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Nehru, Gandhi, and Sardar Patel sitting together
It was also ironical that in December 1948, the RSS’ first mass agitation was based on Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of non-violence.
Representational image | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
The authors, who are the people behind Alt News website, bust fake news that did the rounds in India.
Bullet marks seen at Jallianwala Bagh | Flickr
Col Dyer had tasted blood and realised that the more he humiliated the Indians, the more his stock rose with the British.
A file image of Dawood Ibrahim
Crime writer Hussain Zaidi notes how Khalid Khan Bachcha protected Dawood and moulded him into a cunning mafia boss.
Lalu Prasad Yadav
In his autobiography Gopalganj to Raisina, RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav writes about Nitish Kumar’s many political flip-flops.
File photo of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee having a discussion with then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi | Arvind Yadav /Hindustan Times via Getty Images
One of the characteristics author Raheel Dhattiwala found common among many Muslim testimonies in Gujarat was self-blame.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Prime Minster Narendra Modi at tea time during the At Home reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan | Praveen Jain/ThePrint
‘Gareebon ka Neta’ Modi is going to go to the polls with exactly the same record that he accused the Congress-led UPA of: a polity of promises, and not performance.
File photo of Sanath Jayasuriya | Commons
India took a long time to shake off the after-effects of Sanath Jayasuriya’s brutal assault. And yet everyone yearned for a Sanath prototype in the team.
Freda Bedi, with her husband B.P.L. Bedi at Srinagar, 1948 | Commons
Andrew Whitehead writes about the revolutionary Freda Bedi, who was jailed for supporting the Indian national cause over Britain’s and later became a Buddhist nun.
Members of the media | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg
Who funds elections is an open secret, but nothing much is written about it in the media, write Jaishri Jathwaney & Samir Kapur in their book ‘When India Votes’.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.