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THE GLORY: “When Babylon was struggling with Nineveh for supremacy, when Tyre was planting her colonies, when Athens was growing in strength, before Rome had become known, or Greece had contended with Persian monarchy, …. She had already risen to greatness, if not glory.” Matthew Atmore Sheering writes about the glorious and the oldest surviving […]

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In the heart of the Middle East, there is a nation so small that for some standard maps, its name will not fit inside its boundaries. The title has given away the name of the nation, so let us try and see if we can cough up something else that you can guess. What is […]

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What cannot be denied, must be justified. This has been the bread and butter for our “renowned historians” when they sit and write, rather fabricate, the history of our country in order to pursue a narrative. The “secular” approach towards history has tried to whitewash a lot of wrongdoings and this line sums it up […]

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Punjab is a land of exuberant celebrations, lush green fields, delectable cuisine, and foot-tapping Bhangra. But there is more. Songs? Yes. Glamorous cars, eye-candy models, luxury brands, white skin colour obsession, a few Pakistani city names, and of course the rightful bashing of the gold-digger girlfriend in the end. While a Punjabi reading this opening […]

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अहम् सेतुम् करिष्यामि विस्तीर्णे वरुण आलये | पितुः सामर्थ्यम् आस्थाय तत्त्वम् आह महाउदधिः || २-२२-४७ “The great Ocean disclosed a truth. I will construct a bridge across this large Ocean, taking recourse to the skill and ability of my father.” – Yuddha Kanda, Valmiki Ramayana The fight for Dharma is not easy, and the struggle […]

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It was a no-brainer. There had to be an enquiry into the suspicious air crash of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. But what was thought of as an “enquiry” actually turned out to be a field trip to Japan with some astounding findings which were not even reported. To date, three separate enquiry commissions namely The […]

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At the stroke of midnight on 15th August 2022, Bharat has completed 75 years of independence. While the nation is in a festive mood celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav, it can also be a good time for us citizens to reflect on a few things. Even if we don’t notice it sharply, we are living in […]

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“When you go back to the country, tell the people that up to the last I have been fighting for the liberation of my country; they should continue to struggle, and I am sure India will be free before long. Nobody can keep India in bondage now. These were the words uttered by Dr Subhash […]

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The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. George Orwell, 1984 Amidst the ongoing phases of elections in Uttar Pradesh, the political parties are busy rallying the support from voters to their side by hook or by crook. There is a widespread, organised campaign […]

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Squid Games recently became one of the most-watched shows on Netflix. Do you know that? A few weeks back, a play-to-earn platform called Squid Game project was launched on the Binance Smart Chain inspired by the Netflix show. The game’s token SQUID gained popularity and was up by 35,000% in just three days despite drawing […]

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Remember Swades, a classic. SRK plays an Indian expatriate NASA scientist Mohan Bhargav who travels to India to meet his nanny but gets affected by the condition in which the people of his country had been living for years, without electricity, without food or money and decides to stay back and work […]

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Brazil’s São Paulo had to shut its water supply for 12 hours a day which forced a lot of industries and businesses to shut down. Surveys have revealed that 14 out of the 20 megacities of the world are experiencing water shortage and the future seems more gloomy. The UNICEF on March 18, 2021, published […]

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The subcontinent of Bharat has etched its mark on earth as tall as the Himalayas of the north and as rich as the western ghats. Yet, for what this land is most renowned is its pluralism. The whole idea of this nation revolves around the diversity forced upon us by the invaders yet celebrated to […]

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Pointing out the flaws in government’s policies or in the government itself is a fundamental practice in democracy. The opposition party must raise their voice in the parliament which will force the government to double-check their work. But sometimes it gets uncomfortable to speak when you are sitting on plastic chairs in closed confined settings, […]

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When Kobad Ghandy, a politburo and key figure of Communist Party of India (Maoist) was arrested by the Special Cell of Andhra Pradesh Police in South Delhi on the tip of his own party’s courier, it was a special instance. When he was presented before the court after two days of exhausting investigation, the courtroom […]

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The years after 1947 is often termed as the post-independence era. An era filled with new challenges for the new and free India. A country free from colonial rule that faced atrocities and tyranny of the British. But there have been instances when actions of the ‘democratic’ government of India have been no less tyrant […]

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I know the rule. I know law. I know economics. I know parliament. That’s an explosive combination. Dr. Subramanian Swamy What better could have encapsulated the essence of his personality than the words of the genius himself. It would not be an overstatement to say that perhaps he is the most controversial political figure India […]

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The most basic thing on what goes on in the mind of policymakers while policy-making is done is the short-term pains that are there in the economy, the long-term growth trajectory, expectations of the people, the aspirations that our freedom fighters had towards our economy, all that imbibed together and policymaking is done at the budget level. […]

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Since this blog conveys information about a heated ongoing topic, therefore Sanely Written will update it according to the latest information provided. The Supreme Court verdict regarding the stay of the bills shall be added very soon. The Central government came up with three agricultural bills on 17 September 2020 in the Lok Sabha and […]

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“Hindus have destroyed the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya and it was time for the Muslims to take revenge by demolishing the Ram Setu” These words pretty much sum up the intentions of M Karunanidhi and the then UPA government for demolishing the Ram Setu. Yes, there was a time, almost a decade ago when the Ram […]

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August 4, 1991 – The law-court of Hyderabad was brought a case where a 10-year-old girl was being sold for ₹6000 as a concubine to a toothless Arab national in the late sixties. The plan of Yahiya H.M. Al Sagish was to take his slave back to his country. When asked about his relationship with the girl, Al Sagish boldly admitted […]

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The Indian Ordnance factories are countries oldest and largest single organisation in the defence industrial setup. It comes under the control of the Department of Defence Production of the Ministry of Defence. The first factory was set up in the year 1802 as a result of the British political and economic interest in India. Headquartered […]

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How often do we come across people who had to fight for survival every day but eventually gain everything they desire with sheer hard work and dedication. But how often we hear stories where someone having all the resources at their arm’s length weren’t able to sustain it and now fight for survival. The latter […]

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Seeing your baby for the first time is a priceless moment. There is a gamut of emotions that every parent goes through from love and happiness to sheer wonder. But the most overpowering feeling that every parent experiences is a fierce sense of protectiveness of the young life that has been entrusted to their care. […]

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We have often heard this question, Is Social media a Boon or a Curse? Everyone has their own perspective on this. For some, it’s a curse and for some, it’s a boon. It has offered recognition to a fairly large number of people. Millions and millions of ‘followers’ all around different social media platforms. But what has […]

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‘Gar firdaus bar-rue zamin ast, hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast’ If there is a paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here. Moving south, looking back at your burning house with a heart colder than Srinagar’s snow, you asked,          ‘Where is that paradise? Where? Where? Where?’ […]

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Economy, a not so trending topic but important nonetheless, has been the talk of the town these past few months, and rightly so because the whole world has been facing an economic downfall partly due to the global pandemic situation, some even had to face recession. The Indian economy recently faced a 23.9% downfall in […]

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“राष्ट्रभाषा के बिना राष्ट्र गूंगा है” महात्मा गांधी “सभी भारतीय भाषाओं के लिए यदि कोई एक लिपी आवश्यक है तो वो देवनागरी ही हो सकती है” जस्टिस कृष्णस्वामी अय्यर हिंदी भाषा का इतिहास: हिंदी शब्द की उत्पति ‘सिन्धु’ से जुड़ी है। ‘सिन्धु’ ‘सिंध’ नदी को कहते हैं। सिन्धु नदी के आस-पास का क्षेत्र सिन्धु प्रदेश कहलाता है। संस्कृत […]

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For a distant eye, it is near to impossible to tell whether the origin of fire is a Yagna or cremation. But for ignorant flies, both are alike. The fire that we are talking about relates to the wisdom of the Vedas and collective knowledge that once dripped through the veins of education system of […]

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You all have heard about the scams such as spectrum scam, coal scam and many more scams but the one we are writing about, ANTRIX-DEVAS, many of you might not have heard about. The scam involved our country’s own space research organisation i.e. ISRO and is another example why a single person should not hold two powerful spots at the […]

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We have talked about massacres brutal than the Jallianwala Bagh. Some were even tried to be suppressed by the British and even the Indians. Let us wrap up the Independence Series with another massacre which was arguably the most brutal of them all. A movement which was an outcome of natural calamities, caste indifferences and […]

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We have heard stories of the inhumane genocide of Jallianwala Bagh committed by the British army led by General Dyer. Almost 1000 people were killed and many more were injured while holding a silent protest on the day of Baisakhi in 1919. But there was another massacre, one that was more heinous and brutal, one […]

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We all know about the Great War of Independence 1857. We have heard tales about Mangal Pandey, Nana Saheb and the Queen of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmibai. But there was also an uprising that took place in Kota district of Rajasthan in the same year led by Lala Jaidayal Bhatnagar and Mehrab Khan, and we have […]

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What would be the most sublime death? Perhaps it is a subjective question and each person would add his own idiosyncratic way of dying. For a soldier it would be on the battlefield, facing the foes. For many, the best way of departure would be sleeping and not waking up again. And still, those who […]

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Public killings was one amongst many heinous crimes that were committed by the British, But how many of us know about the massacre in remote Bhil village of Gujarat on 7th March 1922, where around 1200 people died, houses were burned and many more were seriously injured. How many of us have heard the name of Motilal Tejawat, the […]

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One of the most significant features of the rebellion of 1857-58 was that many scions of the former ruling houses took part in it. One such man was Khan Bahadur Khan (1860), a descendent of Hafiz Rehmat Khan (d. 1774). In this very blog of the Independence Week series, we will be throwing some light […]

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We have heard tales and read stories about the members of the freedom struggle, who fought for our independence. We have heard all about Gandhi and Nehru, Patel and Tilak . But there were some more whose names we have forgotten. And then there were some, whose names we might not have even heard of. […]

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बुद्धं शरणं गच्छामि।  धर्मम शरणं गच्छामि।  संघं शरणं गच्छामि।। “शरणं” means to take refuge. But you have to face persecution in order to seek  refuge. So, why did the Three Jewels which has a sacred place in Buddhism mentions of refuge? The seed of Buddhism was planted, nourished and grown under the beacon of light […]

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January 19, 1990. Imagine a night in Srinagar, when the last quarter of the moon shone with a tint of silver and you realised that it was just another cold night in your hometown. You were in your bed and your family in other rooms of the house. Recent days were quite unpleasant and there […]

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The “Chinese” virus, 192 days of catastrophe…and counting. The first corona virus case came on December 31, 2019 from the city of Wuhan, China. Surprisingly, Wuhan was one of the first cities that was declared “corona free”. A lot of people believe that China is responsible for the spread of this virus. Even American president […]

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The convention dictates that if you plan on writing about ancient India, it should begin with a Sanskrit shloka. Well, what can I say? The cliché never gets old. So here is one, विद्या नाम नरस्य कीर्तिरतुला भाग्यक्षये चाश्रयोधेनुः कामदुधा रतिश्च विरहे नेत्रं तृतीयं च सा ।सत्कारायतनं कुलस्य महिमा रत्नैर्विना भूषणम्तस्मादन्यमुपेक्ष्य सर्वविषयं विद्याधिकारं कुरु ॥ […]

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