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God’s Own Country - Kerala

   

Coming season is ideal to visit Kerala. Kerala is also known as the ‘Kashmir of South India’. Its exciting backwaters, lingering greenery, spicy air, and an enticing ambience works as magic for any tourist. Delhi Diary suggests this fasci...

Retirement Counselling

   

A mellow afternoon in October, temperature in the mid thirties. I am attending a Chanakyapuri reception. With the AQI still hovering below the 200’s, the air is pleasantly unhealthy. We’re having a beer. The man with the grey goatie pours...

Khadi

   

Is Indian handspun and hand-woven cloth. The raw materials may be cotton, silk, or wool, which are spun into threads on a spinning wheel called a charkha. It is a versatile fabric, cool in the summer and warm in the winter. However, being a cruder fo...

Bal Diwas

   

In India, Children’s Day falls on November 14th every year and for good reason. Children’s day in India is celebrated on Pandit Nehru’s birthday as a day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood, children and Nehruji’s lo...

Why do we worship Tulsi?

   

For Indians it is one of the most sacred plants. In fact it is known to be the only thing used in worship, which, once used, can be washed and reused in pooja - as it is regarded so self purifying. As one story goes, Tulsi was the devoted wife of Sh...

poland

   

The date commemorates events from 1918 when Poland regained its independence after 123 years of partitions. Since 1795 Poland was divided between Austria, Prussia and Russia. The World War I which ended in 1918, was a defeat to all those major Europ...

Angola

   

Angola gained its independence from Portugal on 11 November 1975. Angola has its own specific climate, with two distinct seasons, the rains, from October to April and the mist from May to September, a much dryer season with lower temperatures. The t...

Cambodia

   

Cambodia got its independence from France on November 9, 1953. The Khmer people of Cambodia had long maintained their own identity and had often had their own nation in the ancient past, but during the colonial era, they fell under French rule for a ...

Bahadur Shah Zafar

   

October 1775 – 7 November 1862 He was the last of the Mughal emperors in India, as well as the last ruler of the Timurid Dynasty. He was the son of Akbar Shah II and Lalbai, who was a Hindu Rajput. He became the Mughal Emperor upon his father&...

Saxophone Day

   

This is the birthday of British instrument maker, Adophe Sax, the inventor of the Saxophone in 1840. The Saxophone is one of the main instruments in jazz music. The Saxophone is a family of woodwind instruments. Saxophones are usually made of brass a...

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