Born on 11 May 1918, Mrinalini Sarabhai was a renowned Indian classical dancer, who specialised in various dance forms, like Bharatanatyam, Kathakali and many more. It is said that she intertwined her dance forms with social issues and used the stage to spread awareness about societal menaces. Though she was married to the famous scientist Vikram Sarabhai, she carved a niche for herself as a renowned dancer. In fact, her biggest contribution to the field of dance remains the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, which she established with her husband in Ahmedabad, in 1949. Not just dance, she also choreographed over 300 dance dramas and authored numerous novels, poems, plays, and stories for children. Mrinalini Sarabhai was awarded the Padma Shri (1965) and the Padma Bhushan (1992). She passed away on 21 January 2016.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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