The state government plans to develop the ancestral home of Bengal’s greatest son, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, as a tourist attraction. Visit the Bose homestead at Subhasgram not far from Kolkata as we trace the roots of one of India’s most august freedom fighters
History recognizes the Revolt of 1857 as India’s First War of Independence. But there was another large-scale uprising, also triggered at Barrackpore, 33 years earlier. Catch the touching story of a little-known sepoy called Bindee Tewary, who rallied Indian troops to stand up to the brutal and barbaric practices of the British army brass
Few people realise that it was V.D. Savarkar who first described the Revolt of 1857 as ‘The Indian War of Independence’. Or, that he opened up many, until then forgotten chapters of the Revolt in his book published in 1909. While the book was banned by the British, Savarkar’s work had a far reaching impact. Here is how.
The hallowed halls of the Bombay High Court are located in one of Mumbai’s most iconic Victorian Gothic buildings, striking fear and hope, depending on which way the scales of justice tilt. On its 157th anniversary, let us look back at how the justice system in Mumbai evolved and the keepers of the people’s conscience in the court’s early days
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