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.
Jinnah’s portrait at AMU is a reminder of the multi-dimensional nature of Indian history. The campus of AMU had been buzzing with political activity ever since it was established in 1875 as the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College by social reformer Syed Ahmad Khan.
Introducing the country to the concept of Labour Day, Singaravelar presided over two meetings in Chennai. Explaining the significance of his party, and the labour movement in general, Singaravelar called for May 1 to be declared a holiday.
Preceding the Kathua incident, the community has been the target of a large number of atrocities, including eviction drives, murder, and attacks led by cow vigilantes in the region.
The authors of the research screened 167 mynas captured from eight locations in Pakistan’s Faisalabad district, and found 20% of the birds to be infected. The birds that tested positive to the parasite were spread across all eight locations.
Lately, the Sikh prohibition of the pictorial depiction of their Gurus has come into focus with the protest against the release of the film, “Nanak Shah Fakir”, the first-ever film on the life of Guru Nanak Dev ji.
Syria, a French mandate since 1920 till independence in 1946, had been under the domain of the Ottoman administration for more than 400 years.
The mosque was constructed in 1694. Centuries later, on May 18, 2007, the same mosque was the site of a pipe bomb explosion that killed 8 and injured 58 others.
While the incident and what followed, has revealed much about the communal divide that exists in the valley, it is interesting to reflect upon the religious identity of the Bakarwals, wherein we find an interesting blend of Hindu-Muslim theological systems.