14th November 2018 | Kruthika R
Do you know #7: Which Constituent Assembly members argued for B.N Rau to finalise the Draft of the Constitution?
The Drafting Committee in the Constituent Assembly produced a draft Constitution which the Assembly debated, amended and adopted. However during the debates relating to th...
17th October 2018 | Kruthika R
Do you know? #6: Which Constituent Assembly Member was in the most Committees?
The Constituent Assembly and its Committees were critical institutions that drafted the Indian Constitution. While the constitution-making process is mostly identified wit...
11th June 2018 | Kruthika R
Do you know? #5: Which was the first English newspaper in India?
Bengal Gazette (also known as ‘Original Calcutta General Advertiser’) was the first English language newspaper printed not just in India but Asia as well. The paper served...
24th April 2018 | Sampada S Venkatesh
Do you know? #4: What B. N. Rau and Shiva Rao, both of whom played an important role in the Indian constitution making, have in common?
Sir Benegal Narsing Rau (or B. N. Rau), born 26 February 1887, was, in Jawaharlal Nehru’s words “a perfect civil servant”. After studying in Madras and Cambridge, he ...
7th April 2018 | Kruthika R
Do you know? #3: Who did the art work in the Indian Constitution?
The Constitution of India was not originally a printed document, but the handiwork of artist Nandalal Bose and calligrapher Prem Behari Narain Raizada. The finished manusc...
27th October 2017 | Kruthika R
Do you know?: #2: Who suggested to inscribe Swastika in India’s National Flag
The idea of a national flag for India was used at various junctions of Indian Independence movement calling for a united and free nation. In 1906 the following flag wit...
9th October 2017 | Kruthika R
Do you know? #1: Who composed the tune of Jana Gana Mana?
Jana gana mana, India’s national anthem, was written by Rabindranath Tagore around 1911 and was sung by Sarala Devi Chowdhurani for the first time at the annual sessi...