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Any mention of Indian Independence struggle is incomplete without the mention of women who contributed to it. Their determination to serve and save the motherland in the face of adversity should be celebrated spectacularly. Here are some lesser known female freedom fighters who fought bravely for their motherland.

  1. Kittur chennamma
    Kittur Chennamma was one of the earliest female freedom fighters of India. She was born in a small village Kakati , present day Belgavi in karnataka. She recieved horse riding and archery lessons from a very young age. Her bravery was well known around the village.

She was married to Mallasarja Desai, the king of Kittur, at the age of 15 and became the queen of Kittur. After a few years she lost her husband and son so she took the responsibility of the crown. She adopted Shivalingappa with an aim to make him the successor of the throne.

The British wasn’t happy with her act and demanded the exile of Shivalingappa under the pretext of doctrine of lapse according to which adoptive children of rulers cant be named as successors and the rulers had to surrender their kingdom to the British if they had no successors.

Rani Chennamma defied Shivalingappa’s exile and wrote a letter to the governor of bombay to plead the cause of Kittur But Mr. Elphinstone denied her request and it eventually came under the Dharwad administration. The collectorate in charge Mr.Thackarey and the commissioner Mr.Chaplin didn’t recognise her as a regent and Shivalingappa as a ruler. They apprised Rani Chennamma to surrender the kingdom which she denied again resulting in the war.

Two wars were fought. In the first one Rani Chennamma and her army fought bravely ,killed two officers and took another two as hostages. To avoid further destruction she released the hostages owing to the British promise that the war would be ended which turned out to be an act of deception. Humiliated by defeat by a small indian ruler, Mr. Chaplin attacked Kittur with a larger army. Rani Chennamma and her army fought valourously to protect the fort but faced defeat because of the betrayal of two of her own soldiers who mixed cow dung and mud in the gunpowder used for the canon. She was arrested by the British and sentenced to life long imprisonment. After 5 years of being imprisoned she died.

Though Kittur Chennamma didn’t win in the end, she stood as an inspiration for everyone in the upcoming years to revolt against the British. To conmmemorate her bravery and contribution people in kittur celebrate Kittur utsava. Her story is still told in the forms of drama, dance and Lavani performances.

  1. Sucheta kripalani
    Sucheta Kripalani was an Indian freedom fighter and the first female Chief Minister of India. Shy and self conscious as a child, the time she grew up in and the situations she faced shaped her into a leader.

As a child she didn’t understand enough to hold great anger against the British but was outraged when she overheard her father speaking to someone about the Jallianwala Bagh masaccre.

Sucheta, after completing her studies went on to work closely with Mahatma gandhi during the partition riots. She is especially remembered for her role in the quit India moment of 1942.

Post independence she went on to become the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from the Kanpur constituency. Her crowning moment though, was on 14th august 1947 when she opened the independence session of parliament by singing vande mataram just before Nehru delivered his “tryst with destiny” speech.
She was also the founder of the All India Mahilla Congress, established in 1940.

  1. Lakshmi sahgal
    Lakshmi sahgal born as Lakshmi Swaminathan was born into an aristocratic family in Pattambi Kerala. As a young adult, she pursued MBBS from Madras Medical College and also received a diploma in gynaecology and obestetrics.

In 1940, she left for Singapore . In 1942, during the surrender of Singapore to the Japanese by the British, she aided wounded prisoners of war. Singapore at that time had a lot of nationalist Indians working there who formed a council of action. Their Azad Hind Fauj however recieved no commitments or approval form the japanese government regarding their participation in the war .

It was agianst this backdrop that Subhash Chandrabose came to. When Lakshmi Sahgal came to know about his visit and his keen interest in drafting women into the organisatio, she requested a meeting with him and came back with a mandate to form an all women regiment called the Jhansi Lakshmi regiment . Women responded enthusiastically to join this all women brigade and she became captain Lakshmi ,a name and identity that would stay with her for life.

The INA marched to Burma with the Japanese army in December 1944, but by March 1945, with the tide of war turning against them, the INA leadership decided to beat a retreat before they could enter Imphal. Captain Lakshmi was arrested by the British army in May 1945, remaining in Burma until March 1946, when she was sent to India – at a time when the INA trials in Delhi heightened popular discontent with and hastened the end of colonial rule

In 1971, Sahgal joined the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and represented the party in the Rajya Sabha. During the Bangladesh crisis, she organised relief camps and medical aid in Calcutta for refugees who streamed into India from Bangladesh. She was one of the founding members of All India Democratic Women’s Association in 1981 and led many of its activities and campaigns.She led a medical team to Bhopal after the gas tragedy in December 1984, worked towards restoring peace in Kanpur following the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 and was arrested for her participation in a campaign against the Miss World competition in Bangalore in 1996.She was still seeing patients regularly at her clinic in Kanpur in 2006, at the age of 92.

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EDUCATIONAL CRITICS OF TODAY.

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For more than a year, we’ve been dwelling around uncharted waters of COVID situation overall the World. 5 years ago, every interviewer who asked the question to the applicant that where do you see yourself after 5 years, might’ve got wrong answers. Previous year was all about how expectations lead to destruction and constant subsiding of plans.


We agree that to take up the reins of all the people was surely a tough task for the government and it’s representatives. We’ve been ferocious for the past time and faced mishaps like the thunder but it’s miserable to see the same situation prevailing again due to carelessness of people and lack of self awareness. If you think you can hide from a virus and get off with it, you are digging your own grave.

We see ‘morons’ of two kinds in this scenario; the ones who have experienced many covid cases in their family and have gotten very nonchalant about taking care and other ones who fortunately didn’t get their family members hospitalised due to covid but may be are waiting for that thing to happen.


Let’s assume there’s no such thing like the coronavirus, it’s just a made up mind-set. But things like Viral infection, respiratory problems, dengue, or infectious diseases etc,. They are prevalent right? Why don’t we take care of ourselves in a way to be safeguarded from mere infectious diseases? I understand, sometimes happenings are unintentional, but why are our actions on them not rational? We are suffering due to irresponsible citizens of our society, and individuals are suffering due to their own actions.


Moving further, in India I’ve never seen a single decision or announcement that didn’t have any arguments. Every decision or announcement ever made had a war of words but a few days ago the decision of not conducting or postponing exams had a very smooth flow throughout multimedia. A silent proclamation thanking the government and saying, “this is all that we wanted.”


Behind this decision there are various types of students ranging from those who were studying all day long for boards to those who didn’t get enough equipment to study. Here again fall two types of the students’ i.e Rich and poor or those with equipment but no willingness to study and other types without equipment but willingness to study.


The decision announced by the Education ministry was amazement. A treat for those who didn’t bother about studying and on the flip side a disappointment for those students who struggled hard to get through formulas and concepts and solved huge question sets. Everyone has different perceptions towards this but the thing that still surprises me is no one is against this decision. Why?


A huge group of people countrywide blames the education system for relevant reasons. In the beginning of 2020, we got the wind of the implementation of new Education policy that ignited glimmers of hope in us but, it has gotten behind the bars for a long time amidst COVID situations.

Lesson 101, Remember- DO NOT BLAME EDUCATION SYSTEM BECAUSE YOU CANNOT SCORE ENOUGH.


I am not making any conclusions about which type of education system is right or wrong but mental ageism is pervasive in our society. Mainly dogmatism, when one group says, “Present education system is bad” with their own reasons, another group with blindfolded eyes, agrees with them with their set of beliefs and this is how we see dogmatism settles its roots.


If the education system is bad, what stops you from studying/ doing what you love? What pulls you back to prove yourself? Why are we all dependent on the government to announce their decisions that are unacceptable at first place but we all follow it like blind herd of sheep?

Lesson 102, Remember- WE ARE GOVERNED BY THE TYPE OF GOVERNMENT WE DESERVE.


If I unite the world’s voice together, the truth is unless and until Coronavirus doesn’t get diminished completely, there would be no stability in the education sector or any other. In such circumstances, our foremost duty is to educate us by ourselves. COVID has indulged us much into how to make use of technology, gadgets, and how to make precise use of the internet. Problem is our inability to use it. And that inability is different at every level.


Lesson 103, Remember- BE THE MASTER OF THE CHANGE NOT A VICTIM OF THE CHANGE.


Regardless of COVID, if we take a deeper look and compare all the students countrywide, not everyone has a smartphone or proper guidance. I preach to the student protestors who had the banners stating “Shiksha online toh Pariksha offline kyu?” When you’ve a relevant question, you must also have an answer to it. If exams are supposed to be conducted online without cheating why don’t we build certain websites for that? You cheat once or twice but…. Lesson 104, Remember- A CHEAT ALWAYS REMAINS A CHEATER.


If the health of students is a major concern for the government, why don’t they settle new ways of conducting fair exams? Are we gonna have the same uncertainties in the education sector for the future? It’s not only the government who could do that but any intellectual person.


Such a huge pandemic that lasts for more than a year would leave back it’s impact for more than two times of it’s suffering.

Lesson 105, Remember- AWAKE AND REALISE, OR STAY BLINDFOLDED AND PERISH AS THIS IS THE RACE OF SURVIVAL OF FITTEST.

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BEST AMERICAN SITCOMS

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Agree or not, American sitcoms are the best. It includes all emotions nicely cooked and well served with a bit of sarcasm and a pinch of reality check. All the shows are loved by the people and watching them will also make you to love them as content speaks! To be correct, most of the best content from the American sitcoms were brought in during the 80s and the 90s and therefore, most of the content in our list is from the 80s and the 90s.

1. FRIENDS :

Talking about popularity, I need not prove it about this show. Everyone knows that this has to be the number one American sitcoms of all time because hype and craziness tells it all. The life of 6 friends tangled in between life, love, work and comedy. Their story started from 1994 and continued till 2004. The end of this show has still not dropped any fan following nor decreased the views. In fact, it has grown much more during the lockdown. HBO max claims to shoot a reunion of friends this month, which they had been postponing for quite a long time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This show is globally available on Netflix with a total of 10 seasons and 236 episodes.

2. Brooklyn Nine-Nine :

The main theme plot is set on the 99th precinct of the Brooklyn borough of the New York city. The story revolves around the life of  7 cops, all of them fighting day and night to make Brooklyn a better place to live. Jake Peralta, one of the main protagonist of the series, a talented and a puzzle solving maniac, but and immature cop who often gets into trouble and also brings the trouble back to the nine-nine. Their story started airing on 2013 and is going on till now with NBC announcing the 8th season to be it’s last and to be aired next year and not this year, which did made the fans sad. Their story is currently available on Netflix and currently consists of a total of 7 seasons and 143 episodes.

3. How I Met Your Mother :

The theme is set on Ted Mosby and his group of friends in New York City’s Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, recounts to his son, Luke, and daughter, Penny, the events from 2005 to 2013 that led him to meet their mother. This series has won a lot of awards including the people’s choice awards for favourite Network TV comedy. It’s currently available on Disney+Hotstar with a total of 9 seasons and 208 episodes.

4. The Big Bang Theory :

The show is originally centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: Leonard and Sheldon, both physicists at Caltech, who share an apartment. Penny, a waitress who lives across the hall and their similarly geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, aerospace engineer Howard and astrophysicist Raj. The show basically displays the life of some geeky friends living their life. It is currently available on Netflix with a total of 12 seasons and 279 episodes.

5. The Office :

A mockumentary sitcom TV series depicting the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania. It is an adaptation of the the 2001-2003 BBC series of the same name, being adapted for American TV by Greg Daniels. It aired on NBC from 2005 to 2013, lasting a total of 9 seasons and giving us a total of 201 episodes.

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Satyashodhak: the biopic

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The wait is over….The most awaited Biopic ‘Satyashodhak’ will be out for the Big screen experience very soon

The biopic of legendary social worker and reformer Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, ‘Satyshodhak’ will be soon available for audience’s viewing. This Biopic will be an aviation in bilingual languages – both in Hindi and in Marathi. Jyotirao Govindrao Phule- is one of the well-known and leading social reformers and activists in the modern history of India. He came as a light of hope for Backward Class people and along with this he was also a great writer, a philosopher with the modern thoughts. He was also the first person to start an Orphanage in India. With the support of his wife Mrs. Savitribai Phule, Jyotibha Phule opened the first school ever for Women in India. This movie Satyashodhak will take you on an inspiring journey of Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule’s life.

With joint efforts of Samata film and P.B. Infra Pvt. Ltd decided to make this movie bilingual – both in Marathi and Hindi language. For the past 3 years, the whole team has given their 100% efforts to make this film more realistic and pure authentic which will connect to people’s hearts. This will be one of the most historic milestones for the entire team who gave their honest efforts for the film.

Talking about the cast, we will be seeing a talented actor Sandeep Kulkarni portraying the character of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule whereas actress Rajashree Deshpande will be seen playing the role of his wife Mrs. Savitribai Phule. The Music is given by none other than Amit Raj. The 80% of the shooting was already done and the remaining one is expected to be completed by May 2021. With the help of great VFX work, you can relive the British era (19th century) in visually stunning manners.

Writer and director Nilesh Jalamkar says, “This film is definitely going to motivate all generations of people but mostly this current generation. And I think everyone will love this film as it is one of the most awaited films of this year.”

Producer Pravin Tayade and Appa Borate said that this one is a huge social responsibility for us to tell the real story of Mahatma Phule to the world and we have tried to give full justice to this film. Producer Pawankumar Kahakkar and Pattebahadur promised that both Hindi and Marathi audiences will love this movie. On the other hand Co-producer Binder Singh, Vishal Wahurwagh, Pratik Bansode mentioned that, the team is sure about this movie fulfilling all your expectations. Samata Films, P.B. Infra Pvt Ltd and the entire team of Satyshodhak are delighted to remember the legend on his 194th Anniversary today.

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