Category Archives: Personality of the Week

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw


Early life and education Manekshaw was born in Amritsar, Punjab to Parsi parents, Hormusji Manekshaw, a doctor, and his wife Heerabai, who moved to the Punjab from the small town of Valsad on the Gujarat coast. After completing his schooling … Continue reading

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Lok Manya Tilak – Bal Gangadhar Tilak


Early life Lokmanya Tilak was born at Chummakachu Lane (Ranjani Aaleea) in Chikhalgaon, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra to a Chitpavan Brahmin family. His father, Mr.Gangadhar Tilak was a famous school teacher and a Sanskrit scholar who died when Tilak was sixteen. His … Continue reading

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Maurya Empire – Emperor Ashoka the Great


Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from ca. 269 BC to 232 BC.[1] One of India’s greatest emperors, Ashoka reigned over most of present-day India after a … Continue reading

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Dev Anand – A Legend & A Hero amongst Mortals


Came to know in the morning the passing away of a true legend – Dev Anand ( Dev Saab). The news channels are flooded with tributes, trivia and clips of songs from his numerous timeless classics. Rightly so…   He had … Continue reading

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CV Raman – Scientist and a Nobel Prize Winner


Venkata Raman, a Tamil Brahmin, was born at Thiruvanaikaval, near Tiruchirappalli, Madras Presidency to R. Chandrasekhara Iyer (b. 1866) and Parvati Ammal (Saptarshi Parvati).He was the second of their eight children. At an early age, Raman moved to the city of Vizag, Andhra Pradesh. Studied … Continue reading

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You Said It – ‘UNcommon Man’


Mr.R K Laxman is one of the greatest of all cartoonist of modern India. He is credited with the creation of a cartoon which later went on to symbolize the common man of India. His other work included creation of mascot … Continue reading

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Shashi Tharoor Speech


This is a very special post as it will help illuminate the ideas, concepts, vision, practices and other fundamentals that go into framing a Foreign Policy for a nation. I have always felt that the Ministry of External Affairs is one … Continue reading

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