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Shaheed Bhagat Singh-The trial and the execution.

April 8, 1929- The Assembly at Delhi, was in full session.  Two young men, both belonging to the Hindustan Republican Socialist Association, walked into the Assembly and threw two bombs, towards the seats occupied by Government officials. 2,185 more words

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Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon

Lal Qile se aaee awaaz,
Sehgal Dhillon Shahnawaz
Teenon ki ho Umar Daraaz

The voices rent the air outside the Red Fort,  on November 5, 1945 as the 3 men were bought to trial.

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Amarajeevi Potti Sriramulu

(This post is reproduced from my answer on Quora about Amarajeevi Potti Sriramulu here).

The best tribute to Potti Sriramulu came from Mahatma Gandhi himself… 968 more words

Modern India

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.