Blessed Rani Maria : A Martyr for Human Dignity

Indian nun Rani Maria Vattali, who was stabbed to death in 1995 in Madhya Pradesh, was declared “Blessed”, a sacred title in the Roman Catholic Church order. Blessed” is a stage bel...

Duarte Barbosa

Duarte Barbosa was a Portuguese factor at Cannanore and Cochin and had left behind an interesting account on trade and political events of the southeast including Bengal. By 1503, he had learnt Malay...

Domingo Paes : Portuguese Traveler

Domingo Paes a Portuguese traveler who visited Vijayanagar during the reign of its greatest ruler Krishnadeva Raya in 1520. Paes saw the glory of Vijayanagar and has written what he saw, without rela...

Hill Forts of Rajasthan

The serial site, situated in the state of Rajastahan, includes six majestic forts in Chittorgarh; Kumbhalgarh; Sawai Madhopur; Jhalawar; Jaipur, and Jaisalmer. The eclectic architecture of the forts,...

Swami Vivekanand’s Historical Chicago address

‘Sisters and brothers of America’, the opening words of Swami Vivekananda reverberated with a peal of applause at the World Parliament of Religions held at Chicago on 11 September 1893 and it still e...

Onam

Onam, a celebration of equality, justice and prosperity, is the State festival of Kerala, which unites all Keralites irrespective of caste, colour or creed and is celebrated in Kerala with pomp and g...