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Hygiene at Kanwar Yatra Route and Related Controversies

Explore the challenges and initiatives for enhancing hygiene along the Kanwar Yatra route. This blog discusses the impact of displaying eatery owners' names, the influence of Islamic teachings on food safety, and strategies for improving transparency and community trust through culturally informed practices, amidst the backdrop of a revered Hindu pilgrimage.

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Caste Systems and Definition of Brahmin Analyzed

To understand the evolution of Brahmin identity within Hindu Caste Systems, we explore key scriptures and historical shifts. Initially, the caste system emphasized qualities and professions over hereditary status. However, British colonial rule introduced rigid caste classifications, transforming fluid social categories into fixed ones. This blog examines the lasting impact of these changes and the contemporary relevance of Brahmin qualities.

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Indian Education System Analyzed on Day of Establishment of Universities

This blog marks the 166th anniversary of India’s first universities—Mumbai, Madras, and Calcutta—exploring their roles in shaping modern Indian education. We critically examine the colonial impact and its dual legacy, revealing how British policies not only advanced but also eroded India's rich educational traditions, deeply influencing the cultural and societal fabric.

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British Rule in India: A Blessing or a Curse?

Exploring the dual impacts of British rule in India, this blog navigates through the economic, social, and political changes from 1757 to 1947, culminating in a detailed discussion of the Partition's enduring consequences on India's fabric.

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Oldest Indian Temples: Timeless Treasures of Spiritual Brilliance

The history of Hinduism is intricately woven with the construction of magnificent temples that not only serve as places of worship but also as repositories of art, culture, and history. From rock-cut sculptures to towering stone edifices, these temples stand as testaments to the enduring legacy of Hindu spirituality and artistry, offering a glimpse into ancient India's rich heritage and architectural ingenuity.

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Riots in India Analyzed through Calcutta riots 1926

The Calcutta Riots of 1926 stand as a grim testament to the severe communal discord during the British Raj. Sparked on 15th July, these riots resulted in over a hundred deaths and countless injuries, deeply scarring the socio-political fabric of Calcutta. This blog delves into the historical context, key events, and long-lasting impacts of this dark chapter in India's history.

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Emergency in India: Press Censorship Imposed

Reflecting on the 1975 Emergency in India, this blog explores severe press censorship, the expulsion of reporters, and the political and social turmoil of the era. Declared by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the Emergency led to widespread human rights violations and is now remembered as Samvidhan Murder Day, highlighting the ongoing need to protect democratic values.

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Indian Freedom Struggle and Formation of Ghadar Party

Explore the Ghadar Party's foundational role in the Indian freedom struggle, established in 1913 by expatriates in San Francisco. This post delves into their radical approach to overthrow British rule, influenced by the discriminatory experiences faced by Indian immigrants in North America and their fierce desire to liberate their homeland.

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India’s Freedom Struggle and The Vellore Mutiny of 1806

Exploring a pivotal chapter in India's freedom struggle, the Vellore Mutiny of 1806 served as a crucial precursor to the 1857 uprising. This lesser-known yet significant event highlighted the deep-seated cultural conflicts and the profound discontent brewing among Indian sepoys, setting the stage for future rebellions against British colonial rule.

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Maharaja Ranjit Singh and The Battle of Attock

Under Maharaja Ranjit Singh's command, the Maratha Empire showcased formidable military strategies during the Battle of Attock, not only securing a decisive victory but also reshaping the geopolitical landscape of South Asia for generations to come.