Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicIndian independence

Topic: Indian independence

On this day in 1857, how ‘punishment parade’ in Meerut lit spark of 1st war for Indian freedom

85 sepoys of 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry were charged with mutiny, shackled, and paraded to jail through the streets of Meerut on 10 May 1857.

Delhi University at 100: Staging ground of history, scholarly success & coffee-shop romances

Delhi University marks its centenary in May 2022. One of 40 central universities, DU is a big draw for students from across India & is counted as one of its premier institutions.

Nehru said there’s no middle road between fascism and communism. Bose thought otherwise

In his writings and speeches, Subhas Chandra Bose was sarcastic about parliamentary system, calling it mid-Victorian democracy.

PM to address events on Birsa Munda & Ambedkar as BJP uses Azadi show to reach Dalits, tribals

Committee headed by Amit Shah has approved high-profile events under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav programme, which celebrates 75 years of India's independence.

RSS roadmap before it turns 100: New debate on freedom struggle & radical Islam, expansion

RSS is will complete 100 years in 2025, and so, its second-highest decision-making body has taken some crucial decisions that will be part of the Sangh’s roadmap for the next couple of years.

Premdatta Varma, Bhagat Singh’s co-accused and India’s lesser-known freedom fighter

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav should be the year when Panjab University finally recognises and honours Premdatta Varma’s role as freedom fighter by installing a plaque.

Gandhi’s encounter with a young Romila Thapar in Pune that inspired her activism

In 'The Psychology of a Patriot', journalist Saket Suman delivers an account of modern India, tracing the evolution and contestation of patriotism.

100th year of Chauri Chaura — event that led to Gandhi calling off Non-Cooperation Movement

In 1922, Gandhi called off the Non-Cooperation Movement unilaterally after a confrontation between police and protesters turned violent in Gorakhpur district.

Rani Gaidinliu, ‘daughter of the hills’ who spent 14 years in jail for India’s independence

Rani Gaidinliu began her own version of the Non-Cooperation Movement in the 1930s among Naga tribes and made it difficult for the British administration to function in the region.

Why 1921 Malabar Moplah rebellion wasn’t a peasant uprising but an ‘anti-Hindu genocide’

In the run-up to the centenary year of the 1921 Moplah rebellion, a Malayalam movie is set to valorise the chief protagonist, Variyamkunnath Kunjahammed Haji.

On Camera


Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
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.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

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.