Patriotism

  • Patriotism of people of Kargil inspires people of India, says PM Narendra Modi August 12, 2014

    Kargil: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Kargil and inaugurated the Chutak hydro electric project. While addressing the hydro power project launch event Modi said, "The patriotism of the people of Kargil inspires the people of India. I bow to this land and to the people." Power Minister Piyush Goyal...
  • Lata Mangeshkar recounts the making of 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon' January 27, 2014

    As the patriotic song, 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon' turns 50 on Monday, Bharat Ratna awradee Lata Mangeshkar recounts how she recorded the song. The song written by Kavi 'Pradeep' and composed by C Ramachandra went on to become one of the most popular patriotic songs for Indians in the...
  • 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon' turns 50, Lata Mangeshkar relives memories January 27, 2014

    As the patriotic song, 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon' turns 50 on Monday, Bharat Ratna awradee Lata Mangeshkar relives memories of singing the iconic song with CNN-IBN. The song written by Kavi 'Pradeep' and composed by C Ramachandra went on to become one of the most popular patriotic songs for Indians...
  • What caused the death of long lasting patriotic Bollywood songs January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Timeless Bollywood songs like 'Mera Rang De Basanti Chola', 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon', 'Mere Desh Ki Dharti' and 'Kar Chale Hum Fidaa Jaan-O-Tan Saathiyon' have still not found their parallel in the 100 years of cinema. We automatically think Manoj Kumar or Bajraj Sahni when it comes...
  • Manipur celebrates 'Patriots Day' August 13, 2013

    Manipur celebrates 'Patriots Day' on Tuesday, 13, to commemorate the 1891 Anglo-Manipuri war during which scores of people sacrificed their lives to safeguard the independence of the state. Several functions were held in the state capital where Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, his Cabinet colleagues and senior officials placed wreaths to...
  • Google ordered to comply with FBI's warrantless customer data demands June 1, 2013

    San Francisco: A US federal judge has ruled that Google must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for customer data, rejecting the company's argument that the government's practice of issuing so-called national security letters to telecommunication companies, Internet service providers, banks and others was unconstitutional and unnecessary. FBI counter-terrorism agents began...
  • Japan deploys anti-missiles in Tokyo to counter North Korean threat April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Japan has deployed missile interceptors in key locations around Tokyo as a precaution against possible North Korean ballistic missile tests. The Patriot missiles were deployed at Japan's defence ministry headquarters and at bases farther away from central Tokyo. North Korea is believed to have moved ballistic missiles to its...
  • Book review: 'Patriots and Partisans' February 15, 2013

    North, south; urban, rural; BIMARU, developed; Hindu, Muslim; left wing, right wing; upper caste, Dalit-these are just a handful of the 'million mutinies' brewing in India. Juxtapose this with the idea of unity, of one India and the difficulty of being a liberal person in India comes through. It is...
  • Ramachandra Guha on his new book 'Patriots and Partisans' November 20, 2012

    Eminent historian Ramachandra Guha speaks about his new book 'Patriots and Partisans', which was launched on Tuesday. ...
  • Is patriotism just another prop for ad makers? August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Is nothing sacred in today's crazy clutter-breaking-obessed-times? Come Independence Day or any other patriotism-specific day, dozens of ads, instantly flood the publications. Do these huge ads make any sense, carry any weight? Every year, come Independence Day – or Republic Day or the birth/death anniversaries of the Gandhi’s or...
  • Vote here for your favourite patriotic song July 17, 2012

    As India celebrates its 66th Independence Day we take a look at some of Bollywood's most famous patriotic songs. Which is your favourite patriotic song of all times? ...
  • Finland seizes Patriot missiles headed for China December 22, 2011

    Helsinki: Finnish authorities on Wednesday impounded 160 tons of explosives and 69 surface-to-air missiles found on a British-flagged cargo ship ultimately destined for Shanghai, China, officials said. The M/S Thor Liberty sailed from the north German port of Emden on December 13 and two days later docked in Kotka, southern Finland,...
  • Drunk Fashion Week models mock patriotic songs October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: A section of the audience comprising models jeered while patriotic songs were being played out at Fashion Week on Tuesday. Khadi clad models on the ramp, patriotic songs like Saare Jahan Se Achcha in the background and jeering audience. That's the gist of the finale show by James Ferreira...
  • Sufi singer renders a patriotic number on I-Day August 15, 2011

    As India celebrates its 65th Independence Day here's Sufi singer Zila Khan rendering a patriotic number. ...
  • Prakash Jha uses a Gujarati hymn in 'Aarakshan' May 30, 2011

    New Delhi: After using the tune of the patriotic song "Vande mataram" in a song in his political thriller Raajneeti, Prakash Jha is now set to use the rhythm of Gujarati hymn "Vaishnav jan to" in his forthcoming issue-based movie Aarakshan. "It has been great. Almost done with the spotting. The...
  • Obama writes history with autopen May 28, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has made history by using an autopen - an automatic signing machine - from an ocean away to sign a legislation into law hours before expiry. And stirred a new controversy. Originally, there had been a plan in place to have a White House aide hand-carry...
  • Celebrate Republic Day with patriotic melodies January 27, 2011

    We bring to you some of the most popular Bollywood patriotic songs. ...
  • History of nationalism in Indian cinema January 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Nationalism in Hindi cinema has come a long way since the 1940s and 50s. Film's like 'Naya Daur' and 'Anand Math' during the era carried the message of patriotism with the dreams and hopes of building a new India. Though nation building was the mission, freedom struggle provided...
  • India Rocks: Bollywood and patriotism August 16, 2010

    Be it movies or songs, patriotism has always been a part of Indian film industry. Take a look at all the time-hit patriotic songs. ...
  • Patriotism lesson no fun for MP kids May 23, 2007

    Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The Madhya Pradesh government in its latest order has directed all schools in the state to sing and dance only to patriotic songs. If this order comes into effect, many students would end up performing only on patriotic numbers in school shows. Says a Class 12...
  • Quiz: Test your patriotism quotient May 11, 2007

    Friday is 150 years of India's war for Independence. So, here is your chance to test your patriotism quotient. ...