While Bhagat Singh hogs all the limelight; why is Chandrashekhar Azad lost in oblivion?

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By Sunil Kumar The reason for this according to me is the media and the movies. The Punjabis are more sympathetic to Bhagat Singh; the Sikh; even though there were Rajguru and Sukhdeo apart from Singh. Since they formed and …

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Why did Morarji Desai resign?

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By Sunil Kumar Morarji Desai’s reputation as a tough nut and a strong follower of fellow Gujarati M.K Gandhi was forged even before independence. Interesting snippets: The oldest of eight children and son of a school-teacher Morarji Desai became part …

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What were the underlying social,political, economic factors that led to many patriotic films made from 1995-2006?

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By Sunil Kumar In my opinion there was no substantial rise of patriotic films in India(1995–2006). In fact; most films after independence were substantially more anti-establishment; espousing socialist virtues(anti-zamindar, thakur, big industrialist); and the British; who we had recently gotten …

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Is there any truth that FICCI or a group of Indian capitalists lobbied to get Bhagat Singh hanged?

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By Sunil Kumar Although the FICCI was established in 1927 by G.D Birla and Purshottam Das Thakurdas on the advice of M.K Gandhi; pre-independence India did not have industrial bodies with great power and influence; such as today. It was …

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Do you think Bhagat Singh was the greatest legend in the history of India? Why?

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By Sunil Kumar I think Bhagat Singh was the greatest youth icon in India’s history. Although my respect for Shaheed Bhagat Singh(We should also mention Rajguru and Sukhdeo) is enormous; in the 5000(+/-) long story of India; there have been …

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Rabindranath Tagore And The Aesthetics of Detachment

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By Sunil Kumar Tagore; a cultural icon of the Bengali ethos; is famous across India for a single reason: the national anthem. Most people do not think twice about the pre-independence era. Without any real understanding of the person behind …

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