Latest News on Independence
Showing of 0 - 10 from 60 results
Independence - Total results - 60
Jan 26, 2019
A parade of militarism, with no place for soldier or citizenSymbolic militarism, including that on display at the Republic Day Parade, is a salve to past injuries and a proclamation of contemporary prowess
Jan 24, 2019
Shyam Saran Negi prepares to vote in Lok Sabha polls for 17th time: India's oldest voter seeks strong leader as PMIn October 1951, Shyam Saran Negi became the first person to vote in Independent India. Now, over 67 years on, Negi has not missed voting in a single election
Nov 13, 2018
Savarkar's grandson files complaint against Rahul Gandhi for claiming activist wrote to British to be freedAt an event on 20 October, Rahul Gandhi had claimed that Veer Savarkar had apologised to the British and written to them to be released from jail while Congress leaders were in jail.
Nov 04, 2018
ABVP targets Ramachandra Guha over AU stint: It's worrying that this government tolerates intoleranceThe worrying thing is that ABVP was allowed to dictate terms surrounding Ramchandra Guha's appointment with no resistance from the government. We can make all the noise we want to about being a tolerant society but the reality is in front of us.
Oct 31, 2018
Chhattisgarh polls: Realms long gone, but royals' undiminished popularity keeps them in hunt for powerWhile Chhattisgarh's royal families may have lost their realms, the power they exert in these regions is still formidable
Aug 15, 2018
Independence Day 2018 celebrations: What does 15 August mean for Hindu radicals?On India's 72nd Independence Day, the only section of people who seem independent are the radical Hindu groups: They recognise no authority, bristle at the control imposed on them and feel they have no obligation to others
Aug 08, 2018
Of no fixed abode: Freedom fighter's children, grandchildren ponder future after Assam NRC draft leaves out their namesAs a young boy, Sanjit Debnath would often visit his father’s garment store in Masimpur, 12 kilometres from Silchar town in southern Assam's Cachar district. “I still remember the respect my father commanded from people in the area. Many of them only visited our shop to hear him narrate, once again, the time he spent in jail during his student life in the 1940s while fighting for the freedom of India,” said Sanjit, a 65-year-old retired government employee from Silchar.
Aug 06, 2018
India's water crisis: Tracing the country's history of water management and crucial, destructive shifts in policyA report by the Niti Aayog states, ‘India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat.’
Jul 16, 2018
Democracy In India Part 14: Marathi literature vibrant but its Muslim writers shying away from challenging religious orthodoxyMaharashtra is an intellectually alive state with a vibrant literary tradition. Therefore, I decided to examine the influence of democracy on Marathi literature and its political impact.
Jun 14, 2018
Rahul Gandhi insults media with blink-and-you-miss-it presser, should heed lessons Indira learnt post-EmergencyRahul Gandhi should learn a lesson. You may not like the media but it is the conduit to the public. Such behaviour could come back to bite you