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1960: Samyukta Maharashtra
...movement to create a Marathi language state with Mumbai as its capital was at its height
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... was very young, divided and orphaned
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...the time when austerity was coming to an end
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...painting was genteel, and not meant to hurt; it was a part of being 'cultured'
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India had imposed an embargo on the province, and even torn up rail tracks
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The Indus Water Treaty was the last piece in the long divorce between India and Pakistan
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It was the time of big dams, new universities and colleges
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...the instrument for progress was the PSU
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Was the past another country? Or were the portents of India 2008 already visible when the country turned 13, in 1960?
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Kumar Ketkar, Senior Marathi Journalist
The Samyukta Maharashtra movement to create a Marathi language state with Mumbai as its capital was at its height, giving expression for the first time to Marathi identity and pride. By 1960, more than a hundred people had died in the clashes and there was a strong anti-Congress mood, strengthened by the 1959 dismissal of the Kerala government—the first Communist government in India. Although the Leftists were deeply involved in the movement, Samyukta Maharashtra included people of all types, including Keshav Thackeray, Bal Thackeray's father. When Maharashtra was created, it was a moment of great pride across the state; Mumbai returned to being cosmopolitan and Congress came back into favour. But over time, many Marathi speakers felt they had not benefited, which led to the creation of the Shiv Sena.
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...issue slowly overwhelmed everything else
Omair Ahmad
past continuous
These were happy times for Indian cinema
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past continuous
The big question at that time was, "After Nehru, who?"
Omair Ahmad
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Those were radio days.
Omair Ahmad
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... was very young, divided and orphaned
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...the time when austerity was coming to an end
Omair Ahmad
past continuous
...painting was genteel, and not meant to hurt; it was a part of being 'cultured'
Omair Ahmad
past continuous
India had imposed an embargo on the province, and even torn up rail tracks
Omair Ahmad
past continuous
The Indus Water Treaty was the last piece in the long divorce between India and Pakistan
Omair Ahmad
past continuous
In the 1960 Rome Olympics, most of the spectators had never seen a Sikh before
Omair Ahmad
past continuous
It was the time of big dams, new universities and colleges
Omair Ahmad
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...the instrument for progress was the PSU
Omair Ahmad
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Was the past another country? Or were the portents of India 2008 already visible when the country turned 13, in 1960?
Omair Ahmad
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