Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicJawaharlal Nehru

Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru

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.

‘Uncalled for’: India summons Singapore envoy over PM Lee’s statement on Indian MPs & Nehru

PM Lee referred to 'criminal charges' against Indian MPs in Singapore's parliament. MEA tells High Commissioner that statement was unnecessary in context of subject at hand.

Dinesh Nandini Dalmia — Nehru’s ‘mysterious one’, a Hindi writer and a feminist icon

When Dinesh Nandini and Nehru met, he was keen to write her a letter of recommendation to Maulana Azad to help her kick start her career in politics.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

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.