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Founder of the Ramkrishna Mission, he became a world figure in 1883, when he lectured at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago and captured the whole world with his exposition on Hinduism which erased many of the misconceptions that foreigners had regarding Hinduism.
Who is Swami Vivekananda?
The ‘father of the nation’ who taught the world the true meaning of non-violence.
Who was Mahatma Gandhi?
He was the first Prime Minister of independent India.
Who is Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru?
The woman Prime Minister who was assassinated by her bodyguards.
Who was Indira Gandhi?
India finally got her independence from the British rule on this day.
What is August 15, 1947?
This Nobel Peace Prize winner dedicated her life to caring for the sick and the poor.
Who is Mother Teresa?
One of the seven modern wonders of the world, this dream etched in marble commemorates Shahjahan's passion for his beloved wife, Mumtaz.
What is the Taj Mahal?
This famous monument was built to commemorate the visit of the first ever British Monarch, King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Ironically, the last of the British ships that set sail for England left from here.
What is the Gateway of India?
Famous for it’s full golden dome, it is one of the most sacred pilgrim spots for Sikhs.
What is the Golden Temple?
Based on architecture of the Taj Mahal, this marble splendor was built in memory of Queen Victoria and was inaugurated by the Prince of Wales in 1921.
What is the Victoria Memorial?
These temples carved with beautiful sculpture are described as “ an eloquent and ornate poetry in stone that reflects the eternal philosophy relevant to all mankind!”
What are the Khajuraho Temples?
This ‘Festival of Lights’ is perhaps the most popular festival of India.
What is Diwali?
The most popular festival of Bengal commemorating the victory of good over evil; it is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India.
What is Durga Puja?
A colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string commemorating the abiding and chaste bond of love between a brother and sister.
What is Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi?
This popular Spring festival sees people reveling in throwing colored powder and squirting colored water on each other.
What is Holi?
A three-day harvest festival and one of the most joyful events in the South.
What is Pongal?
A special Oscar Award Winner in 1992, he is one of the most acclaimed Indian film directors.
Who is Satyajit Ray?
This ‘nightingale of India’ has also been conferred the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award.
Who is Lata Mangeshkar?
This Bollywood megastar was voted the star of the millennium, a legend in his lifetime.
Who is Amitabh Bachchan?
This movie was nominated for an Oscar recently.
What is Lagaan?
This Grammy winning artist performed with the Beatles in this song called “Across the Universe” and is credited with bringing sitar music to the west.
Who is Ravi Shankar?
He was the first Asian to receive a nobel prize. He received it for his unparalleled poetical work "Gitanjali."
Who is Rabindranath Tagore?
He is the first Asian scientist to win the nobel prize. He won it for Physics.
Who is Dr. C.V. Raman?
In cricket, the most popular game of India, he holds the record for the most centuries in one-day internationals with 31. Also acclaimed as one of the all- time best cricketers.
Who is Sachin Tendulkar?
Of Indian origin, this young Indian-American writer received the Pulitzer prize for her debut novel “Interpreter of Maladies.”
Who is Jhumpa Lahiri?
He received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998.