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Oldest man alive

Mahashta Murasi claims that he was born in January 1835, which make him the oldest man alive till date. Murasi, if born on the same day he claims, will be the oldest man alive on earth and the oldest man to have ever lived according to Guiness Book of World Records. 73 more words

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Thread ceremony in India

Upanayana is one of the traditional Saṃskāra (rites of passage), that marked the acceptance of a student by a Guru (teacher) and an individual’s entrance to a school in Hinduism. 201 more words

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Man who crossed farthest distance travelling on a zip wire using hair

Sailendra Nath Roy was an Indian man who registered his name in the Guinness Book of World Records for the farthest distance travelled on a zip wire using hair. 132 more words

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Snake Charming

Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument called pungi. A typical performance may also include handling the snakes or performing other seemingly dangerous acts, as well as other street performance staples, like juggling and sleight of hand. 185 more words

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Sanskrit language

Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism, a philosophical language in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and a literary language that was in use as a lingua franca in the Indian cultural zone. 126 more words

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Valley of Flowers National Park

Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. 53 more words

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Manohar Parrikar and Nandan Nilekani

Manohar Parrikar is the defence minsister of India from 9 November 2014. He was also Chief Minister of Goa.

Nandan Nilekani is one of the founders of Infosys and was the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). 29 more words

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