Vallabhbhai Patel
Bihar  /  Published 04.11.18

BJP sings temple chorus, points finger at apex court

Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday claimed that the Supreme Court’s move to defer the Ayodhya title suit case to January had hurt the sentiments of crores of Hindus, and Union ministe...
By Sanjeev Kumar Verma in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 03.11.18

Everybody must get stoned

It is believed that ever since the fall of Icarus, that mythical figure who flew too close to the sun, human civilization had been scratching its head to find a plausible means to soar to great height...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 01.11.18

Divya gets BJP’s goat with statue tweet

A tweet by Divya Spandana, who handles social media for the Congress, set the cat among the pigeons on Thursday but the former MP said she couldn’t “care two hoots”.Spandana posted a picture of ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.11.18

Guha not to take Gujarat varsity job

Historian Ramachandra Guha on Thursday went back on his decision to join Ahmedabad University, citing “circumstances beyond my control”.He announced the decision on Twitter a day after he had crit...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.10.18

Patel dwarfs Patel as Urjit steals PM’s show

The day Prime Minister Narendra Modi basked in the glory of the world’s tallest statue, a taller and far less uplifting spectre loomed over some of the most important institutions in the country.The...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.10.18

Congress flags Sangh’s Patel irony

The Congress on Wednesday hit back at the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for trying to usurp Vallabhbhai Patel’s political legacy, saying it was “ironic” that the Narendra Modi dispensa...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

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

Opinion  /  Published 03.11.18

An irony cast in stone

The very reasons cited for honouring Vallabhbhai Patel suggest he would have been profoundly disappointed at the futility of the so-called Statue of Unity. India’s first home minister under whose gu...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

Opinion  /  Published 31.10.18

What the Patel statue website says – and omits

By Manashi Sengupta in

India  /  Published 21.10.18

Cong hits back, tags BJP ‘legacy-less’

The Congress on Sunday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sneering allegation about ignoring Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to promote the Nehru-Gandhi family, accus...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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