Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicWinston Churchill

Topic: Winston Churchill

Churchill to Arundhati Roy—Sahebs Who Never Left documentary is confused who to blame

The first part of the YouTube documentary series made by Praveen Chaturvedi tries to cater to the dominant political narrative. But its just laughable.

Heard of famine wages? How British rulers’ thrift policies shaped Indian capitalism

The British govt’s management of famines saw mass deaths, underpaid work in relief camps and caste preferences.

Britain had become paranoid of India-US friendship. Nehru’s letter to Roosevelt didn’t help

In ‘A Matter Of Trust’, Meenakshi Ahamed writes that Nehru had reached out to US President Roosevelt for American help in the lead up to World War-II

Before you cheer for Indian cricket team this World Cup, thank Jawaharlal Nehru first

Despite Sardar Patel’s opposition, Nehru agreed with Churchill to keep India in the Commonwealth, a decision that would later impact Indian cricket.

People say Modi has charisma. Churchill had it too & he lost a big election

A charismatic leader or image management can attract crowds, but that does not guarantee electoral success.

Proved by science: Winston Churchill, not nature, caused 1943 Bengal famine

Researchers studied simulated soil conditions from 1870 to 2016, and found that while other famines during this period were caused by drought, the one in 1943 wasn’t.

Modi’s bid to flash the ‘V’ sign, and Kejriwal’s inability to win new ‘friends’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Winston Churchill — war criminal, enemy of humanity & decency

Churchill's principal victims were Indians. He fantasised about having Mahatma Gandhi tied to the ground and trampled upon by elephants.

Story of UN: How Lord Byron’s poem gave birth to the global crusader of human rights

As United Nations turns 73 Wednesday, ThePrint looks back at the circumstances that led to the creation of this international organisation.

How the Bengali went from ‘baboo’, a figure of ridicule, to a nationalist traitor

The Partition of Bengal in 1905 spurred acts of rebellion that gave Bengalis a means to prove they could be fearless.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.