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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan – a teacher to remember

A famous teacher who later became the first Vice President and the second President of India is Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. A philosopher, an idealist, a teacher, an eminent author and then the role of the Executive Head of India , a man of vision , a man of mission and a man of principles are few outlines of this personality. His birthday is celebrated as the Teacher’s day in India. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5th September 1888 in a poor Brahmin family at Tirutani, Madras. The financial condition of the family was not stable and so Radhakrishnan decided to study hard and support his education through scholarships. He was an intelligent student.  The early education that Radhakrishnan received was at Gowdie High school in Tiruvalur followed by Lutheran Mission School at Tirupati. He then joined the Voorhee’s college … Continue reading

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Kasturba Gandhi – an epitome of womanhood

Kasturba Gandhi was the inspiration behind the greatest soul of our country Mahatma Gandhi.  A devoted wife, a dedicated mother, a great patriot and a social reformer, she accepted all the roles with challenge and succeeded in portraying all of them together with an ease. In other words, she was a true essence of womanhood. Kasturba Gandhi was born on 11th April 1869 at Porbandar to a rich businessman Gokuladas Makhanji. When Kasturba was merely 14 year old she was married to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who was 13.  She was an illiterate and it was only after marriage, that her husband Gandhi taught her to read and write. When Gandhiji left to London to pursue his higher studies, Kasturba took care of their new born son Harilal and remained in India. The couple had 4 sons, Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas and … Continue reading

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Interesting facts about Alexander the Great

The name Alexander automatically brings a picture of a Great War hero who is known to be the greatest military commander in the history of the world. During his 11 year journey of conquest he was able to conquer across various borders starting from Egypt to India. The intoxication of power took him to such an extent that winning became his passion and war the mode of conquest.  Let us understand the insight of the life of this great king. Alexander was born to King Phillip II and Olympias. Alexander was born on 20th July 356 BC and died at a very young age of 32 in 323 BC. On the day he was born, the temple of Diana at Ephesus burned down raising speculations among the fortune tellers that the driving force responsible for the destruction of Asia has … Continue reading

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