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Not Modi. Not Gandhi. Ambedkar May Be The True Father Of India

Sep 26, 2019 Madhavan Narayanan

No doubt Gandhi fought untouchability and Nehru followed his footsteps, but it was Ambedkar who shaped the progressive, futuristic idea of a modern India.

On His 69th Birthday, PM Modi Says Article 370 Abrogation Was Sardar Patel's Vision

Sep 17, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

PM Modi said the Hyderabad Liberation Day is a result of Sardar Patel's vision. September 17 marks the day in 1948 when the erstwhile Hyderabad State was annexed to the Indian.


The Big National Icon Heist

The Prime Minister seems to be locked in a game of strip poker with the Congress. One by one, he is peeling off both—their greats and governments.

'A Lesson In History'

Nov 11, 2013 P. Chidambaram

The finance minister responded to the Gujarat CM by quoting from the same book by Azad


'[Patel] Would Have Never Committed The Mistake Of Jawaharlal'

And now Maulana Azad's 125th anniversary is used by the Gujarat CM to attack Jawaharlal Nehru by selective quotation from the former's India Wins Freedom.

05 November, 2013

'You Are A Total Communalist...'

L.K. Advani

Thus spake Pandit Nehru to Sardar Patel, adding: ' I will never accept your recommendation,’ in response to his suggestion that the army be sent to end the terror-regime in Nizam's Hyderabad.


20 August, 2004

'The RSS Was Not Involved In It At All'

Vallabhbhai Patel

It was rather strange that the RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav distributed copies of this letter as "proof" in its battle against Arjun Singh, for Patel goes on to talk about the role of Savarkar and the fact that assassination was welcomed by those of t


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

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Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

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It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz