Tag: Jawaharlal Nehru

‘Nehru’s tribal wife’ passes away
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‘Nehru’s tribal wife’ passes away

November 22, 2023

Local politicians demand memorial next to Nehru’s statue at a park in Panchet Dhanbad: Budhni Manjhiyain, a woman from the Santhal tribe, passed away at the age of 80 at her residence near Panchet in Jharkhand. Budhni Manjhiyain lived and died in exile. She acquired fame, rather infamy, as the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s…

The Discovery of Nehru -2
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

The Discovery of Nehru -2

February 17, 2023

[Continued from yesterday] Everything was hunky dory for the Maharaja Hari Singh Bahadur till the day we got independence. Soon after, the Maharaja was shaken by a savage tribe of raiders who appeared on the borders of his kingdom. Kashmiri leader Sheik Abdulla who was fighting for freedom from the Maharaja’s despotic rule was put…

The Discovery of Nehru -1
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

The Discovery of Nehru -1

February 16, 2023

It is needless to say that the inspiration for the headline of this article is derived from the well-known book titled ‘The Discovery of India,’ written by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, our first Prime Minister, while he was in jail. Likewise, the inspiration for me to write this article has come from a very rare book            …

What it takes to be a leader? —1
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

What it takes to be a leader? —1

January 4, 2022

Concern, Confidence and Courage? We often hear the refrain ‘leadership crisis.’ When Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister and Vallabhbhai Patel was not there, we heard political pundits asking, ‘After Nehru who?’ A foreign journalist and author Welles Hangen had even written a book with that title in 1963, a year before Nehru died….

A Chinese Memory Revived
Feature Articles

A Chinese Memory Revived

May 17, 2021

By Girija Madhavan Browsing through the internet, a photo from a bygone era  caught my eye: Pandit Nehru with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, also called Chou Enlai [1898-1976]. His chiselled features and thick, black eyebrows, brought back memories of seeing him long ago, in person in Beijing [known as Peking earlier]. My husband, A. Madhavan…

After 15 Prime Ministers, What?
Columns, Point of View

After 15 Prime Ministers, What?

June 2, 2020

By T.J.S. George When history bends to the whims of those in power, beware.  The British bent it to make them look like benefactors of India. After they left, we have had 15 Prime Ministers. How did they shape history?  Some put things down on paper, so we have a fair means of forming opinions…

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