Independence Day

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ART & CULTURE

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Delhi, Ranjana gauhar, India's dance forms, Independence Day

Why India's dance forms are the best celebration of its beauty and diversity

This Independence Day saw the 13th edition of ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’, the dance festival organised by the great Odissi dancer Ranjana Gauhar.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha polls 2019, Republic of fear, Pratap bhanu mehta, Independence Day

Why Modi's India is not a republic of fear

If the BJP leader wants to forge his own legacy, he must make the republic of hope the reality for all Indians and the republic of fear a fantasy for those who see fear lurk everywhere and hope nowhere.

VARIETY

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Independence Day, Bangladesh, Sheikh mujibur rahman

August 15: Why Bangladesh’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated by the army

The only two family members who managed to survive were his two daughters — Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana.

VOICES

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Freedom, Hindutva, Independence Day, India at 71

Being independent in today's India

For many Indians, 'índependence' has always had a political ring. But there is so much more to this.

VARIETY

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Right to life, Freedom of Speech, India at 71, Independence Day

71 years of Independence: How free are we?

Top thinkers assess how far India has come, at 71, to give us the freedom to be who we are and the best we can be.

VARIETY

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BJP, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Floods, Patriotism

The real story behind flooded Assam school hoisting national flag

There was a recurrent theme in all the pictures - bearded men in skull caps or checkered lungis or kurta and pajamas rolled up until their knees.

VOICES

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Independence Day, Patriotism, Islam, Muslims

What we can learn from Amir Khusrau's patriotism and his idea of India

Patriotism test for madrasas in Uttar Pradesh on Independence Day shows the rotten condition of our independent nation.

POLITICS

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Doordarshan, Independence Day, Chief Minister, Tripura

Read Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech that was refused to air

The chief minister alleged that Doordarshan and All India Radio informed his office on August 14 that his speech would not be broadcast unless the content was changed.

VOICES

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POLITICS

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Independence Day, Freedom of Speech, Bigotry, Humans of Hindutva

India at 70: Humans of Hindutva founder on ripping apart bigotry

We need to remember that a truly independent country always has room for multiple voices.