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Edwin Lutyens’ Delhi is unique. India’s political class must not tamper with it

Lutyens’ Delhi is inhabited mostly by politicians and civil servants. They are the birds of passage who have no long-term interest in retaining it.

How Scotsman Patrick Geddes may have started India’s obsession with vastu

Sociologist and pioneering town planner Patrick Geddes also coined the term ‘temple-city’ after seeing the towns of Madras Presidency.

Lucknow isn’t just chikan & kebabs, these 100-year-old essays by ‘Sharar’ reveal its spirit

Today’s B-towns can become culture-towns, if they don’t lose their way in malls and flyovers. The Lucknow described by Abdul Halim was one such city.

Syed Ahmad Khan’s book on Delhi and its ruins would ‘numb’ other writers, said Mirza Ghalib

Asar-us-Sanadid was published in 1847. Yet, Syed Ahmad Khan distresses over the 'recent' increase in Delhi’s population.

On Camera

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India, China held military talks this week to discuss air space violations, provocations by Chinese Air Force

Raising air power violation is China’s mind game. India’s challenge is to call the bluff

India's issue isn't only about providing resources to the armed forces, but that political leadership must move away from sloganeering to outcome-centric on reforms.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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