Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicFreedom struggle

Topic: freedom struggle

Madapati Hanumantha Rao, Hyderabad’s first mayor who led the renaissance of Telugu

The ‘Andhra Pitamaha’ was the first Telugu person to receive the Padma Bhushan. His legacy to 'enlighten' the masses lives on in Hyderabad.

Tarkeshwari Prasad Sinha, fiery freedom fighter from Bihar who rose to top echelons of power

Sinha’s public life started to take shape during the 1942 Quit India Movement, when she was just 16. She eventually rose to be a Union minister and a four-time MP.

Hindutva founders did little for azadi. Hijacking history in ICHR poster is what BJP can do

Excising Nehru from India’s freedom struggle is rationally impossible; omitting him from an ICHR poster is the best they can do.

How secret Congress Radio played ‘Vande Mataram’ with police at door in 1942

In ‘Congress Radio’, Usha Thakkar writes about the secret radio channel during India’s freedom struggle and the woman who refused to let the police stop ‘Vande Mataram’.

‘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.

The underground Congress radio during freedom struggle and 22-yr-old woman behind its voice

In an essay in ‘Our Freedoms’, Aanchal Malhotra writes about Usha Mehta and the Congress Radio set up in 1942 to counter the British-controlled AIR.

A new freedom struggle for India must be based on a new nationalism. No short-cuts will do

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is right about death of secularism. But he doesn’t answer why the entire spectrum of Hindu public opinion turned against secularism.

For India’s revolutionaries in freedom struggle, gyms & akharas were a cover for politics

The Jugantar movement started by Sri Aurobindo Ghosh used the guise of a fitness club to take in young teenagers and turn them into revolutionaries.

R Venkataraman — President who stuck by rulebook to guide India through troublesome times

On his 11th death anniversary, ThePrint explores how stickler-for-rules R. Venkataraman tackled every arduous task in his multifaceted life.

Hanged at 27, Ashfaqulla Khan was a revolutionary with fire in his belly

Khan was one of many youths who joined the Non-cooperation Movement but turned to more radical methods after Gandhi called it off in 1922.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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