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Madam Cama: A philanthropist, considerate yet determined personality of the Indian Nationalist Movement

Bhikaji Cama, when she unfurled the first National Flag at the International Socialist Conference in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1907, was a rare...

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Celebrating diversity as part of humanity: Tagore's legacy

“The ways in which we relate to diversity by broadening our engagement with difference have planetary significance – and Singapore has...

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Khudiram Bose: The first martyr of the ‘fiery age’, his death lit the fire for freedom

Khudiram Bose was a Bengali revolutionary, one of the youngest early in the Indian independence movement. At the time of his hanging, he was...

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Batukeshwar Dutt: One of the unsung heroes of the young Hindu revolutionaries

Best known for having exploded a few bombs along with Bhagat Singh in the Central Legislative Assembly in New Delhi on April 8, 1929,...

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Laxmi Bai: A woman before her time, she became a legend in her fight against the British

Laxmi Bai, the Rani (Queen) of Jhansi and a leader during the First War of Indian Independence of 1857–58, is remembered as one of the...

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Top 10 places in Udaipur you absolutely must see!

Top 10 places you must visit and see in Udaipur. Known as the Venice of India, Udaipur is an incredible tourist destination’ known for its...

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Mangal Pandey: He lit the spark that led to the First War of Indian Independence in 1857

The spark for the First War of Indian Independence in 1857 was provided by none other than Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier whose actions...

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Indian nationalist, teacher, social reformer, lawyer, activist

Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it - words declared by one of the stalwarts of India's freedom movement, Bal Gangadhar Tilak,...

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Bhagat Singh: He achieved immortality through his ideals

​​Bhagat Singh has been the icon of young socialist revolutionaries for Indians. His ideas, speeches and writings epitomised the...

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Chandra Shekhar Azad: Free to the end, he inspires us to this day

​True to the name he chose, valiant freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad refused to compromise until his last breath. Part of Azad’s...

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Revolutionary, martyr, social activist: A look back at the fiery life of Sukhdev Thapar

Sukhdev Thapar was a brave and fearless man. Though he is less popular and less written about than his friend Bhagat Singh, he was a man of...

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Shivaram Hari Rajguru: Martyr with the heart of freedom

Among the long list of revolutionaries, Rajguru is most notably known for the assassination of British Raj police officer J.P Saunders in...

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In the heart of Incredible India: Time travel to cave art, and a haunting fort in a green valley

It is not for nothing that they call Madhya Pradesh the Heart of India. The allusion may be more than geographical because the state...


In the heart of Incredible India: Buddhist glory and Shiva's stories

It’s the land of many stories, witness to major historic events, home of warriors and pleasure seeking kings, and sites of religious...


Madan Lal Dhingra: Lion-heart from Punjab

In the long list of Indian revolutionaries who laid their lives for the motherland is Madan Lal Dhingra. A lion heart who paid the ultimate...

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Maha Shivaratri: Significance, legends, rituals, food of the festival of lord Shiva

The festival is widely celebrated in different parts of the country in different ways. Devotees usually fast all day and night and offer...


Udham Singh: The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre avenger

Connected to India's series on unsung freedom fighters features one of the valiant sons of India, Udham Singh. The only aim in life was to...

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Grief over Indian marketer Radhika’s untimely demise

In a bizarre accident on February 11, a 40m-tall tembusu tree uprooted at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and killed a young and dynamic...

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(Facing the) Demons of Demonetisation

As I was preparing for my first trip to India post demonetisation, I was aware that what I needed most importantly for my travels, other...

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Gourmet delights from India and abroad satiated taste buds well at PBD 2017

It seemed Karnataka government lent special attention to food that was being served at 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017.

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Awardees at PBD 2017: First words after winning

The annual global convention for the Indian diaspora, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2017 was held in Bengaluru from January 7 to 9 with a...

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PBD 2017: 30 NRIs honoured with Bharatiya Samman Awards

On the third and final day of the 14th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) are to be conferred.

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PBD 2017: Narendra Modi top quotes that garnered the loudest applause

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unmatchable aura and NRIs’ love for him was at full display when he took the stage to address the...


Bigger, Better Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017 kicks-off in Bengaluru

What is called to be the biggest celebratory event for Indian diaspora in India - 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas has begun in Bengaluru on...

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PBD 2017: Government to highlight economic reforms at the conclave

The government seems to be bringing PBD 2017 to full use to highlight its achievements and the economic reforms.