Chilling parallels can be seen in the Covid19 pandemic and India's war on smallpox. A gripping account of how a WHO team broke down doors, tailed devotees of the Smallpox Goddess, and used a novel technique to ‘break the chain’ in the 1970s. In 2 years, India was smallpox-free.
At the dawn of a free India, Jawaharlal Nehru chose a ‘national government’ to rebuild the country and shape its future. Find out why this noble experiment – of putting merit above politics – crashed, and whether a national government can ever be a reality?
Raj Kumar Shukla was more than just a peasant from Bihar. His relentless pursuit of Gandhi convinced the Mahatma to free Champaran’s indigo farmers from enslavement and launch his first satyagraha in India. Here’s his compelling story...
Kannada consciousness is closely linked to the Kannada language, evidence of which goes back more than 2,000 years. On the occasion of Ugadi, a fascinating account of how the ‘idea of Karnataka’ took shape in the late 19th century and some of the challenges that remain
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