India’s date with democracy
Twelfth June is a significant date. It was on this day, 38 years ago, that a sitting PM was unseated
Depending on the year, virtually every single date in the calendar takes some significance. Going as far back as 1665, on 12 June, the English renamed New Amsterdam as New York. In 1964, on the same date, Nelson Mandela was jailed for life as he campaigned for an end to the oppression of black South Africans.