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Happy Diwali

Diwali is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year.

Taj Mahal

Photo. A "teardrop on the cheek of time."

The Law for the Wolves

Rudyard Kipling's poem "The Law for the Wolves" is a canny analysis of the rights and responsibilities of an individual in a community....

Da Gama Discovers a Sea Route to India

On May 20, 1498, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama became the first European to reach India by sailing around Africa, a major expedition in the Age of...

Gandhi Arrested for Sedition

On March 10, 1922, Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested on charges of sedition by British officials in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. 

1933 Asia

This ambitious map of Asia was printed in December 1933 with the National Geographic article "Afghanistan Makes Haste Slowly." 

1946 India and Burma

Published in April 1946—just a year before India and Pakistan gained their independence—this map of India and Burma details the numerous provinces of ...

Conservation Biologist: Dr. Krithi Karanth

Krithi Karanth is an Emerging Explorer who travels throughout India to resolve conflict between wildlife and people. By collecting information from va...

Toxic Gas Leak in Bhopal

On December 3, 1984, almost 4,000 people died in Bhopal, India, after breathing toxic chemicals leaked from a pesticide plant.

Most Widely Viewed Solar Eclipse

On August 11, 1999, the last total solar eclipse of the second millennium occurred.


Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of India.

Monitor of the Sundarbans

Photo: Large lizard blends into tree roots.

Tigers in the Sundarbans

Increasing human fatalities from tiger attacks lead villagers to try new tactics to outsmart the felines.

River Shark Attacks

Bull sharks go upriver in India.


Practicing Sikh men are required to wear dastaars, or turbans, as a sign of dignity, dedication, and spiritual identity.

First World’s Parliament of Religions

On September 11, 1893, the first World’s Parliament of Religions was held in Chicago, Illinois. This is generally considered the first interfait...

International Day of Non-Violence

On October 2, 2007, the United Nations first celebrated the International Day of Non-Violence.

Mother Teresa Dies

On September 5, 1997, Mother Teresa died in Calcutta (now Kolkota), India, at the age of 87. ...

Happy Birthday, Richard Burton

On March 19, 1821, geographer, anthropologist, and explorer Richard Francis Burton was born in Torquay, Devon, England.

People and Wildlife in India

India is home to endangered wildlife like the Asian elephant, tiger, and leopard and approximately 1.3 billion people. Use this set of ideas to e...

Swamp Tiger

Photo: A tiger roaming a swamp

Tiger Closeup

Photo: Closeup of a tiger

Bay of Bengal

Photograph: People in red robes wade into the sea.


Photo: People walk in a protest, led by a man wearing a face mask that says "Stop Killing in Tibet."