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Narendra Modi accords Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s legacy its rightful place as cynics sulk

For decades after Independence, Netaji’s legacy was paid perfunctory and ritual homage by successive Congress governments, whose leaders worked all the time, to dilute and to marginalise his unmatched contribution to the freedom movement. This year, 8 September, will go down as a golden day in India’s celebration of the …

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Commissioning of INS Vikrant by the Prime Minister is a restatement of India’s unchallenged maritime dominance and self-reliance across ages

The historic commissioning of INS Vikrant by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an epic tribute to the aspirations, struggles and hopes of those freedom fighters and revolutionaries who had envisioned a free and self-reliant India. INS Vikrant, Prime Minister Modi said, “is a unique reflection of India becoming self-reliant.” One …

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How Aurobindo’s ‘Bande Mataram’ called for absolute independence and yet escaped British fury

Sri Aurobindo’s editorials and articles in Bande Mataram, which he wrote almost daily between 1907 and 1908, are a comprehensive indicator and schema of his early political activism, its trajectory and thinking. They provide the reader with an insight into the nationalist political discourse of the era, and also the …