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Jawaharlal Nehru, July 1957 | Flickr

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
India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.