HISTORY

  • Replace history books written by Britishers: Subramanian Swamy 2 days ago

    Varanasi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday advocated replacing history books written by Britishers in pre-Independence era, alleging they had "distorted" facts about India. Addressing students at Banaras Hindu University's Swatantrata Bhawan hall, he said the history books written by Indians should be promoted instead of the ones written by the...
  • India vs Pakistan: a history of Champions Trophy knockout encounters December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha capital will have no idea what it's like to witness an epic India vs Pakistan battle across sports because this is the first time that a big-ticket event of the magnitude of FIH Men's Champions Trophy has been hosted here. The crowd response for the event has been...
  • India tour of Australia: a brief history December 6, 2014

    India's dream of winning a Test series in Australia hasn't fulfilled yet. They have toured Australia 10 times but never returned home with the trophy. Here is a look-back at India's performance in Australia from 1947 to 2012. 1947-48: India's first experience on the Australian soil came when the...
  • Photos: The first international Wimbledon match, Coca Cola being introduced in France: 39 rare moments from world history you may not have seen before November 17, 2014

    Have you seen the glasses John Lennon wore when he was assassinated in 1980? When The Beatles weren't superstars, they played for small gatherings at clubs. These rare moments from world history were captured on camera and you may not have seen these photos before.From the world's first international Wimbledon...
  • Need structured war history of Indian soldiers: Arun Jaitley October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: There is a need to have a structured war history of Indian soldiers in both digital and book form, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday. The government will support all efforts by the armed forces in this direction, he said. Speaking at the First World War centenary commemoration organised...
  • User history makes websites more interactive: Study October 12, 2014

    Washington: Small cues that display a user's transaction history may help a website feel almost as interactive as chatting with an online customer service agent, paving the way for more cost-effective websites, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found. "One of the challenges with online interactivity is trying to imbue...
  • What China's 'peaceful rise' means for India Part II: India and China in history September 16, 2014

    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 sweatstained 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 26, 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 17, 2014

    In a special series Ideas 2014, CNNIBN 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 13, 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 HindusAn 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 subinspector, 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...