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Jan 24, 2020
From inaugurating museum to declassifying 'Netaji Files', BJP has often appropriated Bose's legacy to make inroads in BengalDespite not adhering to Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent worldview, Bose recognised the fact that they all shared the same purpose for India – end of colonial rule.
Dec 07, 2019
New database of pre-Independence Indian periodicals from 1857-1947 reflects a nation forging its identityFor years Professor Rahul Sagar worked with researchers, students and libraries from around the world to collate a database of Indian Periodicals that flourished between 1857 and 1947 and are evidence of a once fertile land of reading, writing and intellectual discourse. In an interview with Firstpost, Sagar spoke about the challenges of his endeavour, what the existence of such rich yet lost texts proves, and why these periodicals all eventually disappeared.
Aug 17, 2019
How Mountbatten's monumental errors during Partition still inform the bitter relationship between India and PakistanThe context for a bloody partition was set with the decision to sever Bengal in the east and Punjab in the west in half – giving Jinnah what he called a “moth-eaten Pakistan.” That killed any hopes of a federated India, which was Jinnah’s preference, if it allowed for power sharing and autonomy to Muslim majority provinces.
Aug 02, 2019
How Meerut's Kali Paltan Mandir, launchpad for the Sepoy Mutiny, is a beacon of the city's rebellious spiritThe Augarnath temple, locally known as the 'Kali Paltan Mandir', has an interesting story behind its name. During British rule, the Indian soldiers in the regiment were called the ‘Kali Platoon’ (black army). Since the temple was located close to the soldiers’ quarters, it came to be called as the ‘Kali Paltan Mandir’, which eventually went on to become a launchpad for the Great Revolution of 1857.
Sep 07, 2018
Farooq Abdullah says politics is not bad but politicians can be, claims every election since Independence has divided IndiaFormer Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has said that "politics is not bad but politicians can be bad".
Aug 12, 2018
Anti-India referendum in London: India's Independence Day celebrations to take place today to counter pro-Khalistan rallyIndia's Independence Day celebration is scheduled to be held on 12 August in London's Trafalgar Square to counter pro-Khalistan rally
Apr 20, 2018
BR Ambedkar feels more relevant to most Indians than MK Gandhi, as response to leaders' birth anniversaries showsPublic response to their birth anniversaries on 14 April and 2 October shows Ambedkar today influences the hearts, and thoughts, and actions, of far more Indians than Gandhi does
Apr 02, 2018
How Winston Churchill's bias against Indians led to one of the world’s greatest man-made disastersPlacing the tragedy that was the Bengal Famine of 1943 into the larger context of World War II, India’s freedom struggle and Winston Churchill’s legacy
Sep 03, 2017
Art without borders: The Pind Collective brings together Indian, Pakistani artists for an exchange of ideas, cultureThe Pind Collective has brought together 10 artists from both India and Pakistan, to respond to themes like 'Home' and 'Resistance' in their artworks
Aug 14, 2017
Tricolour rules India's streets ahead of 71st Independence DayTricolour-related paraphernelia sees exceptionally high demands in the Indian markets every year in the days leading up to 15 August.