Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicBirth anniversary

Topic: Birth anniversary

Madhusudan Das — the lawyer who unified Odisha and reformed Indian judiciary

Celebrated as ‘the grand old man’ of Odisha, Madhusudan Das was a pioneer of Odiya unification and women’s rights. He stood up for his people.

Nehru was way ahead of his time. Seeing him through a 20/20 lens is wrong

Nehru defined the spirit of India that shaped the nationalism of its people. Not the small-minded, vulgar and bigoted version we see on display today.

Om Puri, the actor par excellence who ruled both art and commercial cinema

From Punjab to Hollywood, Om Puri's unconventional journey is a testament to his brilliance

V.V. Giri, the President who signed 2 documents that still shape India’s politics, economy

Bharat Ratna recipient V.V. Giri gave his assent to two revolutionary documents — the Shimla Agreement and Indira Gandhi’s bank nationalisation Bill.

MS Viswanathan, ‘king of light music’ who was almost drowned by his mother

On his 91st birth anniversary, ThePrint revisits the life of M.S. Viswanathan, who enthralled Russians by playing a Tchaikovsky concerto.

AO Hume, ‘Father’ of Indian National Congress who was distrusted by the British & Indians

ThePrint looks at the life of Allan Octavian Hume, the Indian National Congress' first general secretary and a social reformer.

Venkataraman Radhakrishnan, scientist-sailor who broke through the shadow of ‘Nobel’ kin

Astrophysicist Venkataraman Radhakrishnan, born on 18 May 1929, was the son of C.V. Raman and cousin of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, both Nobel winners.

Saadat Hasan Manto, lover of fountain pens, shoes & alcohol, who was the voice of Partition

On his 107th birth anniversary, ThePrint remembers Saadat Hasan Manto, the writer & rebel who blamed Partition for bringing out the worst in people, and his enduring legacy.

Motilal Nehru, ‘moderate’ Congress freedom fighter who fought for self-rule

On his 158th birth anniversary, ThePrint remembers Motilal Nehru — lawyer, freedom fighter and father of India's first prime minister.

Kasturba Gandhi, the feisty woman whose patience inspired Gandhi’s call for satyagraha

Kasturba Gandhi is largely remembered as Mahatma Gandhi's wife. But she was, by his own admission, the inspiration behind satyagraha.

On Camera


Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.