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SC verdict in Priyanka Sharma's case is a classic example of the half loaf of freedom

When India became independent, Indians did not win freedom. The ruling class changed colour but the accents remained pucca. The punitive laws passed by the British were preserved just in case the natives revolt.

Sena takes on BJP for asking MP to apologise for remark on Christian participation in freedom struggle

Gopal Shetty, a BJP MP from the Mumbai North, had last week reportedly said that while Hindus and Muslims fought together for Independence. Christians, who he described as angrez (British), didn’t participate in India’s freedom struggle.

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Seychelles leader visits Bihar, the land of his ancestors who migrated to work as plantation workers

"My great grand-father left Bihar in 1883, from his village, and travelled down to Patna. And from there, he took a train to Calcutta (now Kolkata) and from Calcutta did a 10-12 week-long sea voyage to Mauritius. He was then placed in a sugarcane plantation," Wavel Ramkalawan said.

Five bizarre British laws that ran well past their time in India

Under the Indian Motor Vehicles Act, 1914, disqualifications of inspectors had been effected based on absurd factors like flat feet, pigeon chests, hammer toes and knock knees.

Kolkata to explore Ghadar impact on Bengali literature

The seminar also aims at commemorating the landing of the ship Komagata Maru at Budge Budge in Kolkata on September 27, 1914.

Kerala royal family gets Rs 23,000 a year for Lakshadweep,wants more

Rafi says the family of 150 is struggling to finance its royal rituals and maintain its infrastructure

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India’s first ‘embedded journalist’ set to fill a key gap in history

P R S Mani went with Indian troops sent to fight for British during WW II

Samosapedia: ‘More better’ guide to South Asian English

Your neighbours have blamed you for “eating their head.” Your friend is looking for a “convented,homely girl.” Another wants you to come to his “passing out” ceremony.

Symbols of Swaraj

Fittingly perhaps,India’s Independence Day,August 15,is celebrated with less pomp than Republic Day in January.

British rule,BJP’s divisive politics same: Rahul

Comparing the political ideology of the BJP with that of the British rulers...

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