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Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya, the Marxist who explained philosophy by linking it with science

On his death anniversary, ThePrint recalls the life of Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya and his contributions to the history of philosophical thought and scientific ideas.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — the President who defended Hinduism against Western criticism

On his 44th death anniversary, ThePrint remembers Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and his contributions in the field of education and as a political leader.
File image of Sri Aurobindo | auroville.org

Sri Aurobindo, a staunch nationalist who turned into a philosopher

Nobel nominee Sri Aurobindo entered politics to demand complete autonomy from British rule. But taking up yoga during a jail stint turned him towards philosophy.
St. Stephen's College At Delhi University

St Stephen’s College plans to replace philosophy course with theology

If it gets autonomy, Stephen’s will be able to start courses and departments on a self-financing model. The theology course could be a big money-spinner.
New findings on ageing research | Wikimedia Commons

Is a longer lifespan the key to greater happiness?

Philosophers offer important insights on whether a long life makes our lives better or just longer.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
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.