Graphene – The game changing material in electronics industry

Take a paper and draw a line using pencil. What do you see? A line of graphite on the paper. But if you look closely at the line using microscope, you can see a stack of thick layer of carbon atoms bonded together to form a hexagonal honeycomb lattice. Pic: Graphite Layers In 2004, Two... Continue Reading →

8th August 1942: The Quit India Movement

On 8th August 1942, Mahatma Gandhi launched the Quit India Movement for freedom from British rule in Mumbai (then Bombay). The Quit India Movement, also known as the August Movement was a Civil Disobedience Movement launched by Gandhi for Satyagraha (independence). The movement was accompanied by a mass protest on non-violent lines, in which Gandhi... Continue Reading →

The Royal/Ancient Library of Alexandria

The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world It was dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship... Continue Reading →

Vasili Arkhipov – A guy who saved the world

In 1962, the U.S. and the Soviet Union were on the brink of possible mutual destruction- the world as a whole was facing a possible nuclear winter and all the devastation that would come with it. The Cold War had been escalated to “tepid” and was close to becoming hot with the failure of the... Continue Reading →

The Torreon Massacre, The mass killings of Chinese immigrants by Mexican rebels

Chinese immigration to Mexico began as early as the 1600s (Chinese migration started on a much large scale during the 1870s). Although most of the Chinese immigrants were mostly cheap labor, but many quickly filled up a merchant void. Like in the United States, the Chinese were not exactly welcomed by the locals. Due to... Continue Reading →

Did You Know A Normal Indian Like Us Is The 27th Citizen Of The Country? Here Are The First 26

1. President of India 2. Vice President of India 3. Prime Minister 4. Governors of the states (within their respective states) 5. Former Presidents, 5a. Deputy Prime Minister 6. Chief Justice of India, Speaker of Loksabha 7. Union cabinet ministers, CMs of the states (within their respective states), Deputy Chairman, NITI Aayog, former PMs, Leaders... Continue Reading →

Some mind-blowing facts related to technology

Only 8% of the world's currency is in physical form, the rest exist on computer only. The computer in your cell phone today is million times cheaper and a thousands times more powerful and about a hundred thousands times smaller than the one computer at MIT in 1965. The first web cam was used at... Continue Reading →

Planet between Mars and Jupiter named after Viswanathan Anand

Anand now has his name written among the stars Viswanathan now has his name among the stars. Literally! A planet discovered in 1988 was unnamed all these days, until Micahel Rudenko, a minor planet committee member and chess buff, decided to finally give it a name. It is now called ‘Vishyanand’. Rudenko said, "My two... Continue Reading →

Some interesting facts and observations about “Playing cards”

Did you know that the Traditional Deck of the Playing Cards are a veritable and most ingenious form of a Calendar There are 52 weeks in the year and so are 52 Playing Cards in a Deck There are 13 weeks in each Season and thus there are 13 cards in each suit. There are... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Indian companies known globally

1.Tata Consultancy Services -Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a subsidiary of the Tata Group, is a leading global consulting company offering IT services, digital and business solutions to its clients across the globe. -TCS is also currently ranked as the 3rd largest employer in the Asia Pacific region, with 371,519 employees as at September 2016. 2.Hindalco... Continue Reading →

The Town Where Everyone Wears A Gas Mask

Heading to the store? Don’t forget your gas mask. Despite the high level of volcanic activity that causes poisonous gas to leak from the earth and in 2000 forced 3,600 residents to evacuate the island of Miyakejima, Japan, some island denizens just can’t stay away. Resting atop a chain of volcanoes, Miyakejima is a hub... Continue Reading →

Have you ever thought of why tyres are always black ??

I guess almost everybody know that the tyres are made of rubbers/ elastomers. Some people think that the tyres are black because rubber is black in colour which is not true. Let me tell you that raw rubbers are almost very light colored and some times transparent also. This brings us to the question why... Continue Reading →

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