Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicBrahmo Samaj

Topic: Brahmo Samaj

Hindutva and idea that ‘Hindus are in danger’ were born in Bengal

In ‘Mission Bengal’, Snigdhendu Bhattacharya traces Hindu nationalism, hurt and anger to 19th-century Bengal.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the polyglot reformist, journalist and educationist

Roy’s historic letter to Lord Amherst in 1823 marked the beginning of modern English education in India.

Vidyasagar, the path-breaking reformer & educationist who is Bengal’s intellectual pride

Almost every school student in West Bengal has learned the Bengali alphabet from Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s famous book Borno Porichoy.

Kadambini Ganguly: The first Indian woman to become a practising doctor

The achievements of Kadambini Ganguly, a gynaecologist, drew the attention of well-known people of the era, including Florence Nightingale and Annie Besant

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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