Rabindranath Tagore

Khajuraho, Islamic invaders and Mahatma Gandhi

Khajuraho, Chandela dynasty, UNESCO, Chattarpur, Vindhya mountains, Will Durant, Lost Worlds, Alex Evans, TS Burt, Islamic invaders, Abu Rihan-al-Biruni, Mahmud Ghazni, Qutb-ud-Din Aibak, Ibn Battuta, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore

Vandalized Khajuraho; author with his wife

It’s easy to describe Khajuraho temples in bare facts.

Know what is “secular” to avoid Hindu-haters trap

Secularism, Supreme Court, Ayodhya, PS Deshmukh, Pt Nehru, 42nd amendment, the Emergency, Turkey, Christianity, Dar Al Islam, Rabindranath Tagore, Ashoka’s Edicts, Taslima Nasreen, KM Munshi, Oxford Dictionary, Webster

Know "secularism" and how it's used

India seemingly has armies of self-appointed guardians of secularism, such as those who petitioned the Supreme Court to turn Ayodhya’s disputed site to a pub

Remembering Bipin Chandra Pal: Who called Gandhi “Papal Autocrat”

Indian National Congress, Mahatma Gandhi, Ahimsa, Independence, Lal-Bal-Pal, Subhas Chandra Bose, Muslim appeasement, Partition. Sri Aurobindo, Sylhet, Lord Curzon, St. John Brodrick, Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore, Surat Session, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya, Dadabhai Naoroji, Prince of Wales, Mandalay Jail, Mahatma Ganhi, Khilafat Movement, Ottoman Sultan, Turkey, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Separate Electorates, Leo Tolstoy, Papal Autocrat

The revolutionary who united Bengal

The popular history has Indian National Congress-Mahatma Gandhi-Ahimsa-Independence as a sequential thread embedded in the mind of free Indians.

Bankim Chandra and Vande Mataram

Vande Mataram, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Acharya Kriplani, Khudiram Bose, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Madan Lal Dhingra, Curzon Wyllie, Veer Savarkar, Andamans, Sister Nivedita, Bhikaji Cama, Lala Har Dayal, Gadar Party, G.K. Gokhale, South Africa, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Janaganamana, Rabindranath Tagore, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, national anthem, Anand Math, Sanyasi Revolt, British East India Company, Battle of Plassey, Barisal, Lord Curzon, Surendranath Bannerjee, Sir Bipin Chandra Pal,

Bankim Chandra's Vande Mataram: A political fallout

Just two words—Vande Mataram—by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, who has his 179th birth anniversary (June 26, 1838) this Monday, tells a lot a