The Indian Revolt of 1857

The sepoys were local soldiers, the majority Hindus or Muslims, who were recruited into the India Tea Company’s army. Just before the rebellion, there were over 300,000 sepoys in the army, compared to about 50,000 British. After the annexation of Oudh (Awadh) by the East India Company in 1856 under the Doctrine of Lapse, many…

Russian Revolts (1905-1917)

Between 1905 and 1917 there was great unrest in Russian which was directed at the autocracy, the Tsars, by the peasants. While the revolt in 1905 is a failure, the two 1917 revolts led to the rise of the Soviet Union and the assassination of the Emperor Nicholas II and his family. The Moscow uprising,…

The Exciting World of Underground Water

Water can exist underground in two forms: groundwater and subterranean rivers. Groundwater is the water present in soil and in the cracks of rocks. When a rock can hold a quantity of water that is big enough to be used commercially it is called an aquifer. The depth at which soil or fractures in rock…

Indian Weather

India has six major climates, ranging from the arid deserts in the west, alpine tundra and glaciers in the north, and humid tropical regions in the southwest and the island territories. India also has four seasons: winter in January and February, summer which is from March to May, a monsoon season from June to September,…