Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicLal Bahadur Shastri

Topic: Lal Bahadur Shastri

How engaging with the RSS brought double benefit – for the schoolboy me, if not Pranab-da

Pranab Mukherjee's calculated 'misdemeanour' gives me the perfect excuse, or news peg, to disclose a double favour granted to me by the RSS that my parents gratefully accepted.

PNB’s long journey from being the first swadeshi bank to the Nirav Modi fraud

The image of Punjab National Bank, whose clientele once included Nehru, Shastri and Indira Gandhi, has taken a major hit with the Nirav Modi fraud.

100 years on: The Idea of Indira

Indira Gandhi, whose centenary birth anniversary falls this Sunday, was as complex a public figure as fascinating. Or a three-in-one leader in her different tenures.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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