MJPublished: 29th August 2019 HBD Michael Jackson
MJPublished: 29th August 2019 HBD Michael Jackson: Here are 5 of the craziest rumours about the King of Pop BUSTED On Michael Jackson's birth anniversary, we look back on the myths and rumours that always surrounded him while he was alive and also continue to haunt his legacy Johanna Deeksha
Neil Armstrong Facts & Worksheets
Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 just outside of Wapakoneta, Ohio. Armstrong was interested in flight from a very early age. When he was just two years old his dad took him to the Cleveland Air Races and he took his first airplane flight in a Ford Trimotor (also known as The Tin Goose) with his father in Warren, Ohio on July 20, 1936 when he was five.
The Trump presidency is now history. So how will it rank?
In the race to the bottom for the title of worst American president, the same few sorry names appear at the end of almost every list, jockeying for last place. There’s Andrew Johnson, whose abysmal behavior during Reconstruction led to the first presidential impeachment. There’s Warren G. Harding, responsible for the Teapot Dome scandal. There’s hapless, hated Franklin Pierce; doomed, dead-after-32-days William Henry Harrison; and inevitably, James Buchanan, often considered worst of all because of how badly he bungled the lead-up to the Civil War.
Bahadur Shah Zafar Biography
Even as an emperor he did not rule over a large empire; his empire barely extended beyond Delhi's Red Fort. By that time the East India Company was gaining political power in India and the emperor was no longer accorded any real power over the country which had by now fragmented into hundreds of kingdoms and principalities. He was not a very ambitious ruler and thus the British believed that he posed no real threat to them. However, Zafar did play a prominent role during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, fighting for India’s independence from British Rule. Though most famous for being the last Mughal emperor, Zafar was also a very talented Urdu poet and musician in his own right. He had written a large number of ghazals and his court was home to several Urdu writers of great repute including Mirza Ghalib, Dagh, Mumin, and Zauq.He became the 17th Mughal emperor on 28 September 1837 after the death of his father. In fact, he had not been his father’s preferred choice to succeed him. Akbar II was planning to name Mirza Jahangir, son of his wife Mumtaz Begum as the successor but could not do so after Mirza Jahangir got into serious conflict with the British.
Indira Gandhi Biography
Indira Gandhi, as Prime Minister, was seen as ferocious, weak and extraordinary with the centralization of power. From 1975 to 1977, she placed an emergency in the country to suppress the political opposition. India gained popularity in South Asia with major economic, military and political changes under her leadership. Indira Gandhi was elected by the India Today Magazine in 2001 as the world's greatest Prime Minister. In 1999, BBC called her the "Woman of the Millennium."
Dr. Manmohan Singh: Why did India Fail a Historical Leader
It is striking to note that the leader who should be credited for pulling out 140 million people from poverty, who brought about telecom revolution in the country, who empowered the people with the Right to Information (RTI) in an effort to curb corruption, who initiated the UID-Aadhar card program make sure all received government assistance, who conceived and implemented NAREGA to ensure economic security for the unemployed, who respected the sovereignty of India’s institutional framework (in fact, up-holding its integrity—even at the cost of his personal reputation), who pacified the political disturbances in the troubled state of Kashmir (allowing for its real integration with the nation), who instituted measures to deflect the onslaught of a global economic recession, and who lead India into a nuclear deal with the USA, would—despite all these contributions—be awarded negligible personal or political credit in India’s history.
Biography of Ashfaqulla Khan – A great revolutionary
Born in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Ashfaqulla Khan was the son of Shafiqulla Khan. In 1921, Mahatma Gandhi had called on all Indians not to pay taxes to the government or cooperate with the British. This non-cooperation movement kindled the fire of freedom in the hearts of all Indians. However, with the Chauri Chaura violence which resulted into setting ablaze of a police station and death of some policemen, Mahatma Gandhi called off the non-cooperation movement in February, 1922. The youth of the country were greatly disappointed with this calling off the movement and they themselves resolved that the country should become free as early as possible. Ashfqulla Khan joined the band of such revolutionaries. Ramprasad Bismil who also hailed from Shahjahanpur was the leader of the militant group of these revolutionaries. A friendship was cultivated between AshfaqullaKhan and Ramprasad Bismil. Ramprasad was a Aryasmaji whereas AshfaqullaKhan was a devout Muslim. They were so devoted to the cause of the nation that their religion did not come in the way of their firm resolve to join together for the freedom struggle.
Periodic whitewashing of Tipu Sultan can’t undo his unflattering history
To be sure, the ground for this had already been set years ago by a coterie of seasoned, hardcore Marxist intellectuals, novelists, and writers among others who were substantially rewarded after he became chief minister. Chief among these was the late Girish Karnad’s drama, Dreams of Tipu Sultan (originally in Kannada titled Tipuvina Kanasugalu). The play can be considered as The Sword of Tipu Sultan 2.0 in play form. As chief minister, Siddaramaiah kept his promise such as it was, and unleashed Tipu Jayanti on the state at taxpayer expense. Expectedly, it led to avoidable conflagrations and violence and death each year spread over at least three years. We can let that matter rest at that for now.
Mangal Pandey: Spearheading the ‘Indian Mutiny of 1857’
On that day, the British officers did not react as they were outnumbered but they decided to call in for reinforcements and have British soldiers from Burma (Mynamar) come in and disarm the soldiers of that battalion, humiliate them and throw them out. The above plan was to be put into effect in Barakpur. Mangal Pandey was enraged at the idea of the humiliation of his brethren. Mangal Pandey was a young man who revered his Dharma more than his own life. He was virtuous and his bearing and appearance was radiant. An electrifying desire for freedom was invoked within him and it surged through his veins. His very sword seemed to become impatient to be released from its sheath. How can the sword of ‘Kshatraveers’ remain in its sheath when faced with gross injustice?
Tank Destroyer Havildar Abdul Hamid, Param Vir Chakra
After five years of service in the anti-tank section Abdul Hamid had recently been promoted and given charge of quartermaster stores of his company. As he was the best 106mm recoilless rifle shot in the battalion, he was reverted to his former charge as NCO commanding the battalion’s recoilless rifle platoon.