Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicIndian freedom struggle

Topic: Indian freedom struggle

Don’t remember the 1857 Mutiny with Rani of Jhansi alone. You’re missing out on Uda Devi

Uda Devi was an icon for Pasis and a Dalit freedom fighter who single-handedly killed British soldiers to avenge her soldier husband.

Independence celebrations didn’t interest Gandhi. The National Flag’s design did

Harijan weekly, a source of Gandhi’s thoughts, didn’t give much coverage to the Independence Day. It carried articles on replacement of the charkha with a wheel.

Bhagat Singh wasn’t just hanged, but was chopped and stuffed in sacks

In ‘The Execution of Bhagat Singh’, Satvinder Singh Juss writes how Bhagat Singh’s hanging was ‘one of the bloodiest deeds ever undertaken by the British Labour Government’.

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.

Story of a pilot named Biju Patnaik who flew Indonesian PM, vice-president to India in 1947

A special wall was dedicated to former Odisha CM Biju Patnaik at an exhibition organised by the Indonesian Embassy at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in Delhi.

On Camera

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
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.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

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.
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