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Jawaharlal Nehru signing the Constitution of India | Commons

When Nehru was asked what India’s stance towards tribals should be, he said ‘humility’

In ‘Being Adivasi’, Meenakshi Natarajan writes that Nehru believed we should neither consider tribal beliefs inferior nor impose our rituals and thoughts on them.

Skipped Constitution Day event to protest against authoritarian functioning of BJP: Congress

Congress and several other parties, including TMC, NCP, DMK, Shiv Sena, IUML, RSP and the RJD, boycotted the Constitution Day celebration in Parliament’s Central Hall Friday.
Kiren Rijiju

Disturbing to see ‘certain elements’ oppose laws passed by Parliament, says minister Rijiju

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said it was for the judiciary to decide whether an act is constitutional or unconstitutional, and not private citizens.

Ajit Doval was my batchmate, but his understanding of Constitution, civil society is flawed

Doval's statements reflect that he thinks India is still a colonial monarchy, where people are subjects, and not a democracy, where they are citizens.
Jawaharlal Nehru and Syama Prasad Mookerjee | Photo Credits: Commons

The ghosts of Nehru and Syama Prasad Mookerjee are back. Modi’s India is reliving 1951

In 'Nehru: The Debates that Defined India', Tripurdaman Singh and Adeel Hussain highlight the former PM's encounters with his contemporaries.
Indian soldiers performing a ritual. | Photo Credit: YouTube/Aayudh Defense screengrab

Birthday wishes and ‘aartis’ have no place in our military. This needs fixing

There's been a steady erosion of secular and political ethos of the armed forces in recent times. It's a result of poor examples set by the hierarchy.

Tamil Nadu govt passes resolution against CAA, says law betrayed Sri Lankan refugees

CM Stalin said CAA usurped the rights of the refugees who wanted to settle down in India and was against Indian constitution. BJP MLAs staged a walkout opposing the resolution.
Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

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.
Constituent Assembly of India in session

Was India’s Constituent Assembly too optimistic about the Executive? Read Ambedkar again

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
File photo of the Constitution of India | Commons

Consensus on a cut-off date for reservation will be real tribute to Ambedkar, Constitution

RSS' support to reservation comes from the awareness that for the political class, creation of ‘backward classes’ has become a handy tool to forge vote banks and win elections.
A farmworker monitors the burning of rice crop stubble in the Patiala district of Punjab (representational image) | Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

A solution to stubble burning that gets to its root cause

Encouraging farmers in the western Indo-Gangetic Plain to give up rice will take considerable effort, but the benefits are clear.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.