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Jawaharlal Nehru vs Congress: 72 Years of First 'Hindu' Divide in Independent India
India

Jawaharlal Nehru vs Congress: 72 Years of First 'Hindu' Divide in Independent India

This little-known and extraordinary public battle between Nehru and his own party leadership was the culmination of a larger fight for control between Nehru and the Congress’s own Hindu traditionalists

Was Netaji Subhas Bose the first prime minister of independent India? Let’s discuss this at least
India

Was Netaji Subhas Bose the first prime minister of independent India? Let’s discuss this at least

As a mature nation, we should honour the legacy of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and discuss his role, contributions and sacrifices

India@75: The seven Westerners who fought for India's Independence
India

India@75: The seven Westerners who fought for India's Independence

Many Indians fought and sacrificed their all for India’s Independence. Amid these tales of bravery, stand out the heroics of seven foreigners — one Irish, four British, and two Americans — who made India their home and contributed to the struggle for freedom

Veer Savarkar birth anniversary: Legacy of man who popularised term 'Hinduvta' repeatedly dragged into political discourse
India

Veer Savarkar birth anniversary: Legacy of man who popularised term 'Hinduvta' repeatedly dragged into political discourse

One of the debates that were dragged back into political discourse was that around the "actual" braveness of Vinayak 'Veer' Damodar Savarkar. Savarkar was the founder of the 'Hindutva' ideology, which gained recognition in the period before India's Independence.

Muslim women of 20th century India are being celebrated through a history project that decimates stereotypes
India

Muslim women of 20th century India are being celebrated through a history project that decimates stereotypes

A new history project-cum-exhibition called Pathbreakers puts together the stories of 21 Muslim women who — the horrors of Partition notwithstanding — rose to prominence in modern, independent India.

BJP faced more adversities in independent India, than Congress did during the British rule: PM Narendra Modi
India

BJP faced more adversities in independent India, than Congress did during the British rule: PM Narendra Modi

BJP has faced more adversities in independent India as compared to what Congress would have during the British rule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday and lamented that every effort of his party was seen in "bad light".

Hating Jawaharlal Nehru: Opponents envy him because they can never be him
Politics

Hating Jawaharlal Nehru: Opponents envy him because they can never be him

To his ideological enemies, Nehru is the epitome of the very idea of India — a secular, liberal, syncretic nation — they want to replace with their narrow, communal, conservative narrative of India.

Nehru and Idea(s) of India: Separating fact from fiction
India

Nehru and Idea(s) of India: Separating fact from fiction

Nehru was all-in-all, an intellectual par excellence, a great leader but was as human as can be. Attributing super human qualities and originality to him constitutes the fallacy of projection.