Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicRamachandra Guha

Topic: Ramachandra Guha

‘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.

Activists dump ‘property nationalisation’ after Ram Guha says that wasn’t what he endorsed

The controversial suggestion was deleted after Ramachandra Guha, one of the signatories, claimed he wasn't shown it in this form.

On Camera

YourTurn

What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

National Defence Academy | Twitter | Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff

Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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