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Rahul plugs leaks in Congress ‘balloon’ and Akhilesh in Mulayam’s shoes

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Giani Zail Singh

Giani Zail Singh, the Indira Gandhi loyalist who remains India’s only Sikh president

On his 24th death anniversary, ThePrint looks back on the life of Giani Zail Singh, from freedom fighter to President of India.
Mahatma Gandhi, circa 1935 | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Did you know Mahatma Gandhi was a trained nurse? Here are 5 lesser-known facts

As India gets ready to celebrate the 150th year of the Mahatma, ThePrint brings you some new insights into the man behind Gandhi.
File photo of Bhagat Singh | Commons

Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the freedom fighter everyone loves

On his 111th birth anniversary, ThePrint looks back at what made Bhagat Singh a revolutionary, and why he is still such a revered figure in India.
File photo of Bhagat Singh | Commons

Where is the pistol that Bhagat Singh used to kill the British police officer?

A new book traces the journey of how I searched for the pistol in Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. It is now on display at the BSF museum, Hussainiwala.

Lahore archive’s Bhagat Singh treasure on display: Letters, book scribbles & a hat receipt

For long, Indian scholars, foreigners and history students have pleaded with the government of Pakistani Punjab for a glimpse of the Bhagat Singh documents.
Chandra Shekhar Azad

Chandra Shekhar Azad — the revolutionary who was at odds with Mahatma Gandhi

Monday marks the 112th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter synonymous with the Kakori train robbery
#MeToo

Shekhar Gupta’s piece is unfair to liberals, it negates everything from feminism to Marxism

It is the duty of the liberals to warn people against the dangers of the politics of majoritarianism.
Bhagat Singh Museum in Punjab | Getty Images

Yes, Congressmen Nehru, Malviya did meet Bhagat Singh, others in jail

Nehru even piloted a resolution in Congress session expressing admiration for Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, and slamming their execution as an act of ‘wanton vengeance’.
Pakistani youth featured in Forbes Asia's '30 under 30'

Nine young Pakistanis make it to Forbes Asia’s list of ‘30 under 30’

Glimpses of Bhagat Singh's final days in Pakistan opened to the public for the first time; and Pakistan’s antibiotics consumption up by 65%.

On Camera

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.