The Tragic Story Of Partition

7 min read | About History, India, Book, Politics, Pakistan, Review

Author: H V Seshadri/ Publisher: Sahitya Sindhu Prakashana/ ISBN: 9788186595077

The only reason for India-Pakistan partition was Congress - few Congress leaders who were old, tired, not ready to fight anymore and having a deep political desire of getting power at the earliest. All this made them accept partition without much protest and fight.

One of the most important chapters in the Indian history (and equally so for Pakistan) is the partition of the nation in 1947. This article is H V Sheshadri's book “The Tragic Story Of Partition” reviewed by Dr Bharat M Desai.

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Train To Pakistan

2 min read | About Fiction, India, Book, Romance, Pakistan, Review

Author: Khushwant Singh/ Publisher: Grove Press/ ISBN: 9780802132215

Arthi is back to pen her thoughts down and so is Train to Pakistan - one of my long-loved books. Here's a guest post, the book review of Train to Pakistan. 

Although I have read a lot of books since I was 10, this is my first book review. Thanks to Rahul who inspired (read as forced) me into this one ;)

Train to Pakistan is a book based on the partition of India Pakistan right after India's independence. It takes us to the summer of 1947 to Mano Majra, a tiny village in Punjab.

The partition means almost nothing to the local villagers and all is well between the Sikh farmers and Muslim tenants of the village until the local money lender Ram Lal is murdered. Jugga and the England-returned social activist become the prey of Punjab police. The heavy drama shifts drastically when an eastbound train makes an unplanned stop at Mano Majra, coaches full of corpses. The flabbergasted villagers have not yet accepted the truth when reality slaps them once again when Sutlej floods from neighbouring village. Action paces on as the magistrate, Jugga, Iqbal (the social activist) and village heads try to tackle the revolting violence. Also, the attitude of local police and niggling government officials is very nicely portrayed. The end, however, leaves a lot of open threads. Once I was about 4 - 5 pages away from the end, I was keen to know how will he end the series of misfortunes in the village. Frankly, I was a bit disappointed since I was expecting something out of Mr Iqbal as well. But to sum it up, Mr Singh's eye to detail makes it a total page-turner. Train to Pakistan gets a "Must Read" tag.

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Some Nostalgic Moments: Watching Indo-Pak Cricket Series

1 min read | About India, Pakistan, Cricket

Match: India Vs. Pakistan
Venue: I2IT Cafeteria

I hope all of us from I2IT still remember those days!!!! That enjoyment, that mischieves, that Jeeva-Ranjeeta story!!  

That was really best days of Life!!! Cricket watching was never so enjoyable before that. I am missing that experience now at the start of the latest series between India and Pakistan.

I think the euphoria was in entire world due to India's first visit to Pakistan in 14years, but in I2it it was due to devine presence of some of the great human beings!!!!

I agree that Cricket only can unite India in a second. That all could see at that time in I2IT cafeteria!!! Almost entire college was there to witness some of the most memorable moments of their life, in terms of Cricket and enjoyment.

I hope everyone will cherish those moments this time around and support India to be triumphant this time also!!

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The Pipeline Of Peace

| About India, Pakistan
What could also flow through the India-Iran pipeline... was improved Indo-Pak relations!
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An Earthquake To Repair The Indo-Pak Fissures

| About India, Pakistan, Humanity
The massive 7.6 intensity earthquake that rocked Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India on Saturday is undoubtedly a great human tragedy.

It is also an occasion for governments in the region to set aside their differences and deal together with the devastation. Shockwaves from the earthquake covered the 625-mile stretch between Kabul, Islamabad and New Delhi.

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Women's Role In Building Peace Between India And Pakistan

1 min read | About India, Pakistan

Given the truth of the generalization that men start conflicts and women are left to pick up the pieces, it is hardly surprising that women are at the forefront of peace efforts around the world. This is also the case in India and Pakistan, where the peace movement, particularly Track Two or people-to-people dialogues, has gained tremendous momentum over the last decade. The involvement of women in this process has been crucial, although they have not necessarily always acted from a gender perspective. At the same time, it must be recognized that people’s diplomacy, while...

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India-Pakistan: Is There Really A Trade-off?

| About India, Pakistan, Economy
...the trade between the two countries jumped from $154.95 mn in April-November 2003, to $380.79 mn in April-November 2004, registering a 146% increase...

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