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Category Archives: History

Rani Padmavati

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Kapooor is all set to hit the screens on 1 December, 2017. The INR 200 crore film has run into much controversy and is drawing sharp criticism from various groups. In fact, a group of protestors even resorted to violence against the director and destroyed the sets during the film’s production. Joining the bandwagon of protestors are the royals of the [...]

September 16, 2017
gandhi irwin pact

Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed on March 5, 1931, between Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Irwin, who was at the time the Viceroy of India. It was a political agreement that was signed before the second Round Table Conference. Background of the Gandhi-Irwin Pact? Between March and April 1930, Mahatma Gandhi had initiated the Salt Satyagrah or the salt march to produce salt from the sea water in the coastal village of Dandi. The march was the [...]

Quit India Movement

Quit India Movement (Bharat Chhodo Andolan), the watershed movement that has been one of the most vehement appeals in the history of India against the British Raj. This Movement helped India gain independence from the colonial rule of the British in the long-run. Also known as the India August Movement (August Kranti), the civil disobedience movement, demanding an immediate end to the British Rule, was launched on August 8, 1942 at the Bombay session of [...]

kulbhushan Jadhav

On Monday April 10, 2017, Pakistan announced that Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian arrested in March 2016, was sentenced to death by a military court, based on allegations of espionage and promoting separatist elements in Balochistan. India denies that Jadhav is an India spy and protested strongly against the sentence. Indians have strongly rallied behind Jadhav and social media sites are full of angry protests. Here’s all you need to know about Kulbhushan Jadhav. Who is [...]

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. [...]