Free Press Journal
  • What a Life! A Kaleidoscope of Rajinder Puri’s Cartoons by Partha Chatterjee, Arvindar Singh- Review

    The one cartoon of Rajinder Puri that sums up his philosophy in life is the iconic one that graces the cover of his book What a Life! A Kaleidoscope of Rajinder Puri’s Cartoons. Aptly named, The Void, the 1964 composition holds at its centre a white silhouette of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, surrounded by a mass of people, representing the loss of a beloved leader of a devoted nation. The cartoonist and

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    PM Narendra Modi in Mann ki Baat remembers Veer Savarkar, Jawaharlal Nehru

    New Delhi: PM Modi can be effusive in his praise, when he so desires. On Sunday, he fondly remembered Hindutva proponent Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, saying the memories of this month are linked with him. He also mentioned former PM Nehru – May 27 is his death anniversary – but only in the passing, a casual one liner. “This was the very month (May) in 1857, when Indians had displayed their strength against

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    Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: 3 bizarre theories and facts around the life of the first PM of India

    Jawaharlal Nehru doesn’t need any introduction. He is well known as an influential leader in the Indian independence movement and  was the political heir of Mahatma Gandhi. He became the first prime minister of Independent India in 1947 and held the Prime Ministerial office for three times. He is known as a visionary who laid the foundation of free India. He successfully established various economic, social and educational reforms that are even

  • SP MP compares Jinnah to Gandhi, Nehru

    Gorakhpur (UP) : Newly elected Samajwadi Party MP Praveen Nishad on Friday sparked a controversy by comparing the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru to that of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, during the freedom struggle.

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    PM Narendra Modi skipped critical issues on ‘casual’ China visit: Shiv Sena

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his just-concluded China visit, claiming it was a “casual” tour during which he avoided taking up crucial bilateral issues with President Xi Jinping in view of the next year’s general elections.

  • Heritage building where Jawaharlal Nehru got married being destroyed: Delhi HC told

    New Delhi: Haksar Haveli, the centuries-old heritage building in old Delhi where India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru got married to Kamala Nehru, is on verge of being destroyed by builders for their “financial lust”, the Delhi High Court was today told. The issue was brought before the court by advocate M Qayam Ud Din, representing petitioner Kusum Sehgal, who submitted that unauthorised construction was being carried out in the famous heritage property

  • Maharashtra: Education department orders more books on Modi, fewer on Shivaji Maharaj

    Mumbai: The Education department has ordered over 1.30 lakh books on personalities like Narendra Modi, Shivaji Maharaj, APJ Abdul Kalam, Shahu Maharaj, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Babasaheb Ambedkar and other leaders. But there is a catch: The number of books ordered on Modi is disproportionately high — 1.5 lakh units purchased at a cost of Rs 59.42 lakh.

  • Maharashtra: Education department orders 1,49,954 books on Modi, 4,343 on Gandhi and 1,635 on Nehru

    Mumbai: School students in Maharashtra will soon get to read about various facets of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the state education department ordering a purchase of nearly 1.5 lakh books on his life. The order was placed last month and most of these books, meant for extra reading for students, will be delivered to state government-run schools by this month-end, a department official said.

  • Lal Bahadur Shastri not hostile to RSS, often consulted Golwalkar: L K Advani

    New Delhi: Lal Bahadur Shastri was not ideologically hostile towards the RSS like Jawaharlal Nehru and would often invite its chief Guru Golwalkar for consultations when he was prime minister, veteran BJP leader L K Advani has said. Describing Shastri as a “dedicated Congressman” in an article in the 70th anniversary edition of the RSS-affiliated weekly Organiser, Advani said his personal qualities won him the goodwill of the nation.

  • When Indira sought Osho secy’s help to persuade Rajiv to enter politics

    New Delhi : After Sanjay Gandhi’s death in a plane crash, his mother Indira Gandhi wanted her other son Rajiv to give up being a professional pilot and enter politics and sought the help of Osho’s secretary Laxmi to persuade him, claims a new book.

  • PM misleading people of Guj: Cong

    Perhaps Modi has also forgotten that it was Nehru who decided after an agitation in Gujarat to constitute the State Reorganisation Commission because of which Gujarat was established as a new state on May 1, 1960 Anand Sharma Former Union Minister.

  • Dynasty a ‘lazy’ word for political succession: Jairam Ramesh

    Mumbai: Dynasty is a “lazy” word coined to describe succession in politics, but public representatives have to ultimately go back and get elected, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday. He said the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru did not launch a dynasty, and that the people who overwhelmingly voted for then premier Indira Gandhi in 1971, threw her out of power in 1977.

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    Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru: An unfair target of critics or just a flawed genius?

    November 14, is celebrated as ‘Children’s Day’ or ‘Bal Diwas’ a known fact, though globally children’s day has been celebrated on November 20. Why did India break away from the world to celebrate ‘Children’s Day’ six days in advance? The answer to the question is also Chacha ji. Until 1964, India also celebrated Children’s Day on November 20 but soon after Nehru passed away his birthday November 14 began to be observed

  • Children’s Day Special: Revisit the child in you

    Childhood stories change with generation but the innocence of those days remains the same, Pritha Banerjee reminiscences while we celebrate Children’s Day