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August 21, 2017 3:27 pm

A diverse collection of work by mythologists has shown that the connections between eclipse and mythological figures like demons existed across races and cultures and are to date, commonly followed by mankind across the world.

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August 20, 2017 4:21 pm

Both quality papers as well as tabloids in British press portrayed the transfer of power to India and Pakistan as the ‘fulfillment of Britain’s mission’.

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August 18, 2017 8:53 am

At the stroke of midnight, the freedom finally arrived, largely with the efforts of the Congress. But what did this freedom mean to those who were neither ruled by the British, nor were they close enough to the Congress' political centre?

August 19, 2017 11:19 am

The partition of Punjab remains by far the bloodiest part of Indian history, the dirtiest and scariest of all, tagging along as it did with the euphoria of freedom.

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August 21, 2017 3:41 pm

What did independence mean to the ordinary folks residing in these states, far removed from the high drama of nationalist discourse and very often unaware of what course their homeland’s politics was about to take?

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August 15, 2017 9:52 pm

If the incoming Hindu population faced the bitterness of displacement on one hand, then the Muslims who stayed on in West Bengal were equally distraught.

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August 15, 2017 8:43 am

The major newspapers of the world had culled out a significant part of their front pages to underline the nationalist aspirations, the birth of the two nations and the celebrations as well as massacre that accompanied the same.

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August 14, 2017 4:09 pm

Delivered to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, just before midnight on August 15, 1947, the speech has been referenced over the years to show how the idea of India was an experiment in many ways

When talking of Bengali cuisine, the fondness for fish and the topping of roshgullah and sandesh are two things that strikes one’s imagination most instantly. While the former is a product of geographical positioning, the latter is a result of a historical accident.
August 11, 2017 5:35 pm

When talking of Bengali cuisine, the fondness for fish and the topping of roshgullah and sandesh are two things that strikes one’s imagination most instantly. While the former is a product of geographical positioning, the latter is a result of a historical accident.

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August 9, 2017 5:44 pm

Though 1200 archaic laws were scrapped in bulk, Indians are still following many obsolete laws that have been prevalent from the time of British colonial rule.

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August 9, 2017 3:10 pm

The Quit India resolution taken by Gandhi in Bombay at the Gowalia Tank Maidan was by the strongest and vociferous appeal made by the Congress, asking the British to leave India once and for all.

August 11, 2017 4:18 pm

The Japanese occupation of the Andamans is perhaps one of the least talked about episodes of the Second World War. Japanese forces landed in South Andamans on March 23, 1942 and in the next three to four hours gained complete control over the area.

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August 11, 2017 6:51 pm

A series of Hollywood and British films were made between 1929-39 with India as their central theme and many were giant box office successes in US and Britain. But Indian audiences were not always appreciative.

August 4, 2017 2:52 pm

Khilauna (Toy) was a journal that was first published 1927. It regularly featured a column dedicated to voicing anti-colonial ideology called, Desh ki Baat. It also carried poems that glorified and valourised battles and fighting for one's nation.

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August 3, 2017 5:04 pm

Today 70 years after the British left the country, Kolkata still houses some of the most extraordinary, elaborate architectural pieces that were once built by the Europeans with the intention to turn Calcutta into a Victorian delight.

August 3, 2017 10:05 pm

When the British finally packed their bags to leave India for good, White says her family was also struck with insecurity. However, they didn’t leave the country due to a sense of endearment they had developed with their birthplace.

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August 17, 2017 1:29 pm

Some of them thought this to be the best moment to acquire independent statehood, while there were others who wanted to become a part of Pakistan. Here are the cases of five princely states that opposed the idea of joining India.

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August 1, 2017 12:23 pm

Our ‘70 years of Independence’ series will look at everything that our history has made… from architecture to cinema and food. It will also try to map the very idea of India and the politics behind it as well as the pains of Partition.

July 29, 2017 8:15 pm

Legal Weekly is a compilation of the landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week.

July 27, 2017 6:56 pm

In 1937 the Indian National Congress, concerned that the song might inspire communal tensions, took the decision to drop the last three stanzas of the original Vande Mataram, declaring that only the first two, non-controversial stanzas would be sung.

July 25, 2017 4:41 pm

Despite their long history of presence in the country and their involvement in the socio-economic and political life of the country, Indians in Kenya have suffered from a certain invisibility in the political and historical discourse of the nation.

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July 27, 2017 4:21 pm

This history of lipstick symbolism has had in its coffers everything from connotations of prostitution, witchcraft, sexuality, women’s defiance and strength.

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July 24, 2017 5:32 pm

The office of the President, in which rests the highest authority in the country and also a position of glory, is one of the most prominent residues of the long period of British rule in India, and yet in many ways, is in marked opposition to it.

July 22, 2017 6:19 pm

Legal Weekly is a compilation of the landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon right to self-defence extended to protect minor from rape by the Delhi high court & Justice served to accused even after death, followed by legal news about notice to the Centre for imposing GST on sanitary napkins every Saturday

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July 17, 2017 1:42 pm

As early as 1954, the apex court observed in a ruling that right to privacy is not a recognised right listed under Article 19 of the Constitution and held that it would not be possible to import the right by 'strained construction'. But this did not bind the court to restrict the scope of Article 21 (right to life and personal liberty).

July 15, 2017 4:53 pm

Legal Weekly is a compilation of the landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon the relevant judgments and orders trending, followed by legal news every Saturday.

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July 9, 2017 5:23 pm

Barely noticed by the modern day traveler and very often ignored by historians, Ahmedabad is one of those industrialised cities of India where the past and present have fused together beautifully and produced a landscape that owes very little to European domination.

July 8, 2017 6:38 pm

Legal Weekly is a compilation of the landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon the relevant judgments and orders trending, followed by legal news every Saturday.

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July 8, 2017 10:37 am

The state of Sikkim was established in 1642, when three Tibetan lamas consecrated Phuntsong Namgyal as the first ruler of Chogyal of Sikkim. The monarchy of the Namgyal dynasty was maintained for the next 333 years before it became part of the Indian union in 1975 as its 22nd state

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July 5, 2017 4:17 pm

The tradition of naming blossoms after important personalities has long been a practice to honour them, as a means of establishing their aura in life forms for eternity. Here is a list of a few cases when important personalities across the world have given their names to flowers.

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July 5, 2017 8:28 am

The Jewish community in India is one among a large number of groups who had come from outside the country’s modern territorial borders and made India their home. However, what marks the Jews out is their ability to blend into the local culture of the region.

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June 29, 2017 12:55 pm

A midnight joint parliamentary session is celebratory in nature. This is the first time that a joint parliamentary session at midnight would not be commemorating a historic event of the past, but rather welcoming an economic change for the country's future. 

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June 26, 2017 3:13 pm

Steeped in the need for economic development, the Emergency allowed Gandhi to carry out mass arrests of ministers and have complete control over what the media published. It also resulted in her son carrying out forced sterilisation drives in Delhi and slum clearance programs.

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June 25, 2017 3:20 pm

The passionate outburst of rain showers that take place in the middle of the year has been extensively chronicled by foreign writers in India, accompanying expressions ranging from horror, awe and alarm to amusement and longing.

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June 21, 2017 6:18 pm

If one were to trace Yoga’s journey in the West, we would have to start from September 11, 1893, when Swami Vivekananda made his famous speech at Chicago in the Parliament of religions. His powerful oration immediately won him the adoration of the Americans.

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June 19, 2017 1:52 pm

Hamza’s radical Islamic views soon made the Finsbury mosque a centre with strong links to extremism. From inside the premises of the mosque, Hamza preached a violent theology and attracted disciples both from within and from outside the UK.