Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicNehru

Topic: Nehru

CPI was first communist party in world to win election. Then came its identity crisis and fall

Within a decade of coming to power in Kerala in 1957, the cracks in the Communist Party were showing. A British 'spy', Nehru, and China made them wider.

Agyeya wanted to publish a Nehru-at-60 journal. Indian and global writers told him this

In ‘Writer, Rebel, Soldier, Lover: The Many lives of Agyeya’, Akshaya Mukul talks about Agyeya, the pioneer of experimentalism in modern Hindi literature.

India’s shortest-serving PM Gulzarilal Nanda spurned Congress, wanted no part in ‘power game’

Nanda's anti-corruption stance remained unhinged-a trait that is hardly considered expedient in politics. He became the target of many Congress members.

Ambedkar was latecomer in world of stamps where Nehru’s and Gandhi’s ‘could fill floors’

An exhibition in New Delhi shows how India shed its anxiety over Ambedkar stamps from 1966 to 2016.

Kamaladevi dismissed govt awards, high offices but left India its best art institutions

It is a testament to her life that the institutions she founded—IIC, National School of Drama, and the township of Faridabad—still exist.

Nehru couldn’t ignore Potti Sriramulu who gave India Andhra Pradesh by fasting till death

As ‘Founding Father’ of Andhra Pradesh, Sriramulu starved for 58 days, but his death ignited the cause of linguistic liberation for many Indian states.

Babri, Saraswati, Aryans – There are rival Indian histories now and campuses are the warzone

What used to be ‘basement history’ is now mainstream in Lutyens’ Delhi. The ‘ivory tower' of the Left on academics is being contested by an ‘imaginative’ Right.

Choose 1, Congress or conscience said Savarkar. 50 years on, congress’s bias still showing

In 'Veer Savarkar', Mahurkar and Pandit say Savarkar's unalloyed nationalism could prevent Partition. Sadly, no one knows.

From Nehru to Churchill, this poem about Buddha moved many in their youth: Jairam Ramesh

In ‘The Light Of Asia: The Poem that Defined the Buddha’, Jairam Ramesh writes on the influence of Sir Edwin Arnold’s epic poem, which he first read as a teenager.

How Modi is repeating Nehru’s mistake by evoking self-sufficiency

The more Modi tries to relegate Nehru to the back pages of history, the more the first prime minister leaps out. But Modi needs to learn that self-sufficiency won’t put food on the table.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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