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Thursday, January 20, 2022



Bangladesh @ 50: 'Will you give me a flag of Bangladesh?'

December 13, 2021 3:19 pm

Fifty years ago, in the aftermath of a difficult war in which India played a crucial role, a new nation — Bangladesh — was born. Bangladeshi poet Daud Haider remembers the day when freedom came to his people

Culture Ministry pulls out all stops for Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations

December 08, 2021 5:53 pm

The Ministry lines up a slew of public events including 'Unity in Diversity' competitions, such as 'Rangoli making, Desh Bhakti Geet writing, and Lori writing', to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's Independence

Haryana's Rs 300-crore memorial to 1857 Uprising nears completion

December 08, 2021 9:22 pm

The 22-acre Shahid Smarak at Ambala to showcase Haryana's 'lead role' in India's first War of Independence; impetus came from old telegrams discovered by historian KC Yadav, which he presented to claim that 1857 revolt actually began in Ambala

Remember how the Constitution was brought into being

December 04, 2021 6:58 am

🔴 G. N. Devy writes: Tribal communities, workers, peasants, students and the common people braved imprisonment or bullets and fought for the dream of a freedom that would ensure justice and equality

Our Constitution, A Beacon of Freedom

November 28, 2021 7:41 am

🔴 Menaka Guruswamy writes: The Constitution’s endurance is rooted in our ability and commitment to the project of expanding freedom.

Nitish Kumar trashes Kangana Ranaut's remark on Independence

November 15, 2021 7:31 pm

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of his weekly public interaction programme 'Janata Ke Darbaar Mein Mukhyamantri', Nitish Kumar said he does not pay attention to people who make such statements for publicity.

How Gandhi’s assassination left one family not only shocked, but also politicised

October 10, 2020 7:01 pm

In her memoir, The Brass Notebook, economist Devaki Jain combines the personal and the political to give a vivid account of a nation stepping into Independence

New Caledonia rejects independence from France

October 05, 2020 1:15 pm

New Caledonians have voted against a proposal to gain independence, marking a milestone moment in a decades-long decolonization effort. The South Pacific territory has been a French colony for nearly 170 years.

Matters of the mind: Let this Independence Day mark our pursuit for freedom

August 15, 2020 8:19 am

To be honest, I feel our struggle for freedom continues. Now, if you are jarred by my timing as I bring this up on the eve of Independence Day, I would like to say I believe this may actually be the best time to take note in our understanding of freedom

Take That Back

August 16, 2019 4:17 pm

The Dasgupta girls go to Kmart on the anniversary of India’s Independence


South Sudan becomes the youngest country

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

On this day in 2011, South Sudan gained independence and became the youngest country in the world.