Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicJawaharlal Nehru

Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru

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.

‘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.

On Camera

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.