Tag: Jawaharlal Nehru

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  • Story of Tricolour hoisting from Red Fort on August 15

    Story of Tricolour hoisting from Red Fort on August 15

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will unfurl the Tricolour and address the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort for the fourth time on the 70th anniversary of Independence Day. The tradition started when India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted the national flag from the 17th century Mughal monument on August 16, 1947, …

    August 14, 2017
  • Meeting ground for India, China

    Meeting ground for India, China

    On 20 January 1946, Jawaharlal Nehru, who later became India's first premier, said to my father Paul Feng of China's Central News Agency: "If China and India hold together, the future of Asia is assured." Yet, today, the answers to two questions that arise from those 12 words – namely "what needs to be held" …

    July 16, 2017
  • When Nehru tied the tape

    When Nehru tied the tape

    VVIPs like Presidents, Prime Ministers and important personalities or celebrities often cut a red tape with a silver scissor to inaugurate a factory or a project. On 14 November 1957, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru came down to Howrah station to inaugurate the running of the first electric train on Eastern Railway. Accompanied by West Bengal …

    July 15, 2017
  • Tributes pour in for Jawaharlal Nehru on death anniversary

    Tributes pour in for Jawaharlal Nehru on death anniversary

    National leaders such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Bandaru Dattatreya on Saturday remembered Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and paid tributes on his 53rd death anniversary. "Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet. "Remembering Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. May the …

    May 27, 2017
  • Extraordinarily ordinary

    Extraordinarily ordinary

    The uppermost thought on 30 January this year, the 69th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, was that the 79-year-old man, whose heart bled at the sight of misery, had bled to death on January 30, 1948 after three bullets were fired at point-blank range by a certain Nathuram Godse. The Mahatma had gone the way …

    February 6, 2017
  • Nehruvian legacy — I

    Nehruvian legacy — I

    Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) was the Prime Minister from the day of Independence, 15 August 1947 to his death on 27 May 1964. He was chosen as the ‘natural successor’ by Mahatma Gandhi. However, Nehru, unlike Gandhi, never attempted to build a team, the very essence of parliamentary democracy. Nor for that matter did he name …

    November 21, 2016
  • Nehruvian legacy — I

    Nehruvian legacy — I

    Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) was the Prime Minister from the day of Independence, 15 August 1947 to his death on 27 May 1964. He was chosen as the ‘natural successor’ by Mahatma Gandhi. However, Nehru, unlike Gandhi, never attempted to build a team, the very essence of parliamentary democracy. Nor for that matter did he name …

    November 21, 2016
  • Touching Young Lives

    Touching Young Lives

    India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was exceptionally fond of children and his birthday, 14 November is celebrated as Children’s Day in India.

    November 10, 2016
  • Congress must set house in order

    Congress must set house in order

    Can the Congress Party be retrieved? This was the question posed to me. Another one is whether or not the party is relevant. Answering the last question first, I said that a 130-year-old organisation which has loyal members even in the remotest rural areas cannot be irrelevant. The Congress led the independence movement and has …

    August 24, 2016
  • Tricolour treats

    Tricolour treats

    There are few things quite as inspiring as the sight of children discovering the significance of Independence Day. Today is a holiday in all schools except that arrangements are made for the daylong excitement of a march-past in school uniform to the accompaniment of drumbeats, sports events and sit-and-draw competitions that seek to draw out …

    August 15, 2016
  • Kashmir not just internal matter of India: Karan Singh

    Kashmir not just internal matter of India: Karan Singh

    Kashmir not just an internal matter of India: Karan Singh

    August 10, 2016