Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicColonial rule

Topic: Colonial rule

UP Police’s brutality shows Indian law enforcement remains true to its colonial heritage

The 1923 Goondas Act, which laid the foundation for legislation like the UP Gangsters Act, established a principle: No crime needs to be committed for punishment.

Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.

‘We are more, we are equal’: Story of Syed Mahmood, colonial India’s first Muslim HC judge

In ‘Syed Mahmood: Colonial India’s Dissenting Judge’, Mohammad Nasir and Samreen Ahmed chronicle how India’s first Muslim judge left an Eastern mark on the Western world.

Historic colonial-era pistol bought at UK auction makes it way back to Indian Army 

The ‘Garden Pistol’ was manufactured for the Poonah Irregular Horse regiment way back in 1850-52. The regiment had bought 50 pairs of the pistols for Rs 56 a pair back then.

Indian biscuit company that made migration of the Sindhi population to Gwalior possible

In ‘Branded in History’, Ramya Ramamurthy explores how colonial Indian brands — both home-grown and foreign — were produced, distributed and marketed.

Celebrate Tata, Premji philanthropy, but don’t pull down traditional charity of Indians

Indian philanthropy has come of age. But a trend to undermine impulsive forms of charity like alms to beggars, donating money at temples or giving sadaqah has also emerged.

Mansukh Mandaviya’s English is not a parameter. His performance as health minister will be

From Lalu Prasad Yadav to Narendra Modi, Indians are quick to pick on a leader's lack of proficiency in English. But they forget that India is a land of multiple languages and dialects.

Grave diggers, the frontline workers of the 1898 bubonic plague that history forgot

The social stigmatisation of mortuary work explains the silence in the colonial archives. What archives choose to tell is equally revealing.

Netherlands is going to return stolen loot to the colonies

Experts say the move by the Dutch government will make the country a leader in repatriating colonial-era objects.

How colonial historians divided time to create false ‘Muslim kings vs Hindu kings’ story

In ‘The Loss of Hindustan’, Manan Ahmed Asif writes about how colonial history combined hundreds of years into one single era — linking Arab kings of Sindh to sultans of Delhi.

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Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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