Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicBhagat Singh

Topic: Bhagat Singh

Best way to celebrate Bhagat Singh—rescue his memory from meeting the fate of Gandhi, Nehru

Bhagat Singh faces the ominous prospect of turning into an empty signifier, a symbol without substance, just a basanti pagri worn by anyone for anything.

Message from Bhagat Singh’s ‘pind’ as Bhagwant Mann arrives for oath: Follow him or end up in bin

Bhagwant Mann has chosen Bhagat Singh’s ancestral village Khatkar Kalan to take oath as Punjab CM, but residents expect more than optics when it comes to the revolutionary’s legacy.

Eyeing national role, why AAP has made Bhagat Singh’s legacy the centerpiece of its politics

The freedom fighter's legacy does not polarise voters and his popularity among all sections gives an advantage to the AAP — which at one point was more Gandhian than anything else.

SubscriberWrites: You can idolize both Bhagat Singh, and Gandhi. There is no need for ‘either or’

They had different philosophies and methods, but a shared vision and life’s purpose- the dream of independent India, writes Sourabh Bansal.

No politicians, only photos of Ambedkar & Bhagat Singh in Delhi govt offices, Kejriwal says

Delhi CM Kejriwal said the AAP govt will function on the principles of these two freedom fighters and offices won't have pictures even of the chief minister.

Sardar Udham opens a new, rarely told chapter on the Independence struggle

Indians have seen the Independence movement in cinema from the eyes of Gandhis, Nehrus and Patels. Sardar Udham offers a rare peek into a rebellion led by Bhagat Singh’s HSRA.

Premdatta Varma, Bhagat Singh’s co-accused and India’s lesser-known freedom fighter

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav should be the year when Panjab University finally recognises and honours Premdatta Varma’s role as freedom fighter by installing a plaque.

Bhagat Singh wasn’t just hanged, but was chopped and stuffed in sacks

In ‘The Execution of Bhagat Singh’, Satvinder Singh Juss writes how Bhagat Singh’s hanging was ‘one of the bloodiest deeds ever undertaken by the British Labour Government’.

‘Braveheart, fanatic anarchist’ — what Bhagat Singh wrote of Savarkar, and their common cause

Bhagat Singh and Veer Savarkar shared respect for each other, rooted in the cause of the freedom struggle. Historical records show how Singh perceived Savarkar.

New book delves into Bhagat Singh’s flawed legal trial & his enduring legacy

Published by HarperCollins India, 'The Execution of Bhagat Singh' by Dr Satvinder Singh Juss will be launched on 23 March on ThePrint's 'Soft Cover'.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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