Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicTagore

Topic: Tagore

Why it’s so easy for Modi to appropriate Tagore — or anyone

Our icons are just that, familiar visual images, because Indians don’t read.

Dear proud Bengali, Tagore and Satyajit Ray are past. Please come out of the time trap

Invoking Bengali pride has been one of the distinct traits of West Bengal’s politicians, whether it is to duck criticism on Covid or play the language card.

The Bollywood song both Modi and Rahul Gandhi must listen to this Independence Day

India’s youth today are whiling away their time in needless pursuits, much like the actors in this song.

Would Ambedkar, Tagore and Buddha have been declared anti-national today?

In this excerpt from her book 'Indian Extincts', Miniya Chatterji writes that stalwarts of Indian politics, literature and religion would have been declared anti-national by today's standards.

On Camera

YourTurn

India must do homework before commercial contracts, no room for fuzziness in art of the deal

A lax attitude to contract negotiations, leading to careless drafting and non-application of mind, may have come back to bite India in international courts & trade disputes.

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.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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