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How Mahatma Gandhi drew inspiration from the American independence struggle

July 4, 2016 3:43:30 pm

In his call to Indians to resist British domination, Mahatma Gandhi often referred to and drew inspiration from the American revolution.

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Imperialism: The real story behind Tarzan and Mowgli

July 1, 2016 7:44:34 am

Both Tarzan and Mowgli are ideal representations of 'the white man's burden'.

Indian-origin minister compares Brexit talks to 'poker game'

Behind Brexit: How love for chicken tikka masala turned into fear of the outsider

June 27, 2016 4:12:19 pm

The erstwhile celebration of diversity in Britain, comes in direct contrast with the rhetoric of xenophobia that allegedly surrounds Britain’s decision to drop out of the European Union.

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Behind the six Indian Victoria Crosses, the forgotten Jawans of the Raj

June 26, 2016 11:26:16 am

When the British announced war on August 4, 1914, Indians considered it their duty to defend the interests of their colonisers and support the ‘British fight’ with their ‘life and property’.

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World Refugee Day: Five human influxes that have shaped India

June 20, 2016 3:14:34 pm

The birth of India was accompanied by one of the biggest refugee crisis the world has seen.

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The many ‘isms’ in 52-year history of Shiv Sena

June 19, 2018 4:59:53 pm

As the Sena completes 52 years on Tuesday, one is compelled to reflect upon the astute utilisation of ideologies through which the Shiv Sena could capture the political mood of Maharashtra and also of the country.

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By visiting Arlington Cemetery, PM Modi speaks directly to American conscience

June 7, 2016 9:45:41 pm

Sprawled across 624 acres in the Virginia Hills overlooking the national capital, the Arlington Cemetery is of special significance to the American historical consciousness.

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Muhammad Ali’s bouts outside the ring: Embrace of Islam and refusal to fight in Vietnam

June 4, 2016 2:09:09 pm

"My conscious won't let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America," said Ali

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African rulers of India: That part of our history we choose to forget

June 5, 2016 4:34:43 pm

The elite status of the African slaves in India ensured that a number of them had access to political authority and secrets which they could make use of to become rulers in their own right, reigning over parts of India.

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Port of persistence: How India docked at Chabahar

May 25, 2016 9:49:42 am

The historic pact makes Chabahar the first foreign port which India is involved in developing to such a large extent.

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From Aryabhata to RLV-TD: A history of India’s space journeys

May 23, 2016 6:53:01 pm

ISRO was originally called the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) when it was set up in 1962 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Vikram Sarabhai.

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America’s history just got changed, by 1,000 years

May 16, 2016 6:47:07 pm

The excavations made at Page-Ladson in Florida pushes back considerably the date of the first migration made to America.

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Why Bangladesh is executing Jamaat-e-Islami leaders. A short history

May 12, 2016 2:03:51 pm

At the time of its foundation, the Jamaat was less of a political organisation seeking for participation in the government and more a social instrument attempting to alter society along Islamic lines.

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Bhagat Singh row: ‘Terms used are up to historian, these can’t be labelled right or wrong’

May 8, 2016 3:03:38 pm

The profession of history writing is far from being a job of establishing facts in the sense of absolute truths.

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Shariat and Muslim Personal Law: All your questions answered

August 22, 2017 8:26:17 am

What exactly is the Muslim Personal Law, how did it originate and why has the Indian government faced difficulties in granting equality of marital status to Indian Muslim women, these are questions that tries to answer.

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British took Kohinoor by force, but so did the Indians: William Dalrymple explains complex history of diamond

July 27, 2016 6:31:45 pm

By the time the Kohinoor reached the British in the mid nineteenth century, it had already passed through a number of hands, all of which were not “Indian”.

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The Shakespeare Oracle: Using tarot to teach the bard’s works

April 24, 2016 4:28:24 pm

Payal Padmanabhan has a unique methodology of teaching Shakespearean plays in classrooms by means of tarot cards. She uses a themed deck called “The Shakespeare Oracle" to approach and analyze the texts of Shakespeare.

From Golconda to London, the journey of Kohinoor diamond

April 20, 2016 11:45:23 am

Legend has it that it was Nadir Shah who gave the diamond its current name, ‘koh-i-noor’, which in Persian means mountain of light.

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In the light of the Kollam temple tragedy, a history of fireworks in India

April 12, 2016 1:39:58 pm

Use of fireworks originated in China and later spread to India through trade and military contact. Fireworks constitute an integral part of Indian festivals and are particularly important in Kerala temples.