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A portrait of G. V. Mavalankar. | Photo Credit: Twitter/@DrMohanYadav51

G.V. Mavalankar — the man who Nehru dubbed the ‘father of Lok Sabha’

Nicknamed 'Dadasaheb,' Mavalankar was known for his neutrality and being a ‘non-party man’, as he began defining the role of a Speaker in 1937.
Jawaharlal Nehru signing the Constitution of India | Commons

When Nehru was asked what India’s stance towards tribals should be, he said ‘humility’

In ‘Being Adivasi’, Meenakshi Natarajan writes that Nehru believed we should neither consider tribal beliefs inferior nor impose our rituals and thoughts on them.
India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru was way ahead of his time. Seeing him through a 20/20 lens is wrong

Nehru defined the spirit of India that shaped the nationalism of its people. Not the small-minded, vulgar and bigoted version we see on display today.
File photo of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister. | Commons

‘Unprecedented’, ‘lacking etiquette’, Cong hits out at BJP for ‘skipping’ LS event for Nehru

MP Jairam Ramesh tweeted senior BJP leaders were absent from Lok Sabha event to celebrate Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary. Some BJP leaders, including PM Modi, tweeted their tributes to Nehru.
Jawaharlal Nehru and Syama Prasad Mookerjee | Photo Credits: Commons

The ghosts of Nehru and Syama Prasad Mookerjee are back. Modi’s India is reliving 1951

In 'Nehru: The Debates that Defined India', Tripurdaman Singh and Adeel Hussain highlight the former PM's encounters with his contemporaries.
Representational image of Air India | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

The spirit of my great-grandfather, a shareholder of Air India, is now resurrected

By resurrecting Air India, the present dispensation has finally undone the mistake that we can attribute to Nehru or his advisors.
Jawaharlal Nehru, July 1957 | Flickr

The ICHR poster is Hindutva institutionalising pettiness. Trying to erase Nehru is futile

The Narendra Modi dispensation has taken this hatred to a pathological level because of the deep personal inferiority complex vis-a-vis Nehru.
Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan | T. Narayan/Bloomberg

Hindutva founders did little for azadi. Hijacking history in ICHR poster is what BJP can do

Excising Nehru from India’s freedom struggle is rationally impossible; omitting him from an ICHR poster is the best they can do.

Nehru present in future ‘Azadi Mahotsav’ posters, says ICHR after Congress slams ‘omission’

In an ICHR poster celebrating India's 75th year of independence, Jawaharlal Nehru was conspicuously missing while Gandhi, Bose and Savarkar were featured.
A graphic featuring Jawaharlal Nehru, Narendra Modi, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee | Siddhant Gupta | ThePrint

Would Nehru have more Twitter followers than Modi? Decoding personality traits of Indian PMs

In ‘Narcissus or Machiavelli’, Nishant Uppal writes that American scholars have established personality-behaviour linkages for US presidents, but none exist for Indian PMs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.