Wednesday, 30 November, 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


In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.