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The Nehruvian imprint on Indus Waters Treaty

The Indus Waters Treaty may have prevented “another Korea”, as the World Bank had anxiously observed, but it did not fundamentally change Pakistan’s lower riparian angst nor in its perception of the upper riparian dominance of India.
As a military dictator, Khan’s diktat overrode public opinion, while the democratic Nehru had to contend with domestic opposition.(Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
As a military dictator, Khan’s diktat overrode public opinion, while the democratic Nehru had to contend with domestic opposition.(Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 05:56 AM IST
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ByUttam Kumar Sinha

Marking the country’s tryst with destiny

At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her successes and her failures.
Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the midnight session of the Constituent Assembly of India in New Delhi on August 15, 1947.
Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the midnight session of the Constituent Assembly of India in New Delhi on August 15, 1947.
Published on Aug 15, 2020 05:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Shashi Tharoor shares note Rabindranath Tagore wrote to Jawaharlal Nehru after reading his autobiography

Shashi Tharoor’s tweet about Rabindranath Tagore’s note to Pandit Nehru encapsulates the essence of nostalgia.
Shashi Tharoor tweeted this message written by Rabindranath Tagore to Pandit Nehru.(Twitter/@ShashiTharoor)
Shashi Tharoor tweeted this message written by Rabindranath Tagore to Pandit Nehru.(Twitter/@ShashiTharoor)
Published on Aug 01, 2020 12:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Budhiraja

The Congress needs to look at its own history, writes Karan Thapar

Four generations of Nehru-Gandhis have become congress presidents — and on two occasions prime minister — while still in their forties
Five years ago, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot were considered its future. Youthful, charming, popular, articulate and equally fluent in Hindi and English(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Five years ago, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot were considered its future. Youthful, charming, popular, articulate and equally fluent in Hindi and English(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 08:41 PM IST
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Allowing communities to manage common assets | Opinion

In India, village common land is an example of an asset which is theoretically common property, and should be managed by the community, but all too often, is not
When common assets are not managed on a community basis of mutual trust, either the government or the market steps in to take them over (Representational image)(SHUTTERSTOCK)
When common assets are not managed on a community basis of mutual trust, either the government or the market steps in to take them over (Representational image)(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 08:30 PM IST
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ByMark Tully

Sharad Pawar recalls visits by Nehru, Chavan to border post-1962 war

Pawar recalled that when he was the defence minister in 1993, he had gone to China and a treaty was signed, under which soldiers from both the sides were to be pulled back.
To a question about Modi’s visit to Ladakh after the clashes between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Galwan valley, Pawar said that in 1962, China defeated India in war.(HT Photo)
To a question about Modi’s visit to Ladakh after the clashes between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Galwan valley, Pawar said that in 1962, China defeated India in war.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2020 12:00 AM IST
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On China, the error of judgement

There has been a military lapse, or a political-diplomatic failure. Acknowledge it, course correct
Recognise that Chinese ambitions in the neighbourhood pose a threat and restore status quo ante along the LAC(AP)
Recognise that Chinese ambitions in the neighbourhood pose a threat and restore status quo ante along the LAC(AP)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 06:58 PM IST
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PM Modi pays tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary

One of the principal leaders of the Indian freedom struggle along with Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru became the first prime minister of the country after Independence.
Nehru was born in Allahabad (now Prayagraj) on November 14, 1889. He died in Delhi on May 27, 1964.
Nehru was born in Allahabad (now Prayagraj) on November 14, 1889. He died in Delhi on May 27, 1964.
Updated on May 27, 2020 08:57 AM IST
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Sambit Patra booked for tweets against Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi

In the FIR, it has been claimed that BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra in his tweets had levelled false allegations against Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi in connection with the Kashmir issue, 1984 anti-Sikh riots and Bofors scam.
Sambit Patra has been accused of using derogatory language against the former PMs that could incite any class or community of person to commit any offence against any other class or community.(PTI)
Sambit Patra has been accused of using derogatory language against the former PMs that could incite any class or community of person to commit any offence against any other class or community.(PTI)
Updated on May 12, 2020 05:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raipur | ByRitesh Mishra

Shed partisanship, reach out to the best minds, writes Ramachandra Guha

In 1947, Nehru and Patel reached out to their fiercest critics and invited them to join the Cabinet. They worked with bureaucrats who had helped the Raj repress the freedom struggle. This helped the country tide over Partition. Modi-Shah should emulate the example
To accomplish these varied and complex tasks, Nehru and Patel recognised that, in the choice of their Cabinet colleagues, they must not be constrained by partisan considerations.(HT ARCHIVES)
To accomplish these varied and complex tasks, Nehru and Patel recognised that, in the choice of their Cabinet colleagues, they must not be constrained by partisan considerations.(HT ARCHIVES)
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 05:07 PM IST
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With Ramayan, Mahabharat back on TV screens amid lockdown, here are shows we’d love to watch again

As India battles Covid-19 amid a 21-day lockdown, many of the most-loved TV serials are coming back on the TV screens beginning with Ramayan and followed by Mahabharat. Here’s a list of serials which we would love watch again.
(Left) Karamchand, Vikram Aur Betaal and Fauji were hit serials in their time.
(Left) Karamchand, Vikram Aur Betaal and Fauji were hit serials in their time.
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 07:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

How India’s top political leaders responded to the riots in 1947

They were courageous under fire and united under pressure. Today’s leaders have much to learn from them
Gandhi touring Noakhali in 1946, as part of his peace mission.(Courtesy: National Gandhi Museum)
Gandhi touring Noakhali in 1946, as part of his peace mission.(Courtesy: National Gandhi Museum)
Updated on Mar 05, 2020 06:54 PM IST
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ByNarayani Basu

To contain coronavirus, monitor and communicate

Science, a functioning public health system, and government support are critical in managing epidemics
In this September 1947 photo hundreds of Muslim refugees crowd on top a train leaving New Delhi for Pakistan(AP)
In this September 1947 photo hundreds of Muslim refugees crowd on top a train leaving New Delhi for Pakistan(AP)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 12:26 PM IST
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ByRama Baru

India must bow its head to Maharashtra on this day

Three Marathas — Shivaji, Tilak and GK Gokhale — made their mark on history in different ways on February 19
To GK Gokhale, politics meant civility and courage, the civility to acknowledge one’s own limitations and the courage to cross them in humility for the greatness of the country. This was the only honourable path.(HT Photo)
To GK Gokhale, politics meant civility and courage, the civility to acknowledge one’s own limitations and the courage to cross them in humility for the greatness of the country. This was the only honourable path.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 12:00 PM IST
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In Namaste Trump, an Eisenhower throwback

The first time India used teeming thousands to woo a US president was during Dwight D Eisenhower’s state visit in December 1959.
A huge crowd greets Dwight D Eisenhower (R) at Connaught Place in Delhi in 1959.(HT File)
A huge crowd greets Dwight D Eisenhower (R) at Connaught Place in Delhi in 1959.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 06:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPramit Pal Chaudhuri

Jaishankar’s post on Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel kicks up Twitter slugfest

Jaishankar, who launched the book “VP Menon, the unsung architect of modern India” here on Wednesday, tweeted that he “learnt from the book that Nehru did not want Patel in the Cabinet in 1947 and omitted him from the initial Cabinet list.
Foreign minister S Jaishankar at the launch of the book “VP Menon, the unsung architect of modern India” on Thursday.(@DrSJaishankar/Twitter)
Foreign minister S Jaishankar at the launch of the book “VP Menon, the unsung architect of modern India” on Thursday.(@DrSJaishankar/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 14, 2020 02:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Review: Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam by MJ Akbar

According to MJ Akbar’s new book, Jinnah was both overestimated and underestimated by Gandhi, Nehru, and Patel
Muhammad Ali Jinnah with MK Gandhi in 1946.(Universal Images Group via Getty)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah with MK Gandhi in 1946.(Universal Images Group via Getty)
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 07:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByK Natwar Singh

Rahul Gandhi responds to PM’s jibe, says Nehru and Pakistan are Modi’s tools of ‘distraction’

A glimpse of their continuing political duel came during the PM’s speech when he took a dig at Rahul Gandhi’s intervention and suggested the former president of the Congress party was slow to react.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(PTI photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(PTI photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 06:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Safeguarding free speech from threats is important |Opinion

REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS: The enumeration of specific subjects in Article 19(2), on which the freedom of speech could be restricted, kept a check on excessive inroads into the right.
The Nation’s elected leaders at work on the constitution which free India should have been appearing in the picture are BR Ambedkar, Sarat Chandra Bose, Vallabhbhai Patel, BG Kher, Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi and Frank Anthony(HT Photo/ Archive)
The Nation’s elected leaders at work on the constitution which free India should have been appearing in the picture are BR Ambedkar, Sarat Chandra Bose, Vallabhbhai Patel, BG Kher, Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi and Frank Anthony(HT Photo/ Archive)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 06:37 AM IST
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ByMadhavi Goradia Divan

Opinion| How the Constitution moulded citizens

The protests we’re seeing today — and which show little sign of slackening — are the most positive reaffirmation of our commitment to the Constitution. That’s another reason why this Republic Day is special
Are the anti-CAA protests a sign that our commitment to the Constitution is as strong as it ever was?(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Are the anti-CAA protests a sign that our commitment to the Constitution is as strong as it ever was?(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 25, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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Republic@70: People who steered India’s founding document

India is going to celebrate its 70th Republic Day on January 26 this year.
Preamble Constitution of Republic of India
Preamble Constitution of Republic of India
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 09:53 PM IST
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The audacity of democratic hope

The diversity referred to the unmistakable extant social and economic conditions; the unity and democracy were challenges and aspirations.
A view of the Constituent Assembly on December 10, 1946.(HT archive)
A view of the Constituent Assembly on December 10, 1946.(HT archive)
Published on Jan 20, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByUday S Mehta

‘Those who don’t accept Vande Mataram have no right to be in India’: Minister on CAA

He said the Act, which seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities when entered India before December 31, 2014 from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, should have been passed 70 years ago.
Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was a way to “atone for the sin of Partition” committed by the Congress(HT Photo)
Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was a way to “atone for the sin of Partition” committed by the Congress(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 11:13 AM IST
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Goa CM blames Nehru for ‘delaying’ Goa’s liberation, causes uproar

Pramod Sawant was chosen to succeed Manohar Parrikar as chief minister in March last year despite being among the youngest BJP legislators in the Goa Legislative Assembly.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant arrives to attend the State Finance Ministers’ meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI photo)
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant arrives to attend the State Finance Ministers’ meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI photo)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

TN Chaturvedi: A scholar in bureaucracy and politics| Opinion

An exceptional IAS officer, a truly non-partisan governor, TNC was engaged with ideas and books till the very end
As governor, there was universal respect for Chaturvedi in Karnataka, universal faith in his impartiality(HT Photo)
As governor, there was universal respect for Chaturvedi in Karnataka, universal faith in his impartiality(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 12, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

VK Krishna Menon, Shi’ism in Pakistan, and a book of witty essays are on our list of good reads this week
A compelling biography of a controversial figure, a look at Shi’ism in Pakistan, and witty essays are on the reading list this week.(HT Team)
A compelling biography of a controversial figure, a look at Shi’ism in Pakistan, and witty essays are on the reading list this week.(HT Team)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 07:49 PM IST
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The saga of Krishna Menon and the Indian Army

If Nehru and Krishna Menon had listened to Thimayya, India would not have lost the 1962 war
Menon became Nehru’s kindred soul from the 1930s(HT Archive)
Menon became Nehru’s kindred soul from the 1930s(HT Archive)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 08:34 AM IST
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The Print | ByShekhar Gupta

Time to address Muslim anxieties | Opinion

The Indian polity must aim to make them full and active participants in all spheres of national life
JanIndia’s strategic interests require social peace. Neither aggression nor withdrawal will help(Santosh Kumar /HT)
JanIndia’s strategic interests require social peace. Neither aggression nor withdrawal will help(Santosh Kumar /HT)
Updated on Jan 07, 2020 09:12 PM IST
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ByVivek Katju

Payal Rohatgi detained by Rajasthan Police for objectionable comment on Jawaharlal Nehru

Payal Rohatgi was detained by Rajasthan police for making an ‘objectionable video’ about former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Payal Rohatgi stays in news due to her controversial statements.
Payal Rohatgi stays in news due to her controversial statements.
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 02:17 PM IST
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Asian News International, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘CAB is the result of BJP’s divisive policy’: Tarun Gogoi

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi said that the bill is a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s “divisive policy” of “one nation, one religion”.
Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi said that the bill is a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s “divisive policy”(PTI)
Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi said that the bill is a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s “divisive policy”(PTI)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 12:27 PM IST
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