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How power was transferred in the Mughal empire

The cardinal rule for Mughal princes was 'Ya Takht, Ya Takhta' (the throne or the funeral pyre).The princes went to battle against their brothers, even their father, to become emperor, points out Syed Firdaus Ashraf.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com On the Gujarat election trail this week, Narendra D Modi likened Rahul Gandhi's elevation as Congress president to the passing of the crown from one Mughal emperor to his son, meaning a perk of dynasty. History, however, makes it clear that ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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55 years ago: They fought to the last man for India

On November 18, 1962, 114 soldiers of the 13th Kumaon fought till the last man, and last bullet, in sub-zero temperatures, to beat back the huge Chinese army. We salute the Heroes of Rezang La. IMAGE: An Indian soldier stands guard over makeshift forts which have been hastily built in Ladakh during the India-China war in 1962. Photograph: Radloff/Three Lions/Getty Images India may have lost the 1962 war with China, but it was not completely a saga of defeat. Hamstrung by an indecisive ...
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Across the Line

THERE HAS BEEN a plethora of books on Indo-Pak relations and hence it is difficult to bring anything new into this familiar field. But TCA Raghavan, formerly of the Indian Foreign Service, has managed to do just that in The People Next Door: The Curious ...
 Open Magazine3 weeks ago

President Xi's Belt and Road Initiative a 'political masterstroke' at home, abroad: Expert

[USA], Oct 28 (ANI): The One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative must be seen as a political and economic masterstroke by Chinese President Xi Jinping, in terms of its domestic as well foreign impact, an expert has said. "The singular contribution of the man now ...
 Sify1 month ago Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative a 'political masterstroke' at home, abroad: Expert  Sify1 month ago

Freedom Files: A Tenuous And Uneasy Truce

As Kashmir’s borders were exposed from all sides India’s concerns were both strategic and security related. In a secret meeting between PM Nehru and his Secretariat the issue was discussed threadbare. Positional papers to UNCIP apart, the magnitude of ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 month ago
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Shah Jahan built the Taj in gratitude

'After it was finished, Shah Jahan visited the Taj only twice.''There is a letter from Aurangzeb to him after a visit, reporting that the dome was leaking and needed to be fixed.''Shah Jahan wasn't bothered: He had moved on to designing his next project, Shahjahanabad,' reveals Aakar Patel. To what can we attribute the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to demote the Taj Mahal as a tourist attraction? Bigotry? Stupidity? Forgetfulness? It is not easy to say, though given the atmosphere and ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Mergers boost finance sector consolidation

Falaknaaz Syed City: Mumbai But, experts say this is no remedy to end problems of banks Within just two months after private lenders IDFC Bank and Shriram Capital announced an agreement to examine a merger to create one of the country's largest retail banks, ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 months ago
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