History

  • What China's 'peaceful rise' means for India Part II: India and China in history Yesterday

    History is central to all nationalist mythos. This is especially true for China, whose perceptions of its past substantially contribute to its conduct in the present and to its belief in the inevitability of its emergence as a super power. And in this context, Western scholars over the last 300...
  • Noted Historian Bipan Chandra dies at the age of 86 August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Well known Indian author and historian Bipan Chandra died on Saturday morning at the age of 86. He was considered to be an expert in political history and economics. He has authored a number of books including The Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism, Communalism: A Primer, The...
  • Chennai @ 375: Mohan Raman tells the story of Kollywood August 21, 2014

    Mohan Raman is a Tamil movie actor and film historian, on the occasion of 375 years to the foundation of Chennai he tells about the journey of Tamil film industry popularly known as Kollywood. ...
  • Ever wondered what a soldier carries in his backpack? 13 historic photos of how a soldier's kit changed from 1066 to 2014 August 4, 2014

    What did soldiers carry in their backpacks in the year 1066? A spoon, for sure. Sometimes a pewter and primitive forms of weapons - maces, axes and knives. Their tunic has undergone a sea change over the years. ...
  • Canara Bank withdraws its controversial recruitment form that seeks candidate's medical history July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Canara Bank has dragged itself into a controversy over its recruitment process that needs a candidate to submit his/her private medical details- including a woman's menstrual history, chest measurement and even evidence of pregnancy. "It is an affront on the candidates who already have undergone two streams...
  • Suarez isn't the only player to bite opponents! 8 infamous biting incidents in sports history you probably didn't know of June 25, 2014

    Controversy's child Luis Suarez caught himself in the middle of another biting scandal. The Uruguayan striker, in a bizarre reaction bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder. This isn't the first time he has been involved in something like this. In the past, Suarez had bitten PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal...
  • Elvis Presley's jumpsuit to be auctioned June 23, 2014

    New York: A sweat-stained jumpsuit worn by Elvis Presley while performing in Las Vegas is going up for auction. Presley's white costume, which is decorated with a large green and blue peacock across the front, is part of a music memorabilia sale titled 'A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk',...
  • What was the first typeface? Watch the history of typography in a short animated video May 14, 2014

    Most people agree that the creator of typography was a German man, Johannes Gutenberg. Before Gutenberg came along and revolutionised the world of communication, books needed to be scribed by hand, usually by months, which was very time consuming and expensive. So, he created Blackletter, the first ever typeface. Watch...
  • Sharad Pawar mocks Modi, questions his 'knowledge' of history March 25, 2014

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday took a dig at Narendra Modi over his public gaffes and said BJP's PM nominee lacked accurate knowledge of history of the country. Addressing a joint rally organised in support of Congress and NCP candidates, namely Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, Pawar...
  • Sienna Miller in talks for 'American Sniper'? March 19, 2014

    London: Actress Sienna Miller is in talks to star in 'American Sniper'. The 32-year-old actress is in early negotiations to take on the lead female role, opposite Bradley Cooper, in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie, reported Contactmusic. Jaimie Alexander, 30, and Evangeline Lilly, 34, were previously linked to the part, as was...
  • No criminal history found of six accused in arms recovery case March 8, 2014

    No criminal history has been found of the six accused who were arrested after 11 pistols were seized from them on their return from Pakistan by Samjhauta Express, police said on Saturday. The accused identified as Anis (45), his wife Shehnaz (40), Mulla Nasir (55), Rahis (40), his wife Rabia (88)...
  • Facebook lets your past catch up on you, allows you to see your search history buried in its settings March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Quite like Google, Facebook also keeps a track of what all your search for on the social networking site. It keeps your search history private, which means means that you need to be signed in to Facebook to view your history. You can view your past searches in...
  • Admiral Bhagwat to Admiral Joshi, bad 15 years for Indian Navy February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Navy is smaller than the Indian Air Force and has just 58,350 personnel. It has seen 21 chiefs in the last 60 years. But, the Navy has not always been a quiet, non-controversial organization. It has seen many controversies and has been in the news...
  • Ideas 2014: Is India facing a cultural emergency? February 18, 2014

    In a special series Ideas 2014, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose speaks to Historian Ramachandra Guha and biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Rajmohan Gandhi on withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage. ...
  • Journalist Siddharth Varadarajan asks Penguin India to pulp his book and revert copyright February 15, 2014

    Journalist and author Siddharth Varadarajan said he has asked Penguin Books India to pulp his book and revert copyright, days after the publishing house caved in to pressure from various right wing groups and decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from...
  • Full text: Penguin India's statement on withdrawal of 'The Hindus' February 14, 2014

    Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. In a...
  • BJP must protest withdrawal of The Hindus: Rajmohan Gandhi February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Just days after withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage, historian Rajmohan Gandhi has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should be the first to launch a protest, as it claims to stand for freedom of speech. In a special...
  • Penguin took a rational call on Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Kian Ganz February 13, 2014

    Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. Critics say...
  • Wendy Doniger blames Indian law for withdrawal of her book by Penguin February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after news broke of Penguin withdrawing Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History', the writer has now come to the defence of its publishers while blaming the Indian law. "Penguin, India, took this book on knowing that it would stir anger in the Hindutva ranks,...
  • FTP: Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus' withdrawn: Is withdrawing a book the right way to express disagreement with its contents? February 11, 2014

    Penguin Books India has reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. ...
  • Full text: Petition seeking Penguin Books apology for Wendy Doniger's book February 11, 2014

    In a petition filed on Tuesday, the Penguin Group has been asked to apologise for the publication of the factually incorrect and offensive book 'The Hindus-An Alternative History' by Wendy Doniger. Penguin Books India, earlier in the day, reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus:...
  • Ten police personnel injured in stone pelting by residents of Sikri village January 9, 2014

    A team of 10 police personnel, including a woman sub-inspector, were injured in an attack by residents of Sikri village in the Bhopa area when they had gone there to arrest a history sheeter. According to sources, in the incident which took place on Wednesday, the villagers turned violent and pelted...
  • Watch: London museum offers chance to sleep with dinosaurs December 30, 2013

    London's Natural History museum is offering adults a chance to enjoy their very own night at the museum. Guests can enjoy a dinner, stand up comedy, horror movies and also a chance to sleep amidst dinosaurs. ...
  • Naveen Patnaik opens Indian History Congress December 29, 2013

    Cuttack: Urging historians to make the best use of the past, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said a proper understanding of history was necessary to ensure a better future for the country. "We need the past because it never dies. It represents the cumulative store of human experience that...
  • It's my duty to restore Bihar's glory: Nitish Kumar December 23, 2013

    Expressing satisfaction with his government's performance over the past eight years, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday promised to restore Bihar's old glory with help from the state's people. "We will not only be able to restore Bihar's old glory but also add new dimension to it in the years ahead...
  • Nitish scoffs at Modi, says people talk about history without proper knowledge December 19, 2013

    In an apparent dig at his rival and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said people talk about history without proper knowledge of the subject. "Today people talk about history without proper knowledge about the subject," Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of 61st All India convention of India...
  • Tendulkar-less India will have a tough time in Test series: Morkel December 17, 2013

    Johannesburg: South African pacer Morne Morkel on Monday fired the first salvo ahead of the two-match Test series, starting December 18, stating that the young Indian batsmen will miss 'Sachin Tendulkar's patience' in the middle and they should be prepared to face some hostile bowling from the home side. Morkel said...