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May Day special: When a Bengali revolutionary founded the Mexican Communist Party

May 1, 2019 2:29:00 pm

M N Roy, who left India during this period to raise funds, soon found himself intimately involved in the growing Communist struggle across the world.

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World Heritage Day 2019: Five historic villages that are part of New Delhi

April 18, 2019 3:55:15 pm

As we celebrate World Heritage Day on the theme of rural landscapes on April 18 this year, here is a look at five historic villages tucked away in the city’s growing urban topography.

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On Jallianwala Bagh centenary, exhibition puts focus on lesser known facts, protagonists

April 16, 2019 2:54:27 pm

The exhibition that is on display till April 28 has been curated over the last two and a half years. The idea was to shift focus from just the main incident to the days that preceded it and its aftermath.

Remembering the British journalist who was deported for his fearless reporting on the Jallianwala Bagh massacre

April 14, 2019 6:48:06 pm

Horniman was also known to have smuggled into Britain the photographs of the massacre, which were published in the Daily Herald. His defiance, however, resulted in deportation.

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New species of ancient human discovered in Philippines

April 11, 2019 3:46:37 pm

The newest discovery challenges the fairly straightforward idea of human evolution. With the new finding, it becomes clear that the homo sapiens were definitely coexisting with other human species in other parts of the globe.

Arctic warming may lead to prolonged droughts: Study

Arctic warming may lead to prolonged droughts: Study

March 28, 2019 6:29:46 pm

The research group looked at the evolution of the tropic-to-pole temperature difference from three time periods: 100 years ago, 2,000 years ago and 10,000 years ago.

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The road to rap: Music as protest across India

March 4, 2019 2:02:57 pm

India has been no stranger to the idea of protesting against socio-economic realities through the medium of music. While some like the Dharavi rappers have taken inspiration from the West, others like T M Krishna have used classical or folk indigenous forms of music.

Before Bhupen Hazarika, five other controversies surrounding the Bharat Ratna

February 12, 2019 8:07:02 pm

Over the decades the Bharat Ratna has frequently found itself entangled in controversy over the choice of its recipient, or the circumstances in which he or she was being awarded.

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800 years before Pope Francis, St Francis met the Sultan of Egypt

February 6, 2019 9:45:45 pm

An image going viral across several social media platforms with the tag #700YearsChallenge, compared the Pope’s visit to St Francis of Assisi’s meeting with Sultan Al-Kamil of Egypt in the early 13th century.

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Why caste, not class, has determined quotas in India

January 22, 2019 7:49:40 am

In order to understand why the 10 per cent quota for the EWS is an unprecedented move, we need to reflect upon the unique role caste plays in our socio-economic fabric, and why it has been favoured over the economic criterion in deciding reservations.

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Quota Bill cleared house in two days, here’s how long some other Constitution amendments have taken

January 11, 2019 3:50:54 pm

Given the complexity of the procedure required to amend the Constitution, it is unsurprising that most important amendments have taken at least a few months to be carried out.

The year of Nehru: From rose to jacket, 2018 was all about the first PM of India

The year of Nehru: From rose to jacket, 2018 was all about the first PM of India

December 29, 2018 9:31:59 am

Jawaharlal Nehru’s purported interaction with the armed forces, his attitude towards other nationalist leaders as well as his personal style and attire have been mired in political controversy, so much so that we can safely claim 2018 to be the year of Nehru.

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The British in India: David Gilmour’s new book explores men and women in a strange land

December 25, 2018 8:58:55 am

The book is an account of the thousands who were caught up often by accident, often unintentionally in the long British involvement in the Indian subcontinent.

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Was Mahatma Gandhi racist?

December 16, 2018 7:22:42 pm

Grandson and biographer Rajmohan Gandhi agrees Gandhi during his youth did support the imperial cause and was on several occasions prejudiced and ignorant about South African blacks, but insists on analysing him as an imperfect human being

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KCR: The face of Telangana movement brushes aside united opposition, gets another term

December 11, 2018 8:12:47 pm

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, popularly known as KCR is believed to be a case study in political survival. Devoid of any political lineage, Rao rose up the ladder purely on the basis of his undeterred commitment to the Telangana cause

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Mushirul Hasan, the man who changed how history looked at Indian Muslims

December 10, 2018 9:30:20 pm

Hasan was a pioneer in changing the tone of history writing in India, especially when it came to the way the discipline projected Islam.

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Raman Singh: His development agenda lost against three terms of voter fatigue

December 12, 2018 12:26:03 pm

Singh was confident that his claims of development politics and the fight against red terror will allow him to form a government in the state for the fourth time. Voter fatigue, however, was stronger and the Congress emerged a clear winner in the election.

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Fourth time unlucky, voter fatigue dethrones Shivraj Singh Chouhan

December 12, 2018 12:12:37 pm

As the people's mandate shows, despite the strong fight, Chouhan could not win against the odds built over the last thirteen years.

Vasundhara Raje: After second term, still confident of win

Vasundhara Raje: Her confidence could not withstand popular mandate

December 12, 2018 12:51:08 pm

Schemes such as the Bhamashah Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan (MJSA), Grameen Gaurav Path Yojana and the establishment of Annapurna stores to ensure food security are some of the highlights of Vasundhara Raje’s five-year rule in the state.

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Here is what happened in Kedarnath, and rest of Uttarakhand, in 2013

December 7, 2018 2:04:07 pm

Between June 13 and 17, the state of Uttarakhand had received an unusual amount of rainfall. This led to the melting of the Chorabari glacier and the eruption of the Mandakini river.

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Raj of the Royals (III): Rajasthan families that still have finger on power

December 4, 2018 6:45:10 pm

Rajasthan consists of 18 royal families, more than half of which have fielded candidates in the state and national elections.

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Raj of the Royals (Part II): How the scions still dominate power in MP

November 27, 2018 4:03:57 pm

Consisting of a large number of erstwhile princely states, the royal families in this region have continued to exercise their authority since the days of Madhya Bharat.

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At Delhi exhibition, 17th century ‘Company art’ gets its last brush with history

November 26, 2018 4:28:30 pm

Delhi-based art historian Seema Bhalla recently recreated this long-lost colonial world of ‘Company Art in a week-long exhibition held at Bikaner House in Delhi.

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The children who are writing the history of C R Park in Delhi

November 22, 2018 9:57:45 pm

The ‘Neighbourhood Diaries’ project was conceived in 2016 and is aimed at archiving the history of C R Park through the eyes of the children of the locality.

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Raj of the Royals (Part I): In Chhattisgarh power still resides in the palaces

December 3, 2018 1:25:07 pm

As Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh go to polls in the coming days, here is a look at how the erstwhile royalties of these states have continued to rule through modern political mechanisms.