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  • Peacock Throne

    Peacock Throne

    Peacock Throne, famous golden throne captured from India by the Persians in 1739. Thereafter lost, it (and its reproductions) remained the symbol of the Persian, or Iranian, monarchy. The original throne, built for the Mughal emperor Shāh Jahān in the early 17th century, was reportedly one of the most splendorous thrones ever made. It was…

  • Dr A P J Abdul Kalam

    Dr A P J Abdul Kalam

    Full name Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam Born 15 October 1931, Rameswaram TN Died 27 July 2015, Shillong Meghalaya President Term July 25th, 2002 – July 25th, 2007 A P J Abdul Kalam  A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, in full Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He was a scientist who played a leading role in the development…

  • India’s first Cryptogamic Garden

    India’s first Cryptogamic Garden

    India’s first cryptogamic garden housing nearly 50 species of lichens, ferns and fungi was inaugurated in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun district at Deoban recently. What are Cryptogams? The word cryptogamic originates from the Greek word, ‘Kryptos meaning “hidden” and “gameein” meaning “to marry”. Thus, cryptogamic refers to “hidden reproduction”. Cryptogams are one of the oldest groups of…