Ramakrishna was born in a village called Garlapadu in Andhra State during the early part of the sixteenth century. (Some people say that he was born in Tenali.) His father Ramaiah died when Ramakrishna was very young. The boy was deprived of his father’s love. His mother Lakshmamma returned to her native place Tenali to live with her brother. Ramakrishna grew up in his uncle’s town and so came to be known as Tenali Ramakrishna.add comment
A small boy is seated on the throne. A village Patel had dishonoured a helpless widow; in his limitless pride the Patel did not even think that a small boy would have the courage to hold an inquiry. Yet the young prince subjected this Patel, who proudly sported a thick moustache, to a proper judicial trial.add comment
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was known in India as the ‘Man of Steel’.
Vallabhbhai was born in Nadiad. It was a small village in Gujarat. His father was Jhaverbhai Patel, and his mother Ladbai. Jhaverbhai was a poor farmer. He was a strong and sturdy man. His country and freedom were as dear to him as his own life. In 1857 the people of India fought for their freedom. Jhaverbhai, who was then a
young man, fought bravely at that time. Vithalbhai, Vallabhbhai’s elder brother, was also a well-known patriot. He was the Chairman of the Indian Legislative Council.
“If 5 sheep eat up all the grass in a meadow in 28 days, how many sheep will eat up the grass in 20 days?”
“Seven sheep, sir,” flashed back the answer even before the teacher finished his question.
‘Who is it that answered without working out the sum?” Thundered the teacher.
Two or three voices shouted, “Bal, sir.”
The teacher went near Bal. He took his note book and glanced through it. Should he not at least take down the problem, let alone work it out?add comment
There is hardly an Indian who is not familiar with this National Song. Possibly, most of us do not know who composed this song. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee wrote many novels. One of them is ‘Anandamatha’. This novel contains a thrilling account of a struggle for freedom. Vande Mataram’ appears as a part of this novel.
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee was born on 27th June 1838 in the village Kantalpara of the Twenty-four Paraganas District of Bengal. He belonged to a family of Brahmins. The family was well known for the performance of yagas (sacrifices).add comment
Born in Allahabad, India on November 14, 1889, Jawaharlal Nehru was eventually elected as independent India’s first prime minister, following in the political footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi. Nehru contributed to the establishment of a secular parliamentary democracy in India and was the father of Indira Gandhi and the grandfather of Rajiv Gandhi, who would both later serve as prime ministers.add comment