Tag Archives: India

Apophis, David Bowie, RePOOPulate, Omar Hammami, Piers Morgan, Crown-First Nations, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Saudi Arabia

Podcast 026 | Week of 13.01.2013

Daniel Novisedlak

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Ultraman, Newsweek #lastprintissue, India’s Lost Tribe, Silvio Berlusconi, Sattar Beheshti, Berlin, Marilyn Monroe, Flatulence, 2012 in Review

Podcast 024 | Week of 30.12.2012


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A Clothing Store, Hitler, Gandhi and Indian Independence

Hitler and India

ALMOST PRECISELY seventy years ago, in March of 1942, Winston Churchill dispatched his Marxist-leaning cabinet minister and political rival Stafford Cripps to secure India’s co-operation in the war against Hitler. Partly a result of the well-founded suspicions of Indian nationalists — chief among whom were Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajaji, Subhas Chandra Bose and Mohandas Gandhi — but mostly the result of Churchill’s covert efforts, the negotiations of the Cripps mission failed (as Churchill all along intended). In the subsequent months Gandhi, anticipating a German-Japanese victory, led his colleagues in the Quit India movement, demanding the withdrawal of Britain and immediate Indian independence.

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