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Narendra Modi and Donald Trump

America loves India: Donald Trump thanks PM Modi for 4 July wishes

Modi Saturday congratulated US on its 244th Independence Day, saying as one the world's largest democracies, India cherishes freedom and human enterprise.
Congress leaders at the Independence Day celebrations at the party headquarters

How one picture tells the story of an ageing Congress party

Average age of Congress leaders in front row at party's I-Day event in Delhi was 70.7 years. This showed Rahul Gandhi’s 2007 push for young blood has failed.
JNU

JNU became ‘badnaam like Munni’ says ABVP leader, BJP MP says rename it after Modi

At an ABVP-organised Independence Day event Saturday, film songs and 'Bharat Mata ki jai' chants echoed across the JNU campus in New Delhi.
Chidambaram at a press conference

Chidambaram welcomes Modi’s I-Day speech & Chandrababu Naidu wants Anna canteens back

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the media during 73rd Independence Day function at the Red Fort, in New Delhi, 15 August, 2019 | Arun Sharma | PTI

After Swachh Bharat success, Modi nudges India on population control, plastic ban, tourism

In his Independence Day speech, Modi hailed as patriots those who have chosen to keep their family size small.
Vallabhbhai Patel

In defending Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress loses Sardar Patel to BJP

While Congress tweeted video of Nehru’s Tryst with Destiny speech & made no mention of Sardar Patel, PM Modi paid tribute to the latter in his I-Day speech.
Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

From Priyanka Chopra to Doordarshan, patriotism today is a show of love for Indian military

Over the last few years, Indian nationalism and Bollywood have redefined who the ‘enemy’ is — the citizen who protests and calls out injustice.

How does each decade of independent India look through the designer’s eye? This group shows

In 2016, Indianama began the collaborative attempt to answer a simple but complex question: What really is Indian design?
Satya Pal Malik | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

On I-Day, governor assures J&K identity safe as spectators chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai

Empty chairs marked the absence of mainstream Kashmiri politicians, who remain in detention since the abrogation of Article 370.
Photo for Representation

Modi’s Rs 100 lakh cr infra push for India that no longer settles for trains, wants to fly

Delivering his sixth Independence Day speech as Prime Minister, which ran into 92 minutes, Modi noted how the common Indian’s aspirations had risen.

On Camera

An iPhone XR

Apple-maker Taiwanese company Foxconn to invest $1 bn in Tamil Nadu plant over next 3 years

Move comes as part of efforts of global companies to diversify their supply chains and reduce dependence on China. India has been trying to woo these firms.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.