Posts Tagged with: "motherland"

The Soul of a Nation

The Soul of a Nation

(Sri Aurobindo has said, “India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she […]

Vande Maataram in Pop Culture

Although written as far back as 1882, Bankim Chandra’s ‘Vande Maataram’ (from his novel Anandamath) is very much part of […]

The Last Day of Raja Nandakumar

The Last Day of Raja Nandakumar

(On the occasion of India’s Independence Day which falls on August 15th, we take a page from history which gives […]

Vande Mātaram in Music

Vande Mātaram in Music

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee wrote Anandamath in 1882; while the novel itself was hugely popular, it was the song Vande Maataram […]

Quit India

Quit India

Bombay, 8 August 1942 The speech which Gandhi delivered at the commencement of the Quit India Movement on 8th August, […]

Vande Maataram in Film

India’s National Song ‘Vande Maataram’ was written as part of a novel Anandamath by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in 1882. The […]

Hymn to the Mother

Hymn to the Mother

(‘Bande Mataram’ was written as part of ‘Anandamath’ (1882), a novel by Bankim Chandra Chatterji. It caught the imagination of […]

To My Countrymen

To My Countrymen

(A hundred years ago, India was like a raft in a rocky sea in the middle of a storm — […]

A Tryst with Destiny

A Tryst with Destiny

(The following speech by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was made on August 14th 1947 in New Delhi while introducing the pledge […]

A Dangerous Cult of Absolute Nonviolence

A Dangerous Cult of Absolute Nonviolence

In the 1940 presidential address at the Twenty-second Session of the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha at Madurai, Savarkar criticizes Gandhi’s […]

The Boycott Celebration

The Boycott Celebration

(A hundred years ago, India was like a raft in a rocky sea in the middle of a storm — […]

Towards Freedom

Towards Freedom

(Lala Lajpat Rai had left India in 1913 and gave the following reason for his departure: ‘I began to suspect […]

The Work before Us

The Work before Us

(Swami Vivekananda, the warrior monk who took the world by storm starting with the 1893 Parliament of Religions in Chicago, […]

Bande Mataram – A Song Divine

Bande Mataram – A Song Divine

As for the recent controversy surrounding the national song of India, those who object may be right in voicing their […]

The Eternal Flame

The Eternal Flame

A recent release by the Hindi film industry(1) tackles an interesting subject where the lead protagonists, play a role within […]

Rise of India

Rise of India

Mother India, when Thou rosest from the depths of oceans hoary, Love and joy burst forth unbounded, life acclaimed Thee […]

Ambassadors of…

Ambassadors of…

A school principal once said to her teenage students as they were leaving for their annual school trip – “Always […]

My Life is Yours

My Life is Yours

    Independence day came and went. Yet another one…and as always, we underwent the predictable ‘rituals’ that come along with […]