Category: Today’s Special


Google Doodle Commemorates 101st Birth Anniversary Of The Legendary Poet Kaifi Azmi

Today’s Google Doodle is devoted to the renowned poet, songwriter and activist Kaifi Azmi from India. His wrote love poems, songs for Bollywood movies, lyrics and screenplays. Today is his 101st birth anniversary and Google Doodle celebrates the birth of Kaifi Azmi, the most renowned poets of 20th century India.

Kaifi Azmi life

Born in 1919 in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, his real name was Syed Athar Hussain Rizvi but he is more popular as Kaifi Azmi. He penned his first poem at the tender age of 11. He also joined join Quit India Movement in 1942 on the inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi. After achieving freedom, he left for Mumbai where he worked for an Urdu newspaper.

Kaifi Azmi work and awards

He published his first collection of poems in 1943 with the title Jhankar. He also won numerous awards that include three Filmfare Awards but the bigger achievement is the prestigious Padma Shri Award for Literature and Education and the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship that is one of India’s highest literary honours.

Kaifi Azmi social work

He was an active member of the influential Progressive Writers’ Association that used … Read the rest


Happy Lohri 2020: Send Special Messages To Loved Ones

Every year, 13 January is celebrated as Lohri but preparations for the celebrations start early. For example, people get their homes ready to invite guests and prepare delicious items for serving guests.Even markets are decorated for Lohri festival. Shopkeepers of Delhi NCR especially in Old Delhi markets are happy to see buyers in the market. Sikh community is more enthusiastic about Lohri than others.

Best wishes for Lohri

The best way to make Lohrimemorable for self and others is to enjoy it in the traditional manner. Also, you can send beautiful messages to family and friends on this occasion.


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Commemorating Swami Vivekanand On His 157th Birth Anniversary

Swami Vivekanand was morn on January 12, 1863 in an aristocratic Bengali Kayastha family. His original name is Narendranath Datta but he is better known as Swami Vivekanand due to his role development and expansion of Hinduism.

Swami Vivekanand on Hinduism

In the late 19th century, he brought Hinduism to the status of major world religion on a global platform. He is credited for being instrumental in introducing the Indian Vedanta and philosophies of yoga to the western world. His preaching put India on the spiritual map of the world.

World’s Parliament of Religions

The first parliament of religions of the world was held in 1893 in Chicago. Swami Vivekanand attended the parliament from India and impressed the religious leaders of the world with his speech on Hinduism. It is his speech that brought a sea-change in the way the world looked at India. After that parliament, Swami Vivekanand became a ‘messenger of Indian wisdom to the western world’.


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World Hindi Day: Why Is It Celebrated On 10 January?

Every year 10 January is celebrated as World Hindi Day I India and across the globe. It was the UPA government under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh took the decision of celebrating the World Hindi Day in 2006. 10 January was chosen for celebrations with the objective to aid in the expansion and development of the Hindi language.

Chhattisgarh CM congratulated on World Hindi Day

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel congratulated the world on the World Hindi Day and said that out culture and development were recognized by Hindi. He quoted a Hindi poem to highlight the role of language in the growth and development of a nation. Bhupesh Bhagel said that it was our responsibility to give respect to our language. Children should be taught moral stories in Hindi so that they develop a liking towards Hindi. Also, Hindi should be introduced and developed at the international level.

Importance of 10th January

In order to make Hindi acceptable for communication at an international level, the government started World Hindi Seminars and the first seminar was held on 10th January 1975 in Nagpur. It is for this reason that Dr. … Read the rest


Soon Twitterati Will Be Allowed To Choose Who Can Reply To Their Tweets

Twitter will introduce a new feature to prevent trolls from hijacking conversations. Users will be allowed to choose who can replay to their tweets before they send their tweets. It will be rolled out for testing later this year.

New Twitter feature

The company has adopted an aggressive approach to prevent trolls and stop targeted harassment on its platform. The feature allows users to select people that can reply to their tweets from given options that include:

• Everyone
• Followers-only
• People only that are mentioned in the tweet
• Nobody

The tweets from public accounts would be visible to everyone but only the chosen viewers would be allowed to reply. But people can quote tweets from public accounts. According to Twitter’s director of product for conversations, Suzanne Xie, this new format for conversation didn’t exist before.

Twitter’s new move

The new feature is considered the boldest experiment to improve conversational health on social media. Earlier, it introduced “hide replies” feature to contain trolling but the users were required to manually hide replies and that was very unpractical especially when there were hundreds of … Read the rest


All Four Nirbhaya Case Convicts Will Be Executed On January 22 At 7AM In Tihar Jail

The 2010 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder victims were awarded a death warrant by a Delhi court on Tuesday. The court gave convicts 14 days to look for legal remedies. They will be executed at 7 am on January 22 in Tihar Jail.

The court order

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar pronounced the order after issuing death warrants for the four convicts. The prosecution said that the Supreme Court has dismissed the review petitions of the convicts and there was no petition pending before any court or the President. But the convicts Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh and Pawan Gupta can look for legal remedies and file curative petitions before the execution. Lawyer of the convicts AP Singh said he would file a curative petition in the Supreme Court.

Nirbhaya’s mother on the order

Asha Devi, the mother of the victim of the gangrape and murder, said that her daughter finally got justice. She further said that the execution of the convicts would empower the women of the country. She also said that this decision would strengthen people’s belief in the judiciary system.

Asha Devi fought for eight long years to … Read the rest