Several questions often go unanswered about the origin and significance of India’s National Anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’. As citizens we leave no stone unturned to ensure that every time it is sung or played at a public gathering, we show due respect and feel intrinsically proud of the rich heritage of India. However, these are several factual details about the National Anthem which are not well-known. Take a closer look. Source: Wikipedia, theculturetrip.com
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.
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.
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. – Sources: Various; Images: Pixabay, Instagram and Wikimedia Commons
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 73rd Independence Day on August 15th, here are some of the most iconic speeches delivered by our Prime Ministers from the ramparts of the Red Fort:
As India celebrates its 73rd Independence Day, we reached out to seven women to ask them what freedoms Indian women are still fighting for today.
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.