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Shimla And The Double-Edged Sword Of Tourism   

Shimla And The Double-Edged Sword Of Tourism   

In the period before 1972, the date when Himachal Pradesh was granted full-fledged statehood and Shimla became its state capital – and after the colonial phase – the town had parked itself into a sort of cold storage even in terms of tourism. Today, it is...

28 March 2022
India's Capital, New Delhi, Was Inaugurated 91 Years Ago

India's Capital, New Delhi, Was Inaugurated 91 Years Ago

New Delhi was born on December 12, 1911, during a grand ceremonial 'Durbar' here when British monarch King George V had announced the shifting of the capital...

13 February 2022

Shimla's Coolies Are Vanishing Into Oblivion

It was the British who brought thousands of coolies to Shimla when they turned the place into the summer capital of India.

After Remarks On 'Ripped Jeans', Uttarakhand CM Tirath Rawat Says 'America Enslaved India For 200 Years'

After Remarks On 'Ripped Jeans', Uttarakhand CM Tirath Rawat Says 'America Enslaved India For 200 Years'

Rawat was comparing India and America’s covid-19 caseload when he said that “US ruled India for 200 years”.

21 March 2021

Sikh Fighter Pilot Memorial To Be Erected In UK To Honour Indians Who Fought World Wars

The sculpture of an early 20th century Sikh fighter pilot, cricketer and golfer from Oxford University shall be constructed in the England port city of...

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25 January 2021
London: Collection Of 350 Items Belonging To Patricia Mountbatten To Go Under The Hammer

London: Collection Of 350 Items Belonging To Patricia Mountbatten To Go Under The Hammer

A diamond bracelet and jewelled decorative elephants from Jaipur, among many other Indian heirlooms belonging to Lady Mountbatten shall be a part of the...


18 November 2020
‘A Debt That Society Owes’: How India Remembers Its World War Soldiers

‘A Debt That Society Owes’: How India Remembers Its World War Soldiers

As Commonwealth countries observe Remembrance Day this month, can India eulogise its soldiers without seeing their memory as a colonial relic?


22 October 2020
Was It An Uprising Or A War?

Was It An Uprising Or A War?

The centennial commemoration of the Anglo-Kuki war and the politics associated with it reflects a silent but strong ethnic animosity among different...


02 October 2020
PM Modi Pays Tribute To Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shashtri

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shashtri

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid homage to country's great leaders 'Mahatma Gandhi' and 'Lal Bahadur Shashtri'. He also went to Raj Ghat and Vijay...


31 December 2019
New Year Eve Of 1857: When Plunderers Ruled Delhi

New Year Eve Of 1857: When Plunderers Ruled Delhi

Sanctioned by the British Army, the Prize Agents, active since autumn of 1857, ransacked houses, havelis, palaces and other properties, pauperising the royalty...


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03 October 2019
When Delhi Had Three Red-Light Areas And Tommies Made Merry

When Delhi Had Three Red-Light Areas And Tommies Made Merry

In the mad rush of life in Delhi today, one cannot even think that red-light area existed on the Kashmere Gate-Red Fort stretch of the main road and that its...


05 October 2019
How The West Was Lost

How The West Was Lost

A brilliantly researched history shows how the NWFP was delivered to Pakistan through British chicanery and Congress’s confused bungling


10 May 2019
We Freed India From British, Will Remove Modi Now: Congress

We Freed India From British, Will Remove Modi Now: Congress

The TIME magazine has featured Modi on the cover of its international edition with a controversial headline, and a secondary one that reads ‘Modi the...


13 April 2019
British Envoy Expresses 'Deep Regret' But Remains Non-Committal To Apology At Jallianwala

British Envoy Expresses 'Deep Regret' But Remains Non-Committal To Apology At Jallianwala

On the issue of an apology, British High Commissioner Sir Dominic Asquith said, I would ask you to respect what I came here to do which was to commemorate...


10 April 2019
Shameful Scar: UK PM Theresa May Expresses Regret Over Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

Shameful Scar: UK PM Theresa May Expresses Regret Over Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

On April 13, 1919, British forces led by Brigadier General Reginald Dyer opened fire in Jallianwala Bagh on thousands of unarmed and peaceful protesters,...


14 February 2019
Banned By British In 1920, Punjabi Writer's Poem On Jallianwala Bagh Is Being Released In English

Banned By British In 1920, Punjabi Writer's Poem On Jallianwala Bagh Is Being Released In English

After going through the traumatic experience, he proceeded to write "Khooni Vaisakhi", a long poem that narrates the political events in the run-up to the...


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24 August 2018
A Screw Turns Back In Time

A Screw Turns Back In Time

A brilliantly-researched book says that free trade under colonialism served India’s economic interests wonderfully. Nehruvian socialism did not.


25 May 2018
Come To Lord Over Us

Come To Lord Over Us

The Indian need for a king conflated the benevolent Hobbesian monarch with the need to overthrow British rule, while drawing much from colonialism


24 April 2018
Corned Beef And Roasted Pork

Corned Beef And Roasted Pork

Post 1857, the British insisted on identifying Indians as two: Hindus, Muslims. Those imagined communities have become part of our mental fabric.


24 March 2018
Bhagat Singh Remembered In Pakistan On 87th Death Anniversary

Bhagat Singh Remembered In Pakistan On 87th Death Anniversary

The Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation (BSMF) and the Bhagat Singh Foundation Pakistan (BSFP) demanded that he be declared as a "national hero" of Pakistan.


03 February 2018
The British Seeds of Secession

The British Seeds of Secession

The Sikh response to Indian nationalism was complex—­loyal soldiers of the colonial army, they didn’t fall for the ‘separate electorate’ idea



26 January 2018
Thousands March In Australia Protesting Against 'Invasion Day'

Thousands March In Australia Protesting Against 'Invasion Day'

More than 10,000 people joined a march in Melbourne where protestors chanted "always was, always will be Aboriginal land"


13 January 2018
The British, The Marathas And The Mahars

The British, The Marathas And The Mahars

Soldiers of many ‘classes’ served together in the colonial army with no caste narrative in evidence before the British betrayal


13 January 2018
Bloody Scrum, Glorious Victory

Bloody Scrum, Glorious Victory

In an age of a secular system of mercenary soldiery, Koregaon was an inconclusive clash. Heroism was read into it first by the British, then by Ambedkar.


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