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A brief history of Mughals and British

There is a widespread claim that the British took over governing India from the Mughals. This is not correct. The British took over most of India by force, by trickery, vile and devious methods from Hindu Kingdoms, largely Marathas.

Time for India’s Kohinoor Diamond be returned to the Kakatiya Temple

The Ironic story of a Ghiyasuddin Ghazi, who's ancestors benefitted in the 13th century, and who allowed it's theft in the recent present in the 19th century!

FFI jury’s response for denying “Sardar Udham” Oscar entry is problematic, here’s why!

It’s unjust to reject a film on the grounds of projecting “Hatred” while Hollywood played a role in growing Islamophobia over the past decade and even threw Oscar nominations that enable them. It certainly sets dangerous precedence where a western-based industry’s viewpoint.

Sedition law: aye, nay

Given the legal opinion and the views of the government in favour of the law, it is unlikely that Section 124A will be scrapped soon. However, the section should not be misused as a tool to curb free speech.

A requiem for the last “King” and the first war for “Freedom”

The Last Mughal is one of the most exhaustive and well-written accounts of not only the end of one of the greatest dynasties of the country but also of one of the most brutal and spirited war for independence that the British ever had to face.

Clubs for Coconuts

There are thousands of such clubs all over India, sitting on vast estates, which could and should in an India have been used for better purposes than as "madhushalas" for a select few.

Why they stigmatize nationalism

If nationalism did not have a worthwhile place in a polity, no country would have thought it fit to have National anthem of their own and take pride in singing it.

Annexation of Sindh: 1843 CE

How Sindh came under complete control of British is not something that is discussed which indicated the ruthless diplomacy of British and despite trying, utter helplessness of the rulers of Sindh.

Contrasts between Savarkar and Nehru, how merciful the British were to Nehru & harsh to Savarkar

Congress should be pin-pointedly asked if it considers Shivaji a ‘traitor’ for writing such a letter to Aurangzeb in 1666.

Ambedkar vs India’s Freedom

There is a deeper story to Ambedkar's journey than most know

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