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#HBDKalaingar98 Gentle reminder that your state can hoist Indian flag ONLY because of Karunanidhi. Until 1974, CMs not allowed to hoist Indian flag. He fought for the right. 15 Aug 1974, first CM ever to hoist Indian flag (Fort St George.) Also proposed state flag, Delhi refused.
The parties of the RW “nationalists” who unleash violence on people for not saying #BMKJ and #VandeMataram did NOT demand for states rights to hoist the flag of their country! Kalaignar fought Indira Gandhi to secure a basic right!
In 1970, when Mu Ka proposed the TN flag, combo of national + state emblems, PM Indira, consulted state CMs to decide. In a land where adivasis, caste units, even voluntary orgs like RSS have flags, guess who vehemently opposed it? Veerendra Patil and AB Vajpayee!
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On 25th Jan 1987, a hastily shot pilot of a TV series was telecast on Doordarshan.

Shot in two weeks and allegedly of poor quality, this marked the beginning of the third telling of the Ramayan, following the versions created by Valmiki and Tulsidas.
Today is the 103rd birthday of Ramanand Sagar, the man who brought the Ramayan into the hearts, minds and TV sets of millions of Indians in the late 80s.

Did you know he made movies such as Charas, Jalte Badan and Romance before making spirituality great again? Read on.
He was born Chandramauli Chopra.

His name was changed when his maternal grandmother adopted him. His father DN Chopra remarried and had another family. Did you know Vidhu Vinod Chopra is Sagar’s half-brother?

Another Chopra, Baldev Raj, produced the other epic, Mahabharat.
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Today is the 37th anniversary of India winning the ODI World Cup.

Not only that.

We have another reason to celebrate this day in cricketing history.

25th June 1932 marks the day India made its first foray into the world of test cricket. 👇🏾 Image
The events of June 25th 1932 would not have taken place if not for C. K. Nayudu.

He is largely responsible for us Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand as the sixth test playing nation in the world. Image
The British brought cricket to India. Despite being trashed by the villagers in Champaner in the 1890s, they kept playing.

The Parsis were early adopters and tried to use the game to establish closer relations with the British. Image
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On #OlympicDay we wish everyone a glorious Norman Pritchard jayanti.

Norman who, you ask?

He was the first person to win medals for India in the 1900 summer Olympics in Paris #BMKJ Image
The same Norman Pritchard had scored a football hattrick representing the Xavierians to defeat the Sovabazar club 3-0.

Sovabazar club was the first Indian club to play football against the British.
There is of course controversy around which nation should actually be credited for Pritchard's two Olympic medals, though the IOC credited the wins to India.

We'll take what we get #BMKJ
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Motorsports fans rejoice!

Today is 70 years since the F1 World Championship began. Featured contributor Merin @_SlackOverflow will soon share some amazing stories and memories of this thrilling sport.

Strap in for a fun ride! Get ready for when the five lights go out.....
Hello! I’m @_Slackoverflow

Growing up an only child impossibly desperate for an elder sibling, I clung on to Schumacher for life.
Themes of projects I picked while in school, colour of my clothes, choice of fake helmets from Shivajinagar, debates that settled/ destroyed friendship, my dog’s name, my email ID – everything was centred around Schumacher and F1.
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