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  • Vardhan has his work cut out

    Vardhan has his work cut out

    WHO needs funds now more than ever as the US has put on hold its contribution for what it called the organization’s failed response to Covid.

    May 24, 2020
  • Apex court needs more diversity

    Apex court needs more diversity

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office in 2014 and now is in his second term as PM of India. In the last 6 years of his tenure as PM, only one Muslim judge was appointed to the Supreme Court of India.

    May 20, 2020
  • Throes of survival

    Throes of survival

    There have already been at least four Prime Ministers, who do not belong to the dynasty, and they were equally successful. In the present chaotic and uncertain state of the Congress when several suggestions and solutions are being put forward by central as well as regional leaders, the party should opt for a leader outside the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.

    March 5, 2020
  • PM Modi says Cong ‘creating fuss’ around CAA, refers to Nehru, Sikh riots to attack party

    PM Modi says Cong ‘creating fuss’ around CAA, refers to Nehru, Sikh riots to attack party

    PM Modi said Pandit Nehru himself was in 'favour of protecting minorities in Pakistan' and questioned the Congress if the former prime minister was 'communal'.

    February 6, 2020
  • The Assam narrative~I

    The Assam narrative~I

    The country is in turmoil because of the related issue of illegal immigration from Bangladesh. Similar demands relating to the NRC have now been raised by some other states as they are also worried about the fundamental problem ~ the increasing number of Muslims in India. In Assam, the issue is different. In 1946, Jawaharlal Nehru wrote in his book, Discovery of India, that Assamese suffer from some inexplicable fear of the Bengalis. We cannot hide ourselves from the reality anymore.

    January 12, 2020
  • India through world’s eyes

    India through world’s eyes

    For example, it is a matter of great pride for the Aam Aadmi Party that the work done by us in the field of education and healthcare in Delhi is a focus of research by students of the acclaimed Harvard University.

    December 29, 2019
  • Nehru’s contribution to India’s scientific growth

    Nehru’s contribution to India’s scientific growth

    It was a year later, in 1963, that the first rocket was launched.

    November 14, 2019
  • 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