Friday, 28 January, 2022
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India needs to get over its colonial hangover. Sardar Udham deserves to be part of Oscars

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

SubscriberWrites: My idea of India: less Centre-state clash, election as ideological battle, transactional voter

In this hyper-polarised world, accurate and proper information becomes valuable. And here, the role of media becomes crucial, writes Aditya Gogate.

Lakshmibai drank, was promiscuous, British historians wrote. Then Savarkar changed it all

In 'A Begum & A Rani: Hazrat Mahal and Lakshmibai in 1857', historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee locates the stories of the prominent women in Indian history.

UK health minister who kissed colleague resigns after furore over breaching Covid rules

The resignation came after leaked CCTV images showed Matt Hancock kissing an old friend and colleague in his department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) office.

English language gained in power in India only after the British left

In ‘Wanderers, Kings, Merchants’, linguist Peggy Mohan writes that until Independence, English was only a second language of a few Indians.

A bacteria made Indians political. A virus will now extract a political price from Modi

During the famines and plague under the British, an equaliser bacteria spelled the end of the empire. A virus is now dismantling national obedience to Modi.

The British loved their meat, but some were fascinated by Hindu-Brahminical vegetarianism

In ‘Meat, Mercy, and Morality’, Samiparna Samanta writes that the British in India thrived on an elaborate diet of meat, but some preferred vegetarianism in the tropical climate.

Bhagat Singh wasn’t just hanged, but was chopped and stuffed in sacks

In ‘The Execution of Bhagat Singh’, Satvinder Singh Juss writes how Bhagat Singh’s hanging was ‘one of the bloodiest deeds ever undertaken by the British Labour Government’.

After 1857 rebellion, Delhi properties of ‘disloyal’ Indians were confiscated

In ‘The (Un)governable City’, Raghav Kishore writes about the transformation of Delhi into a cantonment in the aftermath of the Great Rebellion of 1857.

UK variant does not cause more severe Covid or higher death rates, British govt study says

The study compared 1,769 cases with the new variant to 1,769 cases of other variants. The team also looked at the 28-day case fatality numbers for the cases.

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Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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