Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicSwadeshi movement

Topic: Swadeshi movement

Not swadeshi, samarthya is the answer to India’s economic nationalism

Swadeshi has found a new wind in Indian politics as a form of popular resistance to China. But raising barriers to Chinese imports only affects those lower down the income pyramid.

Ruf & Tuf — the ‘fitted’ denims Akshay Kumar wore, your tailor stitched, & made 1990s ‘cool’

Ruf & Tuf jeans were the first 'branded' pair of denims for many Indians, and traces its origins to an Independence-era company that answered Gandhi's Swadeshi call.

How Modi govt’s push for self-reliance is inspired by RSS model of swadeshi economics

The Modi govt’s insistence that self-reliance is not isolationism is in line with what RSS ideologues have propounded since the 1990s.   

BJP plan for nationwide NRC is political deception, will open yet another polarisation front

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Rabindranath Tagore — the poet who knew nationalism could not rise above humanity

Even 78 years after his death, Rabindranath Tagore remains much like a God for Bengalis. Several of the poet-playwright's works still need to be adequately explored.

Dadasaheb Phalke, the painter-photographer who set India on the course to film-making

On his 75th death anniversary, ThePrint look takes a look at Dadasaheb Phalke’s life and contribution to Indian cinema.

On Camera

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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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