Ice Age Animals

12,000 years ago, the earth was very different, and so were some of the animals living on it! The ice age was home to a diverse, and yet unique, mix of strange and familiar animals. During the cold glacial times, icons like the woolly mammoth, steppe bison and scimitar cat roamed the treeless plains alongside…

History of Indian Flag

“A flag is a necessity for all nations. Millions have died for it. It is no doubt a kind of idolatry which would be a sin to destroy. The National Flag of India is a horizontal rectangular tricolour of India saffron, white and India green; with the Ashoka Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, in navy blue at its centre. The flag is based on the Swaraj flag,…

So many calendars?

The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used calendar, but it’s far from being the only one. So what are the different types of calendars? There are many different kinds of calendars being actively used around the world and are basically of three types – solar, lunar and lunisolar calendars. As the name suggests, a solar…

The Modern Calendar

Nowadays it’s easy to take the calendar for granted — nations across the world have agreed that (for business purposes) each year is twelve months long. But how did we get this calendar in the first place? Calendars are an ancient invention, and most likely predate the written word. For centuries before the Gregorian calendar…