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20 Loaves and A Forgotten Mutiny

In March, 1976 P.V.Chakraborty,  former Chief Justice of Kolkata HC  wrote a letter, where he described a correspondence between him and the British Prime Minister Clement Atlee in 1956. 1,707 more words

Modern India

A Complex Challenge

We must accept that Hinduism is an agglomeration of traditions, many of them tribal. But unlike Islam or Christianity which vehemently rejected tribal traditions and insisted on uniformity of belief, Hinduism co-opted tribal lores and acted as a gentle, very gradual transforming factor on them, while itself getting transformed – and widened-  by those  traditions. 259 more words


Major Somnath Sharma

October, 1947- Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru receives a message from an ex Dy Comissioner in Dera Ismail Khan of the N.W.F.P in Pakistan.  The message warns of a mission by Pakistan to send tribal raiders to Kashmir,  and some had already moved in.  1,068 more words

Modern India

Change the perception of India

Thank you Rohith Reddy for leading me to this great short video on India. I was captivated.


Lala Lajpat Rai

Oct 30, 1928, past his 60’s, with an imposing personality, he stood on the stage at Lahore, and roared in a defiant voice.

“Every blow on our bodies this afternoon is like a nail driven into the coffin of British imperialism.”

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Indian History

The slow death of India's Planning Commission and the rise of NITI aayog

The end of an era

On 1st January 2015 we finally bid goodbye to the Planning Commission of India, one of the last vestiges of our centrally planned economy. 1,564 more words


When I was in grade 6,I had some friends who took extra classes to learn Guitar.Even though I knew about Guitar since that time,I never considered to learn how to play one.It was only in the later part,when I had crossed my teens,that I was introduced to Rock Music (of 70’s & 80’s).Automatically,I developed an immense desire to learn playing Guitar. 345 more words