The Viceroy's House features Lord Grantham playing Lord Mountbatten :) Gurinder Chadha is set to arrive in Jodhpur to begin shooting her new film The Viceroy's House, August 31 onwards. The director of Bend It Like Beckham brings with her an interesting cast: Hugh Bonneville as Lord Louis Mountbatten, Gillian Anderson as his wife Edwina, Huma Qureshi, Sara Jane Dias and Manish Dayal. Bonneville, who featured as Hugh Grant's friend who doesn't know who Julia Roberts is in Notting Hill, is now ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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India joins Korea in celebrating its own independence from colonialism on Aug. 15. Colonial India's last viceroy, Lord Louis Mountbatten of Britain, chose the second anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II in 1947 as the date to transfer ...The Korea Herald Business, 2 weeks ago
Ever wondered what people did on the day India attained freedom? Other than Delhi, where the leaders of the freedom struggle were present to take the nation forward, what was happening in other parts of the country on August 15, 1947? Almost all ...Hindustan Times, 1 week ago
How August 15 became Independence Day When astrologers proclaimed ‘Aug. 15 a date so inauspicious’, Nehru called the Constituent Assembly on Aug. 14 afternoon and continued its sitting till Aug. 15 took birth and the zero hour was within the ...Asian Age, 1 week ago
Gurdaspur has been in the news lately but, unfortunately, for the wrong reasons. There may be only a handful of people today in the district, or perhaps in the three states which once comprised east Punjab, who may recall how Gurdaspur managed not ...Deccan Chronicle, 1 week ago
The Partition of India and Pakistan is a much documented horror and several books, movies and documentaries have been themed around it. However, Nisid Hajari, the Asia editor of Bloomberg View, who had earlier spent a decade as Foreign Editor and ...The Statesman, 1 month ago "Partition continues to cast a long shadow even today" The Statesman, 1 month ago
Last week, after I wrote about how lies and conspiracy theories were masquerading as unknown truths about Jawaharlal Nehru, the Congress leader and author Shashi Tharoor tweeted the piece describing it as The truth about the truth about Nehru. ...Hindustan Times, 1 month ago
he legendary hero of the Alexandre Dumas novel, his greatness made Subhas Chandra Bose a threat to his rivals leading to his exile and erasure from history books. NS Rajaram looks at the mystery surrounding Netaji's life In the novel Vicomte de ...New Delhi Pioneer, 1 month ago
In August, 1947, when, after three hundred years in India, the British finally left, the subcontinent was partitioned into two independent nation states: Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. Immediately, there began one of the greatest ...New Yorker, 2 months ago
aid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948) and Ramkrishna Dalmia (1893 to 1978) were both iconoclasts of the last century, born seventeen years apart, had developed an unlikely friendship of polar opposites, bound by stark dissimilarities, not least ...The Sunday Guardian, 2 months ago
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