PARTITION

  • Lone Hindu Brahmin family in Pakistan's Chakwal leads a secluded life July 14, 2014

    Chakwal: "When I first went to a local college two years ago, students and teachers gave me a strange look," recalls 18yearold Manisha Chhiber, a Hindu girl whose family lives a secluded life in Kariyala village located at the top of Surla Hill, some 10 kilometre away to the south...
  • 'Kya Dilli, Kya Lahore' raises pertinent questions while depicting the agony of Partition: Vijay Raaz April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Vijay Raaz, who is turning director with period war drama 'Kya Dilli Kya Lahore', says his film raises some pertinent questions while depicting the pain and agony of Partition. "My film depicts the pain and the agony that every average Indian or any Pakistani has gone through. I...
  • 'Partition was not solution, only led to India-Pakistan confrontation' April 22, 2014

    Sonipat: Partition was not necessarily the best solution for India and Pakistan as it only led to confrontation between the two neighbours that led to wars with disastrous consequences for development and democracy. This was among the views expressed at a day-long India-Pakistan youth dialogue in Sonipat. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Professor Emeritus...
  • Definitely NSFW: Beyonce's incredibly raunchy 'Partition' video has over 15 million hits on YouTube March 1, 2014

    Beyonce's official 'Partition' video is incredibly raunchy and has notched up over 15 million hits on YouTube. Directed by Jake Nava, Beyonce is seen seducing real-life husband Jay Z in the video, wearing sexy black rimmed glasses. There's explicit content in the video, user discretion advised. ...
  • Chidambaram quotes Maulana, says Patel agreed to partition before Nehru, Gandhi November 11, 2013

    Joining debate with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over partition, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on MOnday, quoted excerpts from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's book to say that Sardar Patel had agreed to the idea of division of the country before Nehru and Gandhi. "Lord Mountbatten was extremely intelligent and could...
  • Now, Modi confuses freedom fighter with Jan Sangh founder November 10, 2013

    New Delhi: With the assembly elections round the corner, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi stepped up the attack on the Congress party and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh blaming them for not standing up to China. But even as the Gujarat strongman continued his attack on...
  • Modi blames Congress for India's partition, Chinese aggression November 10, 2013

    New Delhi: As India gets into the election mode, the war of words is getting bitter day by day with each party hitting out at the other and leaving no stones unturned. Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the Congress and...
  • 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...
  • Jinnah's speech about welfare of Pakistan's non-Muslims never went public August 31, 2013

    Pakistan founder MA Jinnah had spoken about "welfare and well-being of all the communities" in Pakistan in a speech made on the day of the country's creation but not made public so far. In the brief speech recorded by All India Radio on August 14, 1947, Jinnah had invoked Prophet Mohammad...
  • Every Manto lover would love 'The Pity Of Partition' August 22, 2013

    Saadat Hasan Manto, the name is enough only. Master storyteller and what not. Readers love him and swear by him but to be honest, I have never really read much of him. Its not that I don't want to, it's just that I have not been able to. When I...
  • Tamas: Reliving India's Partition August 20, 2013

    Daadi saa from Baalika Vadhu, Surekha Sikri made a powerful appearance in the award winning series Tamas way back in the 80s. She won the National Award for best Supporting actress for this series based on the partition. ...
  • Hit yesteryears' TV series 'Buniyaad' set to make a comeback July 23, 2013

    Twenty seven years after it first hit television screens across India, Buniyaad, the popular series which dealt with the partition is all set to return. ...
  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: 5 aspects that'll make the film relevant July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Slowly and steadily, the Hindi film industry has started producing films that are not only technically good but are well researched too. Last 23 years have given impetus to the idea of presenting films as a document chronicling history. Filmmakers such as Anurag Kashyap and Tigmanshu Dhulia have...
  • Pakistan has become a Jurassic park: Justice Katju March 4, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: PCI chief Markandey Katju on Monday likened Pakistan to Jurassic Park, saying violence and deaths are being reported everyday due to inherent faults in that country's formation. Delivering the second Rajiv Gandhi memorial lecture organised by the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs here, he said the commotion in that country...
  • Gurinder Chadha wants Saif as Nehru in her next June 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Britainbased Indian filmmaker Gurinder Chadha sports a new look and is ready to wear the director's hat again. She'll soon begin filming a movie on partition, to be shot in Delhi and Jodhpur, and is keen to rope in Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan as Jawaharlal Nehru in it. Chadha,...
  • Manto now: Irrelevant for young, icon for others May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Literary icon Saadat Hasan Manto finds few takers among young readers because the stories are dark, disturbing and reflect a time they cannot relate to. But for the older generation of Indians, he still remains one of the most powerful writers of the 20th century. The writer, who...
  • How the 1947 partition changed Delhi December 12, 2011

    Here's a special look at how Delhi became home to lakhs of people after the 1947 partition. ...
  • CJ fights for property promised post partition May 28, 2011

    CJ Amarjit Singh fights for his family's right to 2 acres of property in Ambala which was promised to his father after the partition in 1947. ...
  • Talbot, US witness to India's partition, dies October 6, 2010

    New York: Veteran diplomat and author Phillips Talbot, a Padma Shri recipient who experienced firsthand the power of Mahatma Gandhi's nonviolent movement and was one of the few Americans present during India's partition, has died here at the age of 95. Talbot's death on October 1 was announced by the Asia...
  • Jaswant appeals to Advani for Gorkhaland state December 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Darjeeling MP Jaswant Singh on Monday for the first time reached out to his former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) colleague L K Advani four months after the saffron party expelled him. Singh, while speaking about the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state, requested the Lok Sabha to issue an...
  • Must read on Pak book thieves' list: Jaswant book September 18, 2009

    Lahore: Three people have been arrested in Lahore for selling pirated editions of Indian politician Jaswant Singh's book Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence, authorities said. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided two shops in Defence Housing Authority and arrested three people for selling the pirated editions of Jaswant Singh's book, Daily Times...
  • Jaswant's book reproduction of Pak scholar's work September 10, 2009

    Kannur (Kerala): Jaswant Singh's book on India's partition is a reproduction of a work of a Pakistani scholar and the former BJP leader has deviated from authentic historical evidence in his analysis, a historian claimed on Wednesday. Singh buried facts and, in fact, tried to reproduce a book authored by...
  • India allows Jaswant Singh to visit Pakistan September 6, 2009

    Islamabad: The Indian Government has allowed former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh to visit Pakistan on September 26 to promote his book Jinnah: India, Partition and Independence, a media report said. He will arrive in Karachi on September 26, before heading to the Pakistani capital on September 27 to...
  • HC lifts ban, Jaswant book can now be sold in Gujarat September 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The Gujrat High Court on Friday lifted the ban on Jaswant Singh's book on Jinnah. Incidentally when the news broke, the expelled BJP leader was in the CNNIBN office and seemed relieved to get the good news. Friday's judgment means Jaswant Singh's book Jinnah India, Partition, Independence...
  • SC asks Guj to explain ban on Jaswant book September 1, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Gujarat government to explain why it banned expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh's book Jinnah India, Partition and Independence in the state. A bench of Justice Altmas Kabir and Justice Cyriac Joseph issued a notice to the Gujarat government on a lawsuit...
  • Jaswant Singh's book flies off shelves at Delhi book fair August 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Jaswant Singh's Jinnah India, Partition and Independence, The Essence of Buddha by Japanese spiritual master Ryuho Okawa, The Dhammapada by Eknath Easwaran, The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen and literature from northeastern India the 15th edition of the Delhi Book Fair offers book buffs all...
  • Watch: Jaswant moves SC over ban on book August 29, 2009

    Jaswant Singh's book has been banned by the Gujarat government. ...
  • Jaswant publishers approach SC, appeal against ban August 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh moved the Supreme Court on Friday, challenging the Gujarat government's ban on his book on Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Singh, along with a representative of Rupa and Co, publisher of the book Jinnah India, Partition, Independence, filed a petition in the apex court against...
  • Gujarat bans Jaswant book for remarks on Patel August 21, 2009

    New Delhi: If the mention of Jinnah with a touch of reverence did BJP leader Jaswant Singh in and ultimately thrown out of the party, his book that created the controversy has met with similar fate in Gujarat. Jinnah India Partition Independence has been banned by the BJPled government in...