Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru

File photo of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003 | Mario Tama/Getty Images

Vajpayee was popular even among citizens who didn’t vote for him, writes his PMO aide

India’s emergence as a global economic giant is something that Vajpayee would have loved to see, having dedicated his life to it.

Vajpayee on Nehru’s death: Bharat Mata has lost her favourite prince

This is the tribute Atal Bihari Vajpayee paid Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, after he passed away on 27 May, 1964.
M Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru wasn’t a Pandit as he ate beef and pork, says BJP MLA

BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja blamed the Nehru-Gandhi family for all the social evils prevailing in the country.
Nehru Seated

Nehru is the greatest PM India has had, Vajpayee an economic failure and Rao the worst

To include any other Prime Minister in the Nehru Museum is to tamper with the soul of India.
Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi | Commons

New Teen Murti museum on memories of ex-PMs doesn’t snuff out Nehru’s legacy by any means

For the longest time, institutions such as the Teen Murti estate have existed as fiefdoms of the ‘first family’ of Indian politics.

In his desire to snuff out Nehru’s legacy, Modi to launch his Museum of Prime Ministers

It will feature all past and future prime ministers of India, including Narendra Modi, but will not have Jawaharlal Nehru. The Narendra Modi govern...
Karan Thapar

Why is Karan Thapar complaining? His dynasty holds a key to Lutyens’ Delhi

The Thapar clan has been among the elites of Punjab and then New Delhi, with familial connections to the Nehru-Gandhis and Khushwant Singh, among others.
Vallabhbhai Patel

BJP wants to revoke Article 370, ironically Sardar Patel was its architect

Until late 1947, Patel was open to Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan if Pakistanis would tell Nizam of Hyderabad to join India.
A file photo of Sardar Patel with Jawaharlal Nehru

Sardar Patel was adamant, give Kashmir to Pakistan, take Hyderabad. Nehru saved it: Soz

Mountbatten took Patel’s offer to Lahore the day Indian troops landed in Srinagar. Liaquat Ali, ‘who understood neither history nor geography’ said no, Soz tells Shekhar Gupta.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad | BJP Twitter

Dear Ravi Shankar Prasad, soul of Constitution resides not in images, but in its text

Since the text of the Constitution goes against the Hindu Right’s worldview, minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has to scavenge the manuscript to show us pictures to suggest its Hindu-ness.
Narendra Modi

Modi cannot be blamed for failing to revamp India’s manufacturing sector

Vajpayee, in 2001, withdrew his promise to amend the draconian labour laws of the country when he saw that his own party was against it.

Devastating Kerala floods: National indifference or political partisanship?

Heavy rain hit Kerala on 8 August leading to floods that have affected 443 villages. By Friday, the death toll rose to 177. The Centre announced a relatively...