Current Affair Category: History and Culture

February 14, 2024

Unveiling the Legacy of Hastsal Minar: A Glimpse into Delhi’s Heritage

Introduction: • In today’s era, where the preservation of historical treasures holds significant importance, concerted efforts are underway to illuminate the historical significance of the Hastsal Minar. Historical Background: • Situated in a quaint village in western Delhi, the Hastsal Minar stands as a testament to the architectural prowess of the Mughal era. Its construction […]



February 13, 2024

Unveiling the Debate Over Gobi Manchurian: A Cultural Conundrum in Goa

Introduction: • In a recent turn of events, the beloved Indian-Chinese delicacy, Gobi Manchurian, found itself at the center of a heated debate in North Goa’s Mapusa Municipal Council. The council, amidst concerns over hygiene and cultural preservation, passed a resolution to ban the sale of Gobi Manchurian at roadside stalls during the annual fair […]



February 13, 2024

The Influence of Chaudhary Charan Singh: A Champion for Agricultural Reform

Introduction • Chaudhary Charan Singh, a pivotal figure in Indian politics, left an indelible mark with his advocacy for agricultural reform and empowerment of farmers. His efforts, particularly in land reform legislation, reshaped the socio-economic landscape of rural India. This article delves into Singh’s vision and the enduring impact of his policies. Agricultural Empowerment through […]



February 4, 2024

L K Advani: Catalyst for BJP’s Ascent Through Rath Yatra

Introduction: • Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that veteran BJP leader L K Advani will be honored with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. Advani, now 96, played a crucial role in transforming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into a national political force during the late 1980s and early 1990s. One of his […]



February 3, 2024

The Evolution of Hindu Representation in Pakistan’s Electoral Politics: From Jinnah’s Inclusivity to Contemporary Challenges

Introduction: • The electoral landscape of Pakistan has witnessed a transformative journey for its Hindu minority, with Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s vision of an inclusive state being tested over the years. This article traces the historical narrative, examining the initial promise of equality, challenges faced by Hindu politicians, and recent developments leading up to Saveera Parkash’s […]



January 30, 2024

Celebrating Tradition: Romalo Ram, the Padma Shri Awardee in Dogri Folk Dance

Introduction: • The vibrant cultural tapestry of Jammu recently witnessed a momentous occasion as the Union Government of India honored Romalo Ram, a distinguished Dogri folk dancer, with the prestigious Padma Shri award. In this article, we delve into the captivating world of Dogri folk dance, exploring its origins, distinctive features, and its significance in […]



January 30, 2024

The Trial and Conviction of Nathuram Godse: A Recap

Introduction • The trial of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, unfolded in the aftermath of the tragic event that occurred on January 30, 1948. This article provides an overview of Godse’s trial, from the proceedings in the special court to the final verdict and appeals. The Trial Commences • In May 1948, a […]



January 27, 2024

Unveiling the Grantham Inscriptions: Tracing the Historical Scripts

Introduction: • In a recent archaeological discovery near Kangayam, the Pazhnchervazhi village revealed two stone inscriptions of ‘Grantham’ and Tamil, dating back to the 11th and 16th centuries, respectively. This significant find sheds light on the historical importance of the Grantha script and its evolution in Tamil Nadu. Exploring Grantha Script: Historical Significance: • Grantha, […]



January 27, 2024

The Controversial History of Gyanvapi Mosque: Aurangzeb’s Decree and its Consequences

Introduction: • The recent findings by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have reignited the debate surrounding the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi. The ASI’s assertion that a substantial Hindu temple existed before the mosque raises questions about historical events, particularly the role of Emperor Aurangzeb in its destruction. Aurangzeb’s Decree and Temple Destruction: • Historical […]



January 25, 2024

Batadrava Than: A Sacred Hub of Assamese Vaishnavism

Introduction: • Recently, an Indian politician faced restrictions while attempting to visit Batadrava Than, a revered site in the Nagaon district of Assam. This article delves into the significance of Batadrava Than, shedding light on its historical, cultural, and religious importance. Location and Alias: • Situated in the heart of Assam, Batadrava Than, also known […]



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