Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicJawaharlal Nehru

Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru

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.

‘Congress has committed suicide’— Why Nehru’s secular ideals angered UP workers of party

In ‘Claiming Citizenship and Nation’, Aishwarya Pandit writes that Congress workers in UP felt betrayed by their ‘anti-Hindu’ leaders and started drifting to RSS, Hindu Mahasabha.

Nehru lacked originality, had colonial mindset, RSS education affiliate leader says at DU event

Mukul Kanitkar of Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal was speaking on inaugural day of three-day international seminar at DU titled ‘Revisiting Ideas of India from Swaraj to New India’.

In 1955, India tried ‘mango diplomacy’ with China. The outcome wasn’t really sweet

In 1955, India dispatched eight mango saplings to China—and it was more than just a gesture of appreciation.

Nehru’s 1949 ‘goodwill tour’ of US & how it opened a new chapter in bilateral relations

At 2+2 ministerial dialogue, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a reference to the first summit level meeting between the countries, when Nehru was Indian PM and Harry Truman was US President.

What ambassador Pradeep Rawat can take away from India’s first China envoy KPS Menon’s stint

The early days of breaking the ice between a newly independent India and a civil war-plagued China weren’t a cakewalk at all.

Mr Universe at 39, ‘Pocket Hercules’ Manohar Aich used to workout for 12 hours in jail

As India's pioneer in weight training, Manohar Aich was welcomed by Nehru and Rajendra Prasad for his achievements in Asian bodybuilding.

How Nehru’s friend Jayanti Dharma Teja went from Lutyens’ darling to international fugitive

Before Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, and Mehul Choksi, there was Jayanti Dharma Teja — scientist, shipping magnate, and alleged scamster who led the Indian government on a wild spin.

Not 1st time India abstained in vote against Russia. It’s about Delhi’s own security interests

India took its traditional stance on resolution against Russia’s ‘aggression’. It stems from a historical grudge against Western and UNSC actions on matters affecting India’s security.

Minoo Masani is India’s forgotten liberal who went against Nehru’s all-pervasive socialism

Masani's commitment to individual liberty extended beyond economics—he was deeply invested in defending autonomy in different forms.

On Camera

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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