Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicIdea of India

Topic: idea of India

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

YourTurn

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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