Author Archives: Ratnakar Sadasyula

About Ratnakar Sadasyula

I am a 40 year old Blogger with a passion in movies, music,books, Quizzing and politics. A techie by profession, and a writer at heart. Seeking to write my own book one day.

Lala Har Dayal

Nalanda Club, Stanford University, 1913 The gathering place for Indian students there, a serious looking professor enters. The entry creates a rock star kind of buzz, among the students, as an air of expectation ran across the room. “December 23, … Continue reading

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Arun Khetarpal

The Battle of Basantar during the 1971 War, was one of the most intense and hardest fought battles in that conflict. One of the major tank battles post World War II, with both sides sustaining casualties. Much like the epic … Continue reading

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Satish Dhawan

One of the few Indian organizations, we can be justifiably proud of is ISRO. Be it the first satellite Arybhatta to Mars Mission to recent Chandrayaan, which was an audacious attempt. Yet not much is known about the man, who … Continue reading

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Madame Bhikaji Cama

Sttugart, Germany, 1907 The International Socialist Congress was underway at the industrial city in Germany, attended by 1000 representatives from across the world. Among the many delegates was an Indian lady in a colorful saree, whom many thought to be … Continue reading

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Battle of Dograi-1965 War

I had covered the Battle of Burki in my previous post, today I look at the Indian army’s continued advance on to Dograi, just 1 km away from Lahore, right on the outskirts.For the first and perhaps only time,  the … Continue reading

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Battle of Kolhapur

Panhala literally meaning “Home of Serpents” was one of the 15 forts built by Bhoja II, the Shilhara ruler between 1178 and 1209 AD. The famous aphorism of Raja Bhoj, Gangu Teli is believed to have been associated with this … Continue reading

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Battle of Saragarhi

To understand the significance of Saragarhi, one needs to take a look at the backdrop. The Afridi tribe had a deal with the British to protect the strategically important Khyber Pass for 16 years, who in turn created a local … Continue reading

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