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Nehru, Colonialism, Modi, Subhash Chandra Bose

Why India hasn't yet honoured its troops who died fighting in WWI

The reasons include Gandhi's ambivalence, Nehru's antipathy and bitter colonialism. It's time we got over these


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Nehru, Democracy, Maoism, Urban naxals

Why targetting the Naxal is the basic dharma of the Indian Republic

The democratic 'idea of India' has a lie in its very foundation, which makes the Naxal/Maoist the 'perfect enemy'.


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BJP, Nehru, Randeep singh surjewala, Brahmin dna

Had Randeep Surjewala been in the Congress of 1950s and '60s, he would have been sacked

Jawaharlal Nehru was supportive of reservations for SCs and STs, but instinctively, he was against the quota system.


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Securalism, Nehru, Congress, BJP

Why Pranab Mukherjee needs to be hailed for attending RSS event

The speech was a win-win for all: RSS, BJP and Congress can each cherry-pick what they like from it.


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Ambedkar, Nehru, Fascism, 2019 elections

Why Saeed Mirza says 2019 will be a battle of minds

In his collection of essays, Memory in the Age of Amnesia, Mirza has described fascism as a state of mind.


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India, 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Nehru, Modi government

How PM Modi is trying to appropriate India's success story with '48 months versus 48 years'

The BJP government should aim for 'real' achievements, not make-believe success that remain just on paper.


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Nehru, Veer Savarkar, Hindutva, RSS

Are RSS forces rewriting history for Hindutva glory?

How textbooks are being used to introduce a new 'past perfect' and 'future tense' for young Indians.


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Indian culture, Nehru, Hinduism, Secularism

Why secularism in India lost its meaning

In Nehru's India, secularism became synonymous with the idea that everything Hindu is bad and everything anti-Hindu is secular and good.


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Freedom, Independence, Scientific temper, Nehru

Why the millennial fed on WhatsApp forwards hates Nehru so much

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first to use the phrase 'scientific temper' in his seminal work The Discovery of India in 1946.


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India Today Conclave, Nehru, President Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee on idolising Nehru, working with Vajpayee and triumphs of democracy

Address by the President at the India Today Conclave in Mumbai on March 17, 2017.