Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy

Whatever happened to bravehearts of Kashmir? Ask Vikram Sampath!
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Whatever happened to bravehearts of Kashmir? Ask Vikram Sampath!

November 24, 2022

Last month an interesting book about forgotten India — Hindustan, Bharat — was released in Bengaluru titled “Bravehearts of Bharat – Vignettes from Indian History”  by the young historian Vikram Sampath. A prolific writer on subjects history, he has written a biography on Veer Savarkar in two tomes. He has also written a very good…

Deepavali escapade to Goa — 4
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Deepavali escapade to Goa — 4

November 4, 2022

Narakasura comes alive amidst vestiges of Portuguese rule [Continued from yesterday] For those born before 1947, when India won independence from the British and after that year, visiting Goa and Pondicherry (now changed to Puducherry in 2006 !) is bound to make them reminisce the post-independence history of these two States. The reason is that…

Deepavali escapade to Goa — 3
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Deepavali escapade to Goa — 3

November 3, 2022

Narakasura comes alive amidst vestiges of Portuguese rule [Continued from yesterday] I have heard, read and seen on TV Ramlila being played during Dasara as part of the festival celebration. In Delhi there is the famous Ramlila Maidan where Ramlila is held annually as a public celebration attended by VIPs and the public at large….

Deepavali escapade to Goa —2
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Deepavali escapade to Goa —2

November 2, 2022

Narakasura comes alive amidst vestiges of Portuguese rule [Continued from Oct. 31] Goa beaches have an amalgam of names in Portuguese, English and in Marathi because of dominant Marathi influence and may be Konkani local lingua. It is surprising that though Goa has longest border with Karnataka, it is less influenced by Kannada ethos than…

Deepavali escapade to Goa —1
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Deepavali escapade to Goa —1

October 31, 2022

Narakasura comes alive amidst vestiges of Portuguese rule The rise of Mr. Rishi  Sunak, the Hindu British citizen of Indian-origin, rising to the dizzy height as the Prime Minister of England at an young age of 42, has many lessons for the voters of the democratic world. Of course, there are cases where young people…

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