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Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar: The man Ambedkar said was ‘better’ than him

Ayyar, a member of Constituent Assembly, had an unparalleled knowledge of the world’s constitutions, said Ambedkar himself.

Maulana Azad — the scholar-politician who laid out India’s higher education road map

As India’s first education minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad advocated for free and compulsory primary education for all up to the age of 14.

Harekrushna Mahatab: The man who started the merger of princely states with India

Congressman Mahatab, the first CM of Orissa in independent India, served as a cabinet minister in the Nehru government.

The man who played a role in the politics of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Allama Raghib Ahsan, an adviser and confidant to Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was a member of the Indian Constituent Assembly.

This tribal leader who opposed prohibition also led India to first Olympic hockey gold

Through his organisation Adivasi Mahasabha, Munda, in 1938, also raised the demand for a separate state of Jharkhand.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi’s victories have nailed the canard on 2002 riots. BBC should...

'India: The Modi Question' documentary raises more questions than it answers. Its content, intent and timing suggests BBC is rushing on a path where angels would fear to tread.
Representational image | By special arrangement

Product demos & sales via live video — e-commerce firms embracing...

Live commerce in India is expected to be '$4-5 billion segment by 2025'. Currently, China has largest livestream shopping industry valued at $339.3 billion in 2021.

Defence

Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Why Iran’s drone programme is a ‘triumph’ – Harsh sanctions, western...

Tehran's drone programme can be traced back to 1980s. Iranian drones are cheap, have more range & flight endurance, besides stealth capabilities & counter GPS jamming systems.

Shehbaz Sharif is talking peace. India must keep mum, leave Pak...

Anything that gives breathing space and strategic relevance back to Pakistan is negative for India. It’s worse for Pakistan.