Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicIndian freedom movement

Topic: Indian freedom movement

Surya Sen — Chittagong’s ‘Master da’ who led the raid that broke the ‘armed might’ of British

Surya Sen believed in the power of armed rebellion. The 1930 Chittagong raids that he led were aimed at demonstrating the British weren't invincible.

Batukeshwar Dutt — India’s revolutionary forgotten under shadow of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru

Batukeshwar Dutt, a close associate of Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Azad, maintained a low profile after Independence as he struggled to make ends meet.

Khudiram Bose never got his due as a freedom fighter, ZEE5 just made it worse

After outrage over the wrongful depiction of freedom fighter Khudiram Bose in a ZEE5 web series, the channel went on to issue a problematic apology.

Gandhi wasn’t the only freedom leader to miss Nehru’s 1947 I-Day speech. There were others too

Another way of looking at it is that many of these dignitaries were spared witnessing the violence when their dreams of an independent India became a reality in 1947.

Rabindranath Tagore — the poet who knew nationalism could not rise above humanity

Even 78 years after his death, Rabindranath Tagore remains much like a God for Bengalis. Several of the poet-playwright's works still need to be adequately explored.

Lala Lajpat Rai: A freedom fighter and proud son of the soil

The ‘Lion of Punjab’, Lala Lajpat Rai passed away on this day 90 years ago after being seriously injured in a lathi charge ordered on freedom fighters.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: The man who shaped India

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born 143 years ago in present-day Gujarat. A lawyer by profession, he joined the freedom struggle at age 42. New Delhi: Vallabhbhai...

Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the freedom fighter everyone loves

The Left celebrates his socialist ideology, the Right his patriotism and nationalism — Bhagat Singh symbolises something for everyone.

‘RSS: 360°’ attempts to demystify Sangh but only reiterates it as lynchpin of BJP

Author Ratan Sharda conveniently omits that the RSS was never at the forefront of the independence movement, and kowtowed to the British govt.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.