Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicJawaharlal Nehru

Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru

Did Bose flirt with fascism? Both Modi govt and West are reading him wrong

Once overlooked by the secular establishment, Subhas Chandra Bose was eventually sought to be appropriated by communists, embraced by socialists, reclaimed by Congress, and adopted as a hero by Hindu supremacists.

Not BJP, Socialists like Lohia cancelled Nehru first

By ’90s, Nehru bashing was all the rage in Left-dominated academics. I was taught by teachers who dismissed Nehru’s urbanity, rationalism and secularism as ‘un-Indian’.

Karnataka govt drops Nehru’s photo in its Independence Day ad paying tribute to freedom fighters

"Nehru will survive such pettiness," tweets Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. BJP says Nehru's picture is there in the sketch along with Gandhi and that opposition is trying to blow it up.

Savarkar, Nehru deployed history to conjure a future for India. Gandhi had no time for this

Though fundamentally opposed, Savarkar and Nehru’s works had the markings of a utopia, however positive or negative.

Before Art 370, Nehru was ‘irritated’ by Sheikh Abdullah’s Kashmir interview

In 'Hamīñ Ast: A Biography of Article 370', authors talk about how Nehru, whose relations with Abdullah are best characterised as fraternal, had mixed feelings.

Nehru was too modern for India. He suffered from a ‘cultural homelessness’

In ‘Nehru and The Spirit of India', Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee offers an original perspective on Nehru and Indian history—a ‘minoritarian’ approach.

Nehru the ‘philosopher king’: New book studies intellectual & political legacy of India’s 1st PM

Published by Penguin Random House India, ‘Nehru and The Spirit of India' by Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee will be released on 2 August on ThePrint’s Softcover.

How Nehru added ‘conditions apply’ to Article 19(1)(a) & India lost way to gates of freedom

The 16-day freedom of speech debate in Parliament pitted Jawaharlal Nehru against Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Their echoes continue to bedevil and bruise India today.

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.

From Lakshmi to Lakmé — story of India’s first cosmetic brand, envisioned by PM Nehru

The brand was named after the popular French opera Lakmé, which in turn is the French word for goddess Lakshmi.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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