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Mangal Pandey death anniversary: How 1857 Sepoy Mutiny started by soldier led to Queen's Proclamation ending East India Company rule
India

Mangal Pandey death anniversary: How 1857 Sepoy Mutiny started by soldier led to Queen's Proclamation ending East India Company rule

Mangal Pandey was an Indian soldier in the British army and is believed to be one of the key figures behind Sepoy Mutiny or India’s First War of Independence in 1857.

BJP's ambiguity on Anantkumar Hegde exposes its divergence from Mahatma Gandhi's legacy
Politics

BJP's ambiguity on Anantkumar Hegde exposes its divergence from Mahatma Gandhi's legacy

The ruling party is now caught in a cleft stick. It has show-caused Hegde and asked him to apologise, which he hasn’t done yet. It has been forced to do this because it wants desperately to appropriate Gandhiand his legacy, as all other parties want to do as well. Hegde’s criticism of Gandhi doesn’t sit well with this project.

Mahatma Gandhi 150th birth anniversary: From Congress' march to exhibitions at ashrams, India set to pay tribute to Father of Nation
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Mahatma Gandhi 150th birth anniversary: From Congress' march to exhibitions at ashrams, India set to pay tribute to Father of Nation

India will be observing Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary on 2 October, which will be marked by events celebrating the Father of the Nation's life and values. The Congress plans to mark this event by conducting a march in Delhi

Tawaifs and tehzeeb: Notes from a symposium on courtesans' contributions to art, freedom struggle
Life

Tawaifs and tehzeeb: Notes from a symposium on courtesans' contributions to art, freedom struggle

Though pop culture and notions of Victorian morality led many to think of them as the 'other woman' or women of 'low character' who broke up marriages and enticed men, the story of the tawaifs is far different – and much more complex. They were artists of high calibre, who were expected to be trained in classical music and dance (Kathak); notably, they contributed immensely to the musical genres of the bandish and thumri. Though they were strictly non-combatants, they played a significant role in the struggle against the British by hiding weapons and rebels.

Leaders pay tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on 55th death anniversary at Shantivan; ex-PM of India was imprisoned 9 times during freedom struggle
India

Leaders pay tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on 55th death anniversary at Shantivan; ex-PM of India was imprisoned 9 times during freedom struggle

Several leaders from across party lines paid tribute to the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, on the occasion of his 55th death anniversary on Monday.

1942: A Love Story — RD Burman's posthumous album made romance blossom against rebellion
Bollywood

1942: A Love Story — RD Burman's posthumous album made romance blossom against rebellion

The audio and visual aesthetic of the songs of 1942: A Love Story was a concoction of the strengths of a dying genius (RD Burman) and a budding one (Sanjay Leela Bhansali).

India’s art and history come together through four exhibitions at the Red Fort in Delhi
Life

India’s art and history come together through four exhibitions at the Red Fort in Delhi

After spending years restoring several barracks within the Red Fort, The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has opened the multistorey barracks to the public.

Narendra Modi pays tribute to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on birth anniversary, says he was a 'righteous' leader
India

Narendra Modi pays tribute to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on birth anniversary, says he was a 'righteous' leader

Leaders paid tribute to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary on Sunday. Also called Sher-e-Punjab and Punjab Kesri, Rai was one of the first promoters of Swadeshi movement in India

Bharat Mata ki Jai: In the age of nationalism, what does being 'anti-national' mean?
India

Bharat Mata ki Jai: In the age of nationalism, what does being 'anti-national' mean?

The cheerleaders of nationalism in India seemed to have confused the term with freedom of expression.

Netaji's family members to meet PM on Wednesday, will seek declassification of files
India

Netaji's family members to meet PM on Wednesday, will seek declassification of files

Family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday when they are expected to seek declassification of all the files related to the leader whose mysterious disappearance 70 years ago continues to be a talking point.

Gour Hari Dastaan review: Vinay Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma star in a moving story about freedom struggles
Entertainment

Gour Hari Dastaan review: Vinay Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma star in a moving story about freedom struggles

In it’s honest storytelling, the deep significance and relevance of Gour Hari Dastaan