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When Nehru Told Parliament He Sent Daughter Indira to Pune, Shantiniketan To Fathom Diverse India

When Nehru Told Parliament He Sent Daughter Indira to Pune, Shantiniketan To Fathom Diverse India

The context: the Lok Sabha was discussing the linguistic reorganization of states, and even as he backed the principle, Nehru cautioned members against linguistic chauvinism.

14 November 2021
How Jawaharlal Nehru Understood India’s Past

How Jawaharlal Nehru Understood India’s Past

Nehru had a unique sense of India’s past and destiny. It can be gleaned through his 1946 text The Discovery of India, as also his speeches and writings at...

14 November 2021

On Children's Day 2021, Say Hello To Kids Of India Cricketers, IPL Owners

On this joyous occasion of Children's Day, we have compiled a list of cricketer's and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises owner's children.

Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani To Join Congress Along Kanhaiya Kumar

Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani To Join Congress Along Kanhaiya Kumar

An independent MLA from Gujarat Jignesh Mehvani said he will join the Congress along with former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on September 28.

25 September 2021

Gandhi Topi Row: Gujarat BJP Claims Mahatma Never Wore Cap Named After Him, Only Nehru Did

Gujarat BJP's new general secretary tweeted on Sunday asking why the cap is called "Gandhi Topi" when it was worn by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime...

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29 August 2021
Omission Of Nehru’s Image In 'Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Poster Ludicrous: Chidambaram

Omission Of Nehru’s Image In 'Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Poster Ludicrous: Chidambaram

The Congress leader P Chidambaram lambasted ICHR for ‘bowing’ to ‘hate’ and ‘prejudice’.


28 August 2021
Omission Of Nehru’s Image From ‘Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Poster Creates Uproar

Omission Of Nehru’s Image From ‘Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Poster Creates Uproar

The Opposition parties slammed the government over the issue, terming it as ‘petty and atrocious’.


22 August 2021
Raksha Bandhan: Five Power Siblings In Indian Political History

Raksha Bandhan: Five Power Siblings In Indian Political History

Some relations go beyond the usual travails of politics - that between brothers and sisters.


22 August 2021
Present Afghanistan Situation Akin To India’s Partition: Sanjay Raut

Present Afghanistan Situation Akin To India’s Partition: Sanjay Raut

The Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said if Nathuram Godse had killed Jinnah instead of Mahatma Gandhi, there would have been no need to observe ‘Partition...


16 July 2021
Himachal HC Reminds Govt Of 70-Year-Old Vital Road Visited By Pandit Nehru

Himachal HC Reminds Govt Of 70-Year-Old Vital Road Visited By Pandit Nehru

Ganasidhar-Sungri road in Rohru in Shimla is a lifeline for people living in the high-altitude belt of Khadrala, a height of 10,000 feet.


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13 June 2021
Had Sardar Patel Instead Of Nehru Been India’s First PM, We Would Have Been A Hindu Rashtra: BJP MLA

Had Sardar Patel Instead Of Nehru Been India’s First PM, We Would Have Been A Hindu Rashtra: BJP MLA

BJP MLA Surendra Singh on Saturday claimed that Jawaharlal Nehru was a ‘coward’ and it was because of him India didn’t become a Hindu Rashtra at the time...


07 April 2021
Book Excerpt: 'Sanghi Who Never Went To A Shakha' By Rahul Roushan

Book Excerpt: 'Sanghi Who Never Went To A Shakha' By Rahul Roushan

In his new book, Rahul Roushan says, 'If Modi has spectacularly failed at something, he evidently has failed to be the despot and Hitler that he is supposed to...


28 January 2021
Wasn’t Serious, Says Ex-Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh On Quitting Electoral Politics

Wasn’t Serious, Says Ex-Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh On Quitting Electoral Politics

Octogenarian Virbhadra Singh said he will not contest the Assembly poll slated for 2022 but quickly retracts.


14 November 2020
PM Modi Pays Tribute To Jawaharlal Nehru On His Birth Anniversary

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Jawaharlal Nehru On His Birth Anniversary

Born in 1889, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru remains India's longest-serving prime minister.


19 September 2020
Jinnah, Partition And The Rise Of Hindu Nationalism

Jinnah, Partition And The Rise Of Hindu Nationalism

The division of British India on the basis of religious majorities was the principal factor that reinforced and legitimized the ideology of Hindu nationalism.


27 July 2020
India-China In 1962 And 2020: Uncanny Parallels But Difference In Leadership Is A Telling

India-China In 1962 And 2020: Uncanny Parallels But Difference In Leadership Is A Telling

Jawaharlal Nehru did not try to cover up the Chinese betrayal. Unlike Prime Minister Modi, Nehru accepted a young AB Vajpayee’s demand and called a...


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23 February 2020
'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' Being Misused To Construct 'Militant' Idea Of India: Manmohan Singh

'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' Being Misused To Construct 'Militant' Idea Of India: Manmohan Singh

Addressing a gathering at the launch of a book on Jawaharlal Nehru's work and speeches, Manmohan Singh said that if India is recognised in the comity of...


06 February 2020
PM Modi Talking Of Nehru, Pakistan, But Silent On Unemployment: Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi Talking Of Nehru, Pakistan, But Silent On Unemployment: Rahul Gandhi

'Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said two crore jobs will be given to youngsters, but five and a half years have passed. Last year 1 crore youth lost jobs, he...


06 January 2020
Night After Mob Violence At JNU, Anger Grows Against Varsity VC, Delhi Police For 'Inaction'

Night After Mob Violence At JNU, Anger Grows Against Varsity VC, Delhi Police For 'Inaction'

At least 28 people, including JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos reigned on the campus for nearly two hours.


31 December 2019
India Of 2019 Would Have Shocked Nehru And Gandhi. Not So Much Jinnah

India Of 2019 Would Have Shocked Nehru And Gandhi. Not So Much Jinnah

We have learned no lessons from our history even when its teaching has been so clear and precise, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.


14 November 2019
India Remembers Jawaharlal Nehru, The First PM, On His 130th Birthday

India Remembers Jawaharlal Nehru, The First PM, On His 130th Birthday

Born on November 14 in 1889 in Allahabad, Nehru's birthday is celebrated as children's day.


06 November 2019
Can't Do Away With Nehru's Legacy: Ashok Gehlot Tells BJP On Reconstituting NMML Society

Can't Do Away With Nehru's Legacy: Ashok Gehlot Tells BJP On Reconstituting NMML Society

Former Union Minister M J Akbar has also been dropped from the reconstituted NMML Society.


26 September 2019
Not Modi. Not Gandhi. Ambedkar May Be The True Father Of India

Not Modi. Not Gandhi. Ambedkar May Be The True Father Of India

No doubt Gandhi fought untouchability and Nehru followed his footsteps, but it was Ambedkar who shaped the progressive, futuristic idea of a modern India.


24 September 2019
Tharoor Takes Dig At 'Howdy Modi' With Nehru's 'US Photo'. Twitter Gives A Fact Check

Tharoor Takes Dig At 'Howdy Modi' With Nehru's 'US Photo'. Twitter Gives A Fact Check

But it turned out that photo was not taken in the US but in USSR. In fact, the photo was not even taken in 1954 but in June 1955 in Magnitogorsk.


06 September 2019
Would BJP Icon Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Have Approved Of Kashmir Lockdown?

Would BJP Icon Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Have Approved Of Kashmir Lockdown?

Shyama Prasad Mookerjee’s famous slogan 'Ek Desh Mein do vidhan/Ek Desh Mein do Nishan/Ek Desh Mein do Pradhan/Nahin Chalenge, Nahin Chalenge' has remained a...


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