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Excerpt: Treasured Epistles by K Natwar Singh

Some of the most famous political and literary figures of the 20th century maintained an affectionate correspondence with K Natwar Singh. The letters collected in this volume recreate a vanished world. An excerpt
K Natwar Singh (R) with Nirad C Chaudhuri.(Courtesy Rupa)
K Natwar Singh (R) with Nirad C Chaudhuri.(Courtesy Rupa)
Updated on Jan 19, 2019 11:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

The mandir is a symbol of tolerance

Ever since independence, Indian Communists have been trying to introduce a non-Indian idea of Bharat into Indian culture.
Dr Rajendra Prasad believed that the resurrection of Somnath temple will only be complete when India reclaims its lost cultural and economic glory(Shutterstock)
Dr Rajendra Prasad believed that the resurrection of Somnath temple will only be complete when India reclaims its lost cultural and economic glory(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 03, 2019 07:30 AM IST
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ByManmohan Vaidya

BJP government taking country on ‘wrong path’, alleges former PM Manmohan Singh

Former PM Manmohan Singh said that the Congress had played an important role in strengthening the country’s freedom, but “during the last four and a half years, the BJP laid emphasis on things which could adversely affect India’s history”.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh alleged Monday the BJP-led central government was taking the country towards a “wrong path” and the nation’s freedom could be under threat due to its actions.(PTI File Photo)
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh alleged Monday the BJP-led central government was taking the country towards a “wrong path” and the nation’s freedom could be under threat due to its actions.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 09:43 PM IST
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Mohali | ByPress Trust of India

Rahul Gandhi’s gotra is ‘Dattatreya’, he is Kashmiri Brahmin, says priest

Dinanath Kaul, the priest, told reporters,“His gotra is ‘Dattatreya’ and he is a Kashmiri Brahmin. Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi have come and offered prayers at the ghat and it is recorded with us.”
A priest at the Pushkar lake in Rajasthan, who presided over the puja offered by Rahul Gandhi on Monday, claimed that the Congress president’s gotra was ‘Dattatreya’ and he is a Kashmiri Brahmin.(HT Photo)
A priest at the Pushkar lake in Rajasthan, who presided over the puja offered by Rahul Gandhi on Monday, claimed that the Congress president’s gotra was ‘Dattatreya’ and he is a Kashmiri Brahmin.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 10:35 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Should take PM Modi’s word for this, says Shashi Tharoor. It isn’t a dig

Shashi Tharoor had credited India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with creating institutional structures that made Narendra Modi’s spectacular rise from a tea seller possible.
New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor presents to Prime Minister Narendra Modi a copy of his book titled ‘An Era of Darkness : The British Empire in India’ in New Delhi(PTI)
New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor presents to Prime Minister Narendra Modi a copy of his book titled ‘An Era of Darkness : The British Empire in India’ in New Delhi(PTI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 04:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Shashi Tharoor’s chaiwala comment is PM Modi’s fresh ammo, hits at Rahul Gandhi

Former minister Shashi Tharoor had, at an event to launch a new edition of his book on Nehru, credited the first prime minister with creating institutional structures.
Campaigning in Chhattisgarh on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday picked on a remark by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor to deliver a stinging attack on the Congress, party boss Rahul Gandhi and his family.(REUTERS)
Campaigning in Chhattisgarh on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday picked on a remark by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor to deliver a stinging attack on the Congress, party boss Rahul Gandhi and his family.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 08:15 PM IST
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Ex-law minister HR Bhardwaj speaks out; Rahul Gandhi is his target once again

The former Karnataka governor had said in 2015 that the Congress party was too weak to counter the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre and that they were “out of touch with the ground reality”.
Sidelined Congress leader and former law minister HR Bhardwaj on said on Thursday party president Rahul Gandhi has to learn a lot and will become a leader only when the people accept him.(PTI)
Sidelined Congress leader and former law minister HR Bhardwaj on said on Thursday party president Rahul Gandhi has to learn a lot and will become a leader only when the people accept him.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 15, 2018 05:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Google Doodle commemorates Children’s Day 2018 with Doodle4Google

The featured doodle has been created by a school student from Mumbai who has won the Doodle4Google 2018 competition in India. Her creation was titled Galaxy, Space Exploration which is a part of this year’s theme, What inspires me?
Galaxy, Space Exploration - the winning doodle at Doodle4Google 2018(Google)
Galaxy, Space Exploration - the winning doodle at Doodle4Google 2018(Google)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 10:22 AM IST
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Sonia Gandhi accuses BJP of undermining Jawaharlal Nehru’s legacy

Sonia Gandhi said Nehru’s core values of democratic institution building, secularism, socialist economics and foreign policy of non-alignment were being challenged by the ruling party.
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “undermining the legacy” of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and urged the people to honour the late leader by fighting with determination to safeguard the country’s democracy.(PTI)
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “undermining the legacy” of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and urged the people to honour the late leader by fighting with determination to safeguard the country’s democracy.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 12:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Children’s Day 2018: Latest quotes, SMSes, wishes to share on WhatsApp and Facebook

Children’s Day 2018: We give you the latest images, wishes and messages which you can share on this day.
Jawaharlal Nehru, who was lovingly referred to as Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru), was very fond of children.(Keystone/Getty Images)
Jawaharlal Nehru, who was lovingly referred to as Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru), was very fond of children.(Keystone/Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 13, 2018 06:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Once Congress had lawyers like Gandhi, Patel and Nehru

They stood up for principles. But the Congress lawyers of today appear repeatedly on behalf of groups that seek to deny women equal rights
Master Tara Singh (standing) speaking at conference, with Kanyalal M Munshi (centre) and Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari (right)(The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Master Tara Singh (standing) speaking at conference, with Kanyalal M Munshi (centre) and Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari (right)(The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 06:13 PM IST
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Panjab University eyes Unesco heritage status for AC Joshi Library

Designed by Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret in collaboration with the university architect BP Mathur, library expert BS Kesavan, and librarian JS Sharma, the library was inaugurated in 1963 by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Though UT recognises the building as heritage, the university does not receive any grant for its much-needed restoration.(HT Photo)
Though UT recognises the building as heritage, the university does not receive any grant for its much-needed restoration.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 12:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

The Sangh has the gumption to evolve constantly

It was a reaching out which was frank, detailed, exhaustive and which, without circumventing hard questions, articulated the Sangh’s positions on crucial issues of the day.
Mohan Bhagwat’s recent outreach and engagement with a wide cross section of the intelligentsia, both national and international, will go down in the history of the Sangh(REUTERS)
Mohan Bhagwat’s recent outreach and engagement with a wide cross section of the intelligentsia, both national and international, will go down in the history of the Sangh(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 02, 2018 06:51 PM IST
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ByAnirban Ganguly

Nehru wasn’t naive on China

He had deep suspicion for “an arrogant, hegemonistic and imperialist nation” and entered into agreements with USA and USSR on sharing intelligence about India’s communist neighbour
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru entering the Parliament House, to inform an angry Parliament of the Indian reverses in the border war with Red China(The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru entering the Parliament House, to inform an angry Parliament of the Indian reverses in the border war with Red China(The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 12:38 PM IST
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ByAshok Parthasarathi

Review: Note By Note by Ankur Bhardwaj, Seema Chishti and Sushant Singh

Note by Note sets the nation’s history to the beat of popular Hindi film music
Songs tied up with the nation’s identity: Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman in Pyaasa.(HT Photo)
Songs tied up with the nation’s identity: Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman in Pyaasa.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 09:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySudhirendar Sharma

Pakistan’s new President Arif Alvi has an interesting Indian connect

Being a son of Jawaharlal Nehru’s dentist is not the only connection that Dr Arif Alvi has with India.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Arif Alvi defeated Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Aitzaz Ahsan and the Pakistan Muslim League-N nominee Maulana Fazl ur Rehman in a three-way contest to become the 13th president.(AFP)
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Arif Alvi defeated Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Aitzaz Ahsan and the Pakistan Muslim League-N nominee Maulana Fazl ur Rehman in a three-way contest to become the 13th president.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 11:17 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Teen Murti row: Nehru’s legacy won’t be undermined, says official

Nehru belongs “not just to the Congress, but to the entire nation,” Singh had said in a letter to Modi on August 24.
In his letter addressed to the PM, Manmohan Singh said during the six-year tenure of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on August 16, “there was absolutely no attempt made to change the nature and character of the NMML and the Teen Murti complex in any way”.(PTI File Photo)
In his letter addressed to the PM, Manmohan Singh said during the six-year tenure of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on August 16, “there was absolutely no attempt made to change the nature and character of the NMML and the Teen Murti complex in any way”.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 11:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Manmohan Singh urges PM Modi not to change ‘nature, character’ of Nehru library

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru belongs to whole of India, not just the Congress, says Manmohan Singh in letter.
Jawaharlal Nehru, freedom movement icon and India’s first prime minister.
Jawaharlal Nehru, freedom movement icon and India’s first prime minister.
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 08:17 PM IST
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Lakhnawi tehzeeb, biryani, poetry: When Vajpayee went down memory lane (Interview published in 2004)

Former prime minister recalled his association with Lucknow and its culture.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee speaks during an interview with Hindustan Times in Delhi on August 12, 2004.(Ajay Aggarwal/ HT photo)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee speaks during an interview with Hindustan Times in Delhi on August 12, 2004.(Ajay Aggarwal/ HT photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | BySunita Aron

Asian Games 2018: Nehru, Jinnah and a whiff of cinnamon, Jakarta all set

Jakarta agreed to host its second Asian Games after Hanoi withdrew due to financial constraints and despite a number of obstacles, Indonesia look ready for the continental extravaganza.
Commuters pass an Asian Games sign on the Ampera Bridge in Palembang, Indonesia.(REUTERS)
Commuters pass an Asian Games sign on the Ampera Bridge in Palembang, Indonesia.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 15, 2018 05:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jakarta | ByAjai Masand

Jawaharlal Nehru ate beef and pork, wasn’t a Pandit: BJP MLA

Often in the news for his contentious statements, the legislator from Ramgarh constituency of Alwar district blamed the Nehru-Gandhi family for all the social evils prevailing in the country.
Jawaharlal Nehru (1869 - 1964). In a provocative remark against Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajasthan BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja said the country’s first prime minister was not a ‘pandit’ as he ate beef and pork.(Getty Images)
Jawaharlal Nehru (1869 - 1964). In a provocative remark against Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajasthan BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja said the country’s first prime minister was not a ‘pandit’ as he ate beef and pork.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 07:02 PM IST
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Jaipur | ByPress Trust of India

Dalai Lama apologises for saying partition wouldn’t have happened had Jinnah become PM

Dalai Lama also thanked former PM Jawaharlal Nehru for supporting the Tibetans’ cause when thousands of them, including monks, fled their motherland after China annexed the mountain country in 1950.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama addresses a function in Bengaluru on Friday.(PTI File Photo)
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama addresses a function in Bengaluru on Friday.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 05:41 PM IST
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IANS, Bengaluru | ByIndo Asian News Service

Partition wouldn’t have happened if Jinnah had become PM: Dalai Lama

The Tibetan spiritual leader said he thinks Mahatma Gandhi was willing to give the prime ministership to Jinnah but Nehru refused.
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama during an event in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama during an event in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 11:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

Voice of the South: How M Karunanidhi deepened Indian democracy

He made national politics truly representative, respectful and accommodative of India’s regional, linguistic and social diversity.
M Karunanidhi speaks to the media at DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam in Chennai in 2016.(PTI file photo)
M Karunanidhi speaks to the media at DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam in Chennai in 2016.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 10:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPrashant Jha

Amid Congress opposition, NMML decides to go ahead with museum for all prime ministers

The new museum for Prime Ministers will be constructed within the precincts of the Teen Murti Estate where Nehru Memorial Museum and Library is located.
Children walk past a photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru at the Nehru Memorial Museum in Delhi.(HT file photo)
Children walk past a photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru at the Nehru Memorial Museum in Delhi.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 09:43 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByJeevan Prakash Sharma and Smriti Kak Ramachandran

Once hailed by PM Nehru for its beauty, ‘India’s Switzerland’ lacks access to power, water, healthcare

In days when even a 12-year-old in an Indian city would be carrying a smartphone and riding to school on a moped, in Baijnath village in UP’s Sonbhadra district, even pregnant women have to be carried to the nearest hospital on cots.
Residents of Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra dig small pits in the foothill of dried waterways in search of potable water.(Sudhir Kumar/HT Photo)
Residents of Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra dig small pits in the foothill of dried waterways in search of potable water.(Sudhir Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 03:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sonbhadra (UP) | BySudhir Kumar

When the RSS praised and flattered Nehru

No Indian democrat should have misgivings about Nehru’s emphatic rejection of the RSS’s overtures to him in 1949. Had our first prime minister allowed the RSS into the Congress fold 70 years ago, the Republic would have been corroded from the start
Like his mentor Gandhi, Nehru was a man of courtesy and civility, always willing to engage with both admirers and critics.(Illustration: Animesh Debnath)
Like his mentor Gandhi, Nehru was a man of courtesy and civility, always willing to engage with both admirers and critics.(Illustration: Animesh Debnath)
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 12:24 PM IST
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Lessons to learn from Pranab’s visit to the RSS event | Opinion

It is important to realise that incessant criticism of the RSS over the years has only strengthened it. Today the BJP, its political arm, is ruling over 20 states as well as the country itself. How can one treat such a powerful organisation as an untouchable for perpetuity?
Former president Pranab Mukherjee speaks as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat adjusts the microphone during the closing ceremony of Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg, an (RSS) event to mark the conclusion of a three-year training camp for swayamsevaks, Nagpur, June 7, 2018(PTI)
Former president Pranab Mukherjee speaks as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat adjusts the microphone during the closing ceremony of Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg, an (RSS) event to mark the conclusion of a three-year training camp for swayamsevaks, Nagpur, June 7, 2018(PTI)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 09:21 AM IST
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ByShashi Shekhar

Is Pranab Mukherjee being pro-dialogue or ideologically ambidextrous?

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who is just a citizen now, is politically unaligned except in legacy terms.
File photo of former president Pranab Mukherjee.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
File photo of former president Pranab Mukherjee.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2018 07:24 AM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByVinod Sharma

Inventors trying to go back and ‘rewrite’ history, says Hamid Ansari

“History cannot be changed,” former vice president Hamid Ansari said at the launch of a book on Jawaharlal Nehru.
Former vice-president Hamid Ansari during the book launch of 'Jawaharlal Nehru' an illustrated biography by A Gopanna, in New Delhi, on Sunday.(PTI)
Former vice-president Hamid Ansari during the book launch of 'Jawaharlal Nehru' an illustrated biography by A Gopanna, in New Delhi, on Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on May 27, 2018 05:37 PM IST
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