This Week In History: Teekhi Mirchi brings to you a flashback of key historical events that shaped the history of India and beyond. A collage of rare photos that is reminder of India’s rich past full of struggle and dominance.
1. 2015- UFO (and Alien) Sighted in India
Humans assist an alien from an unnamed planet in nearby galaxy descend from his spacecraft (also called Flying Soccer or UFO here on earth). The said Alien was here to take stock of the law and order situation.
2. 2016- Hypocrite Kejriwal!
Arvind Kejriwal, who’s known for leveling accusations of corruptions against his political adversaries (most notably Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley), is seen in this picture bribing an innocent young child a flower (suspected to be rose) during his tour to Punjab. The flower costs Rs. 20 to Rs. 100 in Delhi/ NCR depending on the locality.
3. 1992- Thanda Thanda Paani!
Rare photo of Baba Sehgal during recording rehearsal session of his debut album – Thanda Thanda Pani. The album became an instant hit, triggering a massive world tour by him for live performances, that earned him accolades worldwide.
4. 2016- Celebrations Too Early?
Celebration in India with mesmerizing fireworks started after Virat Kohli’s stunning performance in T20 World Cup semi-final match against West Indies, signalling an imminent victory. NASA uploaded this satellite image of India taken just after India’s innings that reminded of Indian festival of light – Diwali. India later lost to West Indies by 7 wickets.
5. 1353 AD – Ibn Battuta in Belgium
This is rare photo of renowned Moraccan traveller Ibn Battuta being welcomed by authorities upon reaching Kingdom of Mali, during his international tour of the world.