Follow us on

|

COVER STORY

Nehru cover
12-12-2014

Nehru's legacy

A critical appraisal of the legacy of free India's first Prime Minister.

Briefing

FL12DABRAL1
Through my Window

From the earth and the sky

K.Satchidanandan
FL12MIDEAST-JERUSALEMVIOLENCE
Palestine

Third intifada?

World Affairs
Israel’s latest provocation is part of a stealthy plan to establish Jewish control over the Al Aqsa mosque area in Jerusalem, the third most revered p
FL12CHINA1
APEC Summit

Towards Multipolarity

World Affairs
As China steps up its role as the global growth engine, the APEC summit in Beijing opens a new chapter in the geopolitical rivalry between the U.S. an
FL12IS3
West Asia

Rise of the jehadis

World Affairs
Patrick Cockburn, in his new book The Jihadis Return, traces the origins of the Islamic State to the U.S.-engineered collapse of the Iraqi state and s
FL12 BK kolhajpg

Beyond the border

Books
The personal and professional experience of Ranjit Singh Kalha, who has dealt with China for over 12 years, makes his book refreshingly different from
FL12CAGE1

A prisoner’s trials

Books
The book gives a graphic description of the miserable lives of prisoners and the blatant violation of human rights by the law enforcers.
fl12bookagnjpg

Mystics & music

Books
The books take the reader to the heart of the Sufi tradition and reveal its little-known musical forms.
fl12 rosetta cometjpg
Space

On a comet

Science & Technology
The orbiter Rosetta and its lander Philae make a historic cometary mission, despite an unsatisfactory landing.
FL12GRANITE2
Scandal

Removing roadblocks

India
The appointment of U. Sagayam as the High Court’s Special Officer to probe the illegal mining activities in the State enthuses farmers and activists w
Fig 1Waialealejpg
Spotlight

To harness monsoon

Environment
A novel suggestion to find a permanent solution to the problem of water scarcity in Chennai: reshape the face of a mountain.
Comet67Pon19September2014jpg

Cosmic secrets

Science & Technology
FL12PTA
Controversy

Protecting monopolies

India
Producers of polyester fibre allege that the imposition of anti-dumping duties on PTA protects the monopoly in the industry.
India & Sri Lanka

Semantics of a release

India
FL12DIPLONAM2
Diplomacy

The middle path

Lead Story
Nehru’s pragmatic diplomacy gave a newly independent India a stature in world affairs much above its economic and military power and guided it deftly
FL12SCIIIT
Imagining the nation

Science as solution

Lead Story
For Jawaharlal Nehru, science was an “enzyme of hope”, a romance, a dream, and a constructive way of imagining the nation, which he wanted everyone to
fl12 ibis GPS1jpg
Bald Ibis

Under a wing

Conservation
FL12SHAMNAD
Patents

Breach of promise on IPR policy?

India
By constituting a new think tank on intellectual property rights and seemingly sidelining the committee it had set up earlier, the government appears
FL12STERILISATION
Public Health

Anatomy of a tragedy

Social Issues
The sterilisation drive that resulted in the death of 13 women in Chhattisgarh points to the flawed targeted-sterilisation programme with focus on wom
FL12 GK vasanjpg
Politics

Split after defeat

Politics
The high command’s high-handedness is blamed for G.K. Vasan’s decision to break away from the Congress and set up his own party.
FL12IPCC
Data Card

New emissions target

Data Stories
While the E.U, the U.S. and China have announced their new emission reduction targets with much fanfare, these may prove well short of what is require
FL12MANI1
Modern nationhood

A vision for India: Nehru’s idea of modern nationhood

Lead Story
It is necessary to revive the four key dimensions of Nehru’s vision for a modern nationhood—democracy, secularism, socialism and non-alignment.
FL12WITHNIZAM
Opinion

Failed ideas of Jawaharlal Nehru

Lead Story
The deification of Nehru was a function of the Congress’ vote politics, but none of his ideas ever worked.
FL12EMSEXTRACTS
Extracts from EMS’ book

On the legacy of Gandhi and Nehru

Lead Story
The legacy of both Gandhi and Nehru is by and large negative. India should break with it.
FL12NEHRUSWEARING
Voice for the Larger Principle

The importance of being Nehru

Lead Story
Jawaharlal Nehru’s was the voice that always stood for the larger principle, which was often at odds with the aims of his own party and government.
FL12NEHRURIOTS
Idea of secularism

Jawaharlal Nehru: Secular, above all

Lead Story
No other Congress leader had such clarity of vision and determination to combat communalism and establish a secularist state as Nehru. And this legacy
FL12HCBNEHRU
From Nehru to his Chief Ministers

Letters for a nation: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to Chief Ministers

Lead Story
Nehru wrote to his Chief Ministers on the 1st and 15th of each month and he had written 400 letters from 1947 to 1963.
FL12LAWRENCE
Essay

Muslims & police

Social Justice
Enduring “institutional prejudice”—this conclusion of a famous inquiry report in the U.K. holds good for India’s minority situation as well.
FL12PATNAIK
Nehru's legacy

The Nehru development model

Lead Story
The Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy, which does not promote the export of products that take land away from foodgrain production, must constitute the crux
FL12SCIIIT
Imagining the nation

How Nehru used science for nation building

Lead Story
For Jawaharlal Nehru, science was an “enzyme of hope”, a romance, a dream, and a constructive way of imagining the nation.
FL12DIPLONAM2
Diplomacy

The middle path: Nehru’s pragmatic diplomacy

Lead Story
Nehru’s diplomacy gave a newly independent India a stature in world affairs much above its economic and military power and guided it deftly in a world
FL12PATNAIK
Nehru's legacy: Development plan

The Nehru model of development

Lead Story
The Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy must constitute the crux of any anti-imperialist development plan.
FL12LAWRENCE
Essay

Muslims & police

Social Justice
Enduring “institutional prejudice”—this conclusion of a famous inquiry report in the U.K. holds good for India’s minority situation as well.
fl12 ibis paraplane1jpg
Bald Ibis

Under a wing

Conservation
FL12PURNIMABOOK

Unsung heroes

Books
For everyone interested in India’s contribution to the First World War, David Omissi’s book is a mine of information.