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Have we judged the revolt of 1857 failrly ?

By   /  July 24, 2011  /  History, India  /  No Comments

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The revolt of 1857 is often called a revolt of the sepoys for petty reasons like greased cartidges, a mutiny without a clear sense of purpose, an effort immature in its ambitions and ambigious in character. In my humble opinion, the time has come to when we dissect such beliefs and theories and make up […]

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Bharat Bhagya Vidhata?

By   /  June 28, 2011  /  History, India  /  No Comments

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The belief that the British were instrumental in building a nation called India is often a result of looking at the concept of Nationalism from a Western Point of view and failing to look at the nebulous nature of the eternal entity that has been India. Unlike the modern nation states of Europe which took […]

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Total Revolution around the corner ? Can we see?

By   /  April 6, 2011  /  India, Politics  /  No Comments

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It was just another afternoon in 1974, the only difference being the electric discontent flowing through the mammoth gathering of people assembled at the Gandhi Maidan of Patna. After a few speakers had talked and left, a fragile 70 year old man comes on the stage. He throws a challenge to the regime: ?Do raah […]

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A belated note for the people in Japan

By   /  March 27, 2011  /  World  /  No Comments

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The recent triple tragedies in Japan have been an eye opener of a sort. On one hand, they have shown the might of nature and how powerless we are against it and on the other hand, it has shown how iron willpower can stand between even the strongest forces of nature and complete annihilation. The […]

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Kashmir … some random thoughts …

By   /  October 31, 2010  /  India, Politics  /  No Comments

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Heard a biatch’s rambles on how the “Bhookhe-nange Hindustan” needs azadi from Kashmir as much as Kashmir needs azadi from India…The first question that came in my mind was- What Azadi???On what grounds does J&K; want azadi?What percentage of J&K; is Kashmir? Do Laddakh and Jammu want Azadi too ? Why do some people love […]

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