Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicIndependence day

Topic: Independence day

Lal Kuan, Chawri Bazaar to Chand Mohalla—Chinese manjha rules kite-flying. And kills too

Manjha-caused deaths in Delhi epitomise the dark side of a sport that has traditionally brought joy to generations over hundreds of years in India.

On I-Day, both Modi & Manmohan talk of unity, youth, science. But in different tones

While PM Modi spoke about the commitment to national unity, Manmohan Singh warned it must not be undermined by 'authoritarian arrogance'.

‘RRR’ protagonist, ‘Bhagat movement’ pioneer — tribal leaders celebrated by Modi in I-Day speech

In his speech, the prime minister hailed several tribal leaders who participated in India's freedom struggle, even as the BJP persists in its efforts to woo tribal voters.

How two Gujarati monthlies covered Independence in 1947. Media today can learn a thing or two

Sanskruti, a monthly started in January 1947, dismissed sheer pessimism that discarded any celebration around Independence. It urged to accept what India had got.

‘India ko no 1 banana hai’ — how Kejriwal & AAP are playing the nationalism game this year

AAP has been trying to expand its footprint nationally. This year, it’s been trying to beat the BJP on the nationalism front.  

We bow to all who sacrificed their lives to let us live in a free India: President Murmu

In her maiden address to the nation Sunday, newly-elected President Droupadi Murmu also paid homage to those who lost their lives during the partition of 1947.

INS Satpura reaches San Diego — first for any Indian Navy vessel  

The Satpura is part of the Navy’s goal of making commemorative visits to 6 continents, 3 oceans, and 6 time zones to mark the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations. 

SubscriberWrites: India at 75 — From politics to sports, space to bureaucracy, India’s transformation entails grit

India’s story surely had roadblocks and shortcomings but in the last 75 years, India has not only achieved milestones but has changed the perspective of the world towards it, writes Nischai Vats.

RSS changes display profile to Tricolour amid criticism for not obeying PM’s request

The RSS has hoisted its own flag instead of the Tricolour, with India's first Independence Day, first Republic Day and the year 2002 figuring as notable exceptions.

Is Indian Constitution an elite document? Bheels, Kalbelias changing this one song at a time

British constitutional Scholar, Sir Ivor Jennings, called the Indian Constitution a ‘lawyer’s paradise’ because of the complex language it adopted.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.