Independence Day is right around the corner. As India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day on August 15, 2018 it seems as good a time as any to take the proverbial walk down memory lane and look back at some of the oldest restaurants, bars, bakeries, and cafes in India.
As we begin our I-Day special series, here's a quiz about some noted and little-known films based around the freedom movement. Let's find out how well you remember them.
The glorious history of India’s struggle for independence has mentions of women who were exceptional in bravery and had the kind of intelligence without which this movement wouldn’t have been successful. Even after all these years, they remain to be an immense source of inspiration. Here are 10 such brave warriors of freedom who came from all walks of life, all segments of society, but worked towards that great one aim – freedom.
When Dadasaheb Phalke made his first silent feature film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, little would he have realised that he would be setting the foundations of the world’s largest film industry, which would eventually churn out 1,986 films annually, as of 2017. Since then, through the era of the Silent Movies, and the Talkies, through the Independence struggle and beyond, the Indian film industry has brought out numerous films, many of which have turned out to be huge blockbusters, and has introduced great performers to the world. Pre-independent India gave the Indian film industry many great artists who broke barriers of gender and religion and enthralled cinema goers with their acting prowess.
As India celebrates another year of freedom and Independence, we go back in time to talk about some interesting events that occurred during the Independence of India and Pakistan, in 1947. – Sources: Various; Images: Pixabay, Instagram and Wikimedia Commons
As India celebrates its 73rd Independence Day, we reached out to seven women to ask them what freedoms Indian women are still fighting for today.
The year that was 1947 remains to be one of the most important years in the history of India. But the year holds equal, if not more, significance in the history of Indian cinema also. From the debut of Raj Kapoor and Madhubala, to the first major hit of Dilip Kumar, there are many milestones we crossed that year, with our wonderful movies. Here are 10 movies from 1947, you must watch, whenever you have a couple of spare hours.
World over India is perceived as a nation that is unique in more ways than one. It is also seen as a seat of spirituality. Throughout history, many explorers have visited this land in their quest for knowledge. Modern travellers, too, are keeping that tradition alive and come seeking a piece of these treasures. But some practices in India lend a new meaning to words such as ‘mesmerising’. Here are 10 such enchanting things about India that are truly unique and enthralling: