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  • After BJP’s attack on Nehru, Karnataka Cong calls Vajpayee ‘a heavy drinker’

    After BJP’s attack on Nehru, Karnataka Cong calls Vajpayee ‘a heavy drinker’

    "Vajpayee used to be a heavy drinker. He needed two glasses of Whiskey every day," Priyank Kharge stated in Kalburgi on Saturday.

    August 16, 2021
  • Contradiction on China

    Contradiction on China

    For all these decades, Beijing has been in occupation of Indian territory. Yet India has in recent years spent billions of dollars of foreign exchange importing a great deal of goods including toys and even statues of Hindu deities. Because of these imports, many of our small and medium industries have had to shut down.

    July 15, 2021
  • Pursuit of Excellence

    Pursuit of Excellence

    The practice of killing excellence by rating everyone as ‘outstanding,‘ starting with schools, is continued right up to the higher levels of bureaucracy, where most employees, even the undeserving ones, get the ‘outstanding‘ tag, resulting in bad eggs making it to the top echelons and damaging the venerable institutions which they serve.

    July 2, 2021
  • Of Democracy

    Of Democracy

    What the 23 letter writing members-now dubbed the 'G-23' have written is like employees appealing to their employer. If that is their equation with the Gandhi family, it has to be said that they consider the latter to be indispensable. In this case, the party members should quietly accept what the Gandhis do or lump it

    April 1, 2021
  • Public, not private

    Public, not private

    Anyone who could not run his factory, which employed thousands of workers, just declared a lockout and the government was a ready taker. Sick textile mills were one example but also included many prestigious engineering names like Braithwaite which designed and built the first Howrah Bridge, a wonder in the 1930s.

    March 20, 2021
  • From defeat to hero~I

    From defeat to hero~I

    As the President of the Haripura Congress (1938), Subhas' speech was a long one. He was sure that India's independence was imminent and therefore delved into issues of economic reconstruction. He proposed a planning commission and made it clear that post-Independence reconstruction would be primarily by industrialisation

    January 24, 2021
  • When Nehru gave his red rose to Sachin

    When Nehru gave his red rose to Sachin

    "This moment I can never forget. 1963...I remember going to Delhi to receive the national award for my first Marathi film 'Haa Maaza Marg Ekala' presented by Dr Radhakrishnan, the second President of India in the presence of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

    November 15, 2020
  • Opposition must Oppose

    Opposition must Oppose

    If India is a more restive, revisionist and polarised society it is not because of a divisive opposition necessarily; it is more so due to the lack of a worthwhile opposition. History teaches that the best years of Indian governance were when the opposition was active, thriving and constantly opposing.

    October 17, 2020
  • 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