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Partition unified India in 1947, nationalism of today is slowly disintegrating us

Indian nationalism once inspired Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Sadly, nationalism today is part of the xenophobic wave sweeping the world.
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Is India in danger of becoming a Hindu Pakistan?

For the first time, India’s leaders have sought to redefine the country effectively as a home for South Asians that aren’t Muslims. 
Mahatma Gandhi, circa 1935 | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The reason why Gandhi wanted to go to Pakistan

Gandhi's proposal to visit cities such as Lahore, Rawalpindi and Karachi after Partition had a symbolic political value.
Mahatma Gandhi

In the lead up to Partition, Gandhi’s own prayer meetings were becoming polarised

This excerpt from ‘Gandhi: The years that changed the world 1914-1948’ by Ramachandra Guha tells the story of the Mahatma in the months leading up to Partition.

From suffrage to the right to sleep, India’s youth ask (and answer) the right questions

At ConQuest, university students locked horns to test their knowledge of the Indian Constitution, history and politics.
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The India-Pakistan border haunted journalist Kuldip Nayar all his life after Partition

Perhaps, someone will now institute a much-needed Kuldip Nayar Peace Prize.
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A new, invisible Partition is happening in India between Hindus and Muslims

How is it possible to envision a harmonious society if people from the two communities do not get into romantic relationships or get married?

The Kathua rape case has brought up disturbing memories of Jammu’s history

In all the din about the Kathua rape outcry, a warning masquerading as a historical reminder has gone largely unnoticed.
Book cover and the author

History in incubation: forgotten tales retold

There is no greater vehicle for high drama, low farce, and ultimate tragedy, than the relationship between Pakistan and India.
Cover of the book, 'Two' and author Gulzar

No Songs for Silence: A Review of Gulzar’s ‘Two’

In Two, Gulzar carves the facts of the partition to its bare bones in a masterpiece stoic prose

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Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.


A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
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Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.