Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicRamachandra Guha

Topic: Ramachandra Guha

Didn’t sign open letter to condemn Vikram Sampath’s defamation suit, Guha & Mehta say amid row

The open letter is being circulated in response to Vikram Sampath’s defamation suit against three academics over their charges of plagiarism. It calls the legal action ‘predatory’.

‘Shanbhag Uncle’, the bookseller of Bengaluru who made generations read

On Tuesday, T.S. Shanbhag , the owner of the quaint yet popular bookstore Premier Book Shop, succumbed to Covid. He leaves behind city’s bibliophiles in grief.

Ecology, cricket, Marx, history — The many Rams in Ramachandra Guha

In ‘A Functional Anarchy?’, historian David Gilmour writes about Ram Guha, the essayist and political journalist, whose articles reveal the most about his mind.

Chorus grows from Congress-mukt Bharat to Gandhi-mukt Congress. But where will the family go?

Gandhis will be judged by how well they facilitate the end of their own dynastic hold on the party, while remaining on call should the need to step back in arise again.

When Rahul Dravid told Ram Guha to ‘shut up’ about cricket strategy, write history books

In ‘The Commonwealth of Cricket’, Ramachandra Guha writes about his admiration for Rahul Dravid, whom he once emailed some cricketing tips.

Guha-Sitharaman-Rupani cultural war, KRK-Shoojit Sircar Gulabo exchange & gentleman Sammy

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Philip Spratt, the late British Communist at the centre of Ram Guha’s tweet controversy

Ramachandra Guha had tweeted a 1939 quote by Spratt that drew criticism from Finance Minister Sitharaman, Gujarat CM Rupani and Congress leader Ahmed Patel.

Ram Guha’s tweet about ‘culturally backward’ Gujarat unites BJP and Congress

Historian Ramchandra Guha put out a tweet Thursday, quoting British writer Philip Spratt from 1939, that compared state of economy and culture between Bengal and Gujarat.

Kapil Mishra to Payal Rohatgi, India’s new ‘intellectuals’ are dethroning one Guha at a time

The 'neo-intellectuals' have made Indians read more 'history and science' in a year than the likes of Pratap Bhanu Mehta or Arundhati Roy could do in their lifetime.

Mission Jai Hind, and why some of its key points are a bad idea for India

In episode 478 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the seven-point agenda liberal economists have put together as a roadmap to recover from the Covid crisis.

On Camera

YourTurn

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.

Defence

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.