Category Archives: Modern India

Operation Meghdoot

Siachen, which ironically  means “Rose Garden” in local Balti language, located in Eastern Karakoram, it is 75 km long, and is the highest battlefield in the world. The 110 KM line beyond NJ9842 is called the Actual Position Ground Line. … Continue reading

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Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

Jallianwala Bagh,a name that evokes painful memories in our history, a reminder of the brutality of the British rule. It was a place I actually visited in 2001, walked through the narrow entrance, stood on the ground stained with the … Continue reading

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Sam Manekshaw

October 22, 1947 Muzaffarbad was attacked and burnt by the  Pakistni raiders. Uri was captured in no quick time, and power station at Mahura was taken over. The whole city of Srinagar was plunged into darkness. Sardar Patel’s trusted aide, … Continue reading

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Kanneganti and Uyyalavada

One was from a small village in Guntur’s Palnadu region, led the Pullari Satyagraha there, inspired by the Gandhian methods. Another was the last of the Polygar leaders in Kurnool district, who led a violent guerilla uprising against the British, … Continue reading

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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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They Lived Dangerously- Sachindranath Sanyal

Continuing my series on the Indian revolutionaries, today we take a look at another one, Sachindranath Sanyal, co-founder of Hindustan Republican Association( HRA) along with Ram Prasad Bismil, and mentor to both Azad and Bhagat Singh. He was born on … Continue reading

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They Lived Dangerously-Manmath Nath Gupta

When one looks at the history of the Kakori Conspiracy,  there are many an illustrious name associated with it, Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan, Chandrashekhar Azad, Rajendra Lahiri, Sachindra Bakshi to name some. Among those giants, was another name, overshadowed … Continue reading

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Meghna Heli Bridge, Tangail Air Drop

During the 1971 War, the Pakistani Army had left the roads to Dhaka, undefended, focusing on the bridge heads and some strong points.  The tactic was to delay the Indian Army advance long enough, hoping for UN and international pressure … Continue reading

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Bipin Chandra Pal

You wanted magic. I tried to give you logic. But logic is in bad odor when the popular mind is excited. You wanted mantaram, I am not a Rishi and cannot give mantaram…I have never spoken a half-truth when I know the … Continue reading

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Vasudev Balwant Phadke

After the 1857 revolt, was effectively crushed by the British, they had become the sovereign masters of India. All the rebellious princely states, were disbanded, while the others ended up as their vassals. It also meant they created a whole … Continue reading

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