Rajnath Singh, (born July 10, 1951, Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh, India), Indian politician and government official, who became a major figure in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP; Indian People’s Party). A soft-spoken man who generally kept a low public profile, he was one of the party’s staunchest advocates of its Hindutva ideology, which sought to define Indian culture in terms of Hindu values. His rise to the top ranks within the party was lauded as demonstrating the BJP’s democratic strength.
The Resilience of Qutub Minar
There are several reasons why the 72.5-metre-high Qutub Minar has come to be known as Delhi’s enduring symbol. It is the world’s tallest brick tower and one of the finest specimens of Islamic craftsmanship as well. Situated in a lush green complex of monuments and ruins in the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, formerly called Qila Rai Pithora, this UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts around three million visitors annually. Indeed, very much like the city it symbolises, the Qutub Minar has not only stood the test of time for over 800 years but also weathered several design changes, repairs and reconstructions, lightning and earthquakes—even preservation efforts.
Introduction to Badrinath Temple
The word ‘Badrinath’ comes from the word ‘Badri’ (a place where berries grow). Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who is worshipped as Badri Narayan, this shrine is one among 108 Divya Desams – holy shrines for Vaishnavites. The temple is situated in Garhwal hill tracks of Chamoli District (Uttarakhand, India) along the banks of Alaknanda River. Located at 3,133 m (10,279 ft) above sea level, this shrine is one of the most visited pilgrimage centers of the country. The temple is open for worship for only 6 months a year (End of April till beginning of November), due to extreme weather conditions prevailing in the Himalayas. Best time to visit the shrine is May to June and September to October.
M. S. Dhoni Biography
M. S. Dhoni is an Indian cricketer best remembered for leading the Indian ODI team to its second World Cup win in 2011. He made his ODI debut for the national team on December 23, 2004, against Bangladesh and went on to serve as the captain of the Indian ODI team from 2007 to 2016. He debuted as a Test player against Sri Lanka on 2nd December 2005, and led the team in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. Known for his aggressive playing style, he is revered as one of the best "finishers" in the limited over format of the game. He is also one of the most successful Indian captains and holds a number of records for his captaincy. Notably, the Indian team became the No.1 Test team in 2009 under his captaincy. He also led the Indian team to win the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. While his achievements in the IPL format often get overshadowed by his international records, he also helped his team, Chennai Super Kings, win IPL twice in 2010 and 2011.
Timeless Mahindra book review: From Jeep CJ-2A to Thar, the journey chronicled
Did you know that for the first two decades, all the Jeeps made by Mahindra were left-hand-drive? Or that the 20 crore rupees Pawan Goenka asked Anand Mahindra to invest into developing a curved windshield for the Mahindra Bolero ended up making the company over 20,000 crore rupees? Or the Rs 600 crore allocated to the design and development of the Mahindra Scorpio would otherwise have gone into a joint venture with Ford and their new Chennai plant? Or even the fact that the CJ-5 was never made in India and the few examples with enthusiasts were captured from the retreating Pakistan Army and later sold off in Army auctions?
What happened to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, once India’s first-choice quick?
In the absence of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, the discussions surrounding India’s current pace options have reached fever pitch, especially with a historic win in Melbourne in the bag, and two Tests still to play. While India sort out its current conundrum, it’s difficult to not think about the ones who missed out to injury – Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Ishant was the more obvious candidate but the series could have been Bhuvneshwar’s comeback ticket. Yet, for the umpteenth time, injury came in his way.
Suresh Raina feels his memoir has potential to be turned into a biopic
Cricketer Suresh Raina says his forthcoming memoir, Believe, has the potential to both interest and inspire people. He talks about his ever lasting camaraderie with MS Dhoni, and his life support that comes from wife Priyanka, and former Indian cricket team coach Greg Chappell.
Narendra Modi, in full Narendra Damodardas Modi, (born September 17, 1950, Vadnagar, India), Indian politician and government official who rose to become a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 2014 he led his party to victory in elections to the Lok Sabha (lower chamber of the Indian parliament), after which he was sworn in as prime minister of India. Prior to that he had served (2001–14) as chief minister (head of government) of Gujarat state in western India.
Honda motorcycle Logo Meaning and History
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is an international industrial company, which is, first of all, known for its cars, motorcycles, and robots. The company was founded on the 24th of September 1948. Soichiro Honda became its founder. Before the 60s, the company Honda specialized on production of motorcycles and the automobile industry was not its business. After the energy crisis of 1973, Honda’s models became bestsellers in the US market, as well as somewhat strengthened their positions in the European market.
About Bhagat Singh
Bhagat Singh was born and raised in a Sikh family in Punjab, India (now Pakistan). He was the second son of Kishan Singh and Vidya Vati. The family was inspired by nationalism and participated in independence movements. At the time of Bhagat's birth, his father and two uncles were in jail for causing political unrest. Khatkar Kalan, near the town of Banga, India, in the Punjab district of Nawanshahr (now called Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar), was his ancestral village. Arjun Singh, his grandfather, followed Arya Samaj, the Hindu reformist movement of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, which had a major influence on Bhagat Singh. His father and uncles were members of the Ghadar Party, headed by Kartar Singh Sarabha and Har Dayal. Because of pending court proceedings against him, Ajit Singh was forced into exile while Swaran Singh died at home in Lahore in 1910, following his release from prison.