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In The Execution of Bhagat Singh, a definitive study of the travesty of justice that was the revolutionary's trial
Arts & Culture

In The Execution of Bhagat Singh, a definitive study of the travesty of justice that was the revolutionary's trial

In their attempt to punish Bhagat Singh, British authorities used controversial legislative powers to make an ordinance supposedly aimed at preserving ‘peace, order and good government’ but one that was never approved by the Central Assembly in India nor the British Parliament.

An inspiration to revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, remembering Kartar Singh Sarabha's supreme sacrifice
India

An inspiration to revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, remembering Kartar Singh Sarabha's supreme sacrifice

In 1915, before the mass struggles that characterised much of the 1920s were launched, another young man was executed by the British administration. All of 19, his sacrifice served as a trigger of sorts to many others. His name was Kartar Singh Sarabha.

India observes Shaheed Diwas on 23 March; day marks execution of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru
India

India observes Shaheed Diwas on 23 March; day marks execution of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru

Shaheed Diwas is observed twice in India - one is on 23 March and the other on 30 January, the day when Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated

'Revolutionary freedom fighter': Venkaiah Naidu, Narendra Modi lead tributes to Bhagat Singh on 113th birth anniversary
India

'Revolutionary freedom fighter': Venkaiah Naidu, Narendra Modi lead tributes to Bhagat Singh on 113th birth anniversary

While the prime minister said Singh's valour will inspire people for ages, Home Minister Amit Shah expressed gratitude to the freedom fighter for giving a new direction to India's freedom struggle

Shaheed Diwas 2020: Why India pays tributes to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev on this day
India

Shaheed Diwas 2020: Why India pays tributes to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev on this day

Shaheed Diwas is observed on 23 March to mark the occasion when freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar were hanged to death by the British in 1931

As religion re-emerges as the faultline of Indian society, could Bhagat Singh's ideas of atheism be a way forward?
Life

As religion re-emerges as the faultline of Indian society, could Bhagat Singh's ideas of atheism be a way forward?

Bhagat Singh’s objection to faith and God seemed to be both philosophical as well as springing from the severe religious unrest that he observed around him which marred regular life in 1920s India.

Jamia and Shaheen Bagh shootings: It's deeply worrying that the word 'terrorist' is absent from popular discourse
India

Jamia and Shaheen Bagh shootings: It's deeply worrying that the word 'terrorist' is absent from popular discourse

The absence of the word 'terrorist' in the Jamia shooter's story isn't because there ought to be any confusion about the term

Hundreds lead candlelight march against CAA from Jamia Milia Islamia to Shaheen Bagh, chant 'azadi' slogans
India

Hundreds lead candlelight march against CAA from Jamia Milia Islamia to Shaheen Bagh, chant 'azadi' slogans

The protesters, chanting 'Azadi' and 'CAA-NCR Par Halla Bol', and other slogans also paraded a mock 'detention camp' portrayed with a cell on wheels inside of which sat little children of multiple faiths and changed slogans

Ahead of Ajay Devgn's 100th film, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, recalling his ten most memorable performances
Entertainment

Ahead of Ajay Devgn's 100th film, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, recalling his ten most memorable performances

Ajay Devgn's best performances clearly prove why unlike the popular perception today, his talent lies far beyond the Singhams and the Golmaals.

BJP’s fervent bid to confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar shows party's strategy to embed RSS in Indian history
India

BJP’s fervent bid to confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar shows party's strategy to embed RSS in Indian history

Adding Savarkar to the pantheon of national heroes with government sanction at this stage would be a permanent move that cannot be rescinded later — a level of state patronage that Savarkar never received except under colonial times.

Bhagat Singh's 112th birth anniversary: Pakistan-based organisation urges Narendra Modi to accord Bharat Ratna to Indian freedom fighter, says report
India

Bhagat Singh's 112th birth anniversary: Pakistan-based organisation urges Narendra Modi to accord Bharat Ratna to Indian freedom fighter, says report

Bhagat Singh was one of the greatest revolutionaries of the Indian Nationalist Movement. His contributions to the Indian Freedom Struggle have been spoken about till date.

ABVP installs statues of Savarkar, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh ‘without permission’ in DU; move comes ahead of students’ union polls
India

ABVP installs statues of Savarkar, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh ‘without permission’ in DU; move comes ahead of students’ union polls

Ahead of the Delhi University students' union polls, the RSS-affiliated ABVP on Tuesday installed busts of VD Savarkar, Subhash Chandra Bose, and Bhagat Singh 'without due permission' outside the gate of Arts Faculty in north campus.

Pakistan honours Maharaja Ranjit Singh, celebrates Bhagat Singh; but India opposed to Jinnah's portrait due to 'religious nationalism'
World

Pakistan honours Maharaja Ranjit Singh, celebrates Bhagat Singh; but India opposed to Jinnah's portrait due to 'religious nationalism'

The question is why Pakistan thinks that these men are celebrated when India is going through a strong anti-Muslim phase. And it is because Pakistan also has a powerful Punjabi nationalism. More than half of Pakistan is Punjabi speaking.

Martyrs' Day: Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind, several political leaders remember Mahatma Gandhi on social media
India

Martyrs' Day: Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind, several political leaders remember Mahatma Gandhi on social media

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and several Union ministers, political leaders and prominent figures took to social media to remember Mahatma Gandhi on his 71st death anniversary, observed as Martyrs' Day.

University of Jammu professor suspended after calling Bhagat Singh a 'terrorist'; students agitate and demand resignation
India

University of Jammu professor suspended after calling Bhagat Singh a 'terrorist'; students agitate and demand resignation

Agitated students at the University of Jammu accused Mohammad Tajuddin of hurting sentiments after he called Bhagat Singh a 'terrorist' in a lecture. They have also demanded his resignation.

Tamil Nadu college student suspended for organising function to celebrate Bhagat Singh's birth anniversary
India

Tamil Nadu college student suspended for organising function to celebrate Bhagat Singh's birth anniversary

S Malathi, a first year MA student at the government arts and science college, was suspended on 1 October after she and some other students organised a function to celebrate Singh's birth anniversary on 28 September, despite being denied permission by the principal and the tutor, officials said.

Narendra Modi pays tribute to Bhagat Singh on freedom fighter's 111th birth anniversary
India

Narendra Modi pays tribute to Bhagat Singh on freedom fighter's 111th birth anniversary

Bhagat Singh was born in Banga village of Faisalabad district (previously called Lyallpur) now in Pakistan's Punjab province in 1907.

Ruckus in Parliament over SC/ST Atrocities Act, Andhra status; Houses adjourned for 15th day without business
India

Ruckus in Parliament over SC/ST Atrocities Act, Andhra status; Houses adjourned for 15th day without business

The Parliament logjam continued for the 15th day on Friday as both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned without completing any business for the day

Bhagat Singh's 87th death anniversary: Despite political appropriations, freedom fighter remains youth icon
India

Bhagat Singh's 87th death anniversary: Despite political appropriations, freedom fighter remains youth icon

Bhagat Singh remains one of India's youth icons even eighty-seven years after being hanged. He is also, arguably, one of the most contested revolutionaries.

Arvind Kejriwal betrays self to survive: Spate of apologies show Delhi chief minister fails to tread path of conviction
Politics

Arvind Kejriwal betrays self to survive: Spate of apologies show Delhi chief minister fails to tread path of conviction

After pretending to be a man of principles with a spine of steel and principles cast in platinum, Arvind Kejriwal has revealed himself to be a coward without a spine.