11th June 2018 | Kruthika R
Did you know that Bengal Gazette was the first English newspaper in India?
Bengal Gazette (also known as ‘Original Calcutta General Advertiser’) was the first English language newspaper printed not just in India but Asia as well. The paper served...
24th April 2018 | Sampada S Venkatesh
Did you know: B. N. Rau and Shiva Rao played a important role in Indian constitution making; however, this was not the only thing common between them.
Sir Benegal Narsing Rau (or B. N. Rau), born 26 February 1887, was, in Jawaharlal Nehru’s words “a perfect civil servant”. After studying in Madras and Cambridge, he ...
7th April 2018 | Kruthika R
Did you know that Nandalal Bose did the art work in Indian Constitution?
The Constitution of India was not originally a printed document, but the handiwork of artist Nandalal Bose and calligrapher Prem Behari Narain Raizada. The finished manusc...
27th October 2017 | Kruthika R
Did you know about Mr. H.V. Kamath’s suggestion to inscribe Swastika in India’s National Flag?
The idea of a national flag for India was used at various junctions of Indian Independence movement calling for a united and free nation. In 1906 the following flag wit...
9th October 2017 | Kruthika R
Did You Know the History Behind the Tune of Jana Gana Mana?
Jana gana mana, India’s national anthem, was written by Rabindranath Tagore around 1911 and was sung by Sarala Devi Chowdhurani for the first time at the annual sessi...