Actor Kangana Ranaut kicked off a firestorm on Thursday, the 11th of November. This happened after she declared that India attained “real freedom” in 2014 when the Narendra Modi-led government came to power. She also described the country’s Independence in 1947 as “bheek”, or alms. People all over the country know the “Manikarnika” actor for
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
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.
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
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
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 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
Kamal Samarath, better known as Kamal Ranadive, was born in 1917 in Pune, India. Her father encouraged her to pursue a medical education. However, Ranadive found her calling in biology instead. In 1949, she received a doctorate in cytology, the study of cells, while working as a researcher in the Indian Cancer Research Center (ICRC).
Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik has once again targeted the Modi government over the farmers’ movement. He expressed displeasure at the Modi government not showing any condolences on the death of such a huge number of farmers. Satya Malik is a person who has spoken out of line between the government and the BJP on
Heavy rains lashed Chennai and its suburban areas overnight. This led to waterlogging. The authorities on Sunday, the 7th of November, sounded a preliminary flood alert to people as three city reservoirs were opened. This was done so as to release surplus water in a phased manner. Chief Minister M.K. Stalin inspected several flooded areas
For the first time since July this year, petrol in 15 states and three Union Territories (UT) is being sold at less than Rs 100. This was happening since Thursday. Incidentally, all 15 states are ruled by the BJP and its allies. Except for Odisha, no other non-BJP-ruled state or Union Territories has slashed fuel prices
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
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
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
Over 50 lakh people lost their jobs in India in October 2021. In this month of the year 2021, more than 50 lakh people employed in the formal and informal sectors lost their jobs. According to monthly data released by the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the number of employed people in October stood