Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicNehruvian India

Topic: Nehruvian India

Rocket Boys charts India’s ‘tryst with destiny’ — one that Bhabha and Sarabhai took forward

SonyLiv's Rocket Boys begins with Nehru's criticism for ‘favouring' Homi Bhabha, whom the PM knew personally. But the show pays a fitting tribute to 'Nehruvian India'.

Don’t blame Nehru’s Socialism for Air India fate. Read the 1944 Bombay Plan first

The Bombay Plan that argued for a mixed-economy was drafted by the likes of J.R.D. Tata, G.D. Birla, Purushottam Das Thakurdas and Ardeshir Shroff.

Real fight for National Archives should be about what it doesn’t contain, not the relocation

Nehru's core template for recording history was unity, Modi’s is uniformity. But history, at best, is an 'argument'.

Emotion or evidence – liberals crying for National Archives just don’t get Hindutva history

Nehruvian scholars must return to how Jawaharlal Nehru himself viewed history.

How long till Modi’s Hindutva politics completely robs Brand India of its democracy bonus

Hyper-nationalist Hindutva politics cashes on India’s democratic credentials for external recognition and weakens those institutions and values within.

Modi is our most Nehruvian PM since Nehru

If Narendra Modi's worldview is truly at variance with Nehru's, we are still looking for evidence, at least on economic and foreign policies. 

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

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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