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The passionate outburst of rain showers that take place in the middle of the year has been extensively chronicled by foreign writers in India, accompanying expressions ranging from horror, awe and alarm to amusement and longing.
Each of his previous visits have been noteworthy in his efforts at not just strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, but also in his attempt to acquire the confidence of the Indian community in the United States.
If one were to trace Yoga’s journey in the West, we would have to start from September 11, 1893, when Swami Vivekananda made his famous speech at Chicago in the Parliament of religions. His powerful oration immediately won him the adoration of the Americans.
Hamza’s radical Islamic views soon made the Finsbury mosque a centre with strong links to extremism. From inside the premises of the mosque, Hamza preached a violent theology and attracted disciples both from within and from outside the UK.
The special position of the cow in Meo life is manifested in many ways -- such as the fact that married Meo women make the sacred batevra (stacks of cow dung cakes), and the community celebrates Govardhan puja.
When the Congress was formed in 1885, its immediate motive was not independence. Rather its intent was to form a political arm that would mediate between the British authorities and the demands of the Indians.
#GenderAnd Education: According to a 2015 study by Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia, the number of women in science has risen. At least 25 to 30 per cent of PhDs in science are done by women now.
Iran’s position in world politics has largely been shaped by the fact that it is the country where political Islam asserted itself for the first time.
A flip side to developing a barrier against Shia revolutionary forces in the GCC countries was that it created an open ground for Sunni forces of Islamic fundamentalism to progress easily, such that it started influencing social and political policy in these nations.
Condemning the recent announcement made by the Centre, Netaji’s grand nephew and Bengal BJP’s vice president Chandra Bose said he would take up the matter with the PM and said the family would take out a rally in protest against the Centre's statement.
Owing to the rich past of the old city, the route has been given the name and has been designed in a way that is a treat for the history buffs.
The carcass found in Indonesia is believed to be particularly akin to the giant squid or the Kraken.
The most popular view among scholars is the fact that Buddhism was seen as the most modern and rational religion by Ambedkar.
The book dwells at length on the matrimonial alliance between Akbar and the Portuguese Maria Mascarenhas, a union which he maintains is conveniently missing from Mughal, Portuguese and English sources.
When Yoga guru Ramdev Baba declared Prime Minister Narendra Modi as ‘Rashtra Rishi’, he gave him the pedigree of a God-like status.
The problem here is not just about the celebration of mediocrity, but also of the lack of mass appeal of those who are classified as ‘elite’ in the literary circuit.
French secularism roughly it translates as the separation of religious affairs from governmental activities.
The rift between Sasikala and Panneerselvam and the overall chaos in the party, highlights all that was wrong with the Dravidian movement
From the beginning of the Christian era, several Indian kingdoms were formed in regions of Southeast Asia.
Throughout the late eighteenth and nineteenth century, as more and more territories came under the British rule, a series of surveys and mapping exercises were carried out.
Trump’s decision to attack the Syrian base today can hardly be seen in tune with the overall structure of foreign policy maintained by America towards the country.
The nature of the labour recruitment was such that only those from the lowest castes and poor economic backgrounds were approached for the practice.
Trump’s order has unleashed widescale criticism from environmentalists who consider the ruling to be “dangerous and going against the broader trend toward cleaner energy technologies.”
Deriving maximum profits from the region’s strategic location and economic resources, the government of Pakistan had left the people of the area without any basic rights or state benefits.
“Greek mythology plays an important role in our understanding of concepts like ‘democracy’, ‘justice’ and ‘nation-state’,” said Pattanaik.
In present times as the country struggles to find religious liberation in political governance, it is Bhagat Singh’s ideas of atheism that needs to be reflected upon and drawn inspiration from.
It was Churchill, whose policies led to large scale depletion of the empire’s economic resources to the extent that led to death of millions of Indians.
Internationally, the Indus Water Treaty is seen as one of the most successful cases of conflict resolution especially considering the fact that it has stayed in place despite the two countries having been engaged in four wars.
The other big victim of Nazism, Italy had joined France, Netherlands, Germany and Luxemberg in its bid to stay away from war in future.
After the general elections of 2014, Modi knew, just as his party did, that they had to firmly hold on to the ‘Modi wave’ in order to make inroads in every state of India.
Legend suggests that in the earliest times kingship in India was thought to be based upon human need and military necessity, and that the king's first duty was to lead his subjects in war.
On various instances women have risen in unison not just for gender related issues, but also spearheaded some significant socio-economic movements in the country.
"Aurangzeb protected more Hindu temples than he destroyed. He employed more Hindus in his imperial administration than any prior Mughal ruler by a fair margin," says Truschke.
The origins of the EIC lay in certain developments in seventeenth century England that acted as a catalyst for increasing curiosity in the East.
As per records, the trek by land must have been undertaken by at least 400,000 refugees, if not more.
To read the two epics as a work of religion is unwarranted and nothing but politically motivated.