Jawaharlal Nehru

Prem Behari Narain Raizada: The Man Who (literally) Wrote India's Constitution

The constitution of India—the longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world—has always been associated with Dr BR Ambedkar. …

India

Creeping fear: Not just Muslims, India is also failing its Christian minority

The Sangh Parivar’s hate propaganda has nothing to do with facts.<p>On the bare floor of a police lock-up in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, 32 priests and …

Religion

From dissing Darwin to yogic farming: A short history of the BJP’s brush with pseudoscience

What happens when the country's top leaders peddle mumbo jumbo?<p>In 1954, India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru described big dams like the …

India

Readers’ comments: If chimps and monkeys had evolved into human beings, why do they still exist?

A selection of readers’ opinions.<p><b>Evolution convolution</b><p>I am an engineer and I personally don’t believe in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution …

India

A 1967 document related to the nizam of Hyderabad has gone missing, shows RTI query

The government document allowed the descendant of the last nizam to continue using the title.<p>A five-decade-old government document that allowed the …

India

The Pravasi Bharatiya kutumbakam in ASEAN

Cultural Diplomacy undertaken through ancient sea voyages made an ASEAN landfall at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Singapore recently. The …

India

Out of my mind: Kurukshetra 2019

Within four years of coming to power, Narendra Modi has transformed the political ideological map of India.

India

Narendra Modi need not explain hugging world leaders, being 'touchy feely' is the desi way of welcoming guests - Firstpost

The camera can be a bitch. Between awkward pats on the back and other places (US President George W Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel), …

India

EC's disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs is no surprise, but office of profit case marks moral loss for Kejriwal - Firstpost

It is not surprising that the Election Commission recommended disqualification of 20 MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for holding 'office of profit'. It …

India

Decentralised Democracy in India: Gandhi’s Vision and Reality review: The road to development

With quiet, understated passion founded on an encyclopaedic knowledge of Gandhi’s writings and the workings of the Indian state, the authors examine …

India

Did you know Mohammad Kaif is a politician?

1/23<p><b>Mohammad Kaif:</b> He contested in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh's Phulpur constituency on a Congress ticket. Phulpur is famous in …

India

News Daily: Cancer test 'excitement' and NZ PM's pregnancy

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>Cancer test trial 'enormously exciting'<p>Developing a universal blood test for cancer is one of the great goals in medicine, and scientists appear to be getting nearer. A team at John Hopkins University, in the US, has trialled a method that can pick up eight …

Jacinda Ardern

Unfulfilled dreams, stunning portraits

For over a decade or so, Rajnarain Dixit has been exploring to adapt to stage significant contemporary Hindi novels by Kashinath Singh, Bhisam Sahni, …

Rang

Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India: Deepening ties with Israel a discernible shift from Nehruvian diplomacy - Firstpost

If internationalism is shared history, India and Israel were destined for amity. Both nations, however different in their geographical constituency, …

Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu in Mumbai updates: Israel PM calls Narendra Modi 'great patriot' LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage - Firstpost

<b>Benjamin Netanyahu set to meet Bollywood celebrity Amitabh Bachchan, reports India Today</b><p><b>Benjamin Netanyahu says intelligence sharing key to deal with</b> …

Israel

‘End fleecing of pilgrims by airlines’

Kerala State Haj Committee chairman Thodiyoor Muhammed Kunju Moulavi has said that the Muslim community generally has no objection to the decision to …

India

Only one Indian city made the New York Times’ 2018 travel list

From Bolivia to Bhutan, the New York Times’ “52 Places to Go” list for 2018 is unsurprisingly filled with wanderlust-inducing destinations. This year, though, there’s only one Indian city on the list: Chandigarh.<p>Described as a “green city and a mecca for architecture lovers,” the capital of the …

Travel (India)

Past Continuous: How Gandhi Sealed His Own Fate With the Last Fast

Share this:<p>A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.<p><i>Gandhi’s final fast (January 13-18, 1948):</i> …

India

Benjamin Netanyahu in India: Gap between rousing rhetoric and strategic progress is huge - Firstpost

It is hard to miss the camaraderie between Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu as both leaders seek to take bilateral relationship to “new heights”. …

India

Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley can't treat agriculture as just another sector; it needs targeted policy action - Firstpost

Soon after Independence in 1947, then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said “everything else can wait, but not agriculture”. Prime Minister Narendra …

India

ISL 2017-18: Iain Hume leads Kerala Blasters' resurgence in week 10; Delhi Dynamos finally show some fight - Firstpost

Pivotal! Week 10 of the Indian Super League (ISL) could prove to be a potentially game-changing week in the competition. From Kerala Blasters winning …

Sports (India)

Can India really play 'best friends' to Israel, Palestine and Iran at the same time?

'De-hyphenate!'<p>That's the word being used to describe India's nimble delinking of bilateral relations with Israel and with Palestine. And that …

India

With Greater Economic Strength, India Believes Its 'Time Has Come'

Once poverty-stricken and reliant on international aid, India opened up its economy in the early 1990s and has since seen steady, sometimes remarkable, economic growth. Today, by most measures, India is one of the world's largest and fastest growing economies.<p>Millions have been lifted out of abject …

Travel (India)

Egyptians remember ‘father of the poor’

Cairo: Octogenarian Ahmad Dahshan credits late Egyptian president Jamal Abdul Nasser with transforming his life. Dahshan, now aged 85, was among …

Egypt

‘Each of You Should Examine Your Own Self’: Gandhi on the Third Day of His Final Fast

Share this:<p>The discourse delivered by Mahatma Gandhi at the prayer meeting on January 15, 1948, the third day of his final fast.<p><i>Gandhi’s final fast</i> …

Mahatma Gandhi

Supreme Court judges' revolt necessary to stop executive from abusing power, reaffirms free spirit of judiciary - Firstpost

India has a complicated relationship with its judiciary. On the one side, it's interpreted as an institution of incomparable panache, an old-worldly …

India

ISL 2017/18: Gregory Nelson secures win for Chennaiyin FC against FC Pune City

Chennaiyin FC continued their dominance of the Pune outfit. (Source: ISL)<p>Chennaiyin FC rode on Gregory Nelson’s 83rd minute strike to post a 1-0 win …

Soccer

China’s India War – Collision Course on the Roof of the World review: A counter narrative to history

On February 24, 1962, the Indian army established an outpost at Dhola in the gorge of Namka Chu river where the borders of India, Bhutan and Tibet …

China

The Day Gandhi Began His Last Fast

Share this:<p>For Gandhi, death was preferable to life if staying alive meant witnessing the destruction of the Hindu and Sikh faiths as well as Islam …

India

Decolonization – A Short History review: The end of the empire

If Stalinism can be considered as an aberration of the democratic socialist revolution of 1918, then the surge of nationalism aimed at a 20th century …

Ho Chi Minh City