Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru

2 persistent myths about 1962 China war are intelligence failure & Nehru’s meddling

There is a crushing consensus on “lessons” of 1962 China war among Indian strategists.
November 1962: Indian troops being inspected before leaving their posts in the Ladakh region | Radloff/Three Lions/Getty Images

India’s misplaced priorities, shoddy planning & complacency led to 1962 war

Remembering 1962 war with China is good for India’s national security today
Jawaharlal Nehru | Baron/Getty Images

Not China, 1962 war called India’s bluff

Ahead of 1962 war, Jawaharlal Nehru panicked and sacrificed strategy for tactical actions
File image of Ashoke Kumar Sen | Commons

Ashoke Kumar Sen – India’s inevitable law minister for decades

Ashoke Sen served as law minister from the tenure of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to that of Rajiv Gandhi, the sixth PM.
V. K. Krishna Menon | Facebook

V.K. Krishna Menon, the ‘evil genius’ behind the non-aligned movement

Considered close to former PM Jawaharlal Nehru, Menon is said to have played a major role in setting up India's arms industry.
Mahatma Gandhi

In the lead up to Partition, Gandhi’s own prayer meetings were becoming polarised

This excerpt from ‘Gandhi: The years that changed the world 1914-1948’ by Ramachandra Guha tells the story of the Mahatma in the months leading up to Partition.
K Kamaraj

K. Kamaraj: The southern stalwart who gave India two PMs

'Kingmaker' Kamaraj was instrumental in making Lal Bahadur Shastri Prime Minister after Nehru's death in 1964 and then Indira Gandhi in 1966.
Nehru Memorial Museum | PTI

Modi govt wants to evict Sonia Gandhi-led Jawaharlal Nehru Fund from Teen Murti

The Fund is due for eviction Monday, after being charged with being in 'unauthorised' possession of the premises since 1967.
Ruskin Bond

Why Ruskin Bond never wrote about Indian politicians

In this excerpt from his book 'Beauty of All My Days', Bond recalls memories of him having seen and heard Nehru as well as his conversations with Morarji Desai, Acharya Kripalani. 
Feroze Gandhi and Indira Gandhi during their marriage ceremony

How Rae Bareli came to love and respect Feroze Gandhi and his family

This excerpt from the book ‘Feroze: The Forgotten Gandhi’ by Bertil Falk tells the story of the first general election in India in 1952.

India’s ‘Raja Beta’ culture: Here are five ways to raise your boys

The ‘Raja Beta’ culture is a heady, intoxicating mix of power and anger, and gives birth to unkind men who think their worth is limited to their conquests.
Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala opens tomorrow: Bracing for street attacks on women or is SC order unworkable?

The Sabarimala shrine in Kerala is set to open its gates Wednesday to women of all age groups for the first time after the Supreme Court ruling last month. Seve...