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National Doctors' Day: All you need to know about Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy
India

National Doctors' Day: All you need to know about Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy

The physician later joined politics and became the second Chief Minister of West Bengal in 1948. For his contribution to the country’s development, Bidhan Chandra Roy was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1961. He passed away on 1 July the next year, on the occasion of his birthday.

Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel directs culture bodies to hold events centred on Mahatma Gandhi in all districts
India

Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel directs culture bodies to hold events centred on Mahatma Gandhi in all districts

Bhupesh Baghel extensively discussed the future action plan of the culture council and sanctioned Rs 4.93 crore

Replacing Gandhi’s picture on notes with Tagore and Kalam? Here’s what RBI says
India

Replacing Gandhi’s picture on notes with Tagore and Kalam? Here’s what RBI says

The RBI has refuted reports that it is considering replacing the face of Mahatma Gandhi on certain currency with prominent figures such as Abdul Kalam and Rabindranath Tagore

World Bicycle Day 2022: PM Modi shares image of Mahatma Gandhi riding cycle
India

World Bicycle Day 2022: PM Modi shares image of Mahatma Gandhi riding cycle

Every year on 3 June, World Bicycle Day is celebrated to create awareness about the economic and environmental benefits of cycling. PM Modi shared a black and white image of the ‘Father of the Nation’ riding a bicycle to mark the occasion.

Book Review | How a new book on RSS’ efforts towards ‘conflict resolution’ may not be an ideal peacemaker’s guide
Politics

Book Review | How a new book on RSS’ efforts towards ‘conflict resolution’ may not be an ideal peacemaker’s guide

RSS ideologue Ratan Sharda’s latest book, with Yashwant Pathak, is devoted to explaining the RSS’ approach towards resolving some of the most critical internal conflict situations India has faced since Independence

How communal flare-up in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri exposes liberal, intellectual and even political ineptitude
India

How communal flare-up in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri exposes liberal, intellectual and even political ineptitude

Riots take place when an ideology believes in its exclusivity; their frequency increases when others, in reaction, too start asserting themselves. Such flare-ups also happen when perpetrators believe they can get away with such crimes

The Brahmin Files: Why atrocities on Brahmins remain one of the best-kept secrets in independent India
India

The Brahmin Files: Why atrocities on Brahmins remain one of the best-kept secrets in independent India

From Maharashtra where Brahmins were killed and their homes and hearths selectively destroyed after Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, to Tamil Nadu where being a Brahmin became a challenge post DMK victory in 1967 — the list is long and disturbing

How Vinayak Savarkar was a bundle of contradictions and a historian’s enigma
India

How Vinayak Savarkar was a bundle of contradictions and a historian’s enigma

As a historian, Vikram Sampath has breached a well-guarded ivory tower, the falling crumbles must now be borne with pride

Hate speech case: Chhattisgarh HC grants bail to religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj
India

Hate speech case: Chhattisgarh HC grants bail to religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj

Chhattisgarh Police had arrested Kalicharan Maharaj on the charge of promoting enmity between classes after he used derogatory words against Mahatma Gandhi and hailed his assassin Nathuram Godse

modistory.in: Portal that brings stories from people related to Narendra Modi launched
India

modistory.in: Portal that brings stories from people related to Narendra Modi launched

A portal, modistory.in, has been launched to bring together "inspiring" stories related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi from those who have interacted with him during his life journey over the decades.

Veer Savarkar profile: Here's all you need to know about the freedom fighter
India

Veer Savarkar profile: Here's all you need to know about the freedom fighter

The freedom fighter is most known for his treatise Hindutva: Who is a Hindu?, wherein he put forth his ideas about what constitutes the Indian nation.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Let our lives blossom with the colours of enthusiasm and love
India

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Let our lives blossom with the colours of enthusiasm and love

We should play Holi with vivid, fragrant and beautiful colours of life, not with muddy water and chemicals

Understanding Marxist historiography: Where India is not a nation and Gandhi a mere British collaborator
India

Understanding Marxist historiography: Where India is not a nation and Gandhi a mere British collaborator

Communists never participated in the freedom struggle, collaborated with the British in 1942 and gave the Adhikari Thesis for dividing India, and yet they lecture Indians on nationalism and patriotism.

Interview | In Heroes the Colour of Dust, Amit Majmudar weaves fictional plot around India's civil disobedience
Arts & Culture

Interview | In Heroes the Colour of Dust, Amit Majmudar weaves fictional plot around India's civil disobedience

Read his book to learn about a fictional group of fearless sparrows who are ready to sacrifice their own lives because they have made a resolution “to protect Gandhi from any foebird, mutt, or Britisher.”

Mahatma Gandhi's Salt March: Here's everything you need to know about historic event
India

Mahatma Gandhi's Salt March: Here's everything you need to know about historic event

The 24-day long march, which was based on Gandhi’s principle of satyagraha, marked the start of the Civil Disobedience Movement in India.

150th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo: What no one says about the Great Master
Politics

150th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo: What no one says about the Great Master

India needs to revive the spirit of Kshatriya which has been blunted by Mahatma Gandhi’s policies. And for that, we need to rediscover the true nationalism as preached and practised by Sri Aurobindo

Limits of protests: Why civil disobedience can’t be one-stop solution to problems in democracy
India

Limits of protests: Why civil disobedience can’t be one-stop solution to problems in democracy

From hijab row to farmers’ agitation, it’s now obvious that protests can themselves become a problem if they become a daily occurrence

Head-on | India at 75: Why former foreign secretary Shyam Saran misses the point
India

Head-on | India at 75: Why former foreign secretary Shyam Saran misses the point

Shyam Saran, while analysing India’s journey as an independent nation in the past 75 years, is right to stress inclusive growth. But he misses the larger point

Interview | Why Netaji Bose remains an inconvenient nationalist despite being immensely popular
Politics

Interview | Why Netaji Bose remains an inconvenient nationalist despite being immensely popular

Author Chandrachur Ghose, while explaining the riddle of Subhas Chandra Bose being an inconvenient nationalist, also talks about his ties with Gandhi and Nehru, and why his Hitler connection was borne out of his love for India

1946 Naval Uprising: How honouring Netaji Bose marks a paradigm shift in India’s Independence narrative
Politics

1946 Naval Uprising: How honouring Netaji Bose marks a paradigm shift in India’s Independence narrative

The Royal Indian Navy mutiny, inspired by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army, happened on 18 February 1946