Chaman Lal

OPEN TO OPINION

The author is a retired professor of Jawaharlal Nehru University and the author of Understanding Bhagat Singh.

ART & CULTURE

 |   8-minute read

Partition 1947 shows Gurinder Chandha's flawed sense of historical depiction of events

The film portrays Mountbatten as a humanist, but his role in dividing India does not make him the person as has been shown.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

India at 70: Tagore rejected 'nationalism' — and his worst fears have come true

A century later, his book 'Nationalism' reminds us: The nation is the greatest evil for the Nation.

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Where is the Left in saffronised Punjab (or India)?

They had 15 MLAs inside the state Assembly at one time - let them regain lost ground by breaking the jinx of zero for the last decade.

ART & CULTURE

 |   11-minute read

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

Atheism in the time of Hindutva mobs and fascism

An ominous sign for the future if not resisted massively by the liberal, democratic, rational-thinking sections of society.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Youth icons Che Guevara and Bhagat Singh have much in common

The latter lived for just 23 years between 1907 and 1931, whereas the former lived for 39 years from 1928 to 1967.

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

How a new book on Chittagong revolt keeps the forgotten war alive

The Last of the Rebels: Ananda and his Masterda is a teenager's eyewitness account of the 1930 uprising.

POLITICS

 |   18-minute read

Why AAP may fall into its own trap with 'politics of glamour' in Punjab

It is turning into yet another opportunistic party pandering to religious sentiments and deserting the aam aadmi.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Bhagat Singh no 'terrorist': RSS has sadly killed India's tradition

The freedom fighter's ideas are totally inimical to those of the Modi regime.

POLITICS

 |   2-minute read

Shame: ABVP disrupt lecture on Bhagat Singh

They are insulting and abusing the whole freedom struggle of the nation.