Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Topic: Nehru

Nehru’s 1962 mistake was that he didn’t understand force-diplomacy relationship

1962 was a war of choice by Mao. Blaming India's forward policy is a mistake that analysts and scholars should avoid because it masks China's responsibility for the war.

When Muslim League and Congress agreed to Partition plan ‘behind the scenes’

In 'The 1947 Partition of British India', Jennifer Leaning gives less-known accounts of the Partition plan.

Under BJP’s ‘double-engine sarkar’, India can either grow Nehru way or crash down Modi way

The true meaning of Modi’s metaphor transcends India’s state elections. It’s actually about reinventing national ideology, culture, and education.

Nehru’s Forward Policy remains a puzzle. But he had confidence in strong allies, soft power

Nehru sensed that Moscow’s disapproval of Chinese aggression with India and the Soviet ‘middle attitude’ of neutrality were indirect criticism of China. white_check_mark eyes raised_hands Nehru sensed that Moscow’s disapproval of Chinese aggression with India and the Soviet ‘middle attitude’ of neutrality were indirect criticism of China.

Indian policymakers overread 1962 Chinese threat, could’ve pulled out from the brink

In 'Power Shift', Zorawar Singh Daulet says the 1962 India-China war couldn't be pinned down to one cause. Here he gives a panoramic geopolitical perspective.

A face-off in Galwan, 60 years ago: How border brinkmanship triggered 1962 India-China war

While 1962 Galwan incident is seen as trigger for war, many see it as an inevitable outcome of India-China diplomatic wrangling since 1959 after Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet.

Shashi Tharoor’s book launch made him forget dates, and called Ambedkar an Indian James Madison

The panel had SC advocate Karuna Nundy, Justice Madan Lokur, and economist Bhalchandra Mungekar. They discussed ideas of fraternity, public memory, and dignity.

Modi govt is betraying Jayaprakash Narayan’s legacy by calling him its icon

What Nelson Mandela said about South Africa — The history of our country is characterised by too much forgetting — is truer in the case of India.

CPI was first communist party in world to win election. Then came its identity crisis and fall

Within a decade of coming to power in Kerala in 1957, the cracks in the Communist Party were showing. A British 'spy', Nehru, and China made them wider.

Agyeya wanted to publish a Nehru-at-60 journal. Indian and global writers told him this

In ‘Writer, Rebel, Soldier, Lover: The Many lives of Agyeya’, Akshaya Mukul talks about Agyeya, the pioneer of experimentalism in modern Hindi literature.

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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...


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.