Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicColonialism

Topic: Colonialism

SubscriberWrites: Adhering to tradition does not indicate weakness. It is a mark of respect

While it is important to embrace change, it does not have to be at the cost of institutions that have upheld traditions, writes Col HP Singh

NYT article says it ‘took Britain 250 years to build democracy in India’, deletes

The article by Steven Erlanger borrowed a former NATO diplomat’s observation on Indian democracy while discussing the global rise of authoritarianism.

‘Casting the British as villains to make up heroic stories’ — Cambridge professor’s take on RRR

In scathing review published in The Spectator, Robert Tombs writes that the film ‘doesn’t record nastiness of 1920s British rule, but does reflect growing nastiness of today’s India’.

Who gets what, will it measure up — the complexities of colonialism reparations & compensations

It might be enough if schools and universities in the former colonial powers acknowledged in their curricula the reality of how they became wealthy, and at what cost to whom.

‘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.

India needs to challenge colonialism in its own language. But solution isn’t Hindu worldview

There's no cut-off time to recover India's 'indigenous consciousness'—it's the product of a colonial mindset. Think across traditions, ask real questions.

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.

Congress, Left, BJP – India striving to remake itself as settler colonialist: Amitav Ghosh

In ‘The Nutmeg’s Curse’, Amitav Ghosh writes that India’s forest lands have formed an internal ‘state of exception’ where normal functioning of laws is suspended.

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.

How palm oil became the world’s most hated and most used fat source

Palm oil is in everything — from cosmetics to food. Today there are enough oil palm plantations worldwide to cover an area larger than Kansas.

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.