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Praveen Davar

Dadabhai Naoroji: The grand old man of India & pre-Gandhian freedom fighter

Dadabhai Naoroji, in the opinion of this writer, can certainly be counted as one of the three greatest Indians of the pre-Gandhi era.

02 Jul 2019 1:18 AM

A true revolutionary: What lay behind the political philosophy of Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh was in prison for two years before he was hanged on March 23, 1931.

20 Mar 2019 2:32 AM

To pay real tribute to Netaji today, we must put the nation before self

In 1928 Bose was in the front ranks to support Motilal Nehru for the Congress presidentship in Calcutta.

22 Jan 2019 11:46 PM

The greatest Indian after the Mahatma? Why Gandhi chose Nehru to lead India

Today is the 129th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister.

14 Nov 2018 12:04 AM

For Gandhiji, non-violence was not just a creed, but truly a way of life

The first condition of Satyagraha is strict regard for truth. Nonviolence is the natural consequence of truth.

02 Oct 2018 12:19 AM

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Rajiv’s neighbourhood policy was truly spectacular, this govt should emulate it

When Rajiv Gandhi took over, the situation in Sri Lanka had been deteriorating. State violence against Tamils was on the increase.

20 Aug 2018 12:20 AM

Kingmaker Kamaraj: A symbol of selflessness and simplicity

Kamaraj’s nine years as chief minister saw Madras undergoing tremendous industrial and agricultural progress.

16 Jul 2018 12:42 AM

Remembering Rajiv, who had a passion for India’s greatness

Rajiv had become Prime Minister at a very critical juncture in the country’s post-Independence history.

21 May 2018 1:00 AM

How the Mahatma tried to save Bhagat Singh’s life

Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged to death on March 23, 1931.

23 Mar 2018 12:21 AM

Remembering Motilal Nehru: The ‘prince amongst patriots’

During Gandhi’s Dandi March, in March-April 1930, Motilal Nehru gifted his palatial house Anand Bhavan in Allahabad to the nation.

05 Feb 2018 12:53 AM

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Message of Mahatma’s martyrdom

The darkness followed the three bullets fired by Nathuram Godse, which felled Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.

28 Jan 2018 11:10 PM

Of Tashkent Declaration and how Shastri died at the altar of India-Pak friendship

The talks began in Tashkent on January 3, 1966 with Kosygin meeting Shastri and Ayub, initially, separately before the later summit meetings.

10 Jan 2018 1:35 AM

Remembering 1971: How IAF and Navy support was vital for Army’s success

Like Y.B. Chavan in 1965, Jagjivan Ram as defence minister was a great asset and was popular with the troops.

15 Dec 2017 12:26 AM

How 1962 war cut short 2 brilliant careers

China’s “stab in the back” adversely effected the reputation and careers of many important personalities — both military and civil.

01 Dec 2017 6:49 AM

How her grit and sagacity created the mystique of Indira Gandhi

We briefly examine here the events of 1966 and 1967 relating to her election as leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party and thus Prime Minister.

17 Nov 2017 12:56 AM

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Cong ‘hates Gujaratis’ is a canard: Who made the Mahatma its leader?

Any historian would tell you that both Nehru and Patel, despite their differences, had tremendous respect and affection for each other.

30 Oct 2017 5:01 AM

Rajiv: PM who first visualised India could be a global power

Defence and foreign policy received Rajiv Gandhi’s top priority even while he was preoccupied with political and economic affairs.

21 Aug 2017 12:47 AM

Remembering Tilak: The Father of India’s Revolution

Lokmanya Tilak was the tallest of the leaders of his generation who prepared the nation for the trials and triumphs of the Gandhian era.

24 Jul 2017 12:38 AM

Emergency: The events that led to the ‘dark days’ of 1975-77

JP asked students to boycott classes, leave their schools and colleges for one year and work to mobilise the people for his “total revolution”.

26 Jun 2017 1:02 AM

33 yrs ago, a reluctant Indira had no choice but to order Bluestar

As the situation deteriorated, Bhindranwale moved into the Golden Temple complex with his militant followers.

14 Jun 2017 2:28 AM

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