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Historical treasures of India in Bihar: Bodh Gaya, Nalanda, Pawapuri

The Mahabodhi Temple Complex or Bodh Gaya, in India’s Bihar state - which is also known as the place where Gautam Buddha attained...

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Everything NRIs need to know to book train tickets online in India

Catering to the increased demand from tourists abroad, especially non-resident Indians (NRIs), the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism...

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All you need to know about Indian Railways foreign tourist ticket quota

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has offered the option of a foreign tourist quota while booking train tickets on...

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Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India

Gone are the days when people used to like luxurious holidays. it is now the age of nature lovers and expeditions. Here are some choice...

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Pongal: Ancient harvest festival to thank God for bounties of life

Pongal is one of the fascinating festivals celebrated with great enthusiasm in India and other parts of the world among people belonging to...

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In pics: Tastes of India across 29 states

India's cuisine has a rich history that goes back thousands of years. Indian food has been widely appreciated across the globe for its...

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Navratri - Durga and Rama: The myths, history and rituals of the nine-day Hindu festival

The nine-day long festival of Navratri (literally meaning nine nights) is one of the most widely celebrated in the Hindu religion....

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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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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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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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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...

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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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Maha Shivaratri: Significance, legends, rituals, food of the festival of lord Shiva

The festival is widely celebrated in different parts of the country in different ways. Devotees usually fast all day and night and offer...

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(Facing the) Demons of Demonetisation

As I was preparing for my first trip to India post demonetisation, I was aware that what I needed most importantly for my travels, other...

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Gourmet delights from India and abroad satiated taste buds well at PBD 2017

It seemed Karnataka government lent special attention to food that was being served at 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017.

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