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Poetry, Bollywood Music, Partition, Gulzar

The Anger of Gulzar: Unlike his softly musing romantic poetry, Gulzar sahab's political verse is hard-hitting and edgy

On his birthday, a look at the poet extraordinaire's writing on communal violence, corruption, unemployment. The tone and words here are different from Gulzar's beautiful romantic verse.


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Partition, Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan, Bharat

'Bharat' trailer: No, Priyanka Chopra shouldn't have left this Salman Khan movie

This is not a regular Salman Khan movie where bhai gets to do everything and others are pushed to the periphery.


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Partition, Priyanka Chopra, Bharat, Salman Khan

Salman Khan in 'Bharat': Why Salman will soon present something we’ve never seen before

...As an ordinary man who has nothing to do with 'Race 3' or 'Tiger Zinda Hai'.


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Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Shamsul islam, Indian Muslims, Partition

The Bullies of Partition: How the Muslim League silenced the majority of Indian Muslims strongly opposed to the creation of Pakistan

The Muslim League unleashed a reign of terror that attacked secular leaders such as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. In their aggression, they often found support from the British, the Hindu right-wing, even sections of the Congress.


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India-Pakistan, Narendra Modi, Partition, Muslims in India

From 1947 to 2019: The journey of a Muslim who is an Indian first

They wear their Indian identity on their sleeve. Their heroes are Sachin, Dhoni and, of course, Salman Bhai. But 2014 and its following politics have placed Indian Muslims at a crossroads yet again.


 |  9-minute read
Casteism, Partition, Parliamentary democracy, India

Eight steps to a revolution that can clean up the mess India is in right now

We must work for reunification of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh under a secular government.


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Partition, Jawaharlal Nehru, Narendra Modi, Ideology

Why I think Nehru fans and Modi bhakts are really the same

Both claim to be at opposite ends. But when it comes to ignoring what's holding India back, they unite.


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Narendra Modi, India, Partition, Statue of Unity

Why India doesn't need Sardar Patel's Statue of Unity

Political figures who played a hand in India's devastating Partition were flawed figures. Why should we commemorate them?


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Partition, Shahbaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan general elections

Jati Umra, Nawaz Sharif's ancestral home in Indian Punjab, still supports him

Imran Khan is the flavour of the season everywhere. But a village in Indian Punjab roots for former Pak PM


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Partition, Congress, Vande Mataram, Amit Shah

Amit Shah saying Congress censoring Vande Mataram caused Partition is trivialising the tragedy

It is difficult to decide what is more dangerous — that Shah is actually so unaware of history, or is happy to politicise our greatest trauma.