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Ram Manohar Lohia

Rammanohar Lohia was right about China. And was neither jingoist nor idealist

Lohia proposed a comprehensive Himalayan policy and went beyond hawks-vs-doves in his national security approach.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | Praveen Jain| ThePrint

Akhilesh must start building a new UP coalition. He can begin by saying sorry to Dalits

Winning Dalits over won’t be easy. But the good news for Akhilesh Yadav is that some of them are becoming disenchanted with Mayawati’s politics.
Ram Manohar Lohia

Ram Manohar Lohia, the socialist who wanted compulsory intercaste marriage for govt servants

On his 109th birth anniversary, ThePrint brings you the life & times of Ram Manohar Lohia, who strongly believed that India won't progress unless caste inequality was abolished.
George Fernandes with Arun Nehru (C)

George Fernandes was born a Lohiaite, and died one, says Arun Jaitley

George Fernandes was an extra-ordinary leader, a Parliamentarian that many dreaded facing, and above all, a dissenter, Union minister Arun Jaitley wrote in memory of him.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee/ThePrint

In Mayawati-Akhilesh alliance, Ambedkar and Lohia can realise their unfinished agenda

As Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav addressed media queries in Lucknow, the poster behind them spoke louder than their words.
Ram Manohar Lohia

How Ram Manohar Lohia mobilised support for Quit India Movement through underground work

On his 51st death anniversary, ThePrint looks back at the life and times of the socialist icon who fought against the British rule and worked for social reforms.
Ram Manohar Lohia | Commons

Dalit leaders have failed to acknowledge Ram Manohar Lohia’s work on social justice

Unlike other socialist leaders, Ram Manohar Lohia did not confine himself to the class factor only.
Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar says the fight against colonial rule still not over

The Goa chief minister was referring to people living in evacuee properties of Mayem village in the state.
Devotees of Ambedkar buy posters in Mumbai.

If Ambedkar & Lohia met: How history missed a crucial moment in social justice politics

Social justice political forces have kept the ideas of Ambedkar and Lohia as separate legacies. This imposes limitations on contemporary politics.
Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi at 100: Why She Still Rules India

Indira believed in statist, povertarian economics and crush-the-opposition-to-dust “Total Politics”. If both ideas thrive under Modi now, she still rules our minds.

On Camera

Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.