Category Archives: Modern India

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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The Writer and the Revolutionary

March 23, 1931–  To most of us, this would be familiar as the date on which Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged. However just two days, after Bhagat Singh, another freedom fighter, lost his life, trying to control a … Continue reading

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Subedar Joginder Singh- Battle of Bumla Pass

Bum La Pass, 37 km from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, at around 15,200 ft above sea level, was part of an old trade route that went from Tawang to Tsona Dzong in Tibet. Usually covered with snow all through the … Continue reading

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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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