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Dirty Pataliputra

Pataliputra, the capital of the Mauryan empire, had so impressed Megasthenes, the ambassador of Greek ruler Seleucus I to the court of Chandragupta Maurya, that he called it the world's most beautiful city. The Greek historian - if he could travel ... Business Standard, 2 months ago
The Telegraph

How Patna plummeted on cleanliness scale

Greek historian Megasthenes described Pataliputra (present-day Patna) in his diary in 303 BC as a beautiful city with palaces much superior to those of Susa and Ecbatana in ancient Persia (present-day Iran). Cut to the present, Patna is infamous for poor ...
 The Telegraph2 months ago

INDIA Art and Culture

Upcoming SlideShare Loading in … 5 1. 1 Indian Art and Culture E-book for CSAT and IAS Mains 2. 3 19 29 31 40 53 62 77 82 114 131 2 • Puppet forms • Painting Styles • Dance forms Classical Folk Tribal • Theater forms • ...
 SlideShare.net2 weeks ago

Feeling Overtaxed? The Romans Would Tax Your Urine

The Roman Emperor Vespasian taxed the trade of urine—which was valued for its ammonia content—from public restrooms. Photograph bytravelbild, Alamy By Brian Handwerk PUBLISHED Thu Apr 14 10:50:25 EDT 2016 Taxes may be as ...
 National Geographic2 weeks ago
India New England

From Brutality to Compassion: Darpan Presents Emperor Ashoka on May 20-22

WATERTOWN, MADarpan, a new non-profit theater organization, will present the captivating odyssey of Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Dynasty that ruled South Asia circa 300 BC next month at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. The play ...
 India New England2 weeks ago
Times of India

Copernicus, Pythagorus not removed from textbooks, Smriti Irani says

NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday denied that the names of historic western intellectuals like Nicolaus Copernicus and Pythagoras had been removed from school textbooks, terming reports on the issue as "factually incorrect". It also made it ...
 Times of India1 month ago Haven't removed Copernicus, Pythagorus from text books: Irani  Deccan Chronicle1 month ago Names of historic Western intellectuals like Copernicus and Pythagoras not removed from text books: Smriti Irani  Firstpost.com1 month ago
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