Category Archives: Special Report

Gambling in India

Posted on by tilakjha | Category: Featured Post Special Report | 11,636 views | 7 Comments

Gambling laws in India are strange and gambling remains outlawed and heavily restricted, although illegal gambling is rampant throughout the country. The only type of gambling which is allowed everywhere is national lottery. As of now, the only legal betting activities in India are horse racing, trackside at meetings, and …

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How Sikkim was won! Tryst with India

Posted on by tilakjha | Category: History Special Report | 4,205 views | 12 Comments

When India gained independence in 1947, the privileges that were enjoyed by the British Government in Sikkim passed over to the new independent regime of India. Sikkim, along with the other Princely states formed a great dilemma to the Indian leaders who had to bring in these states for the …

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How Sikkim was won! The British Experience

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By: Joydeep Hazarika On 14th April, 1975, Sikkim became the 22nd state of the Indian Union. Sikkim, regarded as one of the Seven Sister states of northeast India, has a stormy history when we look into its accession into the Indian Union. For centuries Sikkim had remained a Shangri-La for …

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Profiling India in 1977 as I travel back in time from 2010

Posted on by tilakjha | Category: Burps of a constipated journo! My Blog Special Report | 751 views | 11 Comments

By Heena Khan “A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. The past clings on to us still in some measure and we have …

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