People Archive

Duel Avenue: Here Was Fought A Duel Which Changed Modern Indian History

About 230 years ago in Calcutta, a duel was fought which could have changed the history of modern India. Fighting the duel were two

“I will fight till the last man”: Major Somnath Sharma, First Param Vir Chakra Winner

The wireless crackled at the Headquarter of 161 Brigade, tasked to protect the Kashmir valley against the Pakistan infiltration in 1947. Amidst the rattle

Deviprasad Roychowdhury : Man Who Has Left a Mark on the Indian Currency Note

Flip a 500 Rupee Indian currency note and you will see an image of Mahatma Gandhi leading ten people on a march. The iconic

Tagore’s First Love

Annapurna Turkhud came to Tagore’s life with a waft of youthful exuberance which created a flutter in the young poets’ heart. Krishna Kripalani in his

Madhumala Chattopadhyay: An Anthropologist’s Moment of Truth

This is the story of how Dr. Madhumala Chattopadhyay and team made the first ever friendly contact with the hostile Sentinelese tribe of the

Supriya Saha: India Has A New Olympic Champion

At around 1.30 am, 6 August 2015, the Dragon Air flight no 269 enroute from Hongkong made preparation to land at the Netaji Subhash

My Private Moments with Dr Kalam

Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam was in Calcutta yesterday (26 July 2015), for a day. His programme in Calcutta was tightly scheduled more

When Government Performs, Should We Not Applaud

Editor’s Note: The flash floods in the hill state of Uttarakhand in 2013 claimed more than 5000 lives and left thousands stranded. There were

The Re. 1 Meal Man: Lets Make Him Famous

At first look Sri AMV Homely Mess located close to the Erode General Hospital (Erode is a town located in Tamilnadu) does not have

Pilgrim’s Voyage: Calling on Rammohan Roy at Bristol

Editor’s Note: Why would one drive a 100 miles and risk missing a flight back home just to see a statue of a man

Govind Jaiswal : Rickshaw Pullers Son Makes it to the Indian Administrative Service

Story of how the son of a rickshaw puller made it to the elite Indian Administrative Service

Bold Gesture of a Pakistani Pilot: “I wished that I would return without firing a shot”

A Pakistan Air Force pilot has sent a condolence message to the daughter of the pilot of the Indian aircraft he downed.