What is the News? The Government of India has renamed Mount Harriet of Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands to Mount Manipur. Why was Mount Harriet named as Mount Manipur? Mount Harriet is the third-highest island peak in the A&N Islands. It is the place where Manipur’s Maharaja Kulchandra Singh and 22 other freedom fighters were… Continue reading Explained: Why a peak in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is now named after Manipur
What is the News? September 12 marks the 124th anniversary of the Battle of Saragarhi that has inspired a host of armies, books and films, both at home and abroad. About Battle of Saragarhi The Battle of Saragarhi is considered as one of the finest last stands in the military history of the world. The… Continue reading Battle of Saragarhi explained: When 21 men fought thousands
Source: This post is based on the article “Dara Shikoh never became emperor” published in “Indian Express” on 31st August,2021. What is the News? At a time when incidents of intolerance in the name of faith are being reported from Afghanistan, Dara Shikoh, one of India’s most enlightened thinkers, needs to be remembered. About Dara… Continue reading Dara Shikoh never became emperor. But he was a true child of India
Source: Indian Express What is the News? Recently, an RSS leader has claimed that the Moplah rebellion, also known as the Mappila riots of 1921 was one of the first manifestations of the Taliban mindset in India. About Moplah Rebellion: Malabar Rebellion (also called the Mappila or Moplah Rebellion by the British) was an armed… Continue reading Moplah rebellion a manifestation of Talibani mindset: RSS leader
Source: The Hindu and Indian Express Relevance: Announcement of 14th August as “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”. Synopsis: The journey of remembrance should be to seek forgiveness and not to reopen wounds or reignite hatred Importance of Remembrance Day It is an attempt to acknowledge the sacrifice, mass killings, and violence and to seek forgiveness for the… Continue reading The horrors of Partition must be remembered — but for the right reasons
Source: The Hindu, PIB, PIB Synopsis: In a fitting tribute to all those who lost their lives due to the partition of the nation and were displaced from their roots, the Government has decided to observe 14th August as the day to commemorate their sacrifice. Background: The country celebrated 75th Independence Day on 15th August… Continue reading Prime Minister declares 14th August as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day
Source: The Hindu Synopsis: Mahatma Gandhi was working for the welfare and unity of the nation on 15th August 1947. He enlightened the new leaders about their humongous responsibility towards the nation and appealed to the masses for sustaining the trust between Hindus and Muslims. Background: On the midnight of Independence Day, the nation was… Continue reading On August 15, 1947, where was Bapu?