Author: Siddharth

  • Daulatabad Fort

    This fort used to be one of the most impregnable forts in the early 14th century.This name was given by Muhammad-bin-Tughluq when he shifted his capital here in 1327 A.D. The fort was surrounded by moats full of crocodiles, deadly mazes and awesome defence mechanisms. One of the most important monuments here is Chand Minar, which bears a striking resemblance to the Char Minar. For more info,visit:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daulatabad,_Maharashtra

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  • Ellora caves

    This vacation,I visited the world famous Ellora caves. As compared to Ajanta, Ellora is very famous for sculpturing rather than painting.Well known for its caves, Ellora has many Buddhist, Hindu  and Jain rock-cut temples. Most of the caves are over 800 years old and therefore have a very musty and damp smell due to the hundreds of bats who live in the caves. They were built during the Rashtrakuta and Chalukya Dynasties. Again,I truly recommend  visiting this world class monument.                  For more information,go to:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellora_Caves

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  • Ajanta Caves

    These vacations, I visited the world famous Ajanta caves. The Ajanta caves  in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments. The area was covered by jungle until accidentally rediscovered in 1819 by a British officer of the name John Smith while hunting a tiger. He saw the tenth cave and eventually found all thirty.These caves truly are a hub of imagination and handwork. I truly recommend that you visit these wonderful works of art. Learn more at:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajanta_Caves

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  • How the President of India is elected?

    Just figured out how the President of India is elected (Social Studies, Class VIII). Here is an excel sheet that simulates an election and how votes are calculated. How-the-President-of-India-is-elected More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_India http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(India)

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  • Pottermore

    Pottermore is a site created for Harry Potter fans. It is created in a collaboration of Sony and JK Rowling. Potter fans experience duelling, story mode and also the house system. It also has a social aspect which is chatting and adding friends. To visit Pottermore, go to: https://www.pottermore.com

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  • FIFA World Cup

    The FIFA world cup 2014 was a season of excitement and admiration. The world cup was held in Brazil, and the Brazilian team had a lot of support. Much to the shock of everybody Brazil,the five time champions never reached the finals but lost to Germany in the semi final by the score of 7-1.This was the biggest shock of the tournament. The finals was won by Germany who beat Argentina 1-0. For those who missed the action, watch highlight video at Match highlights: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/videos/highlights/index.html Goals of the tournament: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/videos/goal-of-the-tournament/index.html  

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  • Indiana Jones series

    The Indiana Jones series of movies are truly wonderful entertainment. Adventure, fantasy, suspense and emotion really catch the viewers mind. These movies have been some of my favourite movies growing up. You haven’t lived till you have watched these movies of a adventurous,fun loving archeologist. I truly recommend watching this movie to all of my friends. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Jones_(franchise)

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  • Indian Super League

    I saw excerpts of the Indian Super League recently. The pace was slow and the finishing poor. It was quite disappointing! But that said the enthusiasm surrounding the ISL is good news for the game in India. Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Super_League http://www.indiansuperleague.com

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