Tuesday, 5 July, 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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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
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.


ThePrint team | Rafale M jet (left) and Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet (right)

Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

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.