HindustanTimes Wed,02 Sep 2015


What if 2011 India was a British dominion?

A God-save-the-joke look at a nation of 1.2 billion loyal subjects to the British queen.

Footloose and fancy-free

Most people want to belong. So whether it's belonging to a religion, a sports club or a nation, the...

A generation that can be what they want to be

Becoming what they wanted to be sans lineage or godfathers, the outsider taming unfamiliar terrain,...

Moderate yes, Right okay, Left no way

India’s 2009 Lok Sabha election was the world’s largest electoral process, yet, almost half of...

1947, India Gains Independence


How long was the Dandi March?

Dandi March
It was 390 kms long, starting from the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmadabad and ending at the coastal village of Dandi.

Where was Mahatama Gandhi on the eve of Independence?

He declined to join the festivities in Delhi as he was in Calcutta, trying to restore peace between rioting Hindus and Muslims.

When was the Triclour unveiled?

HT looks back at 62 years and 15 elections that made Indian democracy robust
On 22 July, Nehru presented the Tricolour to the Constituent Assembly and won unanimous approval. It has served as the national flag of India since 15 August 1947 till date.

When was the Jana Gana Mana adopted as our national anthem?

Rabindranath Tagore

On January 24, 1950, Jana Gana Mana, written by Rabindranath Tagore, was officially adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the Indian national anthem. But it was first sung at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress on 27 December 1911.

Beyond the bite
Our freedom song

Children run with National Flags.
It's true that India is beset with many problems. But there are many positives too. How about celebrating them this I-Day? Rajdeep Sardesai writes.

Born free but living by the rules