Category Archives: Great Indians

Meghnad Saha

“The impetus given to astrophysics by Saha’s work can scarcely be overestimated, as nearly all later progress in this field has been influenced by it and much of the subsequent work has the character of refinements of Saha’s ideas.”- S.Rosseland … Continue reading

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C.V.Raman

1930, Stockholm- The 42 year old dark skinned, Indian stepped on to the stage to receive the Nobel Prize for Physics from King Utsav. With his turban and dark skin he stood out in a sea of white faces.  As … Continue reading

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The Iron Man of India

When one thinks of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, there is just so much to the man, that it is well impossible to explore his life in one singe article. But if I had to choose one part of his life, it … Continue reading

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P.C.Ray

This article was originally published by me at Offprint here. It says in the Upanishads that the Supreme One wanted to be many. The urge for self-dispersal is at the root of this creation. It was through this kind of … Continue reading

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K.M.Cariappa

    Coorg a tiny district in the state of Karnataka, is often called the “Scotland of India” for it’s lush green beauty, rolling hills and valleys, forests, lakes.  The term was actually given by Scotsmen, who began the coffee … Continue reading

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Andhra Kesari

March 2,1928, Madras( nee Chennai) It was the time, when India was rocked by protests against the Simon Comission. Slogans of  “Simon Go Back” rent the air, and black flags were shown wherever the commission members entered. With Mumbai being … Continue reading

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Veer Savarkar- Cellular Jail

In my last post, I  had explored Savarkar’s arrest, epic escape at Marseilles . I now look at the most important phase in his life, the trial in India and his detention at Cellular Jail.This is because I feel, this … Continue reading

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