Monthly Archives: March 2015

Vontimitta Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple

Kadapa, a place normally associated with faction fights, bombs and violence. Thanks to countless Telugu films, Kadapa has come to mean, fierce looking, scowling factionists, who hurl bombs, kill people without batting an eyelid and eat red hot chillies for … Continue reading

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Ram Manohar Lohia

    The League of Nations meeting in Geneva, somewhere during the 1930’s. The Indian representative the Maharaja of Bikaner an ally of the British , rose to spoke on behalf of India. In the galleries a young lad of … Continue reading

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Shaheed Bhagat Singh-The trial and the execution.

April 8, 1929- The Assembly at Delhi, was in full session.  Two young men, both belonging to the Hindustan Republican Socialist Association, walked into the Assembly and threw two bombs, towards the seats occupied by Government officials. The bombs were … Continue reading

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Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon

Lal Qile se aaee awaaz, Sehgal Dhillon Shahnawaz Teenon ki ho Umar Daraaz The voices rent the air outside the Red Fort,  on November 5, 1945 as the 3 men were bought to trial. The 3 men of the Indian … Continue reading

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Amarajeevi Potti Sriramulu

(This post is reproduced from my answer on Quora about Amarajeevi Potti Sriramulu here). The best tribute to Potti Sriramulu came from Mahatma Gandhi himself If only I have eleven more followers like Sriramulu I will win freedom  in a … Continue reading

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The Holkars of Indore-Malhar Rao Holkar

“Two pearls have been dissolved, 27 gold coins have been lost and of the silver and copper the total cannot be cast up”- Message to Balaji Baji Rao after Panipat The 3rd Battle of Panipat, had dealt one of the … Continue reading

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