Monthly Archives: February 2017

Shiva Temples in Telugu States.

What does one say of a language and a region, that takes it’s name from a belief that Shiva descended on three mountains there? The ancient name of the Telugu states is Trilinga Desa,  meaning the “Land of the 3 … Continue reading

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Veer Savarkar- In Pune

It was an irony of sorts, that a college meant to render a more nationalist form of education to fight against British rule, was named after a Scottish Governor of Bombay. Fergusson College was founded in Pune, 1885, by nationalist … Continue reading

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Veer Savarkar-The Woman in his life

(The second in a part of my series on Savarkar, this time on the woman in his life, Yamunabai Savarkar, aka Mai). “Behind every successful man is a woman” so goes the common saying. While we are familiar with Veer … Continue reading

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Veer Savarkar- A Hero is Born

(Veer Savarkar has been one of my heroes. One of the most fascinating, multi talented personalities ever. Freedom fighter, nationalist, activist, thinker, writer and sadly a very misunderstood personality too. Here was some one who braved the worst form of … Continue reading

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