HindustanTimes Sun,30 Aug 2015

Independence Day

Our freedom song

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.

Tricolour of hope

In his Independence Day speech, the aam aadmi wants the PM to welcome back honesty and honour it in its democratic home, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

Oi, brown sahebs!

In one of those long, usually unresolved arguments I have with myself in the week leading up to 15th August every year, I had a big fight over whether British rule over India was good (for Indians, that is). Indrajit Hazra writes.

Much faith in our flag

Today as you wake up to our 65th Independence Day, you will be heartened to learn that the idea of India is still a showstopper for the young. While there is disillusionment with politicians, the youth still believes in India’s democracy. HT writes.

Houses for Mr Jinnah

In 1947, Pakistan’s founder had more than politics on his mind. A lesser known side to Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, was that he was a careful and persistent investor in shares and landed estates. Vivek Shukla writes.