Vallabhbhai Patel
Opinion  /  Published 09.07.22

A bit player

Listening to what might yet be only the last act of one scene in the drama of Boris Johnson’s political career, I was struck by his admission that “no one is remotely indispensable”....
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.22

R-Day tableaux

Politeness is hardly the Centre’s strong point. Expert committees may sit and earnest discussions be undertaken to select and reject tableaux for the Republic Day parade, but that does not mean ...
By The Editorial Board

States  /  Published 30.12.21

Public to get access to Raj Bhavan

Apart from the old Raj Bhavan that has been restored to its former glory, the public will have access to the many gardens and lawns of the complex, the children’s park and get to view the recent...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

India  /  Published 19.12.21

Narendra Modi invokes Patel in Goa

Modi lauded freedom fighters, including those from outside Goa, who fought for the state's freedom. When India got Independence, they still continued the fight to liberate Goa, he added. They ens...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Panaji

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.21

Master's voice

Apologists of an insensitive regime are expected to make outrageous claims. Kangana Ranaut’s statement, that India achieved freedom in the real sense in 2014 with the Independence of 1947, there...
By The Editorial Board


India  /  Published 18.10.21

Patel vilified at CWC meet: BJP

The BJP on Monday accused the Congress of committing a "sin" over reports that a leader at the recent CWC meeting made critical remarks about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the issue of Jammu a...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.10.21

Letters to the editor: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's kisan andolan

Shocking parallel Sir — It is a travesty of the heroic kisan andolan helmed by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Bardoli that around a century later, peasants are still having to fight for ...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 09.10.21

Vallabhai Patel: the kisan's Sardar

In 1931, the annual meeting of the Indian National Congress was held in the port city of Karachi. Vallabhbhai Patel was elected president. Early in his address, Patel remarked: “You have called ...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 01.05.21

Artist needs no monument to be remembered

On a day almost lost now in the mists of time, I started going to college. One of the memories of that first, disorienting day is my startled amusement at a two-syllable word meaning, approximately, &...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

West Bengal  /  Published 20.04.21

Never an outsider in Calcutta

I was born in a house whose walls were carpet-bombed with framed portraits, many of which were of blood relatives I had never heard of, let alone seen. Those impossible not to recognise were not relat...
By R. Rajagopal


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