Struggle

  • Noted Historian Bipan Chandra dies at the age of 86 4 days ago

    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...
  • Photographs on freedom struggle to be put on display in Connaught Place June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After the success of 'Fete de la photo' (photography festival) in March, Connaught Place will now witness another such exhibition in August, this time to revive the spirit of nationalism and freedom. The New Delhi Municipal Council has planned a month-long photo exhibition 'Art for Public' from August 15...
  • Anna launches 'second freedom struggle' to send more farmers to Parliament April 1, 2014

    Expressing disenchantment with party-based politics, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday launched a 'second freedom struggle' to send more farmer representatives to Parliament by 2024. Stating the first struggle took 90 years from 1857 to 1947 to get Independence, he said, "Now, the second goal of establishing real democracy and power...
  • Gandhian and freedom fighter Savitaben Patel no more December 7, 2013

    Vadodara: Staunch Gandhian and freedom fighter Savitaben Bhanubhai Patel passed away on Friday after a prolonged illness. She was 90. The last rites were conducted at Vadi Vadi crematorium, where her daughter Usha lit the funeral pyre in the presence of local residents and Hitendra Patel, Chairman of the Standing Committee...
  • Sardar Patel belongs to the nation, not one party, says BJP November 24, 2013

    Asserting that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel belongs to the whole country, BJP, on Sunday, said it is not trying to claim the legacy of the nation's first Deputy Prime Minister by installing his huge statue in Gujarat. "(Sardar) Patel belongs to the entire country. He does not belong to one party. Some...
  • Gandhi's charkha sold for 110,000 pounds at UK auction November 5, 2013

    London: Mahatma Gandhi's 'charkha' which he used in Yerwada Jail during the 'Quit India Movement' was on Tuesday sold at an auction in the UK for a whopping 110,000 pounds, nearly double the expected price. Gandhi's last will was also sold for 20,000 pounds at a specialist sale of historical documents...
  • Listing the best online resources on the Indian independence movement August 14, 2013

    The Web appears to be filled with pages upon pages on India's independence movement, but much of its is not only repetitive but reproductions from the online world's favourite online information source - Wikipedia. As India celebrates its 67th Independence Day, we scraped the Web for the best online resources on...
  • Struggling actors should be mentally prepared: Rahul Roy June 5, 2013

    The untimely death of Jiah Khan, like many others before her, once again brings to fore the dark underbelly of Bollywood behind all the glitz and glamour where failure leads to depression and depression to extreme measures. Actor Rahul Roy joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the matter. ...
  • Neha Dhupia: Struggle is a continuous process in filmdom June 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Miss India and actress Neha Dhupia, who made her Bollywood debut in 2003 with 'Qayamat: City Under Threat', says everyone is constantly struggling in Bollywood and adds that "I am not at number one, but struggling to make my way up everyday". The 32-year-old tasted success with her second...
  • AP: Pochampally's sari weavers struggle to survive November 19, 2012

    Pochampally: Pera Kamalana sits in a small room of her house, spinning the dyed yarn that will bring alive beautiful ikat designs on the nine-yard silk sari Pochampally is famous for. Wearing a polyester sari herself, Kamalana's life is, however, an irony and hardly as exotic as the timeless creations...
  • Bhagat Singh: the socialist revolutionary freedom fighter September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907, in Banga village of Jaranwala Tehsil in the Lyallpur district of Punjab province of undivided India. His birthplace today falls in Pakistan. Bhagat Singh was a revolutionary freedom fighter and one of the major inspirational figures of the Indian Independence movement....
  • August 9: 70 years of Quit India Movement August 9, 2012

    The Quit India Movement or the August Movement was a civil disobedience movement launched By MK Gandhi and the Indian National Congress in August 1942. The call for determined but passive resistance was issued on August 8 in Bombay when the Congress adopted the historic 'Quit India Resolution' which declared...
  • Andhra power crisis, and the power struggle August 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: Is PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana trying to utilise every opportunity to corner chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy? Is the rift between the two widening with each passing day? It appears so given the PCC chief's public display of "displeasure" over the ongoing power crisis in the State and...
  • Mia Wasikowska struggled in 'Alice in Wonderland' October 2, 2011

    London: 'Alice in Wonderland' star Mia Wasikowska says she found working in the film difficult because of the extensive use of green screen. The 21-year-old Australian actress took on the titular role in the Tim Burton-directed film, but the use of green screen technology on the...
  • You don't get older, you get better - really! August 29, 2011

    Tokyo: Jokes about creaky knees, thinning hair and spreading -- or vanishing -- waistlines have long been an inevitable, if unwelcome, part of watching the birthdays pile up. But it shouldn't be that way, argues Wendy Lustbader, who maintains that youth, with all its insecurities and confusion, is more...
  • AP: TDP urges Rahul Gandhi to help farmer's cause May 13, 2011

    Vijayawada: After the AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was arrested in Uttar Pradesh for supporting farmers' agitation in Bhatta Parsaul, TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday invited him to Andhra Pradesh to support farmers' agitation against land acquisition for SEZ's by the state government. Naidu said this during his visit...
  • Ban on books: a question mark on democracy? April 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The latest biography on Mahatma Gandhi, 'Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India' is not even available here yet, but Gujarat and Maharashtra are banning it. The central government is deciding not to, after some consideration. The Pulitzer Prize winning author and former New York Times executive...
  • Book on Gandhi stirs up a controversy March 31, 2011

    The book, 'Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India', by Joseph Lelyveld has found itself in a pool of controversy with state governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra banning it while the author himself is defending his book, saying that he never called the Mahatma a racist and a...
  • Author of Mahatma book defends himself March 31, 2011

    The word bisexual never appears in the book, said Joseph Lelyveld in an interview. ...
  • After Maharashtra, Gujarat bans book on Gandhi March 30, 2011

    Gandhinagar: A controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi was banned in his home state of Gujarat on Wednesday. A resolution to ban the book, 'Great Soul', was moved in the state assembly by Chief Minister Narendra Modi and passed unanimously. The book, 'Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India', by Pulitzer...
  • Denials after book says Bapu bisexual, racist March 29, 2011

    London: A controversial new biography on Mahatma Gandhi has claimed that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the man who led India into independence, was bisexual and racist. These startling claims in the book titled "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggles with India", which has been penned by Joseph Lelyveld, former executive editor...
  • Bapu a bisexual, racist: Controversial book March 29, 2011

    Book also claims that Gandhi had an affair with German-Jewish architect & bodybuilder Hermann Kallenbach. ...
  • Places associated with India's freedom struggle August 14, 2010

    Travel with CNN-IBN to the places where the spirit of freedom was born. Revisit the historic places where India's freedom struggle played out. ...
  • A patriot falls; Jallianwala massacre's last survivor dies June 29, 2009

    Amritsar: The last known survivor of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar, Shingara Singh, passed away in Amritsar on Monday. He was 113. Singh was the last surviving witness to the merciless killing of unarmed Indian protestors, including women and children, at the Jallianwala Bagh who were fired upon by British...
  • Oldest freedom fighter recalls memories of struggle March 30, 2009

    New Delhi: As India gears up for its 15th Lok Sabha elections, India's oldest living freedom fighter, 104-years-old Satyawati Devi, mother of former vice president Krishna Kant and her daughter Subhadra Khosla -- the youngest freedom fighter to be jailed -- share their experience and relive memories of India's freedom...
  • Lights, Camera, Struggle: A luck by chance tale February 8, 2009

    They come with big starry dreams in their eyes to an industry that manipulates, exploits and then - sometimes with some luck by chance - catapults one to the mantles of super stardom. Is talent, hard work and persistence overpowered by lady luck and the right connections in Bollywood? ...
  • Photogallery: Mahatma through Hari's sketches October 1, 2008

    Hariz Imtiaz Khan is a 10-year old child artist who is inspired by the Mahatma, he began drawing at the age of three and he sketches based on his keen interest and observation. These sketches were sent to editor@ibnlive.com ...
  • In Balia, Mangal Pandey is God May 11, 2007

    Balia, UP: He's known as India's first freedom fighter, the man who is said to have started the Uprising of 1857. 150 years on, his place of birth, Balia in Eastern UP- still exists in the shadow of Mangal Pandey, where his legacy is preserved. Nagwa in Balia is like any...