Remembering Birsa Munda on Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

What is the News? Union Cabinet has approved 15th November as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas to remember the contributions of tribal freedom fighters for the country. This date was chosen as it is the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda who is revered as Bhagwan by tribal communities across the country. Who is Birsa Munda? Birsa Munda… Continue reading Remembering Birsa Munda on Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

Ahead of PM’s trip, station gets Gond queen’s name

What is the News? Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has renamed the Habibganj railway station after Rani Kamlapati. Who is Rani Kamlapati? Rani Kamalapati was the 18th Century Gond queen of the region. She was the widow of Gond ruler Nizam Shah, chief of Ginnorgarh. She is known to have shown great bravery in facing aggressors… Continue reading Ahead of PM’s trip, station gets Gond queen’s name

Habibganj to Rani Kamlapati: How a railway station’s name is changed

What is the news? The name of Bhopal’s Habibganj railway station has been changed to Rani Kamlapati station. How did the name of the railway station get changed? While Indian Railways may own the station, it does not get involved in the business of naming it. Similarly, Indian Railways did not change the name of… Continue reading Habibganj to Rani Kamlapati: How a railway station’s name is changed

The enduring relevance of Nehru’s legacy

News: Indian national movement and its champions played a great role in shaping India. Nehru’s legacy lies in instilling democratic values in the people of India. About Gandhi, Nehru, Patel and Ambedkar and their contributions Gandhi, Nehru, Patel and Ambedkar embodied the vision of India in the 1940s. Gandhi’s morality, Nehru’s political passion, Patels firm… Continue reading The enduring relevance of Nehru’s legacy

Cabinet okays declaration of Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary on Nov 15 as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

What is the News?  The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the declaration of 15th November as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas. What is Janjatiya Gaurav Divas? Janjatiya Gaurav Divas is dedicated to remember the contributions of tribal freedom fighters for the country. This day will now be celebrated every year. It would recognize… Continue reading Cabinet okays declaration of Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary on Nov 15 as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

Gandhi and Savarkar shared goal of independence, differed on means

Synopsis: How Gandhi and Savarkar shared similarities and dissimilarities for the same cause. Introduction The Indian freedom struggle consisted of different ideologies and viewpoints, encompassing the right, left and centre. It was a broad socio-economic, cultural movement to shape the idea of India, besides politically freeing India. There were reformists, revolutionaries, constitutionalists, loyalists, progressivists and… Continue reading Gandhi and Savarkar shared goal of independence, differed on means

The founder of a Mini India

Synopsis: As India seeks to embark on an inclusive development agenda, it is important to recognize the role of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. Introduction Recently Aligarh Muslim University completed 100 years of its foundation. Its founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was born on October 17, 1817. His focus was on utilizing education as a tool… Continue reading The founder of a Mini India

Recognising Gandhi the philosopher

Synopsis: Philosophical dimensions of Gandhi are often ignored. It is time to pay attention to his ethics-led philosophical way of life. Introduction Often, Gandhi is portrayed as a political leader. His philosophical contributions are often ignored. But much like Buddha of the Nikayas and the Socrates of Plato’s early dialogues, he is an ethical philosopher.… Continue reading Recognising Gandhi the philosopher

Union Minister of Home paid tributes to the great King Shankar Shah

What is the News? Union Minister of Home Affairs has paid tributes to the great patriot King Shankar Shah and his son Kunwar Raghunath Shah in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Who is King Shankar Shah? King Shankar Shah was a Gond king of Garha Kingdom in the Gondwana region of Madhya Pradesh. Despite his state being… Continue reading Union Minister of Home paid tributes to the great King Shankar Shah

The legacy of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, and his contribution to the building of AMU

What is the News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh, UP. About Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh: Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was born in 1886. He was a freedom fighter, social reformer and an internationalist.  What are the contributions Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh? He gave… Continue reading The legacy of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, and his contribution to the building of AMU