Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicJawaharlal Nehru

Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru

Talk Point: There would not have been a ‘modern’ India without Nehru

Nehru's footprints can be seen in Kolkata and London, Chennai and New York. He chose the public sector route, but he allowed the private sector to grow.

Talk Point: Was Congress unfair to leaders like Sardar Patel with right-of-centre ideology?

On Sardar Patel’s birthday, we bring sharp perspectives on if the Congress party was unfair to its leaders like Sardar Patel who had a right-of-Centre ideology.

India has more democratic checks and balances under Modi than Nehru

Despite appearances, Jawaharlal Nehru was much more a dictator than the current Prime Minister. A comparative analysis of the two prominent leaders

Buried, cremated, reborn

Nehruvian secularism gave minorities many privileges. Modi's BJP has redefined it using Triple Talaq.

Modi is our most Nehruvian PM since Nehru

If Narendra Modi's worldview is truly at variance with Nehru's, we are still looking for evidence, at least on economic and foreign policies. 

Hindi, Hindu, Tribalistan

How the RSS's Hindu-isation gameplan in Arunachal draws upon Nehru's Hindi-isation policy for what was then NEFA.

Back to future on a postage stamp

Why RSS/BJP's war against Nehru & heirs is as cussed as it is revealing about their lack of alternative heroes.

The man who got it right: Poet, pragmatist, always political

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's greatest, durable legacy is to show that India is best governed with a large heart.

Arvind chitra katha

Arvind Kejriwal put together his revolutionary thoughts on what's wrong with India and how to fix it, in no more than 35,000 words or so, called Swaraj — which has since been accused of plagiarism.

The leftovers

Congress can celebrate one more destruction of their Left challengers. But its leadership has to remember that each such moment has led its very illustrious leaders ultimately to decline.

On Camera

YourTurn

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

Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.