Category Archives: General Knowledge

Ratna Sagar pays tribute to Harivanshrai Bachchan

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Happy Independence Day!

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18 July – Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s vision for the future was a society grounded on change, hard work, integrity, tolerance and friendship. We have to carry this legacy forward. Here are some excerpts from Mandela’s book The Long Walk to Freedom published in … Continue reading

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Story of English

The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 had a far-reaching effect on the English language. After the Conquest, English remained the language of the country but Norman French became the language of the government, church and law courts. As a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ruskin Bond!

Happy Birthday Ruskin Bond! Ratna Sagar conveys regards and best wishes to the legendary poet, author and writer. We thank you for being an inspiration to millions and for showing us the beauty of nature through your magical stories and … Continue reading

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Ratna Sagar pays tribute to William Shakespeare

Ratna Sagar pays tribute to the “Bard of Avon” William Shakespeare on his 450th birth anniversary today, 23 April. We proudly present his immortal works ‘The Merchant of Venice’ & ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

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Ahimsa Silk: Silk with a Soul

It’s possible to wear the gossamer fabric that people call silk without a prick in the conscience. A Hyderabad-based textile technocrat Mr Kusuma Rajaiah has researched and developed an innovative way of making silk that does not involve the merciless … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 8 March. Let us all pledge to condemn injustice against women, violence against women and female infanticide.

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Indian Army Day

Ratna Sagar salutes the martyrs who gave up their today for our tomorrow. Indian Army Day is celebrated in India on 15 January every year, in recognition of Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa who took over as the first Commander-in-Chief … Continue reading

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The Story of English

The beginnings of the English language can be traced to two significant events. The first of these was the invasion of England by the barbaric Germanic tribes, namely the Angles, Saxons and Jutes in the third and fourth centuries. They … Continue reading

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