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Views24, Mar 2020, 5:33 PM IST
Let us go back to our roots: Feminism from Ancient India
Feminist discourses in India is copying the west. They are thus not taking the inter-sectionalism and diasporic nature of Indian women. Our history has taught us how women took their fights for rights without divorcing their culture, and this needs to be brought back again!
World28, Feb 2020, 6:14 PM IST
Leap Year 2020: The History Behind February 29
How often have you wondered - why does February 29th come only once in four years? For all those who don't know - the Gregorian calendar, the most widely used across the globe, measures a year to be 365 days following the Earth's orbit around the Sun. However, the earth's orbit takes 365.24 days to complete its solar orbit and an extra day every four years is added to keep calendar seasons synchronised with solar seasons. February was chosen as the month to have the leap day as it is the only month without 30 or 31 days. Watch this video to learn more about the leap year story and the history behind February 29.
Not For Women Only28, Feb 2020, 3:47 PM IST
Meet Kusala Rajendran, Who Won India's 1st National Award For Woman Scientist
In 2018, Kusala Rajendran was honoured with India’s first ever National Award for Woman Scientist for Ocean Sciences and Technology and Atmospheric Sciences Technology. Most things that we know about earthquakes in India i.e. from their history, cause, origin and repercussions, can be credited to the extensive repertoire of Kusala Rajendran’s work. Let’s find out more about this outstanding scientist and seismologist in this episode of Not For Women Only with Sunita Iyer.
Culture Shauk27, Feb 2020, 5:43 PM IST
History Of The Marathi Language
Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken predominantly by people of Maharashtra, India. It is the official language and co-official language in the Maharashtra and Goa states of Western India, respectively, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. Marathi has the third largest number of native speakers in India, after Hindi and Bengali. Today on Marathi language day, which is celebrated on the birthday of eminent Marathi poet Vi. Va. Shirwadkar let’s find out more about the history of this language in this episode of Culture 'Shauk' with Sunita Iyer.
Views27, Feb 2020, 11:12 AM IST
History has always been unkind to Savarkar
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was always a misunderstood rebel whose name has been skipped in the pages of history due to nasty propaganda
World24, Feb 2020, 7:16 PM IST
History Of Wuhan: From One-Time Chinese Capital To Epicenter Of Coronavirus Outbreak
Today, Wuhan is the epicenter of the novel Coronavirus Outbreak. But, two generations ago, this Chinese City was known through the West as a major industrial junction. Many European powers had a consulate & major Western and Japanese firms had factories in Wuhan. A cradle of China’s revolution in 1911, Wuhan was a trading hub for iron, steel, food cans, teas, cotton and silks. Watch this video to find out how the city of Wuhan, which was once a trading center became the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.
Views20, Feb 2020, 12:33 PM IST
Bogey of Hindu terror post 26/11: Statements by Congress leaders hurt probe, strengthened Pakistan’s case
Saroj Kumar Rath, a professor at the Delhi University and author of “Fragile Frontiers: The Secret History of Mumbai Terror attacks,” said that there were many people back then who had tried to paint a very different image of the 26/11 attack
Cricket19, Feb 2020, 4:30 PM IST
During IPL 2020 season, Cheteshwar Pujara will play for Gloucestershire in County Championship
'I am really excited to get the opportunity to represent Gloucestershire this season. The Club has a rich cricketing history,' said Cheteshwar Pujara
India Untold13, Feb 2020, 6:47 PM IST
5 Iconic Broadcasts From All India Radio's Golden Era You Shouldn't Miss!
If one were to dig the archives of the All India Radio, interviews of prominent personalities ranging from Pearl S Buck to George Harrison would emerge. Along with it, recordings of speeches made by freedom fighters like Subhash Chandra Bose, or public addresses delivered by stalwarts like Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Dr B. R. Ambedkar, Sardar Patel, Sarojini Naidu, etc. would emerge as well. In many ways, the All India Radio has been a chronicler and preserver of Indian history. On World Radio Day, let’s take a look at some of the most historic broadcasts aired by AIR in this episode of India Untold with Sunita Iyer.
Hollywood13, Feb 2020, 2:32 PM IST
Oscars 2020: Significance Of South Korean Film Parasite's Win For India
South-Korean film ‘Parasite’ has created history, bagging 4 Oscars. Directed by Bong Joon Ho, Parasite is the first non-English language film to get the best picture award. The film mirrors much of what’s happening in India, and around the world. Languages other than the ones that dominate the country have emerged as major entertainment option. Thanks to global cinema exposure through OTT platforms, most viewers have broadened their horizons. Parasite is the first Korean film that received a theatrical release in India. This shows there is a growing market for small-scale and plot-driven foreign films in the country.
Culture Shauk12, Feb 2020, 6:49 PM IST
This 17-Year-Old Girl's App Spreads Awareness On India's Rich Culture & Heritage
Avantika Khanna is just 17 years old, but her passion for history and heritage has made her dream big and achieve those goals. A year ago, she created an app called India Story to help people rediscover India’s rich heritage by curating audio tours of Indian monuments. Her recent venture is www.indiastory.me, which brings together culture walk providers under one umbrella. Let’s find out more about her journey in this episode of Culture ‘Shauk’ with Sunita Iyer.