Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicNehru

Topic: Nehru

What Nehruvians get wrong — the opposite of secularism is not Hindu Rashtra

In ‘A New Idea of India’, Harsh Madhusudan and Rajeev Mantri write that the flaw in Indian secularism today is that it can’t differentiate between State and society.

Xi has thrown the gauntlet at Modi. He can pick it up like Nehru, or try something new

Modi, like his predecessors, tried to break out of India-Pak-China triangulation and failed. Whatever he decides to do next will mean new compromises.

As India and China clash, JFK’s ‘forgotten crisis’ is back

Nehru had asked Kennedy for 350 United States Air Force jets and 10,000 crewmen to join the war on India’s side and bomb China.

India-China dispute: Why Trump’s offer makes no sense, and Nehru’s lost opportunity

In episode 481 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta lists out why Trump's offer to mediate between India and China is a classic case of 'begaani shaadi mein abdullah deewana'.

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.

Nehru told Raja Rao: Enough of Rama, Krishna — 3,000 yrs of deities got us slavery, poverty

In an essay, compiled in the book The Meaning of India, Raja Rao wrote about meeting Nehru in Germany, taking Evian bottles for his wife and talking about gods.

Liberals blaming Modi for unscientific India should recall Nehru’s pujas at Independence

Nehru never embraced rationality even when he had the right historical moment to do so. Liberals today must not pretend the problem began in 2014.

Dhool Ka Phool: Nehruvian secularism of Yash Chopra’s first movie is worth remembering today

The story of a Muslim man raising a Hindu child born out of wedlock is not only a plea for communal peace, but also questions the sexist mores of the times.

Blame British, not Nehru for India’s ‘damaging’ socialist stand on economy after Independence

The fact that the private sector of the time looked to the government to raise investment levels indicates that Nehru had less elbow room than currently claimed.

How a Hindu party wanted Ram Mandir but didn’t raise it in India’s first election under Nehru

The Ram Rajya Parishad, founded in Rajasthan in 1947, was formed to revive Ram Rajya, dharma and the old order.

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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

Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.