Sunday, 10 Oct 2010

The Legend of Koh - I - Nur Diamond - about it's tale, myth and the curse

The Kōh-i Nūr  which means "Mountain of Light" in Persian, also spelled Kohinoor, Koh-e Noor or Koh-i-Nur, is a 105 carat (21.6 g) diamond that was once the largest known diamond in the world. The Kōh-i Nūr originated at Hyderabad, Guntur district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It has belonged to various Hindu, Mughal, Persian, Afghan, Sikh and British rulers who fought bitterly over it at various points in history and seized it as a spoil of war time and time again. It was finally seized by the East India Company and became part of the British Crown Jewels when Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India in 1877. .... 

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Date: 10 Oct 2010 , Author: dilip / Category: Legends / Views: 4802/Rating:3.7

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr, a great orator and a few video clips

In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States Federal holiday marking the birthdate of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15 , with community engagement projects occurring all across the US...

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Date: 19 Jan 2010 , Author: dilip / Category: Legends, Leaders / Views: 4400/Rating:5 / Comments:

Saturday, 26 Dec 2009

Abraham Lincoln- The Thanks Giving President

 

"If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong." - Abraham Lincoln 

Abraham Lincoln is remembered for his vital role as the leader in preserving the Union during the Civil War and beginning the process (Emancipation Proclamation) that led to the end of slavery in the United States. He is also remembered for his character and leadership, his speeches and letters, and as a man of humble origins whose determination and perseverance led him to the nation's highest office.

 

 

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Date: 26 Dec 2009 , Author: dilip / Category: Legends, Leaders / Views: 3978/Rating:4.3 / Comments:

Thursday, 5 Nov 2009

Video : Nobel Laureates

Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace. The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation.......

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Date: 5 Nov 2009 , Author: dilip / Category: Legends / Views: 2383/Rating:0

Sunday, 13 Sep 2009

Norman Borlaug - The Father Of Green Revolution!!!

Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, the father of the “green revolution” who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in combating world hunger and saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday in Texas, a Texas A&M University spokeswoman said. He was 95.

The Nobel committee honored Borlaug in 1970 for his contributions to high-yield crop varieties and bringing other agricultural innovations to the developing world. Many experts credit the green revolution with averting global famine during the second half of the 20th century and saving perhaps 1 billion lives.

Thanks to the green revolution, world food production more than doubled between 1960 and 1990. In Pakistan and India, two of the nations that benefited most from the new crop varieties, grain yields more than quadrupled over the period.

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Date: 13 Sep 2009 , Author: dilip / Category: Legends, Science Legends / Views: 6806/Rating:4

Friday, 21 Aug 2009

Fidel Castro - Detested by Some Worshiped by Some - The Practical Moralist

 About Fidel Castro.... One of the most Disputed Leaders...

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Date: 21 Aug 2009 , Author: dilip / Category: Leaders / Views: 9481/Rating:5

Friday, 13 Mar 2009

Prince Louis-Victor de Broglie-- It is a matter of Waves!!!

When waves have a nature of particles(photon) whey not matter have property of waves ??? This paved way for a new dimension of Physics smile

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Date: 13 Mar 2009 , Author: dilip / Category: Science Legends / Views: 2731/Rating:5

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