Republic Day Special Series

WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter XI: Flag of Liberation was looted before it unfurled (Part 3) Anglisism:The one single decision concerning the national language opened up vast avenues for the urban upper caste communities where they could operate unchecked. The army, the police, the administration continued the format set by the British.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter XI: Flag of Liberation was looted before it unfurled (Part 2) The Reincarnation of the Caste Domination:That in the post-independence India the masses in the agrarian society were subjected to horrendous exploitation and that the urban industry was pampered beyond measure was, clearly, not an esoteric event or a sudden accident.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter XI: Flag of Liberation was looted before it unfurled (Part 1) The United Kingdom paid a heavy price for the victory in IInd World War. Many of its cities and townships were devastated, thousands of young men killed and the economy lay in ruins.
 
  WHAT WENT WRONG WITH  INDEPENDENCE? Chapter X: Defence Forces Remain Colonial (Part 4) Now that both, India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons, what difference does that make to the relative strength of their defence forces? It would appear that Pakistan has been the net gainer, at least in the short term.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH  INDEPENDENCE? Chapter X: Defence Forces Remain Colonial (Part 3) The Anglo-phobia of the Army:Gandhi’s assassination suddenly brought the whole nation to its senses. The communal conflicts subsided little by little. A sort of peace was established.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH  INDEPENDENCE? Chapter X: Defence Forces Remain Colonial (Part 2) The Soft Leadership:The freedom movement had its brief but brilliant episodes e.g. Revolt of 1857, acts of bravery of the heroes like Vasudeo Balavant Phadke, Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad who had armed clashes with the British Rule.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH  INDEPENDENCE? Chapter X: Defence Forces Remain Colonial (Part 1) Inheritance of the White British:Mahatma Gandhi once said a curious thing, which has become a celebrated quotation. During an interview, an American journalist asked, "It is said that there are some major differences of opinion between you and your disciple, Jawaharlal Nehru. What precisely is the character of these differences?"
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter IX: Railways (Part 2) Predominance Of Road Transport:In the 50 years of Independence, Roads became the principal means of transport. Vehicles running on petroleum or Diesel held centre stage. Shri S K Patil recounts in his autobiography a very entertaining but critical episode.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter IX: Railways (Part 1) In the 50 years after Independence, all the reins if of Economic planning were concentrated in the hands of the Central Government.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter VIII: 'Cultured' Industry (Part 4) The New Labour Movement:All this had a serious consequence on the labour movement. The Indian worker was never celebrated for his quality, assiduity or discipline.