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A Little History Lesson

First of all let me ask…..Is Texas still under civilian control?  Anyone hear the jack boots of “Jade Helm”?

In the last 100 years a lot has happened……2 world wars, trip to moon, rise and fall of the Soviet Union, numerous “minor” wars, smartphones….on and on…… 16 more words

International Situations

Marshal - Indian Air Force

Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh is the only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five-star rank, equal to a Field Marshal, to which he was promoted in 2002. 110 more words

India

Paranthe Wali Gali

Paranthe wali Gali is the name of a narrow street in the Chandni Chowk area of Delhi, India, noted for its series of shops selling paratha, a fried Indian bread. 109 more words

India

Parijaat Tree - Tree from Heaven

The Parijaat tree is a sacred baobab tree in the village of Kintoor, near Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India, about which there are several legends.

Kintur, about 38 kilometres (24 mi) east of the district headquarters, Barabanki, was named after Kunti, mother of the Pandavas. 147 more words

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Robots and compulsory labor

In the introduction of his novel “The Naked Sun” Isaac Asimov wrote about the origins of the word “Robot”, which is very  interesting:

“Mechanical human beings are to be found in ancient and medieval myths and legends, and the word “robot” originally appeared in Karl Capek’s play R.U.R., which was first staged in 1921 in Czechoslovakia, but was soon translated into many languages.

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Birthplace of Hanuman - Kaithal

Kaithal is a city in Indian state of Haryana.

Historically, it was known as Kapisthal, meaning “Abode of Kapi”, another name of Lord Hanuman, and it is said to have been founded by the Pandav Emperor, Yudhisthira of Mahabharata. 54 more words

India

Underground Fire since 1916

Jharia is a notified area and one of eight development blocks in Dhanbad district in Jharkhand state, India.

Jharia is famous for a coal field fire that has burned underground for nearly a century. 176 more words

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