The Banyan Shades

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Sengol – the link to the Indian civilization

Abhijit Suresh and Richa Thakur The recent uproar surrounding the Chengol, a magnificent creation by Vummidi Bangaru under the guidance of Tiruvavaduthurai Aadeenam in 1947, and its installation behind the Speaker’s seat in the new Parliament has sparked intense controversy. People have attributed various meanings to it, from a symbol of monarchy to representing the …

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A Brief Sketch of Punjab Kesari

“The correct thing for us to do is to strive for a democratic Raj in which the Hindus, the Muslims and the other communities may participate as Indians and not as followers of any particular religion.”                                                                                                                         – Lala Lajpat Rai Punjab Kesari, as he was referred to, Lala Lajpat Rai is synonymous with India’s struggle …

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Navigating the colonial ecosystems.

Navigating Deconstruction and protest culture.  As we stand today, at the brink of Indic awakening, we are surrounded by innumerable institutions that operate with colonial influences. We are surrounded by the influences of British and Middle-eastern coloniality. When I say institutions, I don’t just mean physical institutions like our schools, colleges, courtrooms, parliament, etc., I …

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