Monthly Archives: January 2013

Secularism re-examined : By Andre Beteille

By Andre Beteille THE PUBLIC debate on secularism is acquiring some curious features. It is obvious that many persons have misgivings about it, but, with the exception of a few mavericks, they are generally not prepared to attack it openly. … Continue reading

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Dog of Tithwal : Sadat Hasan Manto

The soldiers had been entrenched in their positions for several weeks, but there was little, if any, fighting, except for the dozen rounds they ritually exchanged every day. The weather was extremely pleasant. The air was heavy with the scent … Continue reading

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Who named Indian broadcasting services in India ‘All India Radio’?

Lionel Fielden arrived in 1935 to India to become the first controller of broadcasting for the Indian State Broadcasting Services (ISBS) which, in all likelihood, was named after British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Fielden thought that title of ISBS is too … Continue reading

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