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Author: Rajan Thambehalli

Matter-of-Fact of the week #50:

During the British Rule, United Provinces was created on 01 April 1937 (and, no it wasn’t an April fool’s joke). Thirteen years later it was renamed as Uttar Pradesh (northern province). In 2000, the northern districts of the state were separated to form a new state of...

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Matter-of-Fact of the week #49:

The Toblerone Trail named after the Swiss chocolate bar is a unique and historic trail that consists of tank traps built during the World War II mobilisation. The starting point is Nyon and the destination is Bassins (or Bois au Minstre viewing...

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Matter-of-Fact of the week #47:

In Latin, the old Swiss Canton Unterwalden was known as Sylvania. Unterwalden was one of the three participants for the foundation of Old Swiss Confederacy in 1291. In course of time, Unterwalden has split into an upper part Obwalden and a lower part,...

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Matter-of-Fact of the week #46:

For his works such as Aranya Low Cost Housing development, a collection of more than 6500 residences in the city of Indore and Tagore Memorial Hall, architect Balkrishna Doshi was awarded with the Pritzker Prize, the Nobel Prize of architecture and the first Indian to receive this...

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  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #50:

    United Provinces

    During the British Rule, United Provinces was created on 01 April 1937 (and, no it wasn’t an April fool’s joke). Thirteen years later it was renamed as Uttar Pradesh (northern province). In 2000, the northern districts of the state were separated to form a new state of Uttarakhand.

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