Tag: History

Naipaul's death major loss to world of literature: Modi

Naipaul’s death major loss to world of literature: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul, who shared ancestral roots with India. “Sir V.S. Naipaul will be remembered for his extensive works, which covered diverse subjects ranging from history, culture, colonialism, politics and more. “His passing away is a major loss to the world of literature. Condolences to his family and well wishers[Read More…]

Barack Obama's tweet most-liked ever, Trump has none

Barack Obama’s tweet most-liked ever, Trump has none

Although US President Donald Trump creates a lot of buzz on Twitter round the clock, it is his predecessor Barack Obama who has the most-liked tweet of 2017 in his kitty. According to Twitter’s year-in-review list, Obama’s tweet reacting to racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August was not only[Read More…]

CBSE asked to remove entire history of women’s caste struggle

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced its decision to eliminate a section entitled ‘Caste, Conflict and Dress Change’ from its social science syllabus meant for Class IX students after the Madras high court ruled to remove the “objectionable content.” The removed portion of the NCERT textbook that is[Read More…]

The Concealed Princess: Aurangzeb’s daughter

“How hard to read, O Soul, The riddle of life here and life beyond ! As hard as in the pearl to pierce a hole Without the needle-point of diamond. day.” ~ Princess Zebun-Nisa   We often hear of her aunts the famous Princess Jahanara and Princess Roshanara, sometimes of[Read More…]

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