Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicFirst World War

Topic: First World War

The British used ‘low-caste’ Indian soldiers only when WWI intensified, rejected them after

In 'Indians in the First World War', Aravind Ganachari explains how British invoked racist theories to justify why 'untouchables' were of little use to them.

‘Insulting to Sikh soldiers’ — actor Laurence Fox called out for remarks on war film 1917

Laurence Fox said on a podcast that Sam Mendes' WW-I movie 1917 'forcing diversity' on viewers by featuring Sikh soldier, which he called 'institutionally racist'.

Kashmir belongs to Pakistan, Afridi backtracks after row

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Two newspapers served notices for misquoting Chief Justice of Pakistan; Pakistan's Punjab village’s men fought during WW1.

100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and Trump wants a ‘Big Mac’ Mueller

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Gandhi is a Mahatma, I am not, said Sardar Patel

Sardar Patel was far more direct and clear than Mahatma Gandhi when it came to assuring prosperity to the industrial class, says a new book about India's 'Iron Man'. 

How the Bengali went from ‘baboo’, a figure of ridicule, to a nationalist traitor

The Partition of Bengal in 1905 spurred acts of rebellion that gave Bengalis a means to prove they could be fearless.

On Camera

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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