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Revolution ~ Bhagat Singh

By   /  September 6, 2009  /  History, India  /  1 Comment

‘Revolution’ does not necessarily involve sanguinary strife nor is there any place in it for individual vendetta. It is not the cult of the bomb and the pistol. By ‘Revolution’ we mean that the present order of things, which is based on manifest injustice, must change. Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is […]

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23rd March 1931-2009 – Legacy of the three Martyrs

By   /  March 23, 2009  /  History, India  /  7 Comments

I salute Sardar Bhagat Singh, Shivram Rajguru & Pandit Sukhdev on their martyrdom day which is 23rd March…….. Their ways and ideology may not get along with many, but what makes them respectable is their courage and the honest love for Bharat Mata, for which they didn’t hesitate to go to the gallows with a […]

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Azad – a rememberance

By   /  February 27, 2009  /  History, India  /  15 Comments

Time : Sometime in late afternoon Date : 27 February 1931 Place : Alfred Park, Allahabad The tension is palpable as the gunshots refuse to cease. The young revolutionary realizes that he has only one bullet left in his pistol. He has been surrounded by the police from all sides and although three of them […]

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The story of three young boys and a shootout at Writer’s building

By   /  December 12, 2008  /  Uncategorized  /  13 Comments


8 Dec 1930. Calcutta Writer’s building, the administrative powerhouse of Bengal, was abuzz with daily activities. As usual there were a lot of people- British Officers, Gentry, Bengali gentlemen and clerks and the day looked like just any other day. One could hardly imagine on such an ordinary day that something extraordinary was just about […]

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Waiting for Khudiram – 100 years

By   /  August 10, 2008  /  History, India  /  12 Comments

“One & half years from now I shall be born in the aunt’s hut if you tend to forget me then O mother! Look at my neck for the hangman’s halter.” (Ek baar bidaai deo maa, ghure aashhi…) 100 years ago on 11th August, 1908, a young boy of 19 years of age went to […]

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