Category: News

Facts to know about World Kindness Day

How did the celebration of World Kindness Day start? World Kindness Day is internationally observed on the 13th of November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of nations’ kindness NGOs. It is observed in many countries, including Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Japan, and Canada.  Singapore also observed the day for the

National Education Day: its history and significance

What is National Education Day? National Education Day is an annual observance in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India, who served from 15 August 1947 until 2 February 1958. When is this day celebrated? National Education Day of India is celebrated on the 11th of November every year.

Jagadhatri Puja: its history and the timings

Who is Ma Jagadhatri? Jagadhatri or Jagaddhatri (which translates to “bearer of the world”) is an aspect of the Hindu Goddess Parvati. This goddess is particularly worshipped in the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha. Her worship and rituals are directly derived from Tantra where she is a symbol of sattva beside Durga and

Orange vendor Hajabba earns Padma Shri, read how

Who is Harakala Hajabba? Harekala Hajabba is a person who hails from a poor background. He was born in the impoverished rural area of New Papdu. He was forced into rolling ‘beedis’, the mini-cigarette famous in the rural folks of South-East Asia. When a flood destroyed his hut, Hajabba moved to Mangalore and started selling

Kolkata Book Fair: history, themes, and events

What is the Kolkata Book Fair? The International Book Fair and officially আন্তর্জাতিক  কলকাতা বইমেলা বা  আন্তর্জাতিক  কলকাতা  পুস্তকমেলা  in romanized Bengali is a winter fair in Kolkata. It is a unique book fair because it is not a trade fair. This book fair is primarily for the general public rather than whole-sale distributors. It

What is Matka gambling or Satta & its origin?

What is Satta Matka? Satta Matka, Matka gambling or Satta was a full-fledged lottery game. It started in the 1950s just after India’s Independence. At that time, it was known as ‘Ankada Jugar.’ It evolved with time and became completely different from what it was in the beginning. However, the name ‘matka’ stayed. The modern-day

Cryptocurrency ads: India has no legal way to regulate it

Cryptocurrency is not regulated in India. Already a high-risk product, this makes it even more volatile. Still, consumers are flooded with full-page ads and shiny campaigns featuring their favorite stars, urging them to invest. We can see that there is Tanmay Bhatt on YouTube, Nikhil Chinapa on Instagram, and Kunaal Roy Kapur on the TV

History of Bhai Dooj and when it is celebrated

Bhai Dooj is one of the lesser-known festivals dedicated to brothers and sisters. Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the Dwitiya Tithi (second day), Krishna Paksha (waning phase of the Moon), Chaitra (as per the Purnimant calendar). When will Bhai dooj be celebrated this year? This year, Bhai Dooj will be celebrated on the 27th of

Government reduces exercise duty on petrol and diesel

The excise duty on petrol and diesel will be reduced by ₹ 5 and ₹ 10 respectively from today, that is, 4th November 2021. The government announced this on the eve of Diwali. It aimed to provide relief to people reeling under the impact of spiralling fuel prices. The sources said that “prices of petrol and diesel will come