The TOI put out an interesting link to their reportage 58 years ago - on the proclamation of the Indian republic. It makes interesting reading.
The two news items that will catch your eyes
1- The Commies had terrorist like plans to - DISRUPT REPUBLIC DAY PROCLAMATION - that's right folks - so much love for the people
2- Muslims of Jabalpur voluntarily gave up eating beef.
How things have changed from the days when the TOI actually reported news like this. A great fall indeed!!!!