Today's politics is tomorrow's history. That is but a truism. But events happen in life which being the politics of the day, constitute the history of the day as well. Such is the flight of Subhas Babu beyond the borders of India across the fastnesses of Kabul to unknown regions for achieving unsuspected purposes......more>>
I first came in contact with Subhas Bose in 1923 at Delhi when the Congress was divided into two groups over the question of what was known as 'Council Entry.'...Subhas Babu, as the favourite lieutenant of Deshabandhu, was playing a prominent part in the controversy. more>>
By Anuj Dhar: It's amazing how Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose continues to be in news 60 years after his disputed death. In a way, this has been in defiance of successive Indian governments who would rather want the people to sideline him as they have. A recent BBC online poll named Bose the third most popular leader in South Asia after Jinnha and Gandhi. Strikingly, as per the same poll, the stalwarts like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and the inimitable Atal Bihari Vajpayee don't even blip on the radar anymore...
By Chandrachur Ghose: The three inquiries into the disappearance of Subhas Chandra Bose have been discussed threadbare in the public domain. While the Shah Nawaz Committee of 1956 and the G D Khosla Commission (1970-74) arrived at the conclusion that Bose had indeed died in a plane crash in 1945, the Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry (JMCI) which investigated the issue from 1999 to 2005, arrived at a diametrically opposite view...
Here, we attempt to answer some of the frequently asked questions about Bose mystery.Q: Who's Justice Manoj Kumar Mukherjee?
A: A former Supreme Court judge and eminent criminal law expert, he was appointed as the chairman of Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry (JMCI) in 1999. His name was recommended by then Chief Justice of India. Mukherjee's inquiry was lauded by all those who had stakes in the matter in any way. He conducted his inquiry strictly in accordance with the Commission of Inquiry Act and the terms and reference assigned by the Central Government. At a press conference in Kolkata on 26 May 2006, no less than 43 members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's family praised Justice Mukherjee's efforts. Their joint statement said:
"We, the overwhelming majority in the Bose family, deeply appreciate the arduous efforts that Mr Justice MK Mukherjee and his team in the Commission have made for seven years...we admired the way Mr Justice Mukherjee conducted himself in public hearing. Approaching delicate issues in an objective manner, he rigorously sought evidence for any statement made before him. Nobody can question either his competence or his integrity."...
original documents, views of the government, Bose family and others. Our effort is to provide you with as much first hand information as possible, so that you can decide on your own. At the same time, we show you our own analysis. See MN's view.