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‘Mughals were dacoits’: Bollywood lyricist trashes Indian history, nonsense, say historians

Hindi cinema lyricist Manoj Muntashir recently made headlines for a controversial video on Twitter in which he has called Mughal rulers Akbar, Humayun, and Jahangir “dacoits”. But historians dismissed it as “great jingoism” and noted that history must be seen in the context of the time, reports Indrajeet.

‘Sinha one of the brightest’ – Karnal admin backs IAS officer who gave ‘break heads’ order

Ayush Sinha, an IAS officer from Haryana, was recently seen allegedly ordering police officers to “break heads” of farmers during a protest in a viral video. The Karnal district administration, however, called the video doctored, reports Jyoti Yadav.

How Moplah ‘martrys’ of 1921 turned ‘jihadis of Taliban mindset’ & may now be dropped from ICHR text

The Narendra Modi government was slammed Monday for seeking to remove the names of those who died in the Moplah rebellion in 1921 from The Dictionary of Martyrs, India’s Freedom Struggle from 1857 to 1947, published by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR). Tenzin Zompa explains the uprising and decodes why it remains such a contentious episode in India’s colonial past.

A Lucknow teenager is a force of nature on Instagram. Meethika Dwivedi packs UP pride, gaalis

Meethika Dwivedi’s street-smart delivery style is replete with raw, unadulterated wisecracks. She is the voice of ‘boomers’, millennials and Gen-Z rolled into one, writes Tina Das.

Islamabad has a problem. Taliban won’t tone down now – in Afghanistan or Pakistan

Pakistan sits at the heart of the herculean process of government-building in Afghanistan but it will be a struggle for Islamabad to help the latter get on its feet, even if it feels that the Taliban are a transformed entity and not the same as 1990s, writes Ayesha Siddiqa.

The story of Jaswant Singh, the only Indian to have ever commanded a foreign Air Force

Air Vice Marshal Kanwar Jaswant Singh was among the most flamboyant officers in the Indian Air Force, becoming the only Indian to have ever commanded a foreign Air Force, writes Anchit Gupta.

India can’t alienate its 20 crore Muslims, not when Taliban are finding legitimacy, not ever

India is going through an an odd situation. The dominant ruling party couldn’t care for the vote of Muslims while its enemies don’t want to be seen seeking them. However, to leave 20 crore compatriots alienated is not what India needs. Not even if the Taliban hadn’t risen and found global legitimacy, writes Shekhar Gupta in ‘National Interest’.

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