A Brief Overview of the 1947 Partition

Author: Tanya Sujan British India acquired independence in 1947 and was bifurcated into two nations- a Hindu dominant India and a Muslim majority Pakistan. The portion earlier known as East Pakistan was further detached from the newly formed nation of Pakistan and led to the formation of Bangladesh in 1971. The Partition is seen by…

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Sweet Decay: The Destruction Of Art And Architecture in Delhi

Author: Sam Dalrymple Wandering through the streets of Old Delhi at dawn is unlike anything else. While the crowds of market sellers, imams, and cycle rickshaws lie asleep, the last remaining traces of the Mughal capital loom over you through the morning mist. One discovers a whole new set of marvels on every trip: the…

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Yes, Hindi and Urdu are the same language

Author: Sparsh Ahuja “We have more and more ways to communicate, as Thoreau noted, but less and less to say.” – Pico Iyer If you sat a Hindi and an Urdu speaker next to each other in a bar and asked them to have a ten-minute conversation in their native tongues, chances are that both…

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