• The amazing story of Baloo Palwankar, whose cricketing skills helped break caste barriers
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    Navneet Mundhra

    The amazing story of Baloo Palwankar, whose cricketing skills helped break caste barriers

    In the latter half of the 19th century, the freedom movement in India against the British regime started gaining momentum. Indian society at that point in time was riddled with caste fault lines, with the ‘untouchables’ (Dalits) facing severe social discrimination from the upper caste Hindus. Baloo Palwankar was born on March 19, 1875, in Dharwad in a ‘chamaar’, a sub-caste of the untouchables, family.

  • What do Indian women want freedom from?
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    Keepers of Cool

    What do Indian women want freedom from?

    We reached out to seven women to ask them what freedoms Indian women are still fighting for today.

  • Your Voice: Should you stand up when the National Anthem is played?
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    Yahoo India Videos

    Your Voice: Should you stand up when the National Anthem is played?

    In this edition of 'Yahoo Your Voice', we find out if citizens believe they should stand up when the National Anthem is played and why. What's your stand? Leave your comments below. Video by: Chaitra Anand and Sayan Ganguly

  • Don't take your freedom for granted. Here's why
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    Yahoo India

    Don't take your freedom for granted. Here's why

    Over the past two years, I’ve written and talked about the war, the Indian Army, peace and the politics of it all. In fact, after studying about insurgencies and war stories while I was doing my Master’s in Journalism, I had almost made up my mind to be a war correspondent.

  • Just what does ‘azaadi’ mean to Kashmiri youth?
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    Yahoo India

    Just what does ‘azaadi’ mean to Kashmiri youth?

    In October 1954, the first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, issued an order granting special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • India @ 72: Ditch regular schools, embrace homeschooling?
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    Khristina Jacob

    India @ 72: Ditch regular schools, embrace homeschooling?

    The education system in India has been the topic of many a hot debate on television news channels, but little has been done for any positive change. According to an article written by educationist Lina Ashar, founder of Kangaroo Kids, the Indian education market is expected to almost double to $180 billion by 2020, buoyed by the rapid expansion of the digital learning market and the world’s largest population in the age bracket of 6 to 17 years inspite of this section being plagued by poor infrastructure and shortage of trained teachers.

  • 10 questions Indians want to ask PM Modi
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    Sayan Ganguly

    10 questions Indians want to ask PM Modi

    The Unique Identification Authority of India says that Aadhaar data is ‘fully safe and secure’. 2. Will the likes of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya be brought back to India and punished? There is no doubt that the Nirav Modi scam went unnoticed for a long time due to systemic failure.

  • The value of financial independence: A life lesson
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    Chaitra Anand

    The value of financial independence: A life lesson

    The word ‘independence’ has evolved since 1947 and it has different connotations for different people. While the freedom struggle ensured a dignified and independent existence for every citizen of the country at a social, cultural and economic level, there is an internal, ongoing struggle at the grassroots level in India that has been overlooked through the decades simply because of the family system, values, emotions and practices. This challenge pertains to an individual’s struggle to recognise and understand the value of money and financial independence from an early age.

  • Why I don't vote and why I never will
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    Kunal Diwan

    Why I don't vote and why I never will

    India Independence Day special: Dynastic politics our biggest bane

  • Independence Day 2018: Women Leaders of The Post Independence Era in India
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    Latestly

    Independence Day 2018: Women Leaders of The Post Independence Era in India

    On the occasion of Independence Day, let us take you on the journey of a few out of the many extraordinary icons, game changers who are making it big on the world stage.

  • Caption Contest: Here are your best responses on Yahoo India
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    Team Yahoo India

    Caption Contest: Here are your best responses on Yahoo India

    We got an overwhelming response with almost 750 comments, likes and shares. Thank you for your participation. Here are the best comments we have received so far.

  • Poll: Vote for the most patriotic Bollywood movie that fills you with pride
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    Team Yahoo India

    Poll: Vote for the most patriotic Bollywood movie that fills you with pride

    There are movies that made purely for entertainment and then there are movies that share a deep message with their stories, visuals and even music and songs. So when it comes to being riled up with pride about your country and its history, these Bollywood movies have hit the mark.

  • 10 interesting facts about India's Independence that you probably don't remember
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    Saloni Dhruv

    10 interesting facts about India's Independence that you probably don't remember

    As India celebrates another year of freedom and Independence, we go back in time to talk about some interesting events that occurred during the Independence of India and Pakistan, in 1947.

  • Oldest historical structures in India known for their exquisite architecture
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    Pubali Neogy

    Oldest historical structures in India known for their exquisite architecture

    Our ancient roots dating back to hundreds of centuries is not something we ponder over too frequently. But if at all we do, the sheer richness and diversity of our history is bound to leave us spellbound. With primitive tools and calculation methods in a time when modern day building materials and technology were unimaginable, our forefathers built temples and cities that have survived till date. ...

  • Independence Day 2018: Indian-Flag Inspired Tri-Coloured Makeup Tips & Ideas to Celebrate the Occasion
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    Latestly

    Independence Day 2018: Indian-Flag Inspired Tri-Coloured Makeup Tips & Ideas to Celebrate the Occasion

    Makeup can be fun, but you do not want to go berserk. Keep it simple and elegant and let the message come across in your makeup.

  • This Independence Day, let's pledge to make India free, again
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    Gayatri Vinayak

    This Independence Day, let's pledge to make India free, again

    In a week’s time, we will celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day.  Over the last 71 years, we have come a long way, from being the largest importer of food in the 1960s to becoming largely self-sufficient and clocking 7.3 percent GDP growth for the fiscal year, 2018-19. The world, today, is taking note of the increasingly important role India plays at a global level.  That the International Monetary fund (IMF), believes that India will be driving global growth for the next three decades – and this growth will be propelled by our future generations – is proof of the long distance we have travelled as a nation.

  • 72 Years of Independence: Watershed Moments That Shaped India
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    The Quint

    72 Years of Independence: Watershed Moments That Shaped India

    Read about the key political events that have shaped modern India. 

  • Eight iconic Independence Day speeches delivered by India's Prime Ministers
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    Gayatri Vinayak

    Eight iconic Independence Day speeches delivered by India's Prime Ministers

    As a nation, we have come a long way since Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru delivered his iconic speech from the Red Fort on August 15, 1947 – the day India was born. While evoking the freedom struggles and sacrifices of our freedom fighters, the speeches, over the years, have focused on a number of issues ranging from poverty and social equality to development and conservation. As India prepares to celebrate the 72 nd Independence Day on August 15 th , here are some of the most iconic speeches delivered by our Prime Ministers from the ramparts of the Red Fort:

  • Saza-e-Kalapani: The Freedom we take for granted today, didn't come that easy
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    Avantika D

    Saza-e-Kalapani: The Freedom we take for granted today, didn't come that easy

    Also known as cellular jail, the Kalapani prison was built to keep freedom fighters under solitary confinement. The jail, now a place of pilgrimage for all freedom-loving people, has been declared a national memorial. A mother, I overheard, complained how her 13 year old was mandated to stand for the National Anthem during the school assembly every morning, how this enforced patriotism is an imposition against one’s right – this is a free country after all.

  • 10 restaurants, bars, and cafes older than India!
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    Keepers of Cool

    10 restaurants, bars, and cafes older than India!

    Independence Day is right around the corner. As India celebrates its 72 nd Independence Day on August 15, 2018 it seems as good a time as any to take the proverbial walk down memory lane and look back at some of the oldest restaurants, bars, bakeries, and cafes in India.

  • 10 movies from 1947 that make for a must-watch
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    Avantika D

    10 movies from 1947 that make for a must-watch

    The year that was 1947 remains to be one of the most important years in the history of India. But the year holds equal, if not more, significance in the history of Indian cinema also. From the debut of Raj Kapoor and Madhubala, to the first major hit of Dilip Kumar, there are many milestones we crossed that year, with our wonderful movies. Here are 10 movies from 1947, you must watch, whenever you have a couple of spare hours.

  • Pre-independence era companies whose journeys are intricately linked with the nation's
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    Pubali Neogy

    Pre-independence era companies whose journeys are intricately linked with the nation's

    Adapting to every social, economic and political change, these companies have found enduring success. Their journeys are intricately linked with that of the nation – they have managed to grow under the stifling “British raj” in the pre-independence era, the “license raj” in the pre-liberalisation era and flourished once the government adopted benign economic reforms in the 90s. So, it is but befitting to look back at their growth stories in the run-up-to the 72 nd I-day. Scroll through to find out more about them…

  • I-day 2018 special: 100-year-old photos of India from the British era
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    Manjula NR

    I-day 2018 special: 100-year-old photos of India from the British era

    A shoe box full of 178 photographs capturing how life was in British ruled India has been discovered in the archives of Scotland’s national collections in October 2012.

  • Yahoo quiz: Who gave Gandhi the title of 'Mahatma'? I-Day specials
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    Chaitra Anand

    Yahoo quiz: Who gave Gandhi the title of 'Mahatma'? I-Day specials

    As India prepares to celebrate its 72nd year of independence on August 15, 2018, here’s a quick quiz to help you recollect some of the significant people and factors of the freedom struggle.

  • 10 mesmerising things unique to India
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    Chaitra Anand

    10 mesmerising things unique to India

    World over India is perceived as a nation that is unique in more ways than one. It is also seen as a seat of spirituality. Throughout history, many explorers have visited this land in their quest for knowledge. Modern travellers, too, are keeping that tradition alive and come seeking a piece of these treasures.