Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Nehru

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Modi says if Patel had been PM, all of Kashmir would’ve been India’s. Unlikely, say experts

Modi said that had Patel become Prime Minister all of Kashmir might have been part of India. Many have pointed out that historical accounts don't support this theory.  

When Maharajas, business tycoons and peasant leaders joined the mundu-clad Rajaji to form the Swatantra Party

The Swatantra Party wandered in the wilderness for a few years and then disappeared but it succeeded even as it failed.

BJP shouldn’t be apologetic about amending Constitution. It should learn from Congress

The legislative might of Nehru and Indira Gandhi prevailed, even though the judiciary tried to save the Constitution from amendment.

Rahul Gandhi is truly a cosmo-religious man

Raising religion as an issue in the emerging campaign shows that the BJP is losing its development plank and is re-polarising the electorate.

Talk Point: Nehru’s pragmatic approach to foreign policy will continue to endure

Jawaharlal Nehru was a successful leader of his time. The important thing to remember is the expression “of his time”.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

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.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.