Tag: Jawaharlal Nehru

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  • Radical Rabindranath~II

    Radical Rabindranath~II

    Tagore‘s last essay in English titled Crisis in Civilization, published just before his death, in 1941 is significant. The essay expresses an unusual pessimism as Tagore had staunchly advocated the principles of harmony and understanding between the East and West. Tagore‘s conclusion in Crisis in Civilization connects it to Samuel Huntington‘s explosive essay, The Clash of Civilization, if not for the sameness, definitely to emphatically identify the differences that the world environment has had to negotiate since the death of Tagore.

    September 30, 2019
  • ‘Education is the first step for socio-economic emancipation’

    ‘Education is the first step for socio-economic emancipation’

    Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee being honoured by Gautam Roy Chowdhury (left), Chancellor of Techno India University West Bengal in presence of Governor of West Bengal K N Tripathy during a special convocation of the university at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, New Town in Kolkata on Wednesday.

    July 25, 2019
  • Fragile flyover

    Fragile flyover

    It is a measure of the fragile patchwork that six years later, several piers have developed cracks and including the one that was repaired. In the net, the city’s link to the airport and beyond via VIP Road has been partially snapped.

    July 13, 2019
  • Rebellion spark for Rebellion spark for Independence

    Rebellion spark for Rebellion spark for Independence

    The "Vellore Mutiny" of 1806 is one of the earliest examples of India's resistance against the British. The mutiny, which began on 10 July, 1806, was the first time Indians expressed their resentment against the British. On the 213th anniversary of the rebellion, Sahapedia's Manan Kapoor takes a look at the revolt and its significance. He recounts how the 1806 "Vellore Mutiny" set the stage for the 1857 "Sepoy Mutiny."

    July 13, 2019
  • PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on 55th death anniversary

    PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on 55th death anniversary

    Born in Allabahad on 14 November 1889, Nehru became India's first Prime Minister in 1947 and held the post till his death on 27 May 1964.

    May 27, 2019
  • Remembering Nehru through tributes

    Remembering Nehru through tributes

    Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar who had sung her immortal song Ae mere watan ke logo in the presence of Nehru in 1962, reminisced: “His personality was all that attracts a school going girl, and I was just one of millions. When he spoke, his voice was clear, forceful and filled with fervor for the country."

    May 27, 2019
  • We the Voters

    We the Voters

    The electorate can make a beginning by electing only decent and honest law makers and rejecting tainted aspirants, regardless of their party affiliation. Unless and until we the voters assert ourselves, we will continue to have representatives who are unworthy of our confidence.

    May 13, 2019
  • Nehru’s Original Sin

    Nehru’s Original Sin

    Jawaharlal Nehru had merely created a very strong tendency for "monuments" symbolizing their contribution to nation-building, regardless of their economic consequences. Air India remains a sparkling example today. Thirteen Prime Ministers later, Narendra Modi in 2014 made all the right noises for India's entrepreneurs with Start-Up India and Make in India.

    April 23, 2019
  • ‘You abuse Nehru, Indira Gandhi but still copy them’: Raj Thackeray slams PM Modi

    ‘You abuse Nehru, Indira Gandhi but still copy them’: Raj Thackeray slams PM Modi

    Thackeray, who plans to address around 8-9 rallies more in the state, has become much sought after by all opposition parties to boost their electoral prospects.

    April 13, 2019
  • How Modi changed the PMO

    How Modi changed the PMO

    Prime Minister Modi took oath of office as a harbinger of change in an era of gloom and policy paralysis.

    March 14, 2019
  • Book review | From Jinnah to Modi: Kuldip Nayar explodes myths surrounding leaders and icons

    Book review | From Jinnah to Modi: Kuldip Nayar explodes myths surrounding leaders and icons

    Kuldip Nayar's last book exquisitely demonstrates his distinctive ability to question the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue. Personal anecdotes about a number of leaders and icons make this book a rare treat for readers of modern Indian affairs

    March 10, 2019
  • Urban regression

    Urban regression

    It is cause for alarm that several tonnes of plastic had to be segregated from the muck when cleaning of the drains began.

    March 4, 2019
  • Amit Shah blames Jawaharlal Nehru for Kashmir turmoil, Congress hits back

    Amit Shah blames Jawaharlal Nehru for Kashmir turmoil, Congress hits back

    Speaking in Andhra Pradesh, Shah said that the problem in Kashmir exists because of Jawaharlal Nehru.

    February 21, 2019
  • Dog-eat-dog bureaucracy

    Dog-eat-dog bureaucracy

    We have a bureaucracy where the honest feel dejected and most of the others are aligned to individual politicians and factions. The mass transfer of bureaucrats and police officers on every change of regime, is proof of this fact. If more proof is needed, the ugly confrontation between police officers of West Bengal and the CBI would convince readers of the veracity of this proposition.

    February 15, 2019
  • How much should India trust China?

    How much should India trust China?

    Even a leader of the stature of Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee on a visit to China put another nail in the coffin of the Tibetans by signing that the Chinese had exercised sovereignty over Tibet.

    February 10, 2019
  • In public service…

    In public service…

    A public sector undertaking has no ultimate, permanent management whose shoe pinches, if not bites, in the event of a loss. All sick units should be sold and if not saleable, should be closed.

    February 2, 2019
  • Powers of the Prime Minister

    Powers of the Prime Minister

    In our Constitutional scheme, an able Prime Minister can easily become omnipotent

    January 31, 2019