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Charles Darwin, the British scientist conservatives love to hate

On his 210th birth anniversary, ThePrint profiles Charlies Darwin, one of the world's greatest scientists and the man behind the theory of evolution.
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

President who took a tranquiliser after signing away India’s democratic rights to Indira

On the 42nd death anniversary of former president Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, a look at his career-defining moment that warped India's democracy.
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Jamnalal Bajaj, the Gandhian capitalist who was the Mahatma’s ‘Merchant Prince’

On his 77th death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the life of Jamnalal Bajaj, the industrialist, freedom fighter and social reformer.
File photo of Ustad Allah Rakha | Commons

Ustad Alla Rakha, whom the world hailed as ‘Einstein’ & ‘Picasso’ of the tabla

Tabla maestro Ustad Alla Rakha was one of the key figures who took Indian classical music to the West, and was also father and teacher to Ustad Zakir Hussain.
Rajakumari Amrit Kaur at the Government House in 1949 with Burmese Ambassadors | Commons

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, the princess who was Gandhi’s secretary & India’s first health minister

On her 130th birth anniversary, ThePrint looks at the life of the princess who served as Mahatma Gandhi’s secretary for nearly 17 years.
Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda | Commons

Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda, who was minister in Punjab & Haryana and went to jail 5 times

On his 10th death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the stalwart who served as a minister in both Punjab and Haryana.
In this Dec 30, 2004 photo the then JD (U) President George Fernandes briefs the media after visiting the Tsunami affected areas in New Delhi | PTI

George Fernandes, the socialist who wanted to be a priest but ended up a rebel

George Fernandes was a trailblazer of sorts in politics, making socialism fashionable for an entire generation of Indians.
Jogendra Nath Mandal | Commons

Jogendra Nath Mandal, a Bengali Dalit leader who went on to become a Pakistani minister

On his 115th birth anniversary, ThePrint looks at the Dalit activist who traversed the distance to Pakistan, only to return back.
KM Cariappa

Field Marshal KM Cariappa, so much more than just the first Indian Army chief

Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa was instrumental in keeping the Indian Army away from politics and attempted to forge an all-inclusive army.
Ramanna Rajaji

Raja Ramanna: Scientist who put India on nuke map was a Mozart fan, Sanskrit scholar

A birthday tribute to nuclear physicist Raja Ramanna, who played a crucial role in the early days of India’s advent as a nuclear power.

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shiv sena

Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

Defence

What is a Hawk, the jet that crashed at Aero India rehearsal in Bengaluru

The introduction of the Hawk resurrected the Surya Kiran aerobatics team in 2015, but Tuesday, two aircraft collided in Bengaluru, killing one IAF officer.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.