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VOICES

 |  3-minute read
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.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
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.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
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.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
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.

POLITICS

 |   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.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
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.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
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".

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
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.