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India is one of the oldest civilisations in the world with a rich cultural heritage. India is the seventh largest country (2.42%) in the world. This is the largest democracy in the world and occupies a strategic position in Asia.

Mother’s Day 2017 Quotes

Ten inspirational quotes to share with your awesome mom.

Mother’s Day 2017 Quotes

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the person, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Every year, the second Sunday of May is celebrated as Mother’s Day across the world, including India. Here are ten inspirational quotes that you can share with your mom this Mother’s Day to express your love and gratitude for her.

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2017

Ten Inspirational Quotes of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Birth Anniversary

Rabindra Jayanti is the day which marks the birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861 – August 7, 1941), the great Indian poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright. Bengalis around the world celebrate Rabindra Jayanti on 25th day of the Bengali month of Boishakh, since Tagore was born on this day of the year 1268 of the Bengali calendar. 9th May, 2017 is the 156th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. In West Bengal, Tagore Jayanti is popularly known as Poncheeshe Boishakh. According to English calendar he was born on 7th May 1861 in Kolkata to parents Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi.

Martyrs’ Day of India 2017

Most inspiring slogans by Indian freedom fighters and martyrs.

Martyrs' Day of India 2017

Today marks the 69th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He was assassinated on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse who held him responsible for the partition of India. For this evil deed Godse was hanged on November 15, 1949. Martyrs’ Day in India, is observed at the national level on January 30. The Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi and other martyrs who gave their lives in the struggle for India’s freedom on January 30 every year.

68th Republic Day of India 2017

GoldenTwine Informatics wishes you Happy 68th Republic Day of India 2017.

Republic Day of India 2017

While India’s Independence Day celebrates its freedom from British Rule, the Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force. Today marks the 68th Republic Day of India. Republic Day commemorates the date January 26, 1950 on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. It is one of the three national holidays in India.

Ten Inspirational Quotes of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

The nation pays homage to Subhas Chandra Bose on his 120th Birth Anniversary.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Birth Anniversary

Today marks the 120th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He was born on January 23, 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa to Janakinath Bose and Prabhabati Devi. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (January 23, 1897 – unconfirmed) was a Indian nationalist and leader of an independence movement during the 1930’s and 40’s. He sought the support of Germany and Japan and led an Indian national political and military force to fight against British imperialism in India during World War II. He was one of the most prominent leaders who struggled for India’s Independence from British rule, and is a legendary figure in India today.

Ten Rare and 100-Year-Old Photos of Calcutta

A century old photos of Calcutta from British Raj found in a shoe box.

100-Year-Old Photos of Calcutta

A size-nine Peter Lord shoe box full of 178 photographs capturing life in India at least a century ago had been discovered in the archives of Scotland’s national collections in 2012. The plate-glass negatives were found inside a shoe box by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in Edinburgh. The negatives, believed to be dating back to 1912, were found in a fragile condition and were wrapped in copies of the Statesman newspaper dating from 1914, the RCAHMS said in a statement.

Mirza Ghalib Jayanti 2016

Remembering eminent Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib on his birth anniversary.

Mirza Ghalib Birth Anniversary

Today marks the 219th birth anniversary of Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan ‘Ghalib’. Mirza Ghalib (December 27, 1797 – February 15, 1869), was pre-eminent Urdu and Persian language poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire. He used his pen-names of Ghalib (means ‘dominant’) and Asad (means ‘lion’). His honorific was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula.

Indian Festival of Mahavir Jayanti

2614th Birth Anniversary of sage Mahavira.

Indian Festival of Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti, also known as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, is observed by the Jain community as birth anniversary of sage Mahavira. Mahavira was the twenty-fourth and the last Tirthankara (great sages). According to Jain texts, Mahavira was born on the thirteenth day of the bright half of the moon in the month of Chaitra in the year 599 BC to King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala.

Indian Festival of Maha Shivaratri

The great night of the worship of God Shiva.

Indian Festival of Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri or ‘Great Night of Shiva’ is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the God Shiva. It marks the convergence of divine powers of God Shiva and Goddess Shakti. On the auspicious day, devotees observe fast and keep vigil all night. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on the Krishna Paksha Trayodashi or Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar month Phalguna which falls in February or March as per the Gregorian calendar.

Happy Leap Day 2016

Leap years synchronize the calendar year with the solar year.

Happy Leap Day 2016

February 29 called a Leap Day occurs once every four years called a Leap Year. A leap year contains one extra day in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the solar year. In a leap year, February has 29 days instead of the usual 28. There are 366 days in a leap year because it takes slightly longer, an extra 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, to complete an orbit around the sun. The year 2016 is a leap year, and February 29 is leap day.