One of the most successful and experimental filmmakers of India, Satyen Bose was born on 22 January 1916 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency (British India). Though he had no formal training in cinema, he rose to become a prominent director and a master of the cinematic medium. His off-beat Bengali film Parivartan in 1949 was a trailblazer and was remade into the immensely popular Hindi film Jagruti, which established his place in the Hindi film industry. He was a writer, director, and actor. His filmography contains a mix of genres, from sentimental dramas to comedies to heart-warming tearjerkers. A film that made him a household name was Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958). This musical comedy was such a box-office success, that over time it acquired the stature of a ‘classic’. Dosti (1964) won him global recognition. Some of his other notable films were Bandi (1957), Aasra (1966) and Raat Aur Din (1967). Satyen Bose passed away on 09 June 1993.
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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