International Women’s Day: Origin

When is Women’s day 2020?  The tale of women’s fight for equality doesn’t belong to a single feminist or any specific group or community, but to the unified endeavours of all those who value human rights” said the Eminent journalist and feminist Gloria Steinem. Ever since the first international women’s day conference held in 1911,… Read More »

What is Puthandu & What are the rituals of the festival?

Puthandu is a celebration in the state of Tamil Nadu for their New Year. It usually falls on the first day of the month of ‘Chitteari’ according to the Tamil calendar. Again, however, according to the Gregorian calendar, it falls mostly on the 14th of April. The day initiates the new calendric year for the… Read More »

Govardhan Puja 2020: Ceremonies & Annakoot

Also known as Annakut puja, Govardhan puja or Bali pratipada is a Hindu festivity that is usually held after a day of the occurrence of the Diwali Puja in the month of Kartik. There is usually a one day gap between Govardhan puja and Diwali. This day commemorates the defeat of lord Indra by lord… Read More »

When is Diwali & How are the five days celebrated? 

Dipawali or Diwali happens to be one among India’s biggest national festivals, celebrated throughout India, even by non-Hindu communities. Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali is a five-day festival that includes fireworks, lamps, good food, candles in its celebration. Diwali is an ancient festival that is celebrated across beliefs and cultures for consecutive… Read More »

When is Baisakhi 2020?

Baisakhi, as per the Nanakshahi solar calendar, is the festival that marks the beginning of the new Sikh year. It is also the harvest festival of India, especially celebrated in the state of Punjab. Baisakhi is to Punjab is what Durga Puja is to Kolkata, and is immensely celebrated amongst the Sikhs. The festival always… Read More »

How to Use Quotation Marks in Story Writing

When students write their academic assignments, they have to follow certain rules. Some of them are relatively free. The others must be fulfilled exactly as demanded. Thus, placing a quotation into quotation marks is one of the rules, which cannot be violated. Otherwise, you’ll commit a mistake that will deprive you of important grades. Quotations… Read More »