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Gayatri T Rao

A double post-graduate (MSc. - Botany and MA - English Literature) Gayatri T Rao is a Senior Freelance Journalist with vast experience in writing on varied topics.

Bakwas Band!

K N Singh

His raised eyebrows sent chills up and down our spines! His persona evoked fear among the audience from 1936 to 1992. Actor Krishan Niranjan Singh or K N Singh was a villain par excellence. Today is his 18th death anniversary. Mom made me interview him when I was a mere ...

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Kanni Mata and Her Son

Christmas

My paternal grandmother was a devotee of Vailankanni, though she was a Vashishta Madhwa Brahmin. She would always tell my Mom to visit Vailankanni when she went to Rameshwaram. Granma believed that Vailankanni as a form of our own Hindu Shakti Devi. Devotees of Vailankanni are present in every religion. ...

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Indian Republic Day

Bharat Mata

Today is our 69th Republic Day. On this day in 1950, we became a Sovereign Democratic Republic. Bharat Mata was in chains and she was partly freed on August 15, 1947. On this day 69 years back, all the chains were removed. Or that’s what we thought. But, no. Women ...

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Courier Women!

Courier Woman - Bharti Mahto and her Daughter Jui.

I often buy products online and I’ve been an Amazon regular. On a Sunday, we were expecting a packet. The doorbell rang and we saw a lady and her teenage daughter standing in front of us. The lady said that she had bought a packet ordered by me through Amazon. ...

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A Poem

The Rainy Day

This is another of my daughter’s poems, which she wrote as a child. By Vidhyalakshmi Rao The Rainy Day By Gayatri T Rao Once in a while, I get this chance; To step into the rain and happily dance. Raindrops fall, quick and fast. Will this situation ever last? The ...

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Indian Army Day

Photo Only for Representative Purpose

Today, Indian Army is celebrating the 70th Army Day. This day commemorates the then Lieutenant General Kodandera M Cariappa taking over the command of the Indian Army as the Commander-in-chief from General Sir Francis Butcher, in 1949. New Delhi and other headquarters see parades and other military shows happening at ...

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Mokshada Ekadashi (IInd and Last Part)

Dattatreya

On Mokshada Ekadashi, even Dattatreya was born to Rishi Atri and Anusuya and the day is celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti or simply as Datta Jayanti. Dattatreya learned from 24 Gurus and taught people that even the tiniest object can teach you something. He also taught never to deride any organism. ...

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Mokshada Ekadashi

After Sri Panchami, on November 30, 2017; we celebrated Mokshada Ekadashi and Geeta Jayanti. Dattatreya Jayanti also fell on the same day. Since these festivals fell on a Thursday, the day was very auspicious. Since it was Ekadashi, we worshipped Maha Vishnu and Mahalakshmi. We have already shared the information ...

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January 1, 2018

Friends, today I would like to share something about the first day of this New Year. On December 31st last year, we decided to retire early and in the morning get up early at 5 to watch the Tirupati TV channel for different spiritual programs. But, we could not hit ...

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