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Watermelon ( Hindi: तरबूज | Telugu: పుచ్చపండు |Urdu: تربوز )

Watermelon ( Hindi: तरबूज | Telugu: పుచ్చపండు |Urdu: تربوز ) is thought to have originated in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt and is depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphics on walls of their ancient buildings. From there, watermelons spread throughout countries along the Mediterranean Sea […]

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Sugarcane( Hindi: गन्ना | Telugu: చెరకు |Urdu: گنے )

Sugarcane( Hindi: गन्ना | Telugu: చెరకు |Urdu: گنے ) is a tall subtropical/tropical perennial (species of Saccharum,) of the family Gramineae (grass family). It can reach 30 feet high.  Sugarcane originated in Papua, New Guinea and spread throughout Southeast Asia, India, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Hawaii and the southern United States .The migrations have also […]

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Indian National Flag

Indian National Flag (భారత జాతీయ పతాకం): The Indian national flag was designed in 1916 by Pingali Venkayya from Machilipatnam.The tricolor flag designed by him, with a chakra in the center was adopted by the Congress committee in 1931 at Karachi. The Indian flag was designed as a symbol of freedom. The flag is a horizontal […]

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Indian Railways

Few facts about Indian Railways 1. First Railroad: The first railroad was constructed by two Indians (Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy and Jaganath Shunkerseth) . 2. First train journey: This historic journey took place between Bombay and Thane, a distance of 34 kms. On 16th Apr 1853 at 3.30 PM 400 distinguished guests, boarded the train with 14 […]

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Turmeric

Turmeric (Hindi: हल्दी | Bengali: হলুদ | Telugu: పసుపు | Tamil: மஞ்சள் | Urdu: ہلدی) is a plant that belongs to the ginger or Zingiberaseae family of root with scientific name as Curcuma Longa. It is basically a tropical rhizome or underground stem, with a rough, segmented skin. It looks much like ginger and turns […]

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Chandragiri Fort , Andhra Pradesh, India

Chandragiri fort is the famous historical fort, built in the 11th century, and the Raja Mahal (Palace) within it. In the year 1646, the fort was merged into the territories of Golconda fort. Chandragiri fort was then surrendered to Hyder Ali in 1782 and then was taken over by Mysore kings until the treaty of […]

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Henna

Henna (Bangla: মেহেদি | Hindi: मेंदी | Tamil: மருதோன்றி | Telugu: గోరింట | Urdu: نبات الحناء ) also known as hina,is a shrub which is multi branched with spines and leaves grow opposite to each other. The henna plant is native to northern Africa, western and southern Asia, and northern Australasia, in semi-arid zones and tropical […]

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Stress

Stress is a body’s way to react to a challenge. Stress affects both the mind, body and impacts overall health. Un-managed stress can lead to an increased risk of both mental and physical problems, such as infection, diseases, depressive and anxiety disorders. There are both healthy and unhealthy ways that people deal with stress. Learn […]

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Charminar

Charminar is an famous landmark in the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The monument is synonymous to the city as well as to its glorious historical past. It was erected, when Quli Qutb Shah shifted his capital from Golconda to the present city of Hyderabad. The monument is called so, owing to its four […]

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Peacocks (Peafowl)

Peafowl are two Asiatic and one African species of flying bird in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae, best known for the male’s extravagant eye-spotted tail covert feathers, which it displays as part of courtship. The species in general or collectively are referred to as peafowl. Although most people call the species peacocks, […]

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Honey bee

Honey is a sweet food made by bees using nectar they collect from flowering trees and plants. Honey bees transform nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation. They store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive. There are many types, colors and flavors of honey, depending upon […]

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Indian Banyan tree

Indian Banyan tree (Binomial name: Ficus benghalensis), is a large and extensive growing tree of the Indian subcontinent. Banyan tree produces propagating roots which grow downwards as aerial roots (Aerial roots are short roots above the ground). Once these roots reach the ground, they grow into woody trunks that can become indistinguishable from the main […]

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Chennai Egmore (சென்னை எழும்பூர்) railway station, Chennai, India

Chennai Egmore (formerly known as Madras Egmore) is a railway station in Egmore, Chennai (Madras), South India. The station acts as the arrival and departure point for trains connecting Chennai and southern, central Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This station is known in Tamil as Ezhumbur. The station was actually a fort, called the Egmore Redo, […]

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Moon

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth, and the 5th largest satellite in the Solar System. And called Luna by the Romans, Selene and Artemis by the Greeks, and many other names in other mythologies. The Moon is estimated to be born 4.5 billion years ago when a large object hit the […]

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Chess

Chess is believed to have originated in northwest India during the Gupta empire, where its early form in the 6th century was known as chaturaṅga (Sanskrit: 4 divisions [of the military] – 1. infantry, 2. cavalry, 3. elephants, and 4. chariotry, represented by the pieces that would evolve into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and […]

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Egg

Eggs are laid by females of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective eggshell, albumen (egg white), and vitellus (egg yolk), contained within various thin membranes. Popular choices for egg consumption are chicken, duck, quail, roe, and caviar, but the egg most often consumed by […]

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Human Brain

100 Fascinating Facts about the Human Brain The human brain has always amazed people throughout the ages. Many scientists and doctors have devoted their entire lives to learning how the brain works. It is no wonder that people enjoy learning facts about this incredible organ in the human body. Below, you will find 100 facts […]

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Zero (शून्य)

The numerical symbols that are used in the modern world originated in India. Zero (Sanskrit: शून्य) was not only used as a number but was applied in Ancient Hindu philosophy to define Space, Universe, beginning and end of a life cycle, Vasthu Sahastra and many more.. The oldest known text to use a decimal place-value system, including a zero, is the Jain […]

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