Tag: World War I

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  • A hundred years after Jallianwala Bagh

    A hundred years after Jallianwala Bagh

    Jallianwala Bagh exposed how ruthless the colonial administration could be to suppress nationalistic violence.

    April 10, 2019
  • Bringing the N-E into focus

    Bringing the N-E into focus

    North-east studies have been accorded priority in the programmes of the Asiatic Society

    January 21, 2019
  • Eclipse of the Old Order

    Eclipse of the Old Order

    The general perception in Europe was that democracy had won the war. It is true that the principles of democracy and republicanism emerged victorious and nationalism appeared to be their natural ally. The War posed a serious challenge to the old order of Europe putting an end to dynastic rule in several European countries. The old order changed yielding place to the new, but against a heavy price.

    December 13, 2018
  • Should Nepal remain pegged to Indian rupee?

    Should Nepal remain pegged to Indian rupee?

    Three-fifths of Nepal’s trade deficit is accounted for by India. This dependence is the primary reason why Nepal pegs its currency – the Nepalese rupee (NPR) – to the Indian rupee (INR). Since 1993, the peg has been left unchanged at one INR to 1.60 NPR. A lot has changed in the last 25 years. …

    November 24, 2018
  • Hundred Years After

    Hundred Years After

    One hundred years after World War I ended, the saddest thought on Armistice Day must be the almost relentless danger of wars and extremism that have threatened the world’s peace and prosperity. Storm-centres dot the world of 2018 and much as the leaders of Europe and the US commemorated the fallen on November 11 ~ …

    November 13, 2018
  • Donald Trump leaves for Paris to attend war commemoration ceremony

    Donald Trump leaves for Paris to attend war commemoration ceremony

    The only leader Trump will formally meet is his host, French President Emmanuel Macron.

    November 9, 2018
  • VP Naidu to represent India at centenary of the Armistice of World War I in Paris

    VP Naidu to represent India at centenary of the Armistice of World War I in Paris

    On 11 November, Naidu will attend the ceremony to at Arc de Triomphe in Paris, presided over by French President, Emmanuel Macron.

    November 8, 2018
  • Bagha Jatin: The Unsung Hero

    Bagha Jatin: The Unsung Hero

    It is unfortunate that the supreme sacrifice made by Bagha Jatin and his associates is little known outside Bengal and Odisha, although there is no dearth of well-documented historical records. Long before Independence in 1947, there was an attempt under the leadership of Bagha Jatin and Narendranath Bhattacharya better known as MN Roy et al in 1915 — during World War-I — to attain Independence through armed insurrection in cooperation with Germany

    September 5, 2018
  • Long road to elusive peace

    Long road to elusive peace

    Jerusalem is most sacred to three monotheistic religions and a symbol for millions of believers around the world who consider it their “spiritual capital”. The Holy City’s significance goes beyond the question of borders, a reality that should be considered a priority in every negotiation for a political solution. These observations of Tomasz Grysa, Permanent …

    March 1, 2018
  • Diljit Dosanjh dons intense soldier look in ‘Sajjan Singh Rangroot’ poster

    Diljit Dosanjh dons intense soldier look in ‘Sajjan Singh Rangroot’ poster

    Singer-cum-actor Diljit Dosanjh has a jam-packed year ahead with three releases already announced to make their way in the first quarter of 2018. Diljit’s upcoming film Sajjan Singh Rangroot, which is helmed by Pankaj Batra, is all set to hit the big screens on March 23. ALSO READ: Diljit Dosanjh’s ‘Sajjan Singh Rangroot’ to release on March 23 …

    February 17, 2018
  • Oceanic struggles

    Oceanic struggles

    In his book, Destined for War: Can America and China escape Thucydides’s trap? Graham Allison documents how a few years before the outbreak of World War I, Winston Churchill had initiated an effort “to maintain British naval supremacy, simultaneously making bold diplomatic strokes to broker détente with Germany and seizing every advantage should war come”. …

    January 17, 2018
  • Red scare blues

    Red scare blues

    Nothing is so passionately embraced by American elites as a rollicking good red scare. These cynical crazes erupt especially after long wars (none longer than the War on Terror) when citizens start to ask for a larger slice of the economic pie in exchange for their sacrifices; hence, the Red Scare after World War I …

    December 24, 2016
  • Take risks in 2017 to overcome headwinds

    Take risks in 2017 to overcome headwinds

    A century ago, the 1917 Russian Revolution marked the end of the First World War that changed the 20th century into a new divide between different ideologies. Twenty years ago, the Asian financial crisis erupted in 1997, followed ten years later with the global financial crisis (more accurately the North Atlantic financial crisis). Will 2017 …

    December 17, 2016