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Morarji Desai, the prime minister for whom time in PMO was ‘tougher than prison’

Morarji Desai, India's first non-Congress PM, was the only Indian who won the Bharat Ratna & Pakistan's highest civilian award — the Nishan-e-Pakistan. 
Badan Singh Baddo

BMW, Louis Vuitton & murders, robberies — Life and crimes of UP gangster Badan Singh Baddo

Badan Singh ‘Baddo’, a UP gangster with over 40 cases against him, escaped last month during transit from jail to court after getting 6 police officers drunk. 

Bankim Chandra — the man who wrote Vande Mataram, capturing colonial India’s imagination

ThePrint remembers Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, one of Bengal’s foremost 19th century scholars, on his 125th death anniversary.
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CJ Werleman, a bigot-turned-crusader against Islamophobia who’s taking on the Indian state

Werleman highlights atrocities against Muslims from around the world. But he has been criticised for overlooking the ills of Islam, and charged with plagiarism.
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Pandit Ravi Shankar — the sitar maestro who introduced ragas to the West

On his 99th birth anniversary, ThePrint recalls Ravi Shankar’s friendship with George Harrison of The Beatles, his collaborations with John Coltrane & Yehudi Menuhin, and Woodstock.
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Jagjivan Ram, Dalit champion with world record as parliamentarian who almost became PM

On his 111th birth anniversary, ThePrint recalls the life of Jagjivam Ram, 8-time MP from Sasaram who served as a Union minister for almost over three decades.

Mahatma Gandhi’s second son Manilal was an obedient man with suppressed dreams

ThePrint recalls Manilal Gandhi on his 63rd death anniversary whose ‘gentle demeanour seemed the personification of non-violence’.
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Remembering Kamala Das, feminist Indian writer who chose a ‘stern husband’ in Islam

On her 85th birth anniversary, ThePrint remembers the poet who was unafraid of honest expression, and whose progressive stance on sexuality was ahead of her time.

Murder most foul — Remembering actor Priya Rajvansh on her 19th death anniversary

ThePrint looks back at the journey of the actor who starred in just seven films, all directed by her long-time partner Chetan Anand.
Ram Manohar Lohia

Ram Manohar Lohia, the socialist who wanted compulsory intercaste marriage for govt servants

On his 109th birth anniversary, ThePrint brings you the life & times of Ram Manohar Lohia, who strongly believed that India won't progress unless caste inequality was abolished.

On Camera

A man waves the flag of Pakistan

Pakistani establishment is waging a new war: against its own media

Pakistan’s Human Rights Commission says media firms facing attack for reports that are critical of security and intelligence agencies as well as militants.

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.