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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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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 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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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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Royal Bengal Tiger

Tigers are the largest members of the cat family and are renowned for their power and strength. Their weakest point: Stamina Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is the most numerous tiger subspecies. Its populations have been estimated at 1,706–1,909 in India, 440 in Bangladesh, 124–229 in Nepal and 67–81 in Bhutan. Male Bengal tigers have […]

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Mango (आम)

The English word “mango” (plural “mangoes” or “mangos”) originated from the Tamil word māṅgai or mankay or Malayalam māṅṅa from the Dravidian root word for the same via Portuguese (also manga). The word’s first recorded attestation in a European language was a text by Ludovico di Varthema in Italian in 1510, as manga; the first […]

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The iconic Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu)

Official name : Rabindra Setu (14th june 1965 ) Crosses : Hooghly River Connects: Howrah and Kolkata Carries : 8 lanes of Strand Road, pedestrians and bicycles Total length : 705 m (2,313.0 ft) Width : 71 ft (21.6 m) with two footpaths of 15 ft (4.6 m) on either side Height: 82 m (269.0 […]

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Holi in Vrindavan-desibantu

Happy Holi

HOLI, the festival of colours, gaiety and gay abandon, is a vernal celebration, which falls on the full moon day in the month of Phalguna. The festival is observed in India, Nepal and in countries with a large Hindu population. According to a legend, the celebration of Holi is connected with prince Prahlad. His father […]

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Brahmasri Vaddiparti Padmakar

Brahmasri Vaddiparti Padmakar

Vaddiparti Padmakar Sri Vaddiparti Padmakar garu from Eluru, West Godavari Dist., is the only scholar to accomplish Avadhanam in 3 languages, namely Telugu, Sanskrit, and Hindi (Tribhasha Avadhani). He is an Ashtaavadhani, as well as a Sataavadhani. He completed 654 Ashtaavadhanams, 10 Sataavadhanams, and 6 Duet Avadhaanams. He has to his credit, a non-stop performance […]

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