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Consumerism, Capitalism, Freedom Struggle, Independence Day

Independence Day sales: Slap in the face of India

Indian brands selling phones and flight tickets in the name of Independence Day are taking freedom for granted.


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British Raj, Paika Revolution, Freedom Struggle

Did you know struggle for India's freedom from British took place four decades before 1857?

It was the Paika Revolution in Odisha.


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Book Extract, Freedom Struggle, Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi

It wasn't Gandhi who failed Bhagat Singh

[Book extract] Mahatma did all that he could, but the pressure from Punjab government had compelled Lord Irwin to proceed with the executions.


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Freedom Struggle, Biography, Mahama Gandhi

Why Gandhi is every biographer's joy and horror

One can pick up whatever he wants to and create a Mahatma of his own.


 |   Long-form
Freedom Struggle, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Chandrasekhar Azad

Did Nehru betray Chandrasekhar Azad to the British?

This article has been co-authored by Saswati Sarkar, Shanmukh and Dikgaj.


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Book Extract, Partition, Freedom Struggle, Israel-Palestine conflict

Palestine's history takes a leaf out of India's Partition

[Book excerpt] In her introduction to 'Partition: The Long Shadow', Urvashi Butalia explores how perspective colours the way we remember a catastrophe.


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Pakistan, India, Freedom Struggle, Bhagat Singh

How Twitter paid homage to #BhagatSingh

He is perhaps the only freedom fighter who is admired in both India and Pakistan, and venerated by the "left" as well as the "right".


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Satyagraha, Freedom Struggle, Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh real freedom fighter, not like "cunning rascal" Gandhi: Katju

A real freedom struggle can never be non violent.