The Historic Trial of Gandhi

The Historic Trial of Gandhi This was Mahatma Gandhi’s first trial in Indian Court after he was arrested for civil disobedience movement in the country, that started with his non-violent beliefs. Mahatma wanted to try out mass civil disobedience at Bardoli taluka, near Ahmedabad, so that he could see that the campaign remained non-violent and... Continue Reading →

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MAY DAY

“The time will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you are throttling today.” – yelled August Spies from the gallows. That was his statement who was executed along with others after they were arrested and convicted of murder. International Workers’ Day, or MAY DAY, commemorates the historic struggle of working... Continue Reading →

PC MAHALANOBIS

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis OBE, FNA, FASc FRS (29June 1893 –28 June 1972) Today, being 125th birth anniversary of a great teacher as well as a nation builder, which is rarely seen in recent times, I thought it fit to commemorate this great person in this page. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis belonged to a family of Bengali... Continue Reading →

INDIA AND ITS SPIRITUALISM

Thoreau, the American philosopher who practiced Hindu tenets in his own life writes- “The sweltering inhabitants of Madras, Bombay, and Calcutta drink at my well. In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogenic philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita, since whose composition years of the gods have elapsed, and in comparison with which... Continue Reading →

15TH AUGUST

India’s date of independence was hand-crafted by Rajendra Prasad and an astrologer. When the British agreed to leave the country in 1947, Rajendra Prasad called upon Pandit Vyas to come to the capital and forecast India’s future after independence. Vyas then predicted that India should be declared independent on either 14 or 15 August, as... Continue Reading →

Introduction

I am not a fool to commit that my writings are beyond arguments and they are necessarily above board. My predilections have reasons and  from a personal perspective that has been built over time. As EH Carr writes- “ When we attempt to answer the question ‘What is history?’ our answer, consciously or unconsciously, reflects... Continue Reading →

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