Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicDeath anniversary

Topic: death anniversary

Jalal Agha, the star kid who was averse to nepotism

On his 25th death anniversary, ThePrint remembers the actor-director who would say no to roles if he got them through his famous actor father Agha.

In Pictures: Sonia, Manmohan pay tribute to Indira Gandhi on her 35th death anniversary

Congress leaders and party workers attend a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the former prime minister at Shakti Sthal in New Delhi.

Of caste struggles and women empowerment, a look at Premchand’s short stories

There has been a century-long debate on whether Premchand was able to articulate the suffering of the lower castes, considering that he was a rich Kayastha.

Neerja Bhanot, the braveheart flight attendant was never one to run away from a crisis

On 5 September 1986, Neerja Bhanot was shot dead while shielding three children on the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73. On her 33rd death anniversary, her courage burns bright.

Middle-class cinema’s pioneer Hrishikesh Mukherjee was all about stories with heart

Mukherjee directed 42 films, headed Central Board of Film Certification and received the Padma Vibhushan in 2001 for his contributions to Indian cinema.

Remembering Bhisham Sahni — the writer who shook up India’s conscience with Tamas

On Bhisham Sahni’s 16th death anniversary, ThePrint revisits Tamas, a timeless classic on Partition and one of his most celebrated novels.

Sisters and brothers of America — full text of Swami Vivekananda’s iconic Chicago speech

On his 117th death anniversary, ThePrint recalls Swami Vivekananda's speech to the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago, USA, in 1893.

Mumtaz Mahal, the queen with a wonder of the world built in her honour

There is surprisingly little known of Mumtaz Mahal, arguably among the most prominent of the Mughal queens whose death anniversary falls today, 17 June.

G.D. Birla, the man who rose to become a powerful business magnate from cotton mill owner

On his death anniversary, ThePrint recalls the life of G.D. Birla, a 'nationalist businessman' with interests across cement, aluminum, telecom and financial services.

Prithviraj Kapoor’s Sikandar was banned in British cantonments because it was nationalist

Sohrab Modi’s Sikandar was made on an epic scale and released during a period of war and upheaval in India.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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