Central government of India’s support to launch a 'Connect with Your Roots'...

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Dance India is the ideal place for Indian arts practitioners to meet... in Singapore: Vaishali Trivedi

Vaishali Trivedi is a solo Kathak dancer, singer, choreographer and a teacher. Based in Ahmedabad, she has performed extensively in more...

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Know your awards: Indian civilian honours

Spanning a period of more than 4,000 years while witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, India is one of the oldest...

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MEA to hold ‘Bharat ko Janiye’ Quiz for young diaspora in August

Buoyed by the success of the Bharat ko Janiye (Know Your India) Quiz among the young NRIs and PIOs last year, the Ministry of External...

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Madam Cama: A philanthropist, considerate yet determined personality of the Indian Nationalist Movement

Bhikaji Cama, when she unfurled the first National Flag at the International Socialist Conference in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1907, was a rare...

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Celebrating diversity as part of humanity: Tagore's legacy

“The ways in which we relate to diversity by broadening our engagement with difference have planetary significance – and Singapore has...

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Khudiram Bose: The first martyr of the ‘fiery age’, his death lit the fire for freedom

Khudiram Bose was a Bengali revolutionary, one of the youngest early in the Indian independence movement. At the time of his hanging, he was...

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Batukeshwar Dutt: One of the unsung heroes of the young Hindu revolutionaries

Best known for having exploded a few bombs along with Bhagat Singh in the Central Legislative Assembly in New Delhi on April 8, 1929,...

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Laxmi Bai: A woman before her time, she became a legend in her fight against the British

Laxmi Bai, the Rani (Queen) of Jhansi and a leader during the First War of Indian Independence of 1857–58, is remembered as one of the...

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Top 10 places in Udaipur you absolutely must see!

Top 10 places you must visit and see in Udaipur. Known as the Venice of India, Udaipur is an incredible tourist destination’ known for its...

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Mangal Pandey: He lit the spark that led to the First War of Indian Independence in 1857

The spark for the First War of Indian Independence in 1857 was provided by none other than Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier whose actions...

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Indian nationalist, teacher, social reformer, lawyer, activist

Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it - words declared by one of the stalwarts of India's freedom movement, Bal Gangadhar Tilak,...

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Bhagat Singh: He achieved immortality through his ideals

​​Bhagat Singh has been the icon of young socialist revolutionaries for Indians. His ideas, speeches and writings epitomised the...

Freedom Fighters

Chandra Shekhar Azad: Free to the end, he inspires us to this day

​True to the name he chose, valiant freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad refused to compromise until his last breath. Part of Azad’s...

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Revolutionary, martyr, social activist: A look back at the fiery life of Sukhdev Thapar

Sukhdev Thapar was a brave and fearless man. Though he is less popular and less written about than his friend Bhagat Singh, he was a man of...

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Shivaram Hari Rajguru: Martyr with the heart of freedom

Among the long list of revolutionaries, Rajguru is most notably known for the assassination of British Raj police officer J.P Saunders in...

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In the heart of Incredible India: Time travel to cave art, and a haunting fort in a green valley

It is not for nothing that they call Madhya Pradesh the Heart of India. The allusion may be more than geographical because the state...

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In the heart of Incredible India: Buddhist glory and Shiva's stories

It’s the land of many stories, witness to major historic events, home of warriors and pleasure seeking kings, and sites of religious...

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Madan Lal Dhingra: Lion-heart from Punjab

In the long list of Indian revolutionaries who laid their lives for the motherland is Madan Lal Dhingra. A lion heart who paid the ultimate...

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