Tag: Jawaharlal Nehru

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  • 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
  • Saints go marching on…

    Saints go marching on…

    Romain Rolland regarded Mahatma Gandhi‘s spirit as the ‘perfect manifestation of the principle of life which will lead a new humanity on to a new path.’ Albert Einstein recognized the Mahatma as ‘the miracle of a man.’ According to him, ‘Generations to come will scarcely believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.’

    January 30, 2019
  • Nehru and Patel together built India after Gandhi: Ramachandra Guha

    Nehru and Patel together built India after Gandhi: Ramachandra Guha

    The historian further said that much of the criticism against Gandhi was baseless and arises from lack of understanding.

    January 20, 2019
  • There’s still time for BJP if it acts fast

    There’s still time for BJP if it acts fast

    BJP and Congress have to live together in harmony for the future of the country. What the new rulers did not realise was that some of the tallest Congress leaders since Independence were revered by all segments of the population.

    December 27, 2018
  • Laws and the Reality

    Laws and the Reality

    Laws and regulations like the minimum wage, say Rs 15,000 per month, touch only the organized sector of the economy which in India covers only 16 per cent of the worker population. The remaining 84 per cent are in the unorganized sector and do not get the benefit of government stipulations. On this basis alone, there is a strong case for lifting all wage stipulations.

    December 17, 2018
  • Tryst with Democracy~II

    Tryst with Democracy~II

    To ensure a viable democracy, the emphasis should be on a discussion of its essentials, and strengthening of institutions that support democracy, not the party in power. The federated system also places checks and balances on the various levels of government, thereby guarding against an overconcentration of power at the national level. But if the party at the Centre has a brute majority, the federal system becomes a victim.

    December 7, 2018
  • The two houses of Parliament

    The two houses of Parliament

    The two Houses of Parliament enjoy a complex relationship as part of the Constitutional design, says Nirmalendu Bikash Rakshit.

    December 6, 2018