Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Chanakya

Pune university to start web series lecture on Aryabhata, Chanakya to ‘awaken national pride’

The web series on yoga and ancient Indian scholars will be launched by Savitribai Phule Pune University likely in May. It will carry academic credits too.

Tanks, fighter aircraft will soon be on their way out like Sony Walkman: Army chief

Addressing a seminar, Army chief M.M. Naravane spoke about evolution of warcraft and emphasised the relevance of Chanakya’s Arthashastra.

Amit Shah’s unwitting attack on BJP-RSS hypocrisy was his biggest contribution as party chief

Modi has been the X-factor in the BJP’s glory even though Amit Shah has been hailed as Chanakya. Looks like this time Chandragupta made Chanakya into what he became.

Not Amit Shah nor Pawar, history’s Chanakya was more than just an Indian Machiavelli

Chanakya was remodelled as an Indian Machiavelli by Europeans and nationalist historians. But in history, we find three Chanakyas.

From taxation & politics to nation-building, how Modi learnt his statecraft from Chanakya

A book on Amit Shah's speeches, given to BJP MPs, has a chapter on Chanakya, which suggests Modi govt policies are inspired by the ancient philosopher.

‘We the people of Pakistan, irrespective of religion, are the true Indians’

Modern-day Pakistanis have suffered an identity crisis in their efforts to distance themselves from their Subcontinental origins.

Inside India’s giant IAS coaching factories: Hope, hype and big money

UPSC exams – gateway to the top posts in the country – have spawned a thriving coaching industry whose claims are increasingly under the scanner.

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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.


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.