Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: History

It’s time to end the many conspiracy theories over Subhash Chandra Bose’s death

Eleven different official and unofficial investigations show that Subhas Chandra Bose died due to the air crash while in a military hospital in Taiwan, 1945.

यहाँ तक कि अकबर ने भी दी थी बाबरी में चबूतरा बनाने की इजाज़त

अतीत, मसलन अयोध्या के बारे में जानने के लिए पारंपरिक ज्ञान और आधुनिक विज्ञान, दोनों का इस्तेमाल किया जा सकता है अयोध्या पिछले 30 वर्षों...

Even Akbar built a ‘chabutara’ inside Babri masjid for Hindus to worship

Both scientific ways and traditional knowledge can be useful to know the past, like in Ayodhya.

Don’t give modern character certificates to rulers like Khilji or Tipu

Our interest in taking offence to what someone has said about our past is really an interest in folklore and not history.

Talk Point: Is political polarisation leading to demonising India’s Muslim rulers?

Taj Mahal, Khilji, Tipu: Is political polarisation leading to demonising India’s Muslim rulers as alien?

Lesson from Pakistan: Don’t erase history

Pakistan shows that the disfigurement of our collective history to create exclusionary imagined communities can leave a bloody imprint for generations.

Talk Point: ​Does ​​the Rajatarangini narrative of ​5,000 years of Hindu history in Kashmir need challenging?

Kashmir: Exposing the Myth Behind the Narrative (SAGE Publications, 2017​), a new book by a former Kashmiri state civil servant​,​ Khalid Bashir Ahmad, challenges​ what the author calls Kashmir's popular​​ ‘Hindu historiography.’

On Camera


File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

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.