Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicC. Rajagopalachari

Topic: C. Rajagopalachari

Kalki — rebel Tamil literary giant who quit school to join Non-Cooperation Movement

Kalki was a prominent Tamil literary figure in the 1930s and '40s known for cult novels like 'Ponniyan Selvan' and 'Alai Osai'.

Masani, Rajaji and Shenoy — the free-market troika that challenged the Nehruvian State

A new paper by historian Aditya Balasubramanian engages with the economic ideas of three public figures who led the charge against the Nehruvian mixed economy.

Swatantra Party had a lot to say on China after 1962. If only Nehru had heard them

The reaction of Swatantra Party leaders C. Rajagopalachari, Minoo Masani, K.M. Munshi and N.G. Ranga during the 1962 War should be emulated today.

Don’t hang Godse, said Gandhi’s sons. This is how Nehru, Patel and Rajaji replied

Many prominent Gandhians requested clemency for the Mahatma’s assassins. They pointed out that Gandhi wanted to abolish death penalty.

No accident India forgot Swatantra leader & my father Minoo Masani, the beef-eating Parsi

It’s hard to imagine Rajaji and Minoo’s liberal values being tolerated, let alone heeded, in Hindutva-led India today.

60 years ago, a Right liberal Swatantra Party had challenged Nehru’s socialist Raj

It was a sign of Swatantra Party's political acumen that many of its policies would be adopted by Narasimha Rao 17 years after its demise in 1974.

Modi’s favourite Rajaji was not alone, India had many free market thinkers who were ignored

From B.R. Ambedkar to G.K. Gokhale & S.V. Doraiswami to B.R. Shenoy, there have been many intellectuals who could be said to constitute India’s economic Right.

Remembering C. Rajagopalachari, independent India’s first and last Indian Governor General

Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, who was a fierce Mahatma Gandhi loyalist, made Hindi a compulsory language in Tamil schools when he was CM.

Mahatma Gandhi’s little-known love affair with a married, progressive woman in Lahore

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, we revisit an unexplored chapter of the great man’s life, featuring a platonic love tie, as told by Gandhi’s biographer Ramchandra Guha.

India’s first woman IAS officer who knew how to handle men and guns

Anna Rajam Malhotra, a 1951-batch officer, was pioneer for women in the bureaucracy. She passed away Monday.

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.