INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION: Introduction: Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) holds a prominent place in the glorious history of India. IVC is also known as ‘Harappan Civilization’ as Harappa was the first city to be discovered along the banks of river Ravi by Daya Ram Sahni in […]

Ramsar Sites Part 5

Ramsar Sites Part 5 List of Ramsar Sites in India (O-R) Odisha Bhitarkanika Mangroves: The site’s Gahirmatha beach is said to host the largest known Olive Ridley sea turtle nesting beach in the world. Out of 58 recorded species of mangroves in India, 55 species […]

Ramsar Sites Part 2

Ramsar Sites Part 2 List of Ramsar Sites in India A-G Andhra Pradesh: Kolleru Lake: It is the largest shallow freshwater lake in Asia. The lake is a habitat for around 20 million resident and migratory birds, including the grey or spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis). […]

Ramsar Sites Part 1

Ramsar Sites Part 1 What is a Ramsar Site A Ramsar site is a wetland declared as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, which is also known as the ‘Convention on Wetlands’. Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental environmental treaty established by UNESCO […]

Forms of Government (Democracy)

Forms of Government Part 1 As the world is mourning the recent death of the Queen of England, lets take a moment to peak at the different forms of government that are or have been in existence throughout the history of the world. Democracy The […]

Speeches that changed History

Speeches that changed History We all have heard the saying that ‘pen is mightier than the sword’, though it may seem rather absurd to think that just words can change history, it has been proven to be true multiple times throughout history. Words when spoken […]

India and Kashmir

India and Kashmir   The origin of the conflict: The origin of the conflict can be traced back to the First Anglo-Sikh war and the defeat of Sikhs. The Sikhs had to cede territories in order to pay for war indemnities. They ceded Kashmir, and […]