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The story of the Seven Martyrs of Patna

By   /  August 10, 2012  /  History, India  /  4 Comments

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If you take a walk through the corridors of power in Patna, you will see a life-size sculpture of seven men. Clad in dhoti kurta and a Gandhi cap, these men faces the gates of the Old Patna Secretariat and the one in front holds a flag while the others are falling or already fallen […]

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A tribute to Shaheed Udham Singh

By   /  August 1, 2012  /  History, India  /  2 Comments

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India has always been a land of contradiction ideologies. While some believed that “an eye for an eye will make the world blind”, there were others of the firm faith that a wrong if not avenged, will not let the wronged die in peace. Today is the death anniversary of one such man for whom revenge […]

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Who was Captain Lakshmi Sahgal?

By   /  July 24, 2012  /  History, India  /  6 Comments

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In a nation obsessed with Sunny Leone, it did not surprised me when someone asked on Twitter, “Who was this Lakshmi Sahgal who died?”.  I would have been surprised if her death would have gone noticed by the mainstream media which devotes half page articles to Beti B when she gets her pierced. Since we […]

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Salute to Ram Prasad Bismil on his Birth Anniversary.

By   /  June 12, 2012  /  History, India  /  No Comments

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On 11-June-2012, we salute Amar Shahid Ram Prasad Bismil on his Birth Anniversary, the great revolutionary and one of the founding members of Hindustan Republican Assocation. Bismil Saheb, your life and deeds will continue to inspire us. Vande Maataram !   सरफरोशी की तमन्ना अब हमारे दिल में है, देखना है जोर कितना बाजुए कातिल […]

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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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