On this Day in History


“The ghastly incident [of the Hashimpura Massacre] had stirred the conscience of the nation, as the outrage it caused in the average citizen was more than that felt against terrorist violence, as the killers in this case were those who were supposed to be protectors.”

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“ … May 21, 1991 witnessed a terrible happening -- explosion of human bomb, an unprecedented event in Sriperambudur (Tamil Nadu) at 10:20 p.m. -- which resulted in extirpation of a National leader, a former Prime Minister of India, Shri Rajiv Gandhi …”

~ excerpt from the Supreme Court Judgement of 1998, against the conspirators of Rajiv Gandhi’s… Read More →

“[Sumitranandan Pant] was, thus, a pioneer who won new frontiers of theme and expression for Hindi poetry.”

~ Dr. B N Prasad, in his article in the Triveni Magazine in 1978.

Sumitranandan Pant,… Read More →

“An examination of Bond’s life and work affords insight not only into his evolution as a writer but also his contribution to the development of English literature in India and to the growing body of diasporic and post-colonial/post-independence literature.”

~ Meena Khorana,… Read More →

“Half of the Mumbai population has seen [Shree Pundalik], the remaining half should also see it.”

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“Never again will another cricketer with the humility of B S Chandrasekhar walk on an Indian or foreign cricket pitch.”

~ Bishen Singh Bedi, Indian cricketer, talks about B S Chandrasekhar, in an interview, May 2005.

Indian cricketer and leg spinner, B S Chandrasekhar is considered as one of the best bowlers in the world. Born on the 17 May… Read More →

“There is a sacred veil to be thrown over the beginnings of all government.”

~ quoted in an article about Sunanda Datta-Ray’s book Smash & Grab: Annexation of Sikkim, in the Read More →

“… Congress places on record its admiration of the bravery and sacrifice of Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Raj Guru and mourns with their bereaved families the loss of these lives.”

~ Declaration of the Congress Party in the Karachi Session, regarding the hanging of Bhagat… Read More →

“The essence of Mrinal-da is the combination of uncertainty and conviction that keeps you young.”

~ Dhritiman Chatterjee, Indian actor, quoted in an article for the Harmony – Celebrate Age Magazine, March… Read More →

“Functioning within the parameters of the Constitution to carry out its mandate to legislate and deliberate, the Council of States has engaged itself incessantly to translate into action the lofty vision of the founding fathers of the Republic.”

~ Dr. S Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the first… Read More →

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Which Are The Worst Polluted Indian Cities? India for years has been striving to improve its air quality in urban areas, which takes a massive toll on the health of millions of its residents. Every year, a number of its cities… Read More...
Which state of India has given maximum number of Indian cricket captains? The state of Maharashtra has seen the maximum number of players went onto represent India. Maharashtra has been a home to many famous Bollywood celebrities but this state… Read More...
Which State Has Given the Highest Number of Prime Ministers? Uttar Pradesh has given India the maximum number of Prime Ministers. There have been 14 Prime Ministers of the country so far, and eight of them have been from Uttar Pradesh… Read More...