Interesting facts and information about Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge also known as Rabindra Setu is a suspension type balanced cantilever bridge located in West Bengal, India. It connects Howrah and Kolkata. The Bridge is made over the river Hooghly (a branch of River Ganga).
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Howrah Bridge

  • The design of the bridge was made by Rendel, Palmer and Tritton and the bridge was constructed by Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company. The bridge is maintained by Kolkata Port Trust.
  • Howrah Bridge ranks 6th among the cantilever suspension type bridges. At the time of construction its rank was 3rd.
  • The construction of bridge was started on 1936 and ended in 1942. It was opened for the public transport on 3 Feb 1943.
  • After the name of Rabindranath Tagore (first Asian Nobel laureate), On 14 June 1965 the bridge was renamed to Rabindra Setu.
  • The bridge was made by steel and one of the suppliers of steel was Tata Steel. It consumed about 26,500 tons of steel. An amazing thing about the bridge is that no bolts and nuts were used in this bridge. The structure was made by riveting the steel.
  • The length of the bridge is 705 meter and width is 71 ft with two footpaths of 15 ft on either side.
  • It carries a large number of traffic daily. About 1 million vehicles and 1.5 pedestrians use it. It is the busiest cantilever bridge in the world. Though the first vehicle to use it was a tram, from 1993 trams were stopped from using it to reduce the load.

Interesting facts and information about Qutub Minar,Delhi

Qutub Minar is one of the famous Indian heritage sites located in Delhi. It is the tallest minaret of world with a height of 72.5 meter.
  • Qutub Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an attraction for many tourists.
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    Qutub Minar of Delhi
  • The building process of Qutub Minar took a long time (about 75 years). It was started by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1192 and finished by Iltutmish. The minar was damaged and repaired many times in past.
  • This ancient Islamic Monument has about 379 stairs and is 237 ft tall. It has a diameter of 14.3 meters at bottom which decreases to 2.4 meters at the top. It is made of Red sandstone and has Arabic inscriptions on it.
  • There are many stories about the naming of this tower. Some says that it was named after the first Turkic sultan Qutub-ud-din Aibak and some believes that it was named to honor Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, a saint.
  • Many other ancient structures are there surrounding the Qutub Minar- Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Iron Pillar. These monuments are collectively called Qutub complex.
  • After an accident in 1981 (in which about 45 people were killed) climbing in tower was banned by government of India.

Facts you should know about India Gate

India gate is a famous national monument of India also known as ‘All India War Memorial’. It is located in the capital of India, Delhi.
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    India Gate
  • India gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It was established in 1927 and unveiled in 1933.
  • It was made to recall the soldiers of British Indian Army who died for the country in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.
  • It is made of sandstone and granite. The height of India gate is 42 meter approximately. The names of the soldiers who died in war are written on the wall.
  • The inspiration of its design came from Arc de Triomphe of Paris.
  • Before the independence there were some British statues in front of the India gate. After the independence they were moved to Coronation Park.
  • Amar Jawan Jyoti is located beside the India gate. Awar jawan jyoti was lighted in 1971 by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to recall the soldiers who died in indo-pak war. From then it is still lightning.

Interesting facts about indian currency rupee

The currency of India is rupee (INR) (₹). Reserve Bank of India controls the issuance of Indian currency (money) rupee.
  • The word ‘rupee’ comes from the Sanskrit word ‘raupya’. The meaning of which is silver.
  • Sher Shah Suri introduced the first rupee. The first paper note was issued by Bank of Hindustan.  
  • The value (amount) of a banknote is written on the banknote in Hindi and English in the front side and in 15 different Indian languages in the backside of the note.
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    Indian currency symbol
  • In 2010 Indian rupee symbol “₹” was adopted. D.Udaya Kumar is the creator of the rupee symbol. The symbol was derived from Devanagari letter "" (ra). The symbol is a combination of the Latin letter “R” and Devanagari letter “”. The parallel line in the symbol is given to make it look like tricolor of Indian national flag.
  • After the independence of India the first coins were introduced in 1950. It was made of Cupro-nickel. In 1964 aluminum coins were first introduced for up to 20 paisa. Stainless steel coins (10, 25, and 50) were first introduced in 1988.
  • 75, 100, 1000 rupees coin were first made in 2010. It was only for the commemorative purposes. They were made to celebrate 75 years of Reserve Bank of India, 100 years of Rabindranath Tagore and 1000 years of Brihadeeswarar temple. 
  • The current series of bank notes are called Mahatma Gandhi Series. The Mahatma Gandhi series of notes were introduced in 1996.
Clean Note Policy of RBI
To prevent the circulation of mutilated or soiled notes and to increase the life expectancy of notes, RBI has introduced Clean Note policy in 2001. According to this policy some guidelines were set for the public.i.e.
  1. Not to staple or write anything on the notes
  2. Store the notes safely to prevent damage
  3. Banks were instructed to provide clean notes in exchange of spoiled notes
  4. Banks were instructed to sort the issuable and non-issuable notes and to provide only good quality notes to the public
  • 500 rupees note was introduced in 1987 and 1000 rupee note was introduced in 2000. After demonetization of 8th November,2016 these notes were declared invalid and new 500 and 2000 rupee notes were introduced
  • Demonetization of 500 and 1000 Rupee note
    On 8th November 2016, Govenrment of India declared that the 500 and 1000 rupee notes were not legal tendar and thus the use of these notes became invalid. Instead of that new 500, 2000 rupee notes were introduced.
  • Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) is responsible for printing Indian banknotes, postal stamps and other government documents. It also produces the coins. SPMCIL is a government owned corporation established in 2006. It manages 4 presses, 4 mints and 1 paper mill.
Unit Location Information
Currency Notes Press Nashik, Maharashtra Prints currency notes
Bank Notes Press Dewas, Madhya Pradesh Prints currency notes It also has ink factory. Which produces ink for security printing
India Security Press Nashik, Maharashtra Prints Postal stamps, and other government documents
Security Printing Press Hyderabad, Telangana Prints Postal stamps, and other government documents
India Government Mint Mumbai, Maharashtra Produces coins and medals
India Government Mint Kolkata, West Bengal Produces coins and medals
India Government Mint Hyderabad, Telangana Produces coins and medals
India Government Mint Noida, Uttar Pradesh Produces coins and medals
Security Paper Mill Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh Produces papers for currency notes and different documents
  • Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) is also responsible for printing the currency notes. It is a RBI subsidiary. It has two presses in Mysore and Salboni.

Intersting facts about ashok stambh- national emblem of india

Ashok stambh (pillar) is the national emblem of India. On 26 January 1950, Ashok stambh was adopted as the national emblem of India. It is used in different government letters and is also part of Indian currency
  • King Asoka had built these pillars during his reign. There are about 19 pillars still standing in the northern India. Among these pillars, pillar of Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh is most famous. Ashok stambh (pillar) of Sarnath has been adopted as the national emblem of India.
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Ashok Stambh
  • The Ashok stambh was made from the sandstone. It is now preserved in a secure way.
  • The Ashok stambh of sarnath has a historical significance. It represents the place where Buddha taught his lessons of dharma to the five monks. Then these monks spread the Buddhism to all over the world.
  • This stambh has four lions seated back to back. These lions represent power, courage, confidence and pride.
  • Besides lions some other animals are also illustrated on the pillar- a horse, a bull, an elephant and a lion. The elephant signifies the Buddha’s conception (at the time of Buddha’s conception his mother dreamt that a white elephant has entered into his womb). The bull represents Buddha’s zodiac sign Taurus. The horse represents Buddha’s horse which he rode at the time of leaving the palace to discover the meaning of life. The lion signifies the achievement of enlightenment.
  • Ashok chakra is also carved on the pillar. Ashok chakra is also part of the Indian national flag.

Interesting facts about Indian Constitution

Indian Constitution is the framework of duties and rules of different Indian governing bodies and its people. It describes the duties of different government bodies, procedures to carry out the governmental works; it also describes the duties of the citizen of India.
  • After the independence of India in 1947, it took 2 years 11 months and 18 days to build the Indian constitution. On 26 November 1949 India adopted its constitution and it came into effect on 26 January 1950. The day (26 January) is celebrated as the republic day in India. Because on that day Indian constitution came into effect and India became a sovereign, democratic republic country. To commemorate the Purna Swaraj declaration of independence of 1930, the date 26 January was chosen.
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  • Indian constitution was drafted by the Constituent Assembly and Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is called the father of Indian constitution. Constituent Assembly had 13 different committees.
  • Indian constitution is the longest written constitution. It contains 448 articles in 22 parts, 12 schedules and 118 amendments. Indian constitution was hand written and was both in Hindi and English. The original copies of the constitution are preserved in a secure way.
  • Many principles of Indian constition were influenced from different countries constitution. Such as separation of powers among the major branches of government was adopted from the constitution of United States, directive principle of state policy was adapted from Ireland.

Some Important Articles of Indian Constitution

Article 14 Equality before law
Article 24 Prohibition of employment of children in factories
Article 19 Right to freedom of speech and expression.
Right to assemble peacefully and without arms.
Right to form associations or unions.
Right to move freely throughout the territory of India.
Article 26 Freedom to manage religious affairs.
Article 21 Protection of life and personal liberty
Article 31A Equal justice and free legal aid
Article 45 Provision for free and compulsory education for children.

Biography and facts about Ajay Bhatt: Creator of USB

Ajay Bhatt is a computer architect. He is famous for different inventions specially for inventing USB (Universal Serial Bus).
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Ajay Bhatt
  • Ajay Bhatt was born in India on 1957.
  • He completed his graduation from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He completed his master’s degree from The City University of New York, United States.
  • Bhatt works at Intel Corporation. He joined Intel as a senior staff architect on the chipset architecture team in 1990.
  • He has developed many technologies under Intel-USB (Universal Serial Bus), AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port), PCI Express etc.
  • He has around 31 U.S. patents and many patents are under completion.
  • Ajay Bhatt came to spotlight after a TV commercial in 2009 that featured actor Sunil Narkar as Ajay Bhatt and described him as a inventor of USB. This advertisement made Ajay Bhatt a globally known person.

  • In 2002, he won Achievement in Excellence Award for his distribution for PCI express. He was invited to different universities for giving Lectures. He was in the list of ‘The 50 Most Influential Global Indians!’ of GQ India magazine’s July 2010’s issue.

Quick Facts about Ajay Bhatt

Name: Ajay Bhatt
D.O.B: 1957
Education: Graduation from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Masters from The City University of New York
Profession: Chief Client Platform Architect at Intel
Inventions: USB (Universal Serial Bus), AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port), PCI Express

Interesting facts and biography of Pranav Mistry

Pranav Mistry is an Indian scientist. He is well known for his work on sixth sense. He is a computer scientist and had done many good projects such as Mouseless and sparsh.
  • Pranav Mistry was born on 14 May 1981 in Palanpur, Gujarat, India.
  • He collected his bachelor degree in computer science and engineering form Nirma Institute of Technology. He got his Master of design degree from IIT-Bombay. He also has a Master's degree in Media Arts and Sciences which he has collected from the MIT.
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Pranav Mistry
  • Pranav has also worked for Microsoft as a UX researcher. He now works for the Samsung electronics as the Director of Research.
  • He has invented sixth sense device. This device basically is a combination of a mini projector, camera, sensors and computing device. People can wear the device as a pendent. With this device people can use their fingers to interact with different objects they have around themselves.
  • Besides sixth sense he has also invented Mouseless (An invisible mouse with infrared laser and infrared camera), SPARSE (a way to easily transfer data from one device to another by simply touch gestures) , Blinkbot (a system which use users blink to control a robot).
  • Popular science awarded best invention of the year to Pranav Mistry in 2009 for the invention of sixth sense. He also won 2009 TR35 award by Technology Review.

 Quick Facts about Pranav Mistry

Name: Pranav Mistry
D.O.B: 14 May 1981
Education: Nirma Institute of Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Invention: Sixth Sense, Mouseless, SPARSE
Awards: 2009 Invention Award By Popular Science
2009 TR35 by Technology Review

Biography and facts about father of indian space program Vikram Sarabhai

Vikram Sarabhai was an Indian scientist. His effort helped to establish Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He was a famous physicist. He is also called ‘Father of Indian space program’ sometimes.
  • He was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 12 August 1919 in a rich Jain family.
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    Vikram Sarabhai (1919-1971)
  • Vikram Sarabhai’s parents were Ambalal Sarabhai and Sarla Devi. His father was a famous industrialist. Vikram married Mrinalini Sarabhai, a celebrated classical dancer. Before marring Mrinalini he had a long relationship with Dr.Kamala Choudhary. Vikram Sarabhai has two children- son Kartikeya and daughter Mallika. In 2010 Mallika Sarabhai was awarded with Padma Bhushan and in 2012 his son won Padma Shri.
  • On November 11, 1947 after the independence of India, He established a research institution in Ahmedabad with the help of his family. This institution is known as Physical Research Laboratory (PRL).
  • Sarabhai played a critical role in the establishment of ISRO. After the independence of India many people had questioned the requirement of a space program in India. India was a developing country at that time and space program required a huge amount of money. But Sarabhai convinced the government.
  • The first rocket launching station at Thumba near Thiruvananthapuram was established with the help of Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha and Sarabhai.
  • In 1966 he founded a Community Science Centre at Ahmedabad. This is now called Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre. He established the Operations Research Group (ORG), the first market research organization in the country. He also established Nehru Foundation for Development in Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad ((IIMA), Faster Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) in Kalpakkam, Variable Energy Cyclotron Project in Calcutta, and Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) in Jaduguda, Jharkhand.
  • He was awarded with the Padma Bhushan (1966), Padma Vibhushan (after-death) (1972).
  • On 30 December 1971, Virram Sarabhai died.

Quick Facts about Vikram Sarabhai

Name: Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
D.O.B: 12 August, 1919
Family: Parents: Ambalal and Sarla Devi, Wife:  Mrinalini Sarabhai, Son: Kartikeya, Daughter: Mallika
Education: University of Cambridge
Famous for: Founder of  Indian space program, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Physical Research Laboratory
A.K.A: "Father of indian space program"
Awards: Padma Bhushan (1966)
Padma Vibhushan, posthumous (after-death) (1972)
Died on: 30 December 1971

Anil Kumble: Facts, Biography, Information

Anil Kumble is an Indian cricketer and right arm leg spin bowler. He is famous for his innings in 1999 against Pakistan. He took 10 wickets in an innings of the test match. He was  the captain of Indian cricket team for sometime. He is also famous for his flipper.
  • Anil Kumble was born on 17 October 1970 in Bangalore, India.
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Anil Kumble
  • His parents are K N Krishna Swamy and Saroja. He also has a brother Dinesh. Kumble is married to Chethana Ramatheertha. He married Chethana after her divorce. He has a son Mayas and two daughters Svasti and Aaruni (from Chethana's previous marriage).
  •  He studied from Holy Saint English School and National High School, Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Kumble completed his graduation from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Kumble was interested in the cricket from his childhood and he joined Young Cricketers club at an age of 13. Kumble played his first domestic match against Hyderabad in 1989 at an age of 19. He was the player of Karnataka team.
  • Anil Kumble started his carrier as a fast bowler.
  • Kumble made his debut in the ODI’s on 25 April 1990 against Sri Lanka at Sharjah. His test debut occurred in the same year against England.
  • Kumble had the record as an Indian who took first 50 test wickets in only 10 matches before Ashwin broke the record(took 50 wicket in 9 matches).
  • At Eden gardens against West Indies in 1993 Kumble took 6 wickets for only 12 runs. It is an Indian record.
  • He is the only bowler who has taken 10 wickets in a innings after Jim Laker of England. This performance is regarded as the second best "Bowling performance of all time" by wisden.
  • Kumble is the second Indian after Kapil Dev who took 400 test wickets. He is also the highest wicket taking Indian bowler.
  • He has world record in caught and bowled dismissals.
  • He is the only Indian bowler who has taken 5 wickets in a test innings more than 30 times.
  • On 8 November 2007, he was made captain of Indian test team.
  • Kumble is in the 3rd position after Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne to take 600 Test wickets.
  • Anil Kumble took his retirement from cricket on 2 November 2008 at Feroz Shah Kotla cricket stadium at New Delhi, India.
  • Kumble has won many awards. Arjuna award in 1995, Padma Shri in 2005. He was appointed as the chairman of ICC cricket committee in 2012.

Quick Facts about Anil Kumble

Name: Anil Kumble
D.O.B: 17 October, 1970
Family: Parents: K N Krishna Swamy and Saroja, Wife: Chethana Ramatheertha,
Education: National High School, Basavanagudi, Bangalore, Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering
Profession: Cricketer
A.K.A Jumbo
Awards: Arjuna award in 1995,Padma Shri in 2005

Stats of Anil Kumbles Bowling

Test ODI
Matches 132 271
Wickets 619 337
Bowling Avg. 29.65 30.89
5 wickets in innings 35 2
10 wickets in match 8
Best bowling 10/74 6/12

V V S Laxman biography and facts

V V S Laxman is an Indian cricketer and right handed batsman. Laxman is famous for the shots, he used to play by his supple wriest.  His score 281 against Australia at Eden garden is regarded as the best innings of his career.
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V V S Laxman
  • V V S Laxman’s full name is Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman. He was born on 1 November 1974 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh in a Telugu Brahmin family.
  • His parents are noted Physicians Dr. Shantaram and Dr. Satyabhama. V V S Laxman is the great grand nephew of Indian former president Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He is married to G. R. Sailaja. He  has two children-Sarvajit and Achinta.
  • Laxman made his debut in domestic cricket in 1992. He played for Hyderabad team against Punjab. In 1996 Laxman made his international test debut against South Africa in Ahmadabad and in 1998 against Zimbabwe, he made his ODI debut.
  • Laxman has a tremendous playing records  against Australia. In 29 test matches against Australia he had scored 2434 runs with an average 49.67. His highest test score (281) is also against Australia. In 21 ODIs against Australia he had scored 739 runs with an average 46.18.
Stats Of V V S Laxman
  • His 281 runs innings against Australia was the best innings of his career. It was the record score at that time. Later Sehwag broke the record. This innings is recorded as the 6th best test innings by wisden.
  • He has a record of catching most number of times (12) in a single ODI series besides wicketkeeper.
  • His partnership with Rahul Dravid for 376 runs is the record partnership in 3rd innings of a test match for any wicket during a winning cause.
  • He was also the captain of Deccan Chargers team in the Indian Premier League.
  • Laxman retired from international cricket on 18 August 2012.
  • Laxman won Arjuna Award in 2001, Padma Shri in 2011. He was chosen for wisden cricketer of the year 2002.

Quick Facts about Laxman 

Name: V V S Laxman
D.O.B: 1 November 1974
Family: Parents: Dr. Shantaram and Dr. Satyabhama, Wife: G. R. Sailaja, Children: Sarvajit and Achinta
Education:  Little Flower High School, Hyderabad
Profession: Cricketer
A.K.A: Very Very Special
Awards: Arjuna Award in 2001, Padma Shri in 2011

Facts and biography of Verghese Kurien:founder of amul

Verghese Kurien also known as ‘Milkman of India’ was an Indian engineer and socialist. He is well known for his agricultural development program ‘operation flood’. He made India world’s largest milk producer from a milk deficient country. He founded Amul.
  • Verghese Kurien was born on 26 November 1921 in a Christian family in Kozhikode, Kerala.
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    Verghese Kurien (1921-2012)
  • Verghese Kurien married with Molly. He had a daughter Nirmala.
  • He completed his physics graduation from the Loyola College, Madras. He had a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from university of madras. In 1948 he completed his M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University.
  • He started his career in Government of India's experimental creamery, at Anand in Gujarat. At that time he was not interested in his work and wanted to leave. But he stayed there on the request of Tribhuvandas Patel’s request.
  • With the help of Tribhuvandas Patel, Kurien established Amul (a unit which takes milk from the farmers and sells it after processing). This idea was the unique at that time and it helped the farmers to get appropriate price of their milk.
  • After the success of Amul, its idea was replicated all over India and National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) was established. Verghese Kurien was made chairman of this board.
  • On 9 September 2012, Kurien was died at Nadiad, near Anand in Gujarat, India. He was 90 at that time.

Quick facts about Verghese Kurien

Name: Verghese Kurien
D.O.B: 26 November 1921
Family: Wife: molly Daughter:nirmala
Education:  B.S.-University of Madras
M.S.-Michigan State University
Famous for: Founder of Amul,
A.K.A: 'Milkman of India'
Awards: World Food Prize (1989),
Padma Vibhushan (1999),
Ramon Magsaysay Award (1963)
Died on: 9 September 2012 (aged 90)

Interesting biographical facts about director Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap is an Indian film director. Besides director, he is also a screenplay writer and producer. He is well known as the director of the films Black Friday, Gangs of Wasseypur.
  • Anurag Singh Kashyap was born on 10 September 1972 in Benares, Uttar Pradesh.
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    Anurag Kashyap
  • After the divorce of Anurag Kashyap and Aarti (his formal wife), He married Kalki Koechlin (an actor). Anurag Kashyap has a daughter named Aaliya. Filmmaker Abhinav Kashyap is his brother.
  • He studied in the Scindia School of Gwalior. He completed his graduation from Hansraj College in 1993. Initially he wanted to be a Scientist.
  • During his college life he watched a lot of movies and also got involved with drugs and alcohol.
  •  In International Film Festival of India, Anurag watched world movies first time. He watched 55 movies in 10 days in the festival. Films like bicycle thief left a great impact on his life.
  • He came to Mumbai to join the film industry. After a lot struggle he got a chance to write a screenplay in Ram Gopal Verma’s satya. Satya became a hit film. Later, he wrote many films screenplay and dialogues. He wrote the dialogues for the films shool, yuva, kaun.
  • His directorial debut film was Paanch, with Kay Kay Menon. The film did not get released for its content. After that he made Black Friday. The film received a positive review from the viewers and critics.
  • Later he directed the films No Smoking (2007), Dev D (2009), Gulaal (2009), That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011) and Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).
  • He is also the screenwriter of the film water (2005). The film was nominated to the academy awards.
  • Anurag Kashyap won the best screenplay writer award at star screen award in 1999 for the film satya. His film Black Friday won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (2005).

Quick Facts about Anurag Kashyap

Name: Anurag Kashyap
D.O.B: 10 September 1972
Family: wife-Kalki Koechlin, Brother: Abhinav Kashyap, Daughter: Aaliya
Education: Scindia School in Gwalior, Delhi university
Profession: Director, Producer, Screenplay Writer
Awards:  Best Screenplay award for Satya at the Star Screen Awards,Black Friday won the Grand Jury Prize at the 3rd Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (2005)

Interesting facts and biography of YoYo Honey Singh

Honey Singh is an Indian rapper. He prefers singing songs in Punjabi. Besides singing, he is also a music director and a film actor.
  • Honey Singh was born on March 15, 1984 in Hoshiarpur of Punjab.
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    Honey Singh
  • He studied music from the Trinity school of U.K. He started his career as a recording artist.
  • Honey Singh is the music director of many famous albums like Peshi, The Beat, Suma, Rebirth, The next Level, Lock up, the beginning and many more albums like this.
  • He has given his voice to many songs like Behani Naar, Dance with me, bhagat singh, pendu jatt and in many more songs.
  • Honey Singh’s song ‘Lak 28 Kudi da’ reached No. 1 position in BBC Asian Download Charts in May 2011. The song was the promotional song of the film Lion of Punjab.
  • Yoyo Honey Singh’s video reached the top position in the YouTube’s trending videos chart in 2012. His song Brown Rang was in the top position and the song high heels reached fourth position.
  • Honey singh has also worked in the Bollywood songs. His sang in the films cocktail, Son of Sardaar, Khiladi 786, race 2 and in many more movies.
  • He has also acted in the films Mirza- an untold story, Tu mera 22 main tera 22, The Expose.
  • He has won many awards. He won ETC award for best sound in 2006 for the song Glassi. For Rebirth in 2009 he won PTC award Best Folk Pop award. For the International Villager album he won UK asian music award.

At A Glance

Name: Honey Singh
A.K.A: Yoyo Honey Singh
D.O.B: March 15, 1984
Profession: Singer, Rapper, Music Director, Actor
Awards: ETC award for the Best sound in 2006, PTC Punjabi Best Music Director 2010, UK Asian Music Awards Best International Album 2012

Ratan Tata:biography,facts,personal life

Ratan Tata is an Indian businessman. He was the chairman of the most famous Indian brand Tata Group.
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    Ratan Tata
  • Ratan Tata was born on 28 December 1937 in Bombay, India.
  • Ratan Tata’s father was Naval Tata and mother was Sooni. Naval Tata was adopted by Jamsetji’s younger childless son Ratan Tata (Grandfather’s name was same). At an age of seven Ratan Tata’s parents got separated. He was raised by his grandmother Navajbai.
  • Ratan Tata studied at Campion School in Bombay, Bishop Cotton School in Shimla and Cathedral and John Connon School. He completed his B.S. on Architecture from Cornell University in 1962. He got his degree in Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in 1975.
  • From his childhood he was interested in the cars.
  • Besides being great grandson of Jamsetji Tata, Ratan Tata started his career in Tata Group in 1962 as a general worker in the Tata steel. He did not have to work there for a long time.
  • He was made chairman of Tata group in 1991 after the J.R.D Tata’s resignation. At that time many people criticized that decision as he does not have that level of experience to run a company as big as Tata’s.
  • Under the leadership of Ratan Tata, Tata Group became a global brand. Tata group acquired many companies including Tetley, Jaguar Land Rover, and Corus. TCS was also build in his leadership.
  •  His interest in car also helped to build Tata Nano and Tata Indica.
  • On 28 December, 2012 Ratan Tata resigned from the post of chairman of Tata Group. Cyrus Mistry took his post.
  • Ratan Tata won Padma Bhushan in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008. He was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Rockefeller Foundation in 2012.

Quick Facts about Ratan Tata

Name: Ratan Tata
D.O.B: 28 December 1937
Family: Father: Naval Tata, Mother: Sooni, Grandmother: Navajbai, Grandfather: Ratan Tata, Great Grandfather: Jamsetji Tata
Education: B.S from Cornell University in 1962, Management Program from Harvard Business School in 1975
Profession: Businessman
Fomous For: Chairman of Tata Group
Awards: Padma Bhushan in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev:facts,bio,info

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Baba Ramdev
Baba Ramdev is an Indian spiritual leader. He is well known for popularizing yoga, ayurved in India. Ramdev also gives his opinion on different social issues.
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Flow chart of Baba Ramdev
  • Baba Ramdev’s original name is Ramkrishna Yadav. He was born in Mahendragarh, Haryana on 26 December 1965.
  • His father’s name is Ram Nivas Yadav and mothers name is Gulabo Devi. He took his name Ramdev from his father’s name.
  • Baba Ramdev did not completed his education in school. After the 8th standard, he left school and started learning yoga and Sanskrit from various gurukuls.
  • He became sanyasi and went to Himalaya for some time. Acharya Pradumn was his guru.
  • He became public face in 2003, when Aastha TV broadcast his teachings of yoga. Within few years he made a large number of followers. He has also taught yoga in Britain, Japan and USA. Many celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty has also taken his lesson on yoga.
  • Baba Ramdev alos took participation in the anti corruption movement. At the Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi on 27 February, 2011, he joined with Anna Hazare in the anti corruption movement. On 4 June 2011, Bhrashtachar Mitao Satyagrah was launched by Ramdev.
  • In 2007, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar honored him with a doctorate degree for his work in yoga. Maharashtra Governor K. Shankaranarayanan honored him with Sri Chandrashekharendra Saraswati National Eminence Award in 2011.

At a Glance

Name: Ramkrishna Yadav
AKA: Baba Ramdev
D.O.B: 26 December 1965
Family: Father: Ram Nivas Yadav Mother: Gulabo Devi
Famous For: yoga guru
Awards: Honorary Doctorate, by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar
Honored with Sri Chandrashekharendra Saraswati National Eminence Award by Maharashtra Governor K. Shankaranarayanan.

Life of Swami Vivekananda:facts,biography,information

Swami Vivekananda was an Indian monk. He is well known for generating awareness in Hinduism and spreading philosophies of Vedanta and yoga to the western world….
  • Swami Vivekananda’s earlier name was Narendranath Datta. He was born in Calcutta in an aristocrat Bengali family on 12 January 1863. At that time India was under the British rule and Calcutta was the capital of India.
  • His father Vishwanath Datta was an attorney of Calcutta High Court and his mother was a housewife.
swami vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda
  • Vivekananda was an average student but he has a great interest in reading books. He had great interest in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas.
  • Narendranath studied in the institution Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. Later he passed Entrance exam from Presidency College. He also studied western history and western philosophy from the Scottish Church College. He completed his Bachelor degree in 1884.
  • Vivekananda became a member of Brahmo Samaj, where he got the thoughts about formless god.
  • Vivekananda always used to ask people about their idea of god and religion, but their answers didn’t satisfy him. He got his answers from Ramakrishna. He met Ramakrishna for the first time in November 1881. It was the turning point of his life. He made Ramakrishna his guru.
  • Ramakrishna died on 16 August 1886. Ramakrishna taught Vivekananda that service to men was the most effective worship of God.
    life of swami vivekananda
    Life of swami vivekananda
  • After the death of Ramakrishna, Vivekananda took the responsibility of the Ramakrishna’s Cossipore Math. He transferred the math to Baranagar. In 1899 Baranagar math was transferred to Belur. This is now known as Belur Math.
  • The name Vivekananda was given to Narendranath by Ajit Singh, Maharaja of Khetri.
  • Vivekananda started wandering in India from 1888 (as a Parivrâjaka: a ritual of Hindu religion). He wandered all around the India about five years and lived with different kinds of people.
  • Vivekananda visited Chicago on July, 1893. At that time Parliament of the World's Religions was organizing there. But due to lack of credential at first he was not given the opportunity to speak. But with the help of Professor John Henry Wright of Harvard University  he got the opportunity to speak.
  • On 11 September 1893 at the Parliament of the World's Religions, he gave his first brief speech on Hinduism. He began his speech with “Sisters and brothers of America!”. With this speech he got the standing ovation from the seven thousand people gathered there.
  • After the speech of Chicago, he gave many speeches all around the world and met with many people. Such as Sister Nivedita, Max Muller, Paul Deussen and many more people.
  • He returned to India in 1897. In India he also gave many speeches. He gave speeches on social issues. His speeches had a great effect on the leaders of that time (Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose).
  • He founded Ramakrishna Mission on 1 may, 1897.
  • In 1899, despite of his bad health he visited the west for the second time. In this visit he established Vedanta societies at San Francisco and New York, Shanti Ashrama (peace retreat) at California.
  • He has written many books- Karma Yoga (1896),Raja Yoga (1896), Vedanta Philosophy: An address before the graduate philosophical society (1896), Lectures from Colombo to Almora (1897), Addresses on Bhakti Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, The East and the West.
  • On 4 July 1902 Swami Vivekananda died at Belur Math at an age of 39. His birthday is celebrated as a National Youth day in India.

Quick facts about Swami Vivekananda

Name: Swami Vivekananda
D.O.B: 12 January 1863
Family: Father: Vishwanath Datta Guru: Ramakrishna
Education: Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Presidency College, Scottish Church College
Books Written: Karma Yoga (1896),Raja Yoga (1896),Lectures from Colombo to Almora (1897), Addresses on Bhakti Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, The East and the West
Founder of:  Belur Math, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission
Died on: 4 July 1902