The Forgotten Strife Between Netaji And Patel

January 25, 2022 7:38 pm

The Indian Independence has certain names with which the prefix passion, zeal, revolutionary and brave-heart come without mentioning. Subhas Chandra Bose is one such leader. Born on January 23, 1897, in Cuttack, Orissa, to his credit goes the initiative of the Azad Hind Fauj, an army hailed by many as the only Indian effort to […]

The Great Leap Forward Merits Critical Evaluation

December 29, 2021 2:30 pm

At a time when India-China relations are going through a ‘rough patch’, it is important to look back at events that led to the biggest man-made disaster of the century.  The Chinese government’s autocratic ways to control their people clearly demonstrate that China cannot be coherent to India.  Until the 19th century, agriculture was a […]

Rani Gaidinliu: Courageous Woman Who Brought Britishers To Their Knees

February 9, 2022 6:16 pm

Many great women warriors have shaped the course of Indian history with contributions that have only enriched our legacy of valour. History textbooks routinely fail to mention most of these glorious women. Imagine what it would be like to be imprisoned for 15 years – for being a patriot. Let’s talk about one courageous woman […]

As Udham Singh Trends, A Reminder Of Gujarat’s Own Jallianwala Bagh

October 21, 2021 1:45 pm

As the Vicky Kaushal Starrer Udham Singh reopens the wounds of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, it is perhaps the right time to revisit another horrific mass murder committed by the British in India that has been lost in the foggy ruins of time. That genocidal act of the colonial rulers was carried out on November 19, 1918 […]

The educational heritage of ancient Gujarat: Valabhi University

September 8, 2021 12:31 pm

Nalanda and Taxila are synonymous with ancient universities in the Indian subcontinent but Gujarat, too, had its seat of learning of that era, the Valabhi Vidyapith located near Bhavnagar. The fame of the Valabhi Vidyapith, believed to have been functional from AD 600 to AD 1200, was not limited to the shores of Gujarat but […]

The intriguing secular history of Gujarati cuisine: How our trade history shaped our food history too.

October 16, 2021 7:17 pm

Gujarati cuisine is just like a true Gujarati — a little sweet, a little tangy, a bit hot and a bit spicy — and behind the unique chemistry of food in Gujarat is a whole lot of history and geography! Gujarati cuisine is not just a gastronomical experience but also rich in nutrition. The special […]

Yes, the first azan from a mosque in India came from Gujarat, historians say.

August 18, 2021 6:04 pm

The echo of the azaan from a mosque in Gujarat wafts back further in time than anywhere in India, historians say. This land of ours has always been a melting pot of cultures — India houses the maximum number of places of worship in the world. It might come as a surprise, India also has the largest […]

Pride & prejudice: The lion king and his poor trackers

August 12, 2021 9:09 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet on World Lion Day has swivelled the spotlight once again on the pride of Gujarat — the Asiatic lions who are showing robust growth in numbers — but hidden in the shadows of that feat are many unsung heroes, the guardians of the king of the jungle. According to the […]

Remembering Birsa Munda, the God of Tribals on Adivasi Day

August 10, 2021 11:54 am

Birsa Munda was a young freedom fighter and a leader who created a stir during the British raj in India. His activism in the 19th century and mobilisation of communities against the British rule is a voice reckoned with even today. Born on November 15,1875, Birsa Munda is worshipped as a deity among the aborigine populace of the […]

Sabarmati Ashram: The story of resilience and abode of peace.

August 8, 2021 8:47 pm

The Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad is in news for its redesign and redevelopment which is inviting ire from Gandhians. They feel the sanctity of the Ashram should not be mutilated. Vibes of India delves into the fine, many known and several unknown outstanding aspects of this unique abode of peace envisaged by the Mahatma besides […]

Remembering Vidyagauri Nilkanth, Gujarat’s first woman graduate

October 22, 2021 9:07 pm

In the year 1908, when Vidyagauri Nilkanth sang Vande Mataram at the annual session of the Indian National Congress in Ahmedabad, she demolished a taboo. At the time, no ordinary woman dared sing on stage in front of a crowd. But then, Vidyaben was no ordinary woman — she was the first woman to graduate […]