Jawaharlal Nehru
India  /  Published 06.11.18

PM's paramount leader wish, in an official note

The Narendra Modi government’s preference for a “presidential” system has found reflection in a concept note for the museum of Prime Ministers that is scheduled to come up on the sprawling Teen ...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.11.18

Political gag spreads across universities

Rajiv Ray, president of the Delhi University Teachers Association and the Federation of Central Universities Teachers Associations slammed the government’s “recent attempts to crush voices of diss...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.18

Private universities and the bullying State

There is a pecking order in the private sector of university education in India. There are the speckled billboards that announce teaching shops on vacant exurban sites just off our highways and then t...
By Mukul Kesavan in

India  /  Published 04.11.18

Arvind stresses the ‘real’ temples

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday described the school classrooms his government has built as “temples”, taking a leaf out of Jawaharlal Nehru’s book and castigating the present rul...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.11.18

Statue or IIT: What Nehru chose

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said India was fortunate to get a Prime Minister like Jawaharlal Nehru, using his example to deride the fresh Ram temple campaign and the Narendra Modi g...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.11.18

Varsity to museum, the pattern shows

In the middle of a furore over the alleged threat to institutions under the Narendra Modi regime, two events that unfolded nearly 1,000km apart have signalled a further shrinking of the space for diss...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 31.10.18

Why India needs the Statue of Unity

If there is one country in the world that understands the importance of national unity, it is the United States of America. After all it fought a civil war to preserve it. That’s why the first memor...
By Hindol Sengupta in

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.18

Jinnah's politics of language, now in India

One of the joys of reading old newspapers on microfilm is the serendipitous discoveries one makes. Looking for reports on Gandhi’s stay in Calcutta in August-September 1947, I came across a remarkab...
By Ramachandra Guha in

India  /  Published 28.10.18

Weightage for viva slashed

The University Grants Commission has fixed a 70:30 formula for selecting research students with the bigger weightage for what candidates score in their written entrance exam and 30 per cent of how muc...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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