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Never forget the Heroes of Rezang La
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Never forget the Heroes of Rezang La

'Why isn't the story of the valiant 13th Kumaon a part of every child's textbooks?' 'Why have we let these brave men die unwept, unmourned, and unsung?' asks Rajeev Srinivasan. IMAGE: The Rezang La war memorial. Photograph: Divya Nair/Rediff.com Most of us studied the Alfred Tennyson poem The Charge of the Light Brigade in school. The Battle of Thermopylae we read of with goose bumps. We all know about Custer's Last Stand. And the battle cry 'Remember the Alamo!' resonates with us. Yet, none ... 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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'Britain created Pakistan'

'The creation of Pakistan was integral to Britain's grand strategy.''If they were to ever leave India, Britain's military planners had made it clear that they needed to retain a foothold in the NWFP and Baluchistan because that would provide the means to retain control of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar.'   IMAGE: Lord Louis Mountbatten, the viceroy of India and his wife Lady Edwina Mountbatten flank Muslim League leader Mohammad Ali Jinnah at the viceroy's house, now ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Name & shame: Viral FB post names 60 academics of eminent Indian institutions of alleged sexual harassment

Raya Sarkar, who describes herself as “an attorney interested in prisoner's rights, reproductive rights, and anti-caste jurisprudence”, posted an invitation on Facebook to students to name academics who have “sexually harassed/were sexually ...
 catchnews.com3 weeks ago

Renovation plans for London's historic India Club cook up storm

Plans to renovate a historic and beloved Indian restaurant in central London are causing a stir, pitting the developers against high-profile defenders, including intellectuals, Anglo-Indian businessmen and lawmakers from both countries. The India Club, a ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago Historic India Club in London fights for survival  Deccan Herald1 month ago
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JNU action against prof: Academics seek Prez's intervention

Two prominent academics have written to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his intervention in restoring the "atmosphere of healthy debate" at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Professor Judith Butler of the University of California, Berkeley, and ...
 DNA1 month ago Academicians, activists demand judicial probe into BHU incident  Deccan Herald1 month ago
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Penultimate shuffle of Team Modi: What this power game means for the government

Twenty months before India's 17th General Elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reshuffled his pack of ministers; not merely the Cabinet, but the entire Council of Ministers (CoM). This ends months of speculation over revamping the CoM, given the ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago
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