The Sunday Tribune – Spectrum


RIN mutiny gave a jolt to the British

The ratings mutiny in the Royal Indian Navy made the British realise it was time to leave India.Dhananjaya Bhat on the uprising that took place 60 years ago on February 18

RIN Mutineer’s Memorial in Mumbai
RIN Mutineer’s Memorial in Mumbai

WHICH phase of our freedom struggle won for us Independence? Mahatma Gandhi’s 1942 Quit India movement or The INA army launched by Netaji Bose to free India or the Royal Indian Navy Mutiny of 1946? According to the British Prime Minister Clement Attlee, during whose regime India became free, it was the INA and the RIN Mutiny of February 18-23 1946 that made the British realise that their time was up in India.

The Sunday Tribune – Spectrum


Even though the derivation for the word Blighty, as a slang term for Britain, most likely comes from a corruption of the word vilayati, it is a source of amusement to me that blight is also a plant disease which is “a rapid and complete chlorosis, browning, then death of plant tissues such as leaves, branches, twigs, or floral organs”

What Britain did to her colonies, discuss.

Even though the derivation for the word Blighty, as a slang term for Britain, most likely comes from a corruption of the word vilayati, it is a source of amusement to me that blight is also a plant disease which is “a rapid and complete chlorosis, browning, then death of plant tissues such as leaves, branches, twigs, or floral organs”

What Britain did to her colonies, discuss.