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PM Narendra Modi at the Budget Session of the Lok Sabha at Central Hall of Parliament | PTI

Narendra Modi govt turned to Nehruvian strategy for India’s economic growth

In her book ‘The Lost Decade 2008-2018’, Puja Mehra explains how the ‘India Growth Story’ has devolved into ‘Growth without a Story’.
Representational image | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Fake news: Sonia Gandhi in bikini, Rohingyas eating Hindus & Nehru calling Bose a criminal

The authors, who are the people behind Alt News website, bust fake news that did the rounds in India.
Former Indian Prime Minister and leader of Bhartiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Four headlines & a funeral: How Indian media got the Vajpayee coverage completely wrong

Some talking heads were even trying to say that the emotional outpouring for Vajpayee was much more than it was for Indira. Instead of comparing the working styles of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, television channels were plumbing new depths of absurdity last week by comparing the funeral processions of Indian leaders. The melodrama over Vajpayee’s death featured anchors asking panelists if the turnout was more at Jawaharlal Nehru’s funeral procession or Mahatma Gandhi’s. They had to prove that Vajpayee was more popular than Nehru or Indira and could be in the league of the Mahatma. Some talking heads were even trying to say that the emotional outpouring for Vajpayee was much more than it was for Indira. One of the panelists pontificated that Indira was assassinated and was the Prime Minister at that time. Vajpayee did not hold any post since 2004 and yet enjoyed such love and affection. Some...
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Modi draws the worst, dumps the best of Nehru & Indira Gandhi — and this might win him 2019

Modi is deeply statist, just like Indira and Nehru. He believes nothing is wrong with the government, if you know how to run it: Like him.
Nehru, Gandhi, and Sardar Patel sitting together

Sardar Patel was happy to let Kashmir go, and what Deve Gowda’s bed yoga means for 2019

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in the last 24 hours.

Last Laughs: CBSE results for Delhi and the ‘re-discovery of Nehru’ by India

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
File photo of Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath Singh paying tribute to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee | Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Syama Prasad Mookerjee had pointed out to Nehru his two grand follies

In this book excerpt, governor of Tripura Tathagata Roy writes about the difference between Jawaharlal Nehru and Syama Prasad Mookerjee, founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh—predecessor to the BJP.
Punjab National Banks South Mumbai branch. | PTI / Shashank Parade

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.
RSS cadets | Representational image

Unlike Nehru, Narendra Modi has no army of intellectual elite and the RSS is to blame

The ‘elite’ doesn’t mean elitism, it just means intellectuals and artists who can promote the spread of knowledge. And Modi doesn't have them.
Indira Gandhi

Modi detests Nehru, but loves Indira’s lousy economics. Fact: she was rectifying her blunders

Indira’s change of heart got trapped between two tragic air crashes, one killing her most Left minister, and other, her economically Right son.

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File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.