Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
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Topic: British

Could independent India stay together? A British colonial officer measured Indian noses to find out

If you were a British officer in the late 1800s, you just had one goal after the Revolt of 1857 – to prove that India cannot be a stable nation.

Heard of famine wages? How British rulers’ thrift policies shaped Indian capitalism

The British govt’s management of famines saw mass deaths, underpaid work in relief camps and caste preferences.

Tipu Sultan is hot button in India’s culture war. New exhibition adds East India Company to it

Most paintings at DAG are 'propaganda works' based on the accounts of British officials who weren't even in India. They were efforts to 'demonise' Tipu Sultan.

‘Get up you sons of coolies, junglees’–How Cdr King sparked 1946 Royal Indian Navy mutiny

In '1946 Last War of Independence', Pramod Kapoor gives a detailed account of the naval mutiny by Indian sailors against the British.

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.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

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.