Category Archives: Great Indians

K.M.Cariappa

Coorg a tiny district in the state of Karnataka, is often called the “Scotland of India” for it’s lush green beauty, rolling hills and valleys, forests, lakes.  The term was actually given by Scotsmen, who began the coffee plantations there, … Continue reading

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Andhra Kesari

March 2,1928, Madras( nee Chennai) It was the time, when India was rocked by protests against the Simon Comission. Slogans of  “Simon Go Back” rent the air, and black flags were shown wherever the commission members entered. With Mumbai being … Continue reading

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Veer Savarkar- Cellular Jail

In my last post, I  had explored Savarkar’s arrest, epic escape at Marseilles . I now look at the most important phase in his life, the trial in India and his detention at Cellular Jail.This is because I feel, this … Continue reading

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Nana Fadnavis- The Maratha Machiavelli

Wai is a small town located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, on the banks of the Krishna river. Surrounded by the Sahayadris, the town is famous for it’s numerous ghats on the Krishna river, and the old temples here. … Continue reading

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Biju Patnaik

“In my dream of the 21st century for the State, I would have young men and women who put the interest of the State before them. They will have pride in themselves, confidence in themselves. They will not be at … Continue reading

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Ramana Maharshi

Arudra Darshanam, a festival observed in the Tamil month of Margazhi, primarily during December to January.  Essentially a Shaivite festival,celebrating the cosmic form of Shiva, in the Nataraja form. It takes place on the full moon night, and is also … Continue reading

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Madan Mohan Malaviya

Pandit Vrajanath, was a pious Brahmin who earned his living by reciting the Srimadh Bhagavata( a collection of tales on Krishna). It was his only source of income, and quite meager to support himself or his family. However like most … Continue reading

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