Happy 71st Republic Day, India

Though India became a free nation on August 15, 1947, it declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state with the adoption of the Constitution on January 26, 1950. A salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian National Flag by Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on…

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Why do we fly kites on Makar Sankranti?

For years, I wondered why do we fly kites on Makar Sankranti. Surprisingly, I wasn’t alone. Very many who partake in the activity and celebrate kite flying with much competitive gusto also seemed to be lost on the ‘why’ of it. So then what is Makar Sankranti and why do we fly kites on this…

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