Melbourne, March 23: The 85th death anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the revolutionary icon of India’s freedom struggle, who attained martyrdom at the young age of 23, falls on March 23, 2016. Alongwith Sukhdev and Rajguru, Bhagat Singh was hanged to death less than a week before the commencement ofRead More →

With reports of sensitive documents being leaked and rumours of numbers being counted, some commentators have started to liken former Liberal leader and prime minister Tony Abbott to Labor’s Kevin Rudd after he, too, was denied the leadership by his colleagues. While the bitterness that each has clearly felt overRead More →

Of the many noteworthy events to have occurred in Australian politics since my last column for the Bharat Times some months ago, none was as important as the fall of Tony Abbott as prime minister and the subsequent ascendancy of Malcolm Turnbull. I did not foresee this transition, mainly becauseRead More →

One hundred and nineteen years ago, on January 23, was born one of India’s most iconic political figures – Subhas Chandra Bose. Forty four years later, in 1941, he left the country never to return, dying in a controversial aircrash on August 18, 1945. Many enquiries later, and with ampleRead More →