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The Untold Story Of Savarkar Part 1 Like Hidden Fire In the summer of 1911, the head of the British Indian Secret Service, Sir Charles Cleveland, warned the government that his men had uncovered a mysterious and dangerous conspiracy aimed at overthrowing British rule in India. ‘Like some hidden fire’ he told a gathering of […]

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64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup New documents reveal how the CIA attempted to call off the failing coup — only to be salvaged at the last minute by an insubordinate spy. By Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian June 20, 2017 Declassified documents released last week shed light on the Central Intelligence Agency’s central role […]

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 Books June 5 & 12, 2017 Issue Arundhati Roy Returns to Fiction, in Fury After twenty years of activism, the author of “The God of Small Things” delivers a scarring novel of India’s modern history. ByJoan Acocella Roy’s second novel, coming twenty years after the first, is steeped in her politics.CreditPhotograph by Bharat Sikka for […]

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How Did Savarkar, a Staunch Supporter of British Colonialism, Come to Be Known as ‘Veer’? By Pavan Kulkarni on 28/05/2017 Not only did Savarkar pledge his allegiance to the British in return for being released from prison, his propagation of Hindutva hurt the freedom movement by dividing society along sectarian lines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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HISTORY REVISITED ‘Some of the hate mail is chilling’: Historian Audrey Truschke on the backlash to her Aurangzeb book The Mughal emperor is controversial not so much because of India’s past but rather because of India’s present.   Audrey Truschke In 1700, the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was arguably the richest, most powerful man in the […]

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The pain is doubled when the government keeps saying Bangladesh has democracy   Minar Rashid May 13, 2017 Sheikh Hasina has choked her grip on the citizens of Bangladesh using all kinds of rules and regulations. Bangladesh passport bill is the latest one. This law can refuse issuance or renewal of anyone’s passport if the […]

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Bengali chotalok shaped India’s destiny The catastrophe of India being turned into a Hindu India was effectively and sharply pre-empted and scuttled by Dr B. R. Ambedkar. By securing victory for Ambedkar in the most crucial election that brought him to Constituent Assembly, the Namasudras, Rajbanshis and Advasis under the leadership of Jogendra Nath Mandal […]

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Indelible Imprints: The Genius from Khulna This is the story of Qazi Azizul Haque, a boy from Khulna who ran away from home and ended up in Calcutta during the British rule, becoming a great scholar of mathematics who significantly contributed to the invention of a world-wide used method of fingerprint identification Khan Bahadur Qazi […]

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 ২৫শে মার্চ রাতে যেভাবে গ্রেফতার করা হয়েছিলো শেখ মুজিবকে ছবির কপিরাইট Getty Images Image caption শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান ১৯৭১ সালের ২৫শে মার্চ। পাকিস্তানি জেনারেল ইয়াহিয়া খান সেদিন গোপনে ঢাকা ত্যাগ করেন। এর দশ দিন আগে তিনি এসেছিলেন পূর্ব পাকিস্তানের এই রাজধানী শহরে। সেদিন সন্ধ্যা ছ’টা নাগাদ ইয়াহিয়া খানের গাড়ির কনভয় স্টাফ হাউসের দিকে এগিয়ে যাচ্ছিলো। […]

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Valentine day Bangladesh, 1983 A well-known lover is still alive and well and leads a political party in Bangladesh. Probably he is exchanging flowers with some estranged women even today. On this date in 1983, Lt. General Husain Muhammed Ershad didn’t blink once in the shooting of protesters who were demanding democracy for Bangladesh. It […]

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Democracy redemption day – 14 February (1983), Gonotontro Punoruddhar-er Andolon Birth of the revolution MH Kawsar looks back at February 14, 1983 and what the day had wrought for the regime of a dictator. Every year, on February 14, the youth of Bangladesh ceremoniously celebrate the Valentines’ Day. Sale of cards and gift adorned with […]

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নজিদ অর্ণব | ১৯:১৯:০০ মিনিট, ডিসেম্বর ০৯, ২০১৬ গল্পটা এক বিবেকহীন দুর্বৃত্তের, সতেরো শতকের শুরুর দিকে তিনি বাংলায় বাস করতেন। একসময় ছিলেন লবণ ব্যবসায়ী, পরবর্তীতে স্বঘোষিত হার্মাদ রাজা, তিনি সেবাস্তিয়াও গনজালেস তিবাউ। তিবাউয়ের গল্প শুধু তার একার নয়, বরং একদল অদ্ভুত অভিবাসীর, যারা কালের পরিক্রমায় দেশী হয়ে যেতে চেয়েছিল। যদিও তারা ফিরিঙ্গি নামেই পরিচিত। এ […]

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