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Who are Gurgaon’s residents?

Behind the scenes from Puppies

Gurgaon’s increasing land prices, many homes in the city belong to high-income families. However, as is the case in many parts of India, the middle and lower-income families have been pushed to the periphery of the developing city, away from all the glitz and glamour. 

What is the class and caste census of Gurgaon?

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According to the 2011 Census of India, Gurgaon district’s total population is 1,514,432 out of which 197,937 are from Schedule Castes and 0 are from Scheduled tribes. While 68.8% of the population lives in urban areas, 31.2% of them live in rural areas.

What was the worst mid-air crash in history?

Behind the scenes from Collision

The worst mid-air crash in history occurred on 12 November 1996, when Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV 763 crashed into incoming Kazakhstan Airlines flight KZ 1907 at Charkhi Dadri, a small town west of Delhi.

What does the black box in an aircraft do?

Behind the scenes from Collision

The black box in an aircraft contains the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) — for in flight communication between pilots and aviation control. And the flight data recorder (FDR) — for recording information about the aircraft's altitude, fuel, speed, turbulence, cabin pressure etc.

What stops planes from crashing?

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Many parameters are in place when a flight takes off– cabin pressure, engine power, speed, fuel and more. If one parameter fails, then another fulfils the task of stabilising the aircraft. This is known as the Swiss Cheese Model.

What happened at Charkhi Dadri?

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The worst mid-air crash in history occurred on 12 November 1996 when Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV 763 crashed into incoming Kazakhstan Airlines flight KZ 1907 at Charkhi Dadri, a small town west of Delhi.

Have Indians become more religious these days?

Behind the scenes from Milk

Religiosity is mostly determined mostly by socio-political reasons, including financial crises and cultural issues. In recent years, India has been through a socio-economic churn that has left people feeling more insecure about their future.

Are animistic religions still practiced in India?

Behind the scenes from Milk

Attributing divine energy to people, nature, animals and natural phenomena is known as animism. While many tribal communities have adopted Christianity, Hinduism, Islam or Buddhism, many still practice their own unique animistic religion.

What is mass hysteria?

Behind the scenes from Milk

Mass hysteria is a phenomenon where collective illusions, real or imaginary, are spread across a population or society through rumours or fear. Mass hysteria is usually characterised by a loss of rational thinking and extraordinary emotional responses.

What causes idols to ‘drink’ milk?

Behind the scenes from Milk

On 21 September 1995 a small temple in Delhi reported that their idol of Lord Ganesha was drinking milk. The Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS), a rationalist group founded by Narendra Dabholkar, attempted to quell the mass hysteria that followed with scientific explanations for the phenomenon.

Where did the sari come from?

Behind the scenes from Borders

The sari, a large piece of unstitched cloth, can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. There are over 80 popular styles of wearing the sari.

Is the sari an Indian garment?

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The sari is commonly associated with India but is worn around the subcontinent. In Pakistan, the sari unfortunately isn’t worn as much due to it being a sign of “indianness.”

Why do women wear saris in Pakistan?

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The sari has always been worn in Pakistan, however, in recent years it has been replaced by the salwar kameez. Zoroastrian and Hindu women are the ones that are seen wearing a sari.

Why did saris become a rarity in Pakistan?

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During the rule of Zia-ul-Haq, the sari was banned from being worn on television. His intense move towards right-wing islamisation made the sari invisible among common Pakistani women.

Is there gay marriage in India?

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In 2018, the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality however same sex marriages are not recognised by law in India as of now 2022.

When did the LGBTQIA+ movement begin in India?

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On August 11th 1992 the first widely known protest for gay rights was held outside the police headquarters in New Delhi. Since then the LGBTQIA+ movement has been gaining speed especially after the landmark judgement in 2018 when the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality.

Where does the word ‘lesbian’ come from?

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The word “lesbian” refers to any woman who might be attracted to someone of the same sex. The word comes from “Lesbos”, an island in Greece which was home to Sappho, a Greek poet who explored themes of women’s lives.

Do queer people in India want to get married?

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Marriage among queer people is a complex topic. Legally, the Indian state recognises marriages between a male and a female person, that is, a heterosexual marriage. It does not recognise marriage between people of the same gender. However many queer people opt for a non-legal marriage nonetheless.

When did Sikkim lose its protectorate status?

Behind the scenes from Kingdom

Sikkim lost its protectorate status in 1975 after a tripartite agreement was signed between the Indian Government, the Chogyal (Sikkim’s Monarch) and the political parties representing Sikkim. In the same year, Sikkim became the 22nd state to join the Indian Union.

Who are the Bhutias of Sikkim?

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The Bhutias are a Sikkimese community who trace their ancestry to Tibet. They speak Sikkimese and Drenjongke, a Tibetic language. They are one of two communities who are considered to be indegenous to Sikkim, the other being the Lepchas.

Who is the Chogyal of Sikkim?

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The Chogyals were the monarchs who ruled over the Kingdom of Sikkim. Their reign lasted from 1642 to 1975. All Chogyals belonged to the Namgyal Dynasty, a line of royals from Tibet.

Who was Hope Cooke?

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Hope Cooke was an American socialite who became the Queen Consort or “Gyalmo” of the last Chogyal of Sikkim Palden Thondup Namgyal. They eventually got divorced in 1982.

Who is R. Praggnanandhaa?

Behind the scenes from Madras Check

Rameshbabu “Pragg” Praggnanandhaa is an Indian chess prodigy and grandmaster. He is the fifth youngest person to earn this title. At age 16, he became the youngest person to beat the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen.

Who invented chess?

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No one knows for sure where and when chess was invented. As a strategy-based game played with logic in war and monarchy, it is also possible that chess emerged simultaneously and independently in different cultures.

What is India’s oldest chess club?

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India’s oldest chess club is the Calcutta Chess Club. The club was established by John Cochrane in 1850. The club launched stalwarts such as Mohischunder Banerjee and Petumber Mukherjee. Calcutta, being the British capital, fostered a lot of chess clubs.

What is art deco?

Behind the scenes from Reels

Art Deco is a design style with roots in 19th century France that is characterised by strong geometric and stylised shapes presented in a repetitive pattern.

What was the first film to be shown digitally?

Behind the scenes from Reels

The first film to have been screened digitally was George Lucas’ Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace on June 18, 1999 in the United States. In 1999, Dil Se was the first film to be screened digitally in India.

Which was the first theater to be built in India?

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The first movie theater to be built in India was Chaplin Cinema, also known as Elphinstone Picture Palace. Chaplin Cinema was built in 1907 by Jamshedji Framji Madan. The palace was later named “Minerva” and was a popular theatre for screening Hollywood films.

How expensive is shooting on film?

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A 400 foot roll of 35mm Kodak film, which accounts for 4 minutes of footage, costs upto Rs. 16,000. For a 2 hour film, with retakes, the film roll itself will cost you Rs. 50 lakhs. Distributing the film will cost another 5 lakhs therefore, to simply create footage and distribute it you would spend Rs. 55 lakhs.

Who is KR Gouri?

Behind the scenes from The Knife

Kalathilparambil Raman Gouri Amma was the first woman to be a minister in Kerala’s state cabinet, and one of the longest serving political leaders in Kerala politics.

What was the Punnapra-Vayalar revolt?

Behind the scenes from The Knife

The Punnapra-Valayar revolt was a communist uprising that took place in October 1946 led by the Communist Party of India (CPI) against C.P Ramaswamy Iyer, the Dewan of Travancore. The revolt is named after the two places in which it took place; beginning in Punnapra and ending in Vayalar.

Who is EMS Namboodiripad?

Behind the scenes from The Knife

EMS Namoodiripad was the Chief Minister of Kerala between 1957-1959 and 1967-1969. He was a part of the undivided Communist Party of India (CPI) and later was a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)).

What's the difference between CPI and CPI(M)?

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The Communist Party of India (CPI) split into the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the CPI on 7 November 1964. The CPI is said to believe in the Soviet form of communism while the CPI(M) follow the Chinese form of communism.