The missing nuclear device planted on Mt. Nanda Devi in 1965 by the CIA (USA) and IB (India) to spy on communist China, still remains an enigma. The container housing plutonium is not yet dug out from the layers of ice and is posing threats to the water resources of the Gangetic plains.

Nanda Devi (altitude : 25,643ft /7815m) is the second highest mountain in India, next only to Kangchenjunga, which is higher on the border of India and Nepal. …

There is a possible link between the recent glacial burst on Mt. Nanda Devi and the nuclear surveillance device jointly set up in 1965 by the US and India on the mountain to spy on Chinese military activities.

CIA_IB nuclear device installation, Nanda Devi peak, India

It is reported that on 7 February 2021 a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke away and the glacial melt water, caused the flooding of Dhauliganga and the Rishiganga rivers. One dam at the Dhauliganga hydropower project at Reni village was destroyed and another suffered a partial collapse. Initial…

The personal items owned by Tipu Sultan of Mysore, after his fall in 1799, were looted by the hell-bent British soldiers of the EIC in his fort at Srirangapatna, India; the most valuable among them being his custom made gold-plated throne on which he never sat.

Tipu sultan’s gold-plated

Above image: Tipu Sulta’s specially made gold plated throne with eight jeweled small tiger heads. This historic image shows what Tipu’s magnificent throne would have looked like before he was killed in the final war in 1799 against the English company at Srirangapatna, India. …

Col. Arthur Wellesley (Duke Wellington), who defeated Tipu Sultan (1799) at Srirangapatna and later Napoleon Bonaparte (1815) at Waterloo faced defeat against the Nair Army guided By Pazhassi Raja of Kottayam kingdom (Kerala) prior to his home journey

Many of us may not have come across an important historical fact related to the early colonial era in the Malabar area of Kerala and, in particular. Waynad. Surprisingly, this place has links with Arthur Wellesley, an Irish-born soldier of the British Army who started his career at the age…

Duke Wellington’ s long war experience in India coupled with his war strategies backed by the use of Congreve rockets redesigned after Mysorean rocketry helped him emerge victorious at the Battle of Waterloo (1815)

Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington)

Britain in 2015 celebrated the 200th anniversary of the “Battle of Waterloo” (June 1815), a big and decisive one fought by the French forces on one side led by none other than Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. a shrewd and experienced commander against what is referred to as the Anglo-allied army or…

Viceroy’s House, New Delhi now renamed the Rashtrapati Bhavan, a mammoth building, is a symbol of British heritage and a masterpiece work of grandeur and beauty by the architect Lutyens.

facade of Rastrapathi Bhavan (Viceroy’s House),

The famous Indian writer Khushwant Singh described the land as “a wilderness of cactus, acacia and camelthorn.” and it was on this land at the edge of Old Delhi a transformation had taken place in the early part of the 20th century when Delhi became the capital of the British…

To day we care a lot about animal welfare and prevention of cruelty to animals that is going on world over. It was during the early colonial period Colesworthy, native of Britain in 1861 first formed a society in Calcutta to safeguard the welfare of the animals.

Memorial, Calcutta. Colesworthy Grant /

Colesworthy Grant was instrumental in establishing for the first time the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in colonial India. He did a pioneering work in the area of animal rights and their welfare way centuries ago under the English company. He was a drawing teacher at Bengal Engineering…

In the 1800s the thuggee problem had remained a mystery for a pretty long time and had been in operation for a century or so prior to that. Two EIC officials — Sir William Henry Sleeman and Gov. William Henry Bentinck were after this thuggee menace and solely routed out the terrorizing highway robbers of colonial India

Gov. Gen. of India Lord William Bentinck and Col.William Sleeman

Above image: Both Governor General of India Lord William Bentinck (1774–1839) (left) and Col.William Sleeman — (1788–1856) were responsible for completely eradicating the problem of thugs who acted using secret codes.Major-general Sir William Henry Sleeman KCB (8 August 1788–10 February 1856) was a British soldier and administrator in British India…

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