Latest News on British Raj
Showing of 0 - 10 from 18 results
British Raj - Total results - 18
Dec 12, 2018
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das takes charge: Seen as a safe bet by govt, new chief of Mint Street starts on a weak wicketDas is a post-graduate in history and he cleared one exam many years back. Typically, the RBI governor tends to have a Ph.D. in economics.
Nov 16, 2018
The Brahminisation of justice or why our English-only Supreme Court needs a taste of linguistic democracyThe privilege that English enjoys in the Supreme Court needs to be diluted in order to make its portals accessible to those who speak languages different from the clipped and accented English of foreign-educated but exorbitantly expensive lawyers
Nov 01, 2018
Queen Victoria, re-examined: In The English Maharani, Miles Taylor looks anew at her legacy, rule in IndiaMiles Taylor, the author of the The English Maharani, speaks about writing of Queen Victoria as being invested and interested in India and its people
Sep 26, 2018
Paper Jewels: Exhibition charts journey of postcards across country under British RajAn exhibition titled Paper Jewels, curated by historian Omar Khan traces the journey postcards through the major metropolitan cities of colonial India
Aug 09, 2018
Democracy In India Part 15: Merit, not birth gets precedence as aura of elitism recedes from Indian militaryFreed from the control of British officers after Independence, the army wanted to self-Indianise, while people too established a bond with the army.
Jun 13, 2018
IAS lateral entry: The 'crush him, crushed him, found him crushed' school of bureaucracy and why it's nervousIf the government is determined to cut the cobweb of complexity created in governance by bureaucracy in the past, it is a welcome step. The lateral entry of officers from the private sector is apparently such a move.
May 21, 2018
Hicky's Bengal Gazette: Read an excerpt from a book on India's first newspaper, the people it featuredHicky's Bengal Gazette was an entertaining read for many, touched upon various civic issues and is representative of the prevalent attitudes of its time
Jan 23, 2018
Subhas Chandra Bose a true seeker: Netaji's life has lessons for those fighting for Hindutva and Hinduism todaySubhas Chandra Bose was probably one among the list of such profound pilgrims who had become a pilgrimage in themselves. His is a life of continuous struggle, passion, love and adventure.
Apr 24, 2017
Narendra Modi’s pitch for Jan-Dec fiscal year: A good move, but there’s a cost to itIf India migrates to the new format, a host of changes will have to be effected including the date of budget presentation, tax assessment year, reorganizing the tax infrastructure including at the company level and, mostly likely, adjust even the timing of Parliament sessions.
Apr 14, 2017
Obituary: Former J&K governor Girish Saxena was a gentleman who brought Valley back from the brinkThe courage and character of Girish 'Gary' Saxena, who died on Friday aged 90, was tested often, whether when he was an undercover agent in Pakistan (something he denied, but of which the Pakistani establishment was convinced), or as chief of RAW (India’s external intelligence agency), or as security adviser to the prime minister.