Remembering Rajiv Gandhi – Was he the worst PM of India?

Today is the seventy-third birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi. The majority of those who would read this would have shed a tear for Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. “If Central government releases one rupee for the poor, only 10 paisa reaches them.” - This tells about his honesty, not … Continue reading Remembering Rajiv Gandhi – Was he the worst PM of India?

Forgotten Liberators: Masterda Surya Sen

Surya Sen, also known as Masterda, was a prominent revolutionary and was the chief architect of the anti-British freedom movement in Chittagong, Bengal (now in Bangladesh). On January 12, 1934, the British officials entered the cell of their captured revolutionary and brutally tortured him by breaking all his teeth, limbs, and joints with a hammer. The torture … Continue reading Forgotten Liberators: Masterda Surya Sen

Albert Ekka – Galantry personified !!

Not many people know him but he was a brave gallantry personified soldier of Mother India. This Adivasi hero single-handedly changed the course of the Indo-Pak battle in Gangasagar in 1971. Lance Naik Albert Ekka was born in Gumla, Bihar (now Jharkhand) on 27th December 1942. Albert Ekka was the son of Julius and Mariam Ekka. Born and brought … Continue reading Albert Ekka – Galantry personified !!

राष्ट्र-कवि रामधारी सिंह ‘दिनकर’ …. मृत्युंजय !!

बिहार के बेगूसराय जिले का एक साधारण सा सिमरिया गाँव, कविता की दुनिया के नक्शे में असाधारण महत्व रखता है. क्‍यूँकि इसी मिट्टी से ओज़ की कविता के एक सूर्य का जन्म हुआ था, जिसका नाम था, रामधारी सिंह दिनकर. दिनकर जब कविता की धरती पर आए तो भावों के परिंदे जाग उठे. भाषा ने नयी … Continue reading राष्ट्र-कवि रामधारी सिंह ‘दिनकर’ …. मृत्युंजय !!