Sitara Devi (November 8, 1920 – November 25, 2014) was an eminent Indian dancer of the classical Kathak style of dancing. Her performances on and off the silver screen revived popular interest in the classical dance of Kathak. Over the years, she performed all over India, and at prestigious international venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1967; and at the Carnegie Hall, New York in 1976. Google today celebrates the 97th Birth Anniversary of Sitara Devi with a doodle.
Category Archives: Blogging
Remembering the friend of the nation and the political mentor of netaji Subhas Bose.
Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das (November 5, 1870 – June 16, 1925), popularly known as CR Das, was a leading Indian politician, a prominent lawyer (Barrister), a major activist of the Anushilan Samiti, a non-violence nationalist of the Indian Independence Movement, a poet, and founder-leader of the Swaraj (Self Rule) Party in Bengal during British occupation in India. He was affectionately called Deshbandhu (Friend of the Nation). He was born in Calcutta on November 5, 1870.He passed away in Darjeeling on June 16, 1925 with a severe fever. Mahatma Gandhi led his public funeral procession.
The eminent Urdu author and celebrated literary critic honored in today’s doodle.
Today marks the 87th birth anniversary of Abdul Qavi Desnavi (November 1, 1930 – July 8, 2011). He was an eminent Indian writer, literary critic, bibliographer and linguist of Urdu language. He wrote many books on Urdu literature. His work included about Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Mirza Ghalib and Allama Muhammad Iqbal. He was awarded with several awards for his literary work. He died on July 7, 2011 in Bhopal at the age of 80.
Ten motivational thoughts and inspirational quotes of Sardar Patel.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (October 31, 1875 – December 15, 1950) was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. A commemoration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, held annually on his birthday, October 31, known as the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, was introduced by the government of India in 2014. Sardar Patel unified the country. We have compiled ten motivational thoughts and inspirational quotes by Sardar Patel designed by GoldenTwine Creative – Graphic Quote Art Design.
Nineteenth century Indian explorer was first man to survey Tibet for the British.
Today marks the 187th birth anniversary of Nain Singh Rawat (October 21, 1830 – February 1, 1882). He was one of the first of the late 19th century Indian explorers (pundits) who explored the Himalayas for the British. He hailed from the Milam village in the Johar Valley of Kumaon in present day Uttarakhand. He mapped the trade route through Nepal to Tibet, determined for the first time the location and altitude of Lhasa, and mapped a large section of the Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River).
Remembering the Nobel prize winning astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.
Today marks the 107th birth anniversary of Professor Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (October 19, 1910 – August 21, 1995), a renowned Indian astrophysicist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics with William A Fowler. His mathematical treatment of stellar evolution yielded many of the best current theoretical models of the later evolutionary stages of massive stars and black holes. The Chandrasekhar limit is named after him. S Chandrasekhar is the first astrophysicist to have won a Nobel Prize for his theory on the evolution of stars.
Sleep soundly at night with mother nature's ten most powerful sleep aids.
World Mental Health Day (October 10) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, observed on 10 October, will be focusing on mental health at workplace. Get a great night’s sleep naturally with a FREE 30-Day supply of Sleepzyme. Fall asleep easier, faster and wake up feeling great with this special blend of sleep-enzymes.
Begum Akhtar was given the title of Mallika-e-Ghazal or Queen of Ghazals.
Today marks the 103rd birth anniversary of Begum Akhtar (October 7, 1914 – October 30, 1974), a renowned Indian singer of Ghazals. Her genre was, however, not ghazals alone, but also included splendid renderings of Hindustani classical music like Dadra and Thumri. She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for vocal music, and was awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan (posthumously) by Government of India. She was also referred to as Mallika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals). Apart from her singing, she also acted in several films, the most notable being Satyajit Ray’s Jalsaghar.
Celebrating the birth anniversary of maharishi Valmiki.
Valmiki Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of Valmiki, also known as Maharishi Valmiki, who is revered as Adi Kavi (first poet) in Sanskrit literature. His birth anniversary is celebrated on auspicious day of Sharad Purnima (full moon) of Hindu month of Ashvin which as per the Georgian calendar corresponds to the month of September or October. The Valmiki Jayanti is observed on October 5 in 2017. Maharishi Valmiki was a great sage and author of the first epic poem Ramayana. Ramayana consists of 24,000 shlokas (verses) and 7 kaṇḍas (cantos) including Uttara Kanda.
Ten inspirational quotes of Mahatma Gandhi on peace on international day of non-violence.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Lal Bahadur Shastri (October 2, 1904 – January 11, 1966) was the second Prime Minister of the Republic of India and a leader of the Indian National Congress party. GoldenTwine Informatics pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th Birth Anniversary, and to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 113th Birth Anniversary. We have compiled ten inspirational quotes on peace by Mahatma Gandhi designed by GoldenTwine Creative – Graphic Quote Art Design.