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A Pak Journo's tale of 1965 war: How I won friends among ‘enemies’
07.09.16 - Asif Noorani*

Bombay (now Mumbai), my native city, had always charmed me because of its cosmopolitanism and also because I have had a number of friends and relatives there.

In 1965, a year after I had appeared for my finals for my Master's in English literature, I thought ...
  


Golwalkar. Proof that poison always sells.
22.07.16 - preet k s bedi

If the tall and strapping Hedgewar was energy and passion, his chosen successor was a diminutive man of learning and scholarship. But for his long flowing hair, he would barely be noticed till he spoke and then all eyes would be on him. In fact, ...
  


Hedgewar and the RSS. We have abused and accused them. Now to understand them.
22.07.16 - preet k s bedi

Considering how insulated we were from global influences, impact of the First War on India was far greater than one would have expected.
 
By the time the dust settled not only had we lost over a hundred thousand soldiers and greatly diminished our economy but also ...
  


Bhagat Singh's last letter: From the front page of The Tribune dated 25 March 1931
23.03.16 - pt team

Bhagat Singh and his comrades while refusing to make any petition for mercy, in the course of a letter to the Governor of the Punjab, asked to be shot dead.
 
"The only thing we want to point out, they said, "is that according to the verdict ...
  


Bharat Mata and other Matas
21.03.16 - Devdutt Pattanaik*

If India has Bharat Mata, then Britain has Britannia, France has Marianne, New Zealand has Zealandia, Sweden has Mother Svea and America has Columbia. These are Homeland goddesses who emerged in colonial times and consolidated themselves as ‘mothers’ with the rise of the nation-state.
 
Britannia ...
  


The Saga Of A Gurdwara  ... Under Siege  In Guru Nanak Dev University!  In Amritsar?
25.02.16 - RIPUDAMAN SINGH

'The Hindustan Times' has just published a story from the campus of Guru Nanak University (GNDU), Amritsar, where it is reported that the administration of the University is seeking to take over control -- possibly to close it down? -- of the Campus Gurdwara which ...
  



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