Indian Weddings: Financial Nightmare or Business Heaven?
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Indian Weddings: Financial Nightmare or Business Heaven?

As the Covid restrictions die down, the Indian wedding season is returning with a vengeance. Based on a survey involving 35 cities and 4,302 service providers, the Confederation of All Indian Traders (CAIT) secretary general Praveen Khandelwal has projected 35 lakh weddings worth ₹3.75 lakh crore. These projections are for the period from November 4th to December 14th.

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Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: Here
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Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: Here's what happened?

Jallianwala Bagh (bagh, “garden”), close to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, is a site of one of the most barbaric massacres in world history. An incident which took thousands of life & left many people wounded is now a memorial wherein several structures like the Amar Jyoti, Martyrs’ Well, portico pillars representing the British soldiers, bullet-marked walls and statues of nationalist leaders have been preserved. It was April 13th, 1919, when around 10,000 or more people gathered at the Jallianwala Bagh; despite a ban on any sort of public assemblies to protest against the British, the crowd also constituted the pilgrims who assembled to celebrate Baisakhi. 

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The FIFA 2022 Controversy
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The FIFA 2022 Controversy

The FIFA controversy has gained much attention in recent times. It is alleged that more than 6500 migrant workers from five countries- India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan have died in Qatar since the World cup. Gary Neville, a former defender for England, has received criticism for agreeing to commentate the World Cup for a TV network controlled by Qatar. What is the connection between the World cup, FIFA and Qatar? Why was Gary Neville criticised? Why are people boycotting FIFA 2022? Let’s discuss it in detail!

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Exide Industries: A 52-Week-High Lie
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Exide Industries: A 52-Week-High Lie

As EVs gain traction in the Indian economy, batteries have taken the forefront of attention for the market. In the current state of technology, batteries comprise around 40-50% of the cost of manufacturing an EV.

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Nanda Dynasty of Magadha - In depth study
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Nanda Dynasty of Magadha - In depth study

India has a rich history and is one of the world's greatest and oldest civilizations, witnessing the fall and rise of different dynasties. The Mauryan dynasty was the first Indian dynasty that annexed many Indian regions. Similarly, several dynasties in India ruled like the Magadha Empire witnessed the rule of three dynasties over time – the Haryanka Dynasty, the Shishunaga Dynasty, and the Nanda Dynasty. If we estimate the timeline of the Magadh Empire, it is from 684 BCE to 320 BCE. One of these dynasties, which forms a significant part of our Indian history, is the Nanda dynasty. This first non-Kshatriya dynasty ruled Magadha in northern India between c. 343 and 321 BCE. 

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Abolition of Sati: History & Facts
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Abolition of Sati: History & Facts

Have you watched the movies Padmaavat, Prithviraj Chauhan and Mangal Pandey? These movies displayed the practice of Sati and Jauhar in which women were burnt alive if their husbands were dead. In 1724, at the funeral of Ajit Singh of Marwar Jodhpur, sixty-six women were burned alive; similarly, eighty-four women sacrificed their lives at the funeral of Budh Singh (a king of Bundi). From this, we can say that it became a common practice in ancient India. However, even after the abolishment, the practice continued in most rural regions of India and gained all the controversial aspects of all time. So, let’s discuss Sati in detail, starting from who Sati is to where this practice stands in Modern India.

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Operation Blue Star: The True Story
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Operation Blue Star: The True Story

Despite the emergency of 1975 and Operation Blue Star in 1984, PM Indira Gandhi had been immensely popular amongst the masses. One known fact about her is that portions of the Akal Takht complex in Golden Temple were destroyed as she nodded her head to conduct one of the biggest operations in history, 'Operation Blue Star', which caused serious consequences and casualties in Punjab. This attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the Indian Army in June 1984 left the Sikh temple heavily damaged, making her unpopular among Sikhs. 

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Mauryan Empire: Everything about the Maurya Dynasty
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Mauryan Empire: Everything about the Maurya Dynasty

The Mauryan Empire (322–185 BCE), established by the Maurya dynasty, was a politically and militarily dominant empire in ancient India. The capital of Maurya Dynasty was Pataliputra (now, Patna). It emerged from the kingdom of Magadha in the Indo-Gangetic plains of current Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, and Bengal. In 322 BCE, Chandragupta Maurya established the Empire after destroying the Nanda Dynasty & became the first emperor of India. He quickly started extending his influence across central and western India. Alexander the Great's Macedonian and Persian troops' westward retreat had shattered local powers. By 316 B.C.E., the empire had defeated and dominated the satraps (kings) that Alexander had left behind in Northwestern India.

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ISRO: 10 Interesting Facts on Indian Space Research Organization
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ISRO: 10 Interesting Facts on Indian Space Research Organization

From launching its first satellite Aryabhata to hoisting the Indian flag on the moon and reaching Mars in its first attempt, India’s ISRO became one of the world’s top space organizations for research & human space exploration. With the vision “harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research & planetary exploration”, it has never failed to impress the world with its successful satellite launches. 

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How is the Chief Justice of India appointed?
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How is the Chief Justice of India appointed?

2022 has been the year of change for the Supreme Court as it saw three different Chief Justices filling the office in one single year, that is, CJI NV Ramana, CJI UU Lalit & CJI DY Chandrachud. Before independence, the first Chief Justice of India was Mr Sir Maurice Gwyer. He took charge from 1st October 1937 till 25 April 1943. Then Justice Harilal Jekisundas Kania became the first Indian Chief Justice of India. But who is eligible to become the Chief Justice of India?

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The Battle of Buxar
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The Battle of Buxar

The most historic battle that led the groundwork for British rule in India for almost the next 183 years. We are talking about the Battle of Buxar, fought on October 22, 1764, between the British army led by Hector Munro and an alliance of Indian rulers from Bengal, Awadh & the Mughal Empire. After winning the Battle of Plassey in 1757, the Britishers set their sights on Bengal. And the battle of Buxar was fought thereon, which ended in 1764, with the Mughal Emperor surrendering and Bengal coming under British control. This article will discuss the battle of Plassey and battle of Buxar; who fought the battle of Buxar? what were the results of battle of Buxar? And many more. So, let’s get started.

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Hierarchy of courts in India
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Hierarchy of courts in India

The federal system of power-sharing is the foundation of Indian democracy. The legislative and executive branches have the power to enact and execute laws. The Judiciary, however, has sole jurisdiction over the interpretation of laws and the defence of citizens' rights. As a result, it is known as the "custodian of the constitution," which refers to the protector and interpreter. In cases involving constitutional validity and the law, the Judiciary has the last say. Law students often seem confused about this topic. Let's discuss the hierarchy of courts in detail. 

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Why is Pakistan
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Why is Pakistan's Constitution weak?

Despite coming into existence more than 75 years now, Pakistan is yet to wait for real democracy. If we have to reveal the truths behind Pakistan’s failed attempt to establish democracy, it will be a complete roller coaster ride with fewer ups and more downs leading its path towards the country’s weak Constitution. This article discusses the constitutional history of Pakistan, Why is it difficult to become a Prime Minister in Pakistan? How it's a weak Constitution lead to the failure of democracy? and several occasions of martial law being imposed in the country. Let’s get started!

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Silver ETF India: Should you Buy?
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Silver ETF India: Should you Buy?

Gold and silver are more than just monetary investments for most Indians. They also serve as status symbols. However, the challenges of buying, holding, and selling have grown. In such a scenario, gold and silver exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provide a convenient alternative to dealing with real gold and silver.  

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Battle of Plassey, 1757: Rise of the East India Company in India
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Battle of Plassey, 1757: Rise of the East India Company in India

The Battle of Plassey was fought on 23rd June 1757 in the Plassey region of West Bengal. It was fought between the British East India Company led by Robert Clive & the Nawab of Bengal Siraj-ud-daula. The French troops were also a part of this battle and fought with Siraj-ud-daula against Robert Clive (British East India Company). The battle is also very important as it was a turning point in Indian history in favour of the Britishers. So, it is said that this war led to British dominance and rule over India. Have you ever heard of the Black hole of Calcutta, a term which we currently refer to in astrophysics? This article will discuss the background & cause of the 1757 battle, the black hole of Calcutta, and other important points concerning the Battle of Plassey. Let’s get started.

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The revolt of 1857: First war of Independence
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The revolt of 1857: First war of Independence

The revolt of 1857, also known as the Indian mutiny or Sepoy Mutiny, was the first-ever fight for independence by the Indians. A landmark event in Indian history that marked the defeat of the East India Company and the rule of the Crown of England. Of course, it cannot be summed up briefly as there is a hell lot to know about such a war. So, do not miss anything here. People usually tend to discuss the failures of this revolt, but it also marked a milestone towards Hindu- Muslim unity. Therefore, let's touch on this aspect as well in this article.

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Understanding Restitution of conjugal rights
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Understanding Restitution of conjugal rights

Numerous provisions of Indian personal law recognise the significance of conjugal rights in a marriage. In the strictest sense, marriage rights refer to the freedom to cohabit and have a sexual relationship with one's spouse. The wife and husband must respect each other's rights and live together, which is one of marriage's most basic obligations. "Restitution of Conjugal Rights" is a legal provision that enables the offended party to restore cohabitation against a spouse who withdrew without cause. This is frequently considered a strategy to keep a marriage intact. This article will discuss restitution of conjugal rights meaning, restitution of conjugal rights filed by husband, restitution of conjugal rights filed by wife, Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, its constitutional validity, limitations and international perspective.

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Best Startups in India: Unicorns, Profitable, Loss making, etc.
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Best Startups in India: Unicorns, Profitable, Loss making, etc.

‘Startup owner’ seems to be a buzzword flaunted by every LinkedIn influencer to announce their presence. However, in recent years, startups in India have gained traction, and India is witnessing successful entrepreneurs launching their own companies.

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