Tag: Nehru

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  • Nehru’s alien philosophy of secularism didn’t succeed: Tripura Governor

    Nehru’s alien philosophy of secularism didn’t succeed: Tripura Governor

    Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s push for an “alien philosophy” of secularism didn’t succeed in the country and failed to secure amity between religions. “He had tried to bring in an alien philosophy of secularism which didn’t work, isn’t working… which we have seen over the years …

    December 22, 2017
  • Pathetic whining

    Pathetic whining

    The discomfort was palpable. The smooth, perhaps spectacular, manner in which Ram Nath Kovind assumed office as President of India went down so well with the general public that a section of the Congress party appeared desperate to “darken” the picture. Sadly for itself, it could come up with nothing better than trying to fault Kovind’s …

    July 27, 2017
  • Time we reclaimed our destiny

    Time we reclaimed our destiny

    Out of the 12 main pages of The Statesman of 25 April, almost two were completely devoted to government advertisements (highlighting inauguration of development project by the chief minister) and one editorial to a recent tragedy which I feel too deeply to write about. But I do feel a compelling obligation as a conscientious mother …

    May 9, 2017
  • End of History?~I

    End of History?~I

    As the Warsaw Pact was collapsing in 1989, the Japanese-American political philosopher Francis Fukuyama published an essay “The End of History” in the journal “The National Interest”, which he later elaborated into a highly acclaimed and controversial book, The End of History and the Last Man in 1992. The author claimed: “What we are witnessing …

    April 22, 2017
  • Nehruvian legacy~II

    Nehruvian legacy~II

    Referring to Indira Gandhi, Ernest Barker wrote: “Nehru trusted his daughter’s instincts and her intelligence. We may never fully know in how many or which matters he, as Prime Minister, was influenced by Indira Gandhi’s advice. We do know that she gave him the wrong advice to dismiss the first Communist government of Kerala in …

    November 22, 2016
  • Javadekar blooper: Nehru, Patel hanged, clarifies

    Javadekar blooper: Nehru, Patel hanged, clarifies

    Remarks by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar about how the British dealt with icons of Indian freedom struggle on Tuesday touched off a controversy, forcing him to issue a clarification. In a video of his comments in Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), which went viral, Javadekar is heard saying,"Subhas Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel, Pt Nehru, …

    August 23, 2016