1947

  • 'India since 1947' meant for those who have genuine concern for India October 14, 2013

    India as a young and modern nation sets exemplary juxtaposition within its own existence. In certain areas, it appears living the systemic roles forthrightly mandated by its constitution-but in overall estimation, the expectations of common citizens are far to be fulfilled. There is a gap, there is sense of urgency...
  • Jinnah wanted peace between India and Pakistan, reveals RTI query September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: As cease fire violations continue along the LoC straining Indo-Pak relations, an RTI has found that Pakistan's father of the nation Mohammad Ali Jinnah had promised friendly relations with India and also propagated communal harmony. Senior BJP leader LK Advani had faced the ire over his praise for Pakistan's...
  • Watch: PM, Sonia Gandhi pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi October 2, 2012

    Tuesday marks the 143rd birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Defence Minister AK Antony went to Raj Ghat earlier on Tuesday morning to lay wreaths and pay tribute. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence in 1947. ...
  • Anti-graft Act can be invoked even after repeal: SC September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Officials engaged in corrupt practices prior to repeal of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1947 can be prosecuted under the repealed Act, even if the FIR was registered, subsequent to the repeal of the enactment, the Supreme Court has ruled. A bench of justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash...
  • Live blog from 1947 August 14, 2012

    August 5, 1947: A gentleman from Tripura told me that after 2000 years of independent rule, Tripura has been officially ceded to India. I wonder how it must feel. Would they feel the pride of a united country or will they worry about the loss of identity…August 7, 1947: Protests...
  • Fascinating post-mortem of Indian Left November 23, 2011

    In 254 crisp and scholarly pages (including a rich bibliography), this may well be the ultimate work on Indian Leftists covering a tumultuous period - from when Lenin seized power in Russia in 1917 to when India gained freedom in 1947. These were the decades when Indian Communists could have...
  • Back to 1947: Reliving the year of Independence August 15, 2009

    On August 15, 1947, a nation was born after almost two centuries of British rule. But just before Independence partition of the country was announced into a Hindu-dominated India and a Muslim-dominated Pakistan. There were riots, bloodshed and dislocation as millions of people became refugees and moved from India to Pakistan...
  • Cricketer, top bureaucrat share date with history August 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Two individuals, both as old as independent India—or as they like to put it, slightly older—born in June and July of 1947. One went on to become a national cricketer, and the other the first ever Muslim to pass the IAS examination. He is today the Election Commissioner....
  • A shop that's open 24x7 since 1947 October 28, 2006

    Indore: A vehicle going out of order can be a nightmare for anyone. But in Indore there is a repair shop that has remained open 24x7 since 1947. Located near the Sarwate Bus Stand, the small workshop, is believed to be the oldest repair shop in Indore and can be...
  • 90-yr-old blind soldier fights a battle October 6, 2006

    Hoshiarpur (Punjab: Retired Lance Naik Bachhan Singh, almost 90 years old, is living life in darkness. Singh was blinded when a welding spark hit his eye, while serving the British-Indian Army in 1947. A year later, in 1948, Singh was relieved from his duties. He was then sanctioned a small...
  • Nehru wanted to scrap Army: Former General August 21, 2006

    Lahore: The Kashmir war saved the Indian Army from being scrapped. Sounds strange, but a biography of Major General A A 'Jick' Rudra of the Indian Army by Major General D K 'Monty' Palit claims so. According to the book - General Rudra: His service in three Armies and two...