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Do You Think That India Should Give Up Kashmir?

Since 1947 Pakistan has been obsessed with getting Kashmir, the entire region, to be part of Pakistan and it is now time for India to offer it to them on a platter. This is the only way there will be peace and tranquility in Kashmir, and Pakistan will finally be able to achieve Islamic utopia that Jinnah so ambitiously envisioned. After all, Pakistan was meant to be a land of Islamic brotherhood and peace, where [...]

India’s Role in World War II

Few Indians today would be aware that India contributed 2.5 million volunteer soldiers to fight for the Allies during World War II (WWII), and 1.5 million soldiers during World War I (WWI). These extremely brave soldiers came from very humble and poor backgrounds but they fought ferociously on land, at sea, and in the air. In both the wars, the British Indian Army raised the world’s largest volunteer force, a feat not known by the [...]

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi

In the turbulent times we live in today, the question is both pertinent and relevant. He was a frail man of 78 years as he walked the final steps of his life, towards a prayer meeting, when a misguided fanatical assassin pumped three bullets into the Mahatma. The man who shot Mahatma Gandhi is irrelevant but what is of relevance is his failure to silence the man who inspired an entire nation to come together [...]

How To Write A Republic Day Speech

Looking to write a terrific Republic Day speech this 26th January? Whether you are a student, teacher or an academic researcher, here is a single point resource of relevant information and facts that will help you put together a speech which will stand out and be remembered by those who hear you. Before beginning to write your speech, you need to understand the importance and relevance of Republic Day for this nation. Republic Day – [...]

Union Budget of India 2017

As the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley prepares to present the Union Budget of India for the financial year 2017-18, the common man is worried not knowing what’s in store for him. Demonetisation has hit the common man the most with cash crunch, impacting jobs and business opportunity losses. So what can the country expect from the Finance Minister? The common man expects the government to speed up the process of remonetisation and ensure adequate cash is [...]

Facts About The Indian Constitution

In 1946, the British began to seriously consider granting India independence, and sent a Cabinet Mission to India with a plan to meet representatives of the British government and various Indian states, to discuss the possibility of setting up a Constituent Assembly to draft the framework of the Indian Constitution. Here are some lesser known facts on how the Constitution of India was written. 1946: The Constituent Assembly was formed under the Cabinet Mission Plan. [...]

gearing up for navy day 2016

The India Navy Day is celebrated every year on 4th of December. It is observed with the purpose of celebrating the magnificent achievements of the Indian Navy, as well as celebrating the immensely-important role played in maintaining peace for the country on the maritime front. The marine branch of India’s armed forces, Navy, is led by the Indian President, who plays the role of the Commander-in-Chief. Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle is regarded as the originator of Indian [...]

Impact of Sikh Gurus on Indian Society

Sikhism, the world’s fifth largest religion, was founded by Guru Nanak Devji. It propagates through its 25 million followers today the message of one Universal God, along with equal status and opportunities for all in the eyes of the Supreme Being. With Gurpurab, the festival to commemorate the birth of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak about to be celebrated on 14th of November, 2016, it is time to know more about a religion which [...]

Protagonists of Jammu and Kashmir Cauldron Part 4

Continued from previous post, Movers and Shakers of Kashmir – Part 3 People of P-O-K The people of Gilgit and Baltistan in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (P-O-K) are an unfortunate lot. During 1947-48, they were forcefully occupied by the Pakistan Army and ever since, their voice, culture, freedom and economic development have all been suppressed by the Pakistani state. The people continue to suffer under Pak Army’s brutality as they try and continue with existential living. [...]

Protagonists of Jammu and Kashmir Cauldron - Part 3

  Hurriyat: (Continued from Part 2) Yasin Malik (1966 – ) Yasin Malik has been a hardline active militant who has now supposedly turned to non-violent means to achieve ‘Azadi’ for Kashmir, outside the influence of both India and Pakistan. He founded the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) to take on the Indian authority through violent means. It was his group that organized the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed days after Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, her [...]