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POLITICS

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  4-minute read
Bharat Ratna, Mahatma gandhi assassination, Nathuram Godse, Veer Savarkar

Veer Savarkar's sunrise moment

There are times one feels closer to Savarkar's ideas than Gandhi's.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Congress, Bharat Ratna

Breaking Bad: Why the rumoured divorce between the Gandhis and Pranab Mukherjee is now finally done

The relationship had been fraying over the years. But with the Gandhis skipping Pranab Mukherjee's Bharat Ratna ceremony, the break is now final and out in the open.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Dalits, Caste system, Brahmins, Bharat Ratna

Brahman Ratna? The curious coincidence of Hindu upper caste Bharat Ratna awardees

If the ‘bringing in of caste’ into these awards annoys you, you are probably a Hindu upper caste.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  8-minute read
Rss event, Pranab Mukerjee, Narendra Modi, Bharat Ratna

Bias Ratna: Criticism of Modi govt's choice for India's greatest award betrays the pettiness in our political psyche

Today, if the Narendra Modi government were to award even Sonia Gandhi, the decision would be met with derision and mocking. Such is the level of bias and prejudice against a government perceived as not of the 'traditional establishment'.

SPORTS

 |  5-minute read
Bharat Ratna, Sachin Tendulkar, Cricket, Ramakant achrekar

Ramakant Achrekar, the guru who gave Cricket Sachin Tendulkar

It takes talent to nurture and mentor talent. Coach Achrekar was one such being who gave India a Bharat Ratna and other remarkable cricketers.

SPORTS

 |  2-minute read
Dhyan chand, Bharat Ratna

How India forgot to celebrate its hockey legend Dhyan Chand

Is it not time to confer the Bharat Ratna on the country’s most decorated Olympian?

Bharat Ratna, Sachin Tendulkar, Cricket

Vinod Kambli's dress code for Tendulkar's Bharat Ratna

Only for a 'friend'!

POLITICS

 |  In real time  |  7-minute read
Narendra Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Bharat Ratna

Bharat Ratna: Vajpayee's legacy is so great. Even Modi has to swear by it

The former prime minister had a great, instinctive mind and a wonderfully warm and, more important, large heart.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Madan Mohan Malaviya, Bharat Ratna

I gave my personal Bharat Ratna to Madan Mohan Malaviya long back

Malaviya urged students to not only be intellectually equal to their foreign counterparts but also lead a noble life.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Bharat Ratna, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Most of Netaji's family believes he was in Soviet Russia after 1945

For them, the time to confer Bharat Ratna on him now went by decades ago.