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Nehru, JP, Ambedkar — Pranab Mukherjee wasn’t first non-Sangh leader to connect with RSS

Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to an RSS training camp had created quite a flutter in 2018 because of his Congress roots. But history throws up many such examples.
File photo | Jawaharlal Nehru addressing from a platform set up in front of the City Hall in New York, 1949 |Commons

Nehru going to UN on Kashmir was an error. And he knew it

In the book ‘India’s World’, Rajiv Dogra writes how Nehru quickly realised going to UN on Pakistan’s aggression in Kashmir was a mistake.
A galaxy of opposition leaders showed up for H.D. Kumaraswamy's swearing-in as Karnataka CM

Nehru’s noble intent of treating Muslims fairly put India on slippery slope of faux secularism

Decades of a false secular narrative has allowed BJP to engage in an exhibition of religiosity we saw during the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya.

Maharani Gayatri Devi once took on Nehru for the ‘mess’ he made of the 1962 China invasion

In ‘The House of Jaipur’, John Zubrzycki writes about the political and personal lives of India’s golden royal couple, Gayatri Devi and Man Singh.
US President Dwight D. Eisenhower with former PM Jawaharlal Nehru | Wikipedia Commons

Nehru said India’s global rise was ‘inevitable’. This belief now defines our foreign policy

In ‘Making India Great’, Aparna Pande writes about Indian exceptionalism and how its civilisational history defines its sense of self.
Former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Lal Bahadur Shastri | Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

UP Congress threatens to protest after topics on Nehru-Shastri dropped from Class 12 syllabus

Congress has written to CM Yogi Adityanath and also the governor, demanding rollback of the state education board’s decision.
In June, AIIMS was declared the number one medical college by the government’s National Institutional Ranking Framework for the third time in a row | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

AIIMS Delhi — India’s best medical college that’s home to many leaders of Covid battle

Year after year, AIIMS has been adjudged the best medical institution in a country that has over 540 medical colleges. Doctors & students tell us why.
Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

The story of what really happened when Chinese troops ‘withdrew’ from Galwan Post 58 years back

Months before the India-China war in 1962, an Army platoon held on to a post in Galwan despite being surrounded. The Chinese later moved back by about 200 m.

Swatantra Party had a lot to say on China after 1962. If only Nehru had heard them

The reaction of Swatantra Party leaders C. Rajagopalachari, Minoo Masani, K.M. Munshi and N.G. Ranga during the 1962 War should be emulated today.

All about the First Five-Year Plan that was presented by Nehru nearly 70 years ago today

The First Five-Year Plan was presented before the Parliament on 9 July 1951. The target GDP growth of the plan was 2.1%, but the country recorded a growth of 3.6% that year.

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Are you anti-national, seditious, or simply inconvenient? Your bookshelf holds the answer

Indians today should ditch the books that Sharjeel Imam, Akhil Gogoi, Umar Khalid and Kanhaiya Kumar read and stick to Chetan Bhagat.
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Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
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If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?