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Flowering Plants of Kerala: White Bougainvillea

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nyctaginaceae (The Four o'clock family)
Botanical name: Bougainvillea glabra
Common Name: Paper Flower
Malayalam Name: Kadalasu Poovu Chedi
Habit: Perennial Climber

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Barbados Lily

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida – Monocots
Subclass: Liliidae
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae (The Lily family)
Botanical name: Hippeastrum puniceum
Common Name: Barbados Lily or Amaryllis Lily 
Habit: Perennial Herb

Hyder Ali, Otherwise Styled Nawab Hyder Ali Khan Bahadur

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Mysore is mainly known for its palaces, silk, sandalwood; and above all, its rulers: Hyder Ali Khan and his son Tipu Sultan. Hyder Ali Khan and his son Tipu Sultan were the de facto rulers of the Mysore Kingdom from 1761 to 1799. Here is a brief history of the rise of Hyder Ali Khan from an ordinary soldier to the position of the defacto ruler of the Mysore Kingdom. Though illiterate, Hyder Ali is said to have an extraordinary memory.

Was Akbar the First Muslim King to Marry a Hindu Princess?

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Many people believe that Akbar (1556-1605) was the first Muslim ruler to marry a Hindu princess, but this is not true. Though many Muslim rulers had earlier married Hindu princesses, Akbar was the first to allow full religious freedom to his Hindu wives.

Was Raja Bharmal the First Rajput to Marry His Daughter to a Muslim?:

Raja Bharmal of Amer (1548-1574) was first among the Rajputs to marry his daughter to a Mughal. Read the history of Heera Kunwari's marriage with Akbar. It is said that Rao Maldeo of Jodhpur (1532-1562) was the first to give his daughter in marriage to Muslims. Maldeo married one of his daughters Kankavati Bai to Sultan Mahmud III of Gujarat (1537-1554); and another daughter Lala Bai to Emperor Sher Shah Suri (1540-1545).

Shine or Spam?

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Are You Getting Spam Mails in the Inbox After Registering on Shine.com?

This post is about my personal experience with Shine.com. The creators of Shine.com claims that it is a job portal. Two days ago I got an SMS on my mobile that "Thank you for registering on Shine.com". I was wondering how is that possible without my knowledge! Later on that day, I also got an email on my Outlook regarding "Verify Email for your Shine.com". It was the same email address with which I have registered on Naukri and Monster. Sometime ago I have created an account on Shine, but for some reason I had deleted that account. I went to my Outlook and marked that mail as Junk. Soon it went to the Junk folder. I thought the issue is resolved.