History

Manmohan dedicates Gandhi heritage portal to the nation

The Journals section of the portal offers the electronic versions of Indian Opinion , Navajivan , andYoung India . Various sections cover different aspects of Gandhiji’s life.


Let the music play

There is nothing right about the opposition by Kashmiri separatist politicians and sections of its civil society to a western classical music concert that is to be held in Srinagar next month.


Author of Kannada novel Dhundi arrested

Arrest the first of its kind, say intellectuals; demand author’s release.


Embers that refuse to die

More than the multiple demands for Statehood in Assam, it is the insistence on closed, ethnically homogenous and exclusive units that gives cause for concern.


Leaving no stone unturned

The draft National Conservation Policy’s exclusive focus on the preservation of ASI monuments is akin to a project solely to protect the tiger without factoring in the other elements in an ecosystem.


The rediscovery of India

The country today needs to reinvent itself through the ideals and dreams that drove the Independence movement.


Neanderthal tools similar to modern instruments

Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest specialised bone tools ever found in Europe, at sites where Neanderthals lived more than 40,000 years ago.


10 languages endangered

Koraga, Badaga, Yerava, Irula, Soliga, Gouli, Jenukuruba and Bettakuruba have been classified potentially endangered languages


GI tag for Nagpur orange, Dharmavaram saris

The wait for the famous Hyderabad Biryani to get the GI tag continues as the application was kept pending for want of documents.


Tulu in Eighth Schedule: State to submit new report

Nearly 1 crore people speak Tulu, a language dominate in Dakshina Kannda and Udupi districts.


Mandela and the Mahatma

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi spent his years in prison in line with the Biblical verse, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Nelson Mandela was shut off from his countrymen for 27 years, imprisoned, until his release on February 11, 1990. Both walked that long road to freedom.


Live wire in the nationalist movement

The telegraph was an important symbol of colonial authority: it is no surprise that telegraph offices have been some of the most stately and imposing buildings in Indian cities.


New Unesco World Heritage sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is holding its 37th annual session in Phnom Penh. On Sunday it completed an update of new sites to be added the World Heritage List.


Six Rajasthan forts in UNESCO heritage list

The WHC took special note of the forts' use of the natural defences offered by the terrain.


State bans book claiming Schedule Castes as original rulers of Tamil land - D.Karthikeyan

Freedom of Expression


ASI presents conservation policy draft, after a hundred years

The ASI, established in 1861, takes care of about 3,670 nationally important monuments. An estimated 75,000 monuments remain unprotected, and some notified by the ASI have gone “missing.”


7th Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas to be held at Sydney

The theme of this event is ‘Connecting for a Shared Future – The Indian Diaspora, India and The Pacific’.


Antony inaugurates full-fledged IAF station in Thanjavur

A full-fledged air station, the first fighter plane base of the Indian Air Force in the southern peninsula, was dedicated to the nation here by Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday.


Stories they tell about languages

The idea that a tongue spoken by a large number of people across a territory is ‘pure’ and therefore must not be changed is wrong.


‘Classical’ status for Malayalam

Malayalam now joins Tamil, Kannada and Telugu, all members of the Dravidian linguistic family, as the fourth ‘classical’ language of South India.