Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicIdea of India

Topic: idea of India

Siddhartha Verma, ‘patriot’ UK scholar & IRTS officer who battled Rahul Gandhi on ‘idea of India’

Commonwealth scholar Siddhartha Verma challenged Gandhi at an event in Cambridge University, argued Congress leader’s idea of India as a ‘union of states’ was ‘destructive’.

Real fight for National Archives should be about what it doesn’t contain, not the relocation

Nehru's core template for recording history was unity, Modi’s is uniformity. But history, at best, is an 'argument'.

Emotion or evidence – liberals crying for National Archives just don’t get Hindutva history

Nehruvian scholars must return to how Jawaharlal Nehru himself viewed history.

Every election now is a plebiscite on Modi. India’s party system is crumbling

If democracy is to survive Modi and Hindutva, we need two ideas of India.

What is stopping Narendra Modi from sending a Hindu Rashtra postcard to the world

India's historical wound has been like the pizza base. Toppings and enemies keep changing over time.

What Nehruvians get wrong — the opposite of secularism is not Hindu Rashtra

In ‘A New Idea of India’, Harsh Madhusudan and Rajeev Mantri write that the flaw in Indian secularism today is that it can’t differentiate between State and society.

Stop this kolaveri against English-speaking Indians. They didn’t ruin idea of India

English is as desi as any Indian language. Maligning English speakers won’t solve India’s problems, no?

What makes Modi’s BJP invincible? The cynicism that India is dead

The anti-CAA movement didn’t pose any political challenge to BJP. It’s the hope it generated that was dangerous — the idea that ordinary people could believe in a better India.

Mourn idea of India, but don’t forget that the idea of people is changing too

Modi’s new India is a new idea of the people. And politicians and intellectuals must bow to it unquestioningly.

Dear Rahul, Congress part of problem India faces. Solution lies outside: Yogendra Yadav

The fact is that the opposition, led by the Congress, failed the nation at this critical juncture in history.

On Camera

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Border crisis, no NSS, no reforms. But Modi govt is going after imagined colonial demons

India's armed forces function under 'objective control' of the government. They either did not advise the govt against 'decolonisation' or, worse, have aligned with its political ideology.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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