Top Indian track and field athletes of all time (part 2)

2. Milkha Singh Taking part in the 200m and 400m category at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, Milkha Singh first came into the athletics scene. However, the real turning point in his career came off the running track as he got the opportunity to meet Charles Jenkins, who had won the 400m event at those Games. Two years later, a much-improved Milkha set records in the 200m and 400m category at the National Games in Cuttack and then continued to win the Gold at the Asian Games in Tokyo. 1958 became the better year for him as he won India’s first […]

Top Indian track and field athletes of all time (part 1)

When compared to the Olympics in the 20th century, the performance of India at the Summer Games in the 21st century has been much improved. However, none of the medals that India won in those 2 previous Olympics was achieved in the track and field category. In spite of that fact, there’s no doubt that India has definitely had some great track and field athletes that have done very well in other big sports events in the world. Here’s a list of top Indian track and field athletes of all time. PT Usha PT Usha was first spotted in 1979 […]

Sports Minister Promises Extra Financial Help For Indian Football Team

In an interview to All India Football Federation (AIFF), Union sports minister Kiren Rijijuu, declared that the Ministry of Sports of India would provide extra financial help wherever it’s possible in order to help Indian Football propel to the next level. As talking on the sidelines of the match between India and DPR Korea in the Intercontinental Cup on July 14, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs & Sports also said that they have seen some certain improvements in Indian men’s and women’s football in recent times and the Ministry of Sports will provide more financial help when […]

Wimbledon 2019: Ramkumar Ramanathan falls at second hurdle in qualifying

Indian player Ramkumar Ramanathan lost to Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak 7-6(5), 6-3 in the second round of the men’s singles qualifying event of qualifying at Wimbledon, meanwhile Sumit Nagal advanced to the pre-quarterfinal of the Aspria Challenger in Italy. Ramkumar Ramanathan yet once again failed to crack a Grand Slam main draw after losing the second hurdle in qualifying at Wimbledon to Kamil Majchrzak. The unseeded Indian lost 6-7 (5) 3-6 to the world number 111 and 11th seed at Wimbledon 2019 in one hour and 19 minutes. Ramkumar Ramanathan, who possesses a big serve and a lethal inside out forehand, […]

Four Adventure Sports in India

Having a wide and diverse terrain, India has become a hotspot for various adventure sports activities and well-known as one of the world’s best places for its traditional and adventures games. Let’s have a look at these top adventure sports in India. 1. Heli-Skiing Skiing is an attractive winter sport commonly played in India. This adventure sport is popular among experienced skiers. It may not necessarily be a good choice for beginners with lack of professional skills. Heli-skiing in India helps you enjoy the beauty of the snow-covered mountains of the Himalayas. Famous destinations for heli-skiing in India: Gulmarg (Kashmir), […]

Interesting Facts You May Not Have Known about Indian Music and Indian Musicians (Part 2)

First Music School in India “Gandharva Mahavidyalaya” in Lahore, set up by Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar on 5th May 1901, is the first music school in India. The Music school was run by funds that were raised by public support, concerts, and donations from the richer class of the society. Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar returned to Mumbai in September 1908 to set up a branch of the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Finally, the Lahore school was shifted to Mumbai after Independence. First Musician to receive Padma Bhushan Award The first Indian musician to receive Padma Bhushan was M.S. Subbulakshmi, who received Padma […]

Interesting Facts You May Not Have Known about Indian Music and Indian Musicians (Part 1)

India has one of the world’s oldest musical traditions and heritage. Its origin can be found in the Vedas (ancient scripts). Indian music, known as ‘sangeet’,  has got a unique and various style when being compared to the world’s other music forms. In the earlier days, as Indian music was just coming of age, it was devotional in nature, being used for ritualistic purposes and restricted only to temples. The most prominent folk music forms are Maharashtra’s Lavani, Punjab’s Bhangra, Gujrat’s Dandiya, Bengal’s Bauls, and Sufi form (Devotional music) Qawwali. Nowadays, Indian music is dominated by Bollywood and pop music. […]

Top 6 Best Casinos in India to Try Your Luck

  Gambling is restricted in India but Goa is one of the places where gambling is legal in this country. Casinos in Goa contributed a pretty amount to the state revenue and home to some top casinos for visitors to try their luck. Deltin Royale Located on a boat in the river Mandovi in Panjim Goa, Deltin Royale group has the largest casinos and integrated resorts of India. The Deltin Royale has opened a new land casino in Daman, too. Casino Pride Offering the best gaming in India, Casino Pride is the most trusted brand Casino in Goa. Casino Pride […]

Indian Culture and Tradition Overview

India’s culture is one of the oldest in the world with civilization beginning about 4,500 years ago. Many sources consider it as “Sa Prathama Sanskrati Vishvavara” – the world’s first and supreme culture, according to the All World Gayatri Pariwar organization. India has a distinct and diverse culture which has been developed for thousands of years. Here is an overview of Indian culture and tradition. Religion It is believed that India is the birthplace of some major religions of the world: Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism. Nowadays, though Hinduism remains the most popular religion in India, other ones such as […]

Holi in India – History, Mythologies, Legends & Beyond (part 2)

Mathura and Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh Krishna’s birthplace certainly has some cranky celebrations. In Vrindavan, the holi festival begins with a traditional puja of worshipping Lord Krishna in the end of winter, on Vasant Panchami. Coming to the quirky part, Matki Phod, a historical tradition where an earthen pot filled with butter is hung high by a rope, is celebrated. Group of men forming pyramids climb on each other’s shoulders to attempt to break the pot while women distract them by throwing colors. The festival lasts 16 days with live Raas-leelas of Krishna in some temples. Basanta Utsav, Shantiniketan, West Bengal […]