- Biodiversity related
- Nicobar Megapod
- Bugun Liocichla
- Venated Gliding Frog
- Hoolock Gibbon
- Ape Vs Monkey
- Art Related
- Warli Painting
- Shekhawati Paintings
- Freedom Fighters and Polity
- Silk Letter movement
- UP legislature: 125 years completed
- Ghadar Movement: 100 years
- Madan Mohan Malaviya
- ShivaRam Hari Rajguru
- Shyam Narayan Singh
Click To Continue reading [Stamps] Biodiversity, Painting, Freedom struggle, Culture, Religion, Places: 2012, 2013
- Drawing the line
- International (Political)
- International (Non political)
- Indian in India (Non political)
- Indian Diaspora abroad
- Sports Mascots
- Nobel winners associated with India
The previous list of [PIN] Persons in News (2011-12) was given in separate article, click me (some names will overlap
Click To Continue reading [Misc.GK] Persons in News (2012-13), Sports, Books, Awards for SSC-CGL, SBI-PO, UPSC-CSAT
Here is some really good study material on Indian Culture and Heritage from National Open School (NOS) now renamed as NIOS, for Both Hindi and English medium aspirants. (Download Links given @Bottom of this article). The content is less boring and more structured than Spectrum’s book on Indian Culture + truckload of 2 markers scattered
Click To Continue reading [Download] Indian Culture and Heritage Study Material (Hindi/English) from NOS/NIOS for Free
This is a note cum mindmap shared by a regular reader who wishes to remain anonymous. If you want to contribute any more data in this topic, please share it in comments!
- Gandhara Art
- Rajput painting
- Saranatha pillar
- Vijayanagara art
- Bundi School Of Painting
- Sunga art
- Kangra school of painting
- Manjusha Art
Click To Continue reading [Culture] Indian Art, Architecture and Painting Schools (Mindmap cum note)
This list is definitely not exhaustive, so If you’ve any important personalities in news. Please share them in comments below!
- Indian: Diaspora Abroad
- Indian Men
- Indian Women
- International: Head of State/Institutes etc
- International : Other
Indian: Diaspora Abroad Kamla Prasad Bissessar Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago. Hargobind Khorana Indian-American biochemist
Click To Continue reading [PIN] Persons in News 2012 for 2 Markers, GK and MCQ
- What is UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register?
- Why is World Register important?
- What is Jikji Prize
- Indian manuscripts in World Register
- #1: Seerat-e-Firozshahi
- #2: Shantinath Charitra
What is UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register?
This program aims to preserve and protect the world’s documentary heritage* and make it universally accessible.
Click To Continue reading [Culture] UNESCO Memory World Register: Seerat-e-Firozshahi and Shantinath Charitra
This article is important for GS (Mains) Paper I : Culture + Human Geography
This article contains truckload of 2 markers, although it is not possible to prepare all of them but do as many as you can.
This article won’t help you, unless you keep looking at a Map of
Click To Continue reading [Culture] Tribals of India: Classification, Geographical Spread – For GS Mains Paper I (Culture + Human Geography)
- Introduction: Fairs
- Types of Kumbh Melas:
- Upcoming Kumbh Mela
- Pushkar Mela (Rajsthan)
- Saliana, (Palampur)
- Garh Murktesar fair
- sair-i gulfaroshan or phoolwalon ki sair
- Trade fairs
- Tourism angle
- Mock Interview question
In the last post under [Culture] category, we saw about main festivals of India, now continuing the discussion further, second
Click To Continue reading [Culture] Fairs of India for 2 markers in UPSC GS Mains
Although This article is primarily meant for UPSC aspiants, but the General knowledge scattered here, should also help the aspirants IBPS, APFC, SSC, CPF, State PSC and similar exams .
- How to Prepare Indian Culture for UPSC Mains (GS1)?
- Source and Correction
- What are the characteristics of Indian Festivals?
- Seasonal in nature
Click To Continue reading [Culture] Festivals of India: Characteristics (2 markers and Essay fodder)
for GS mains 2 marker (culture/Geography part) + Prelims
1. AIHOLE near Badami with rock cut and structural temples of Western Chalukya period, is favous for the temples of Vishnu, Ladkhan and Durga. It furnish examples of a well developed Deccan style of architecture. The other three styles of ancient India being Nagar Dravidian and
Click To Continue reading [Notes]Important Places in ancient India