Friday, 3 February, 2023
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Could independent India stay together? A British colonial officer measured Indian noses to find out

If you were a British officer in the late 1800s, you just had one goal after the Revolt of 1857 – to prove that India cannot be a stable nation.

Heard of famine wages? How British rulers’ thrift policies shaped Indian capitalism

The British govt’s management of famines saw mass deaths, underpaid work in relief camps and caste preferences.

Tipu Sultan is hot button in India’s culture war. New exhibition adds East India Company to it

Most paintings at DAG are 'propaganda works' based on the accounts of British officials who weren't even in India. They were efforts to 'demonise' Tipu Sultan.

‘Get up you sons of coolies, junglees’–How Cdr King sparked 1946 Royal Indian Navy mutiny

In '1946 Last War of Independence', Pramod Kapoor gives a detailed account of the naval mutiny by Indian sailors against the British.

India needs to get over its colonial hangover. Sardar Udham deserves to be part of Oscars

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

SubscriberWrites: My idea of India: less Centre-state clash, election as ideological battle, transactional voter

In this hyper-polarised world, accurate and proper information becomes valuable. And here, the role of media becomes crucial, writes Aditya Gogate.

Lakshmibai drank, was promiscuous, British historians wrote. Then Savarkar changed it all

In 'A Begum & A Rani: Hazrat Mahal and Lakshmibai in 1857', historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee locates the stories of the prominent women in Indian history.

UK health minister who kissed colleague resigns after furore over breaching Covid rules

The resignation came after leaked CCTV images showed Matt Hancock kissing an old friend and colleague in his department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) office.

English language gained in power in India only after the British left

In ‘Wanderers, Kings, Merchants’, linguist Peggy Mohan writes that until Independence, English was only a second language of a few Indians.

A bacteria made Indians political. A virus will now extract a political price from Modi

During the famines and plague under the British, an equaliser bacteria spelled the end of the empire. A virus is now dismantling national obedience to Modi.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.