The legendary colonial administrator, Col. Sleeman, while travelling through the nawabi territory of Oudh [Awadh] in 1849-50, was surprised to see at Bahraich both his Hindu and Muslim soldiers offering obeisance at a shrine built in memory of a general of Mohammad Ghazni.
The decision of Maharaja Hari Singh to join the Indian Dominion was as per the constitutional law on the subject and his decision was final and irrevocable. Hence, the issue of accession cannot be reopened by anyone, not even by the Prime Minister of India.
It was year 1999. A young army officer from one of the North Eastern states lay on a bed in one of the wards of the army hospital in Delhi. His leg had been amputated after he hit a land mine during the Kargil conflict.
‘The law will take its course’ is an oft heard cliché, when politicians explain away the misdeeds of their comrades-in-arms. But political discourse in India has a new norm for Hindus and Hindu organisations in general and Narendra Modi in particular.
Dear Medha, Gurudas, Agnivesh, D Raja and all outsourced leaders, please don’t dismantle the industrialization process which has been peaceful so far. We are a slow progressing state; don’t make us a ZERO progressing state.
[Neighbourhood] After 2001 Pakistanis were spoon fed the propaganda that the violence in Pakistan is due to America's presence in Afghanistan. As a result, many hate the U.S. intervention and see Islamists as the defenders of Pakistani sovereignty.
Well, it’s been a long 10 years. On September 11, 2001, I was in a suburban village outside London. It was 2 pm there, and I remember sharing the moment with my neighbor Syd, who lived across the green.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is rapidly working towards reforms in higher education, primarily “diversifying sources of funding”, which is effectively a politically correct manner of referring to the impending withdrawal of state subsidies in the field.
In the past year a lot has happened that was not in the interest of the idea of a more perfect union. The scams of enormous proportion have hit us. The multiplicities of the protests have been undermining our democracy.