Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicJayaprakash Narayan

Topic: Jayaprakash Narayan

I fought corruption, communalism and 17 transfers under 3 Haryana CMs: Ex-IAS officer

I could not compromise the principles of democratic governance. So I took voluntary retirement in 1985 with 15 years of service left, writes MG Devasahayam.

In JP’s latest biography, a key question is missing—did he mainstream Jana Sangh?

At a discussion on a recently launched biography of Jayaprakash Narayan, panelists were of the view that the iconic leader’s dream of revolution remains alive.

When Jayaprakash Narayan had to wash dishes and wait tables in California

In ‘The Dream of Revolution’, Bimal Prasad and Sujata Prasad write that when Jayaprakash Narayan went to the US, very few people knew about India and he was asked if he was from Honduras.

Upset Nitish govt ‘rectifies mistake’ as university syllabus drops JP-Lohia for DD Upadhyaya

Bihar education minister says Chhapra-based JP University’s move to drop the socialist icons’ names in favour of Deendayal Upadhyaya and Subhas Chandra Bose ‘did not follow rules’.

Modi’s India has lost hope. It needs a JP for the 21st century

Instead of new ideas, we turn to patchwork ideologies like Gandhian Socialism, Ambedkarite-Feminism or absurd labels like Left-Liberal. These don't generate the kind of hope we need.

‘Worse than Covid’ Mumbai power cut and Jagan Mohan Reddy’s ‘Pandora’s box’ for CJI

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Nehru, JP, Ambedkar — Pranab Mukherjee wasn’t first non-Sangh leader to connect with RSS

Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to an RSS training camp had created quite a flutter in 2018 because of his Congress roots. But history throws up many such examples.

The story of how RSS leaders deserted Jayaprakash and the resistance during Indira’s Emergency

BJP leaders have been asked to remember Jayaprakash Narayan and his struggle on Emergency anniversary. But RSS was ready for a compromise with Indira Gandhi.

Nehru wanted Jayaprakash Narayan as his political successor, not Indira Gandhi

After Nehru’s death in 1964, Lal Bahadur Shastri’s instincts that neither Indira Gandhi nor JP would put a claim to prime ministership turned out to be accurate.

Two reasons that can keep CAA-NRC protests from evolving into a larger anti-Modi movement

How do you get Hindus, farmers, workers to join and keep alive the protests against Modi government? JP and Morarji Desai had lessons.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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