Croatia had gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 and had been admitted into FIFA in 1992. Sports had an important role to play in the collective consciousness of the newborn nation, boosting its confidence in the newfound nationalist spirit.
In an interview with Indianexpress.com, Lal spoke about the incredible achievements of Nur Jahan. Remnants of imperial orders issued by her, coins minted in her name, paintings that paid ode to her sovereignty and bravery are all evidence of the enormously powerful figure she was.
As per reports, every year, hundreds of South Koreans visit the birthplace of the Hindu God Ram for the sake of paying homage to their legendary queen Heo Hwang-ok, also known as Princess Suriratna.
While the nature of the cult practices in connection with the Burari deaths is yet to be confirmed, mass suicides of this kind is hardly a new phenomenon. Historical records show that ritualistic mass suicides were common among religious groups since the early decades of the century.
With the intervention of Bal Thackeray, Sanjay Dutt was released in 1995 after having spent 18 months in prison. It is reported that soon after his release, his first stop was at the residence of Bal Thackeray.
The roots of the UGC can be traced back to the early1940s, when British were discussing measures to be taken for promoting Indian education. It resulted in the establishment of the Central Advisory Board on Education on post-war educational development in 1944.
The Indian Express was at this point in time headed by Ramnath Goenka, who was known for having stood up against press censorship since the time when the British ruled over the country.
The trouble began in Gujarat, spread to Bihar and from there to several other parts of Northern India.
The cow has been traditionally embedded in the Indian psyche -- to be pulled out every now and then by those exercising or aspiring to be in power, with appeals to the special position it holds.
Together, with the BJP the Shiv Sena roared across the length and breadth of Maharashtra. It is only recently, with the eruption of the Modi wave, that the Sena felt compelled to distance itself from the national party
During the holy season of Ramzan, Chitpur, supposedly one of the oldest localities of Kolkata lights up in its fullest glory. The influence of Mughal and Awadhi cuisine on Bengal is made evident with the variegated display of delicacies that spring up in this area.
“As such, tracing the changing nature of football in Bengal is in many ways an exercise in tracing the history of the region itself,” writes sports historian Paul Dimeo. Football remains at the heart of the history that defines modern-day Bengal.
Over the years neither has India offered its fullest support to the country on account of the relations necessitated with South Korea and America, nor has it completely alienated itself from the region as a consequence of the troubled relations it shares with Pakistan and China.
In the years following the assassination of Gandhi, Mukherjee, though still steadfastly loyal to the Congress, slipped into an uneasy relationship with the party.
Since the 1970s, however, there is a distinctive nature to this form of violence. “It is different from the class-based Naxalite upheaval in the 1960-70 period. It is also different from the caste-based violence that can be seen in parts of North India,” writes historian Sumanta Banerjee
The world he created was unique to the Bengal of the 1990s - its demeanour and aesthetics reeking of a newfound aspiration and desire to turn away from the age-old Leftist tendencies. Rituparno Ghosh, in every sense, altered the Bengali film industry by making cinema for the new Bengal of the 1990s.
He widely read Indian and world history and wrote aggressively on the oppressive British rule in India, his admiration for fascism and his views on Muslims and Christians.
In the late sixties and early seventies, the Naxalbari uprising ignited a fire in the hearts of both the urban youth and the rural masses. Eventually, it would go on to determine the very nature of armed revolution in India.
Delhi today is dotted with the remnants of 1857, the last battle to be fought along the banks of the Yamuna where seven cities thrived. The memories linger on in the many structures and memorials that dot across its landscape.
Few are aware of the fact that the youngest prime minister of India was also a keen photographer. While photography was a source of immense pleasure to him, he is believed to have been extremely modest about it.