Tag: Jawaharlal Nehru

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  • 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
  • Rural journalism in a shambles

    Rural journalism in a shambles

    Media, the fourth pillar of Indian democracy, has the social responsibility for national development. Ignoring rural development cannot achieve the real national development.

    December 2, 2018
  • Competitive Corruption

    Competitive Corruption

    It is not a little ironic that competitive corruption amongst its rank and file has overtaken a hallowed institution created to stand as a bulwark against corruption. Indeed, the Central Bureau of Investigation’s initial years did inspire awe and strike fear in equal measure, for it represented a lineage of detectives considered ace of aces …

    November 20, 2018
  • PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi pay tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on 129th birth anniversary

    PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi pay tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on 129th birth anniversary

    Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad. His birth anniversary is observed as Children’s Day across the nation.

    November 14, 2018
  • Decoding Nehru: Books to read on India’s most questioned PM

    Decoding Nehru: Books to read on India’s most questioned PM

    From being blamed for the political dynasty of Indian National Congress to the mistakes committed by Indira, Rajeev and even Rahul Gandhi—the spectrum is far-reaching and never-ending.

    November 11, 2018
  • Kerala’s Punnamada Lake all set for 66th Nehru Trophy boat race

    Kerala’s Punnamada Lake all set for 66th Nehru Trophy boat race

    Tollywood star Allu Arjun has been invited as the guest of honour for the prestigious event.

    November 10, 2018
  • Allahabad Affidavit

    Allahabad Affidavit

    The exercise of changing names of a historical place should always be carried out judiciously not the least because to change the name of a city is to divest it of its past moorings and associations.

    November 10, 2018
  • Nehru said RBI autonomy subject to Centre, it’s still true: Top govt official

    Nehru said RBI autonomy subject to Centre, it’s still true: Top govt official

    While many see the ongoing tussle between the government and the RBI as unprecedented, the top government functionary also cited instances of RBI governors N C Sengupta and K R Puri, saying their tenures were cut short due to the central government's intervention.

    November 6, 2018
  • Piety and Heresy

    Piety and Heresy

    A palpably singular interpretation of history has been encapsulated by some scholars in the averment that mankind has progressed through heresy, not piety. Actually, the import of this perception lies in the ubiquitous process of dialectical movement propelled by the forces of thesis, antithesis and synthesis. Now, let us have a look at etymology. Heresy …

    September 10, 2018
  • Origin of the Kashmir problem

    Origin of the Kashmir problem

    Kashmir's accession to India was lawful and in terms of the Indian Independence Act, writes Nirmalendu Bikash Rakshit.

    August 30, 2018
  • Vajpayee in the pantheon of greats

    Vajpayee in the pantheon of greats

    Jawaharlal Nehru was one of the first to spot Atal Behari Vajpayee’s potential. When Vajpayee entered the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1957 as a young Jana Sangh MP, Nehru observed him quietly from the treasury benches, noting his fiery oratory and skill with words. One day, while introducing Vajpayee to a visiting …

    August 22, 2018
  • Tryst With Destiny | Watch full video & audio of first Independence Day address by Pt Jawaharlal Nehru

    Tryst With Destiny | Watch full video & audio of first Independence Day address by Pt Jawaharlal Nehru

    Nehru's 'Freedom at Midnight' speech is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century, which marked the end of the British Empire in India after long years of slavery and struggle for independence

    August 14, 2018
  • Dalai Lama says Tibetans not asking for independence, can live with China

    Dalai Lama says Tibetans not asking for independence, can live with China

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama courted controversy by stating that Tibet is ready to be part of China provided Beijing agrees to guarantee certain rights.

    August 10, 2018