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Was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: Ideology of Fusion?

Was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose - Ideology of Fusion?

Was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: Ideology of Fusion? As early as 1930 – in his inaugural speech as mayor of Calcutta – the fervent young Bose first expressed his support for a fusion of socialism and fascism: “… I would say we have here in this policy and program a synthesis of what modern Europe calls Socialism and Fascism. We …

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What is the contribution of Subhash Chandra Bose in national struggle?

What is the contribution of Subhash Chandra Bose in national struggle?

The contribution of Subhash Chandra Bose is no less. He has been denied his rightful place in the annals of Indian history. He founded Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj) to overthrow British Empire from India and came to acquire legendary status among Indian masses. Subhash also announced the formation of the Independence League. Subhash Chandra Bose was jailed during …

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Subhas Chandra Bose: Plot of Death

Subhas Chandra Bose - Plot of Death

In the late afternoon of August 18, 1945, twelve persons with burns were wheeled into Nanmon Military Hospital, Taihoku, Taipei, shortly after a message reached the duty doctor that a Japanese bomber carrying them had crashed at a nearby aerodrome. One of the victims, a well-built Indian, had burns all over his body, heart and face, and he was in …

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When is Pongal festival? Tamil Harvest Festival

When is Pongal festival?

Pongal festival is celebrated for four continuous days beginning from the last day of Tamil month of Maargazhi (December-January) and lasting upto the third day of Thai. Pongal is celebrated in the month of January after the winter solstice. The date of Pongal usually remains same as it is reckoned according to the solar calendar that is more accurate than …

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What is the Significance of Pongal festival?

What is the Significance of Pongal festival?

Everybody knows about the celebration of Pongal but hardly anyone knows about its significance and meaning. People celebrating Pongal should be aware of the meaning & significance of the important rituals associated with this harvest festival. Pongal or Thai Pongal is also called Makar Sankranti, since it is celebrated on the first day of Thai when the Sun enters the …

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What is Pongal? Why it is a Harvest Festival?

What is pongal

Pongal comes from the word ‘ponga’ which literally means ‘boil’ and so ‘pongal’ connotes ‘spillover’ or that which is ‘overflowing’. It’s also the name of the special sweet dish cooked on the Pongal day. Pongal continues through the first four days of the ‘Thai’ month that starts on January 14 every year. Pongal is directly associated with the annual cycle …

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What is the Bonfire Ritual in Lohri Festival?

What is the Bonfire Ritual in Lohri Festival?

In the evening, with the setting of the sun, huge bonfires are lit in the harvested fields and in the front yards of houses and people gather around the rising flames, circle around (parikrama) the bonfire and throw puffed rice, popcorn and other munchies into the fire, shouting “Aadar aye dilather jaye” (May honor come and poverty vanish!) and sing …

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Which day is the Maghi Day?

Maghi Day

The day following Lohri is called ‘Maghi’, signifying the beginning of the month of Magh. According to Hindu beliefs, this is an auspicious day to take a holy dip in the river and give away charity. Sweet dishes (usually kheer) are prepared with sugar cane juice to mark the day. Lohri is more than just a festival, especially for the …

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