Farming and nurturing Independent India

Farming and nurturing Independent India

““The farmer works the soil, The agriculturist works the farmer.”     Eugene F. Ware From a country that faced constant famines owing to the monstrous colonial-era policies and wars, to a self-sufficient state recognised as an agricultural powerhouse and one of the largest manufacturers of various commodities in the world, India has come a long way….

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The Taste of Free India

The Taste of Free India

Independent India was born in hunger and 73 years later, we’re still managing to survive and thrive better. Indian cuisine has been tested through the times and it has successfully established its importance in the Indian economy. It is one of the most popular cuisines in the world and is considered an international treat to…

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Literary Uproar – Post Independence

Literary Uproar – Post Independence

“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.” ― Terry Pratchett Literature is the foundation of humanity’s cultures, beliefs, and traditions. It serves as a reflection of reality, a product of art, and a window to an ideology. Everything that happens within a society can be recorded in a piece of literature. India has one…

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Bollywood – Capstone of Indian Cinema

Bollywood – Capstone of Indian Cinema

From British funded wartime propaganda films before independence to films exploring newer domains of social taboos, Indian cinema always had a daunting task of representing the staggering amalgamation of diverse cultural groups. With the overdue departure of British Raj in 1947, Indian filmmakers sought to flex their creative muscles by showcasing themes that were banned…

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Indian Music: Appetite for the Soul

Indian Music: Appetite for the Soul

When the Hindi poet, Pradeep, penned down the lyrics for the 1940 film, ‘Bandhan’, it was only the beginning of music which enraged feelings of patriotism. What followed was songs subtly written to hide outcries from the censor board while still catching the imagination of freedom-fighters. Bollywood songs, with their mass appeal, have ever since…

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NRI – A Success Story

NRI – A Success Story

Indians have had a history of making their mark and changing the lives of millions around the globe. Those who chose to settle abroad known as NRIs, are a huge part of the global culture and economy. There are even historic examples of Non-Residential Indians who have made a mark in the society and traditions…

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Sports: Since Independence

Sports: Since Independence

The notion of nationalism is a prerequisite to the concept of nation-building. Apart from religion, sports is the only parallel that unites folks and develops patriotic fervor that can counter regional factionalism and the sinister intrigue of various separatist forces. When Kapil Dev lifted the World Cup in 1983, he helped build a national sentiment…

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