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Hard work pays

When Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last British Viceroy of India, overheard a man applauding his intellectual brilliance and ability in dealing with the most complex problems, he interrupted him saying, “The truth is I am a very ordinary person ... Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
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Gurinder Chadha brings Mountbattens to India

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.com1 day ago

Prince Charles visits Lord Mountbatten’s murder site

Prince Charles reacts as he is shown a plant during a visit to the Institute of Technology in Sligo, west Ireland, on Wednesday. (Photo: AFP) Prince Charles on Wednesday spoke of his “anguish” at the murder of his beloved great-uncle by the IRA ...
 Asian Age2 months ago

Partition continues to cast a long shadow even today

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 Statesman2 weeks ago "Partition continues to cast a long shadow even today"  The Statesman2 weeks ago
Hindustan Times

Nehru, Edwina: Rebutting conspiracy theorists' pet 'affair'

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 Times2 weeks ago

India's Man in the Iron Mask

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 Pioneer2 weeks ago
New Yorker

The Great Divide

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 Yorker1 month ago

Gandhi's coterie did not let Dalmia prevail upon Jinnah on Partition

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 Guardian1 month ago

Why Is Pakistan Such a Mess? Blame India

By Nisid Hajari Of all the hopes raised by Narendra Modi's election as prime minister of India one year ago, perhaps the grandest was ending the toxic, decades-long rivalry with Pakistan. Inviting his counterpart Nawaz Sharif to the swearing-in ...
 Pakistan Link1 month ago
Bangladesh Daily Star

Crafted by History

Going through : An Interpretive Review of the Emergence of Bangladesh was a perplexing experience in view of the jacket's claim that it is an unconventional interpretive review of the struggle for democratic rights in the history of Bangladesh as ...
 Bangladesh Daily Star1 month ago
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