Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: 1947

Emotions in West Bengal boiled over in 1950. Media was ‘inciting’, so was Hindu Mahasabha

In 'Caste and Partition in Bengal', Sekhar Bandyopadhyay and Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhuri talk about a critical aspect of the Dalit exodus during 1950 in Bengal.

SubscriberWrites: Looking beyond Red Fort: I-Day event can be held at other places of national significance too

Indian PMs have always hoisted the tricolor from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Other locations can be Hampi in Karnataka, Lothal in Gujarat, or Nalanda in Bihar, writes Kaushik Mukherjee.

Here’s the big exposé about India and Israel funding Pakistanis since 1947

Designating opponents as the best friend of India and Israel works like a charm in Pakistan. These publicly available photographs mean something else in Pakistani universe.

Keep ‘Kashmir Black Day’ event low-key, limit it to Riyadh embassy, Saudi tells Pakistan

Pakistan observes 27 October as Kashmir Black Day to mark the anniversary of the day the Indian Army arrived in J&K to fight off the 1947 Pakistani invasion.

Does the Jawaharlal Nehru-Sardar Patel ‘rivalry’ matter to India in 2020?

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar was attacked on Twitter after claiming that Jawaharlal Nehru did not want Vallabhbhai Patel in his cabinet in 1947.

Centre sanctions Rs 5.5 lakh settlement for 5,300 J&K families displaced in 1947

The families had earlier been left out of the Centre's 2016 settlement package for displaced families of Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir

If you opened the newspapers from 15 August 1947, here are the freedom ads you would see

Some ad-makers went out of their way to link their sales pitch to India’s freedom. It was clear everyone wanted a piece of the big event.

Gandhi wasn’t the only freedom leader to miss Nehru’s 1947 I-Day speech. There were others too

Another way of looking at it is that many of these dignitaries were spared witnessing the violence when their dreams of an independent India became a reality in 1947.

No, Nehru didn’t hoist India’s first tricolour at Red Fort. And British flag wasn’t lowered

As part of celebrations on 15 August 1947, the Union Jack was to be lowered and Nehru to hoist the tricolour. But things changed at the last moment.

Kashmir was never just a 1947 problem, it is a 5,000-year old battle of histories

When it comes to Kashmir, who gets to tell the region’s story is linked to who gets to lay claim on the land.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.