What were the opinions of Swami Vivekananda on British rule in India? How did socio-religious movements like this help the freedom struggle?


By Sunil Kumar Swami Vivekananda aka Naren Dutta was a man with a keen intellect; who was quite well-read. Like other Bengalis of the time; he joined the Brahmo Samaj; an organization which worked for social upliftment; but disagreed with …

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Who are the Nolambas?


By Sunil Kumar The Nolambas were a relatively minor South Indian dynasty compared to the big guns; the Cholas, Chalukyas, the Vijaynagara empire etc. They ruled from 735 to 1052 A.D. Their political influence extended from their capital Hemavati in …

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Museums, Heat And Dust


By Sunil Kumar It’s dark as I get my first glimpse of the city of Bhagyanagar(Hyderabad). Nothing has prepared me for the unruly traffic; and massive dust in the expanding city. Metro construction seems to be happening everywhere; haphazardly. The …

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