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Willliam Dalrymple's latest book "The Anarchy" published by Bloomsbury and releasing on September 10, tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas in one small office, five windows wide, and ans...

On Tuesday, the fifth day of hearing in Ayodhya dispute case, Hindus submitted at the Supreme Court that a temple was destroyed and a mosque was built over it. Such an act couldn't deprive the deity and the temple of the ownership of the place, they said....

Lynching alone has not been the only fallout of making Holy cow as central to the agenda of Hindu nationalist BJP and its co travelers towards Hindu Rashtra. In the dreaded phenomenon of lynching the major victims have been the religious minorities and dalits as highlighted by in the letter of 49 eminent film and ...

New emergent facts pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir and its Constitutional status from Dr S.N. Busis laborious six volumes on B.R. Ambedkar -- "Framing the Indian Constitution", once again reiterates how Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru moved ahead with his idea of making the erstwhile Princely State his shop window for secularism given that the new d...

A joke surfaced on social media after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. A black-and-white photograph featuring that ultimate jewel of Bengali romantic films, Uttam Kumar with Suchitra Sen. She said, "Let us go somewhere, where only we will be alone and no one else there." In response, Uttam Kumar said, "Then we should go to Alimuddin Street."...

Now Kashmiris will not require any certificate to prove they are Kashmiris. This demise has given freedom from bondage, freedom from having to live with a stamp and, above all, freedom to exercise the right of choice. ...