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Happy Makara Sankranti :) 
Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Contrary to the popular belief, Makara Sankranti is not only a Hindu festival but actually a universal phenomenon because it is purely based on the science of astronomy & crop cycle which is not limited to any particular religion. Basically, it is a celebration of the “revival” of sunlight (solar energy …
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Shoot two birds in one arrow. Quitting smoking would not only improve your health but also might make you a crorepati. 
In simple words, all that Kumar had to do was just quit smoking and invest that money into a mutual fund through SIP to become crorepati. So, what would he have achieved by doing it for the last 16 years? Let's analyze. To begin with, let's find out some of the top
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If Nehru had it his way, we would be having a mini-Pakistani nation right in the middle of our Indian subcontinent. 
It is high time we revive Sardar Patel's legacy so that he gets every bit of credit which he truly deserves. 
How Sardar Patel prevented Hyderabad from becoming another Pakistan. The complete details leading to the events upto Operation Polo and Sardar Patel's role in it.
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Very interesting documentary on the origins of the Internet:
The invention of the internet : Could you have ever imagined that the roots of internet traces back to the era of cold war between US & USSR, and the real reason behind research on creating such a network was due to fear of an attack from USSR? Yes, it sounds weird, but that's how most of the revolutionary products/services were invented. As they say, "necessity is the mother of invention".
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The reality of "India map on Diwali night from NASA satellite"
During the festive season of Diwali (Deepavali), this hoax goes viral all over internet, filling everyone with awe. Titled India map on Diwali night by NASA
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Part 2 of the story of Chai. 
The tree plants in Arunachal & Assam which were harvested by the Singpho tribe hundreds of years ago, were actually wild shurbs in forests, usually more than 10 feet tall and they normally would mount on elephants to pluck tea leaves from those shrubs
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Must read for every Indian. 
Find out how Vajpayee's courage & Abdul Kalam's clever tactics hoodwinked America, to conduct nuclear tests to strengthen our national security & reinstate national pride. 
In the process, not only did Vajpayee strengthen national security & instill national pride among Indians, but also emerged as a bold global leader by sending out a strong message to the world that India could not be taken for granted anymore.
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For curious minds :)
Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit It was in the mid-90s, during my schooling, when I first came across a telephone in my friend’s house which had a numerical keypad. It looked revolutionary because until then the only phones I had seen were the ones which had rotary dial which was tedious to operate & required patience, …
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Rising intolerance in India. An analysis based on facts & evidences. 
Is the phenomenon of rising intolerance a propaganda or reality? Is it really rising intolerance (of fundamentalism) under Modi, or is it rising intolerance (of intellectuals & missionaries) against Modi?
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Review of TV Series: "Samvidhaan – The Making of the Constitution of India"
Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India". Directed by none other than the veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, it spans across 10 episodes
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Ink attacks: A desperate attempt by anti-Modi forces including media & secular parties?
Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit News channels and political parties have been tremendously busy for the last few days, not only in churning out breaking news related to the recent ink attacks, but also expressing concerns over the idea of India, which according to them is under threat due to “rising intolerance under Modi Govt”. Links: …
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Part 3 of the story of tea. 
In the previous episode, we had discussed about the practice of tea among Singphos in Assam from 11th century: http://guruprasad.net/posts/chai-story-part-2-singpho-tribe-wild-tea-shrubs-assam/ Before we jump into the history of how tea became mainstream in India, let’s take a slight detour to find out how tea spread from China to the western world, so that we will later [...]
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