Posts Tagged ‘India’

It’s been 73 years since India achieved independence after around 200 years of British rule. Yet, most of us know quite little about the complexities of such a big freedom movement that lasted for decades. This Independence Day weekend, travel back in time to understand how our country achieved such an incredible feat....

  We asked Probal DasGupta, the author of Watershed 1967, to explain the India-China face-off and what happens next.  The standoff between India and China on the Ladakh border is making headlines. But why is this happening and what is China thinking?   Here’s the China pov:  The Covid crisis has led to political...

Karunanidhi, or ‘Kaliagnar’ as was hailed by his followers, was one of India’s most powerful Chief Ministers. Read on to know why he was one of the greatest statesmen India has ever seen –  The DMK chief was just 14 when he entered politics and was the leader of the DMK for over 40 years. He was five times chief...

Today’s #ReadInstead Lit fest session introduced by Yamini Aiyar, saw Shyam Saran and Shivshankar Menon have the most insightful conversation on the issues and solutions for the present and future in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Read their astute conversation below: The coronavirus hit a world that is deeply...

It is common knowledge that our attention spans have suffered gravely with the amount of visual content we are all-consuming day in and out.  It has increasingly become difficult to stay still and read a book. But aren’t we all nostalgic for the summers spent with books on our laps, dreaming of characters so...

Ever wondered how a writer could have created the next best groundbreaking tech app? The story of Granthika is as interesting as the nail-biting plot of Vikram Chandra’s books. For only a writer can understand how difficult it is to keep tabs on every event, scene and structure of the book they are trying to write...

जिस दिन शान्ति और अर्पणा की पहली मुलाकात हुई थी, उसी दिन शान्ति के सब्जी लाने वाले झोले की तन्नी टूट गयी थी। वह झोला काफी...

Written by Vaibhav Purandare. He is a senior editor at The Times of India, and author of Savarkar: The True Story of the Father of Hindutva, published by Juggernaut Books, Aug 2019. August 17, 2019 marked the 110th anniversary of the hanging of Madan Lal Dhingra, the young Punjabi revolutionary who assassinated...

Yuvraj Singh is one of the most famous cricketers in the world. He retires today from international cricket, and as one of India’s best cricket talents ever produced, we go over some of the hidden facts about his life known to only a few people. India’s Yuvraj Singh celebrates taking the wicket of The...

  Letters from Kargil by Diksha Dwivedi In May 1999, India was invaded by Pakistan in Kargil, Ladakh, in a surprise attack. Diksha Dwivedi’s father was one of the martyrs of that war. In this extremely moving book, she tells the story of the Kargil war through the letters and diaries of her father and other soldiers...