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Representational image | Women stitch the Indian national flag for Independence Day, at Khadi Gramodyog Samyukta centre, Hubli | PTI

A new freedom struggle for India must be based on a new nationalism. No short-cuts will do

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is right about death of secularism. But he doesn’t answer why the entire spectrum of Hindu public opinion turned against secularism.
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For India’s revolutionaries in freedom struggle, gyms & akharas were a cover for politics

The Jugantar movement started by Sri Aurobindo Ghosh used the guise of a fitness club to take in young teenagers and turn them into revolutionaries.

R Venkataraman — President who stuck by rulebook to guide India through troublesome times

On his 11th death anniversary, ThePrint explores how stickler-for-rules R. Venkataraman tackled every arduous task in his multifaceted life.
Ashfaqulla Khan

Hanged at 27, Ashfaqulla Khan was a revolutionary with fire in his belly

Khan was one of many youths who joined the Non-cooperation Movement but turned to more radical methods after Gandhi called it off in 1922.
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Rahul Gandhi must reflect on why grandmother Indira called Savarkar a patriot

A Bharat Ratna would finally lay to rest the soul of this much-maligned and misunderstood leader of India.
BR Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi

How Gandhi made Ambedkar a villain in his fight to be the real representative of Dalits

When he did not get his way, Gandhi began his fast from prison. This was completely against his own maxims of satyagraha – it was pure blackmail.
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.
Bullet marks seen at Jallianwala Bagh | Flickr

The BJP can’t remove Congress from India’s history or from the Jallianwala Bagh trust

Removal of the Congress president from Jallianwala Bagh trust is part of a larger trend of the ruling party’s attempts to distort history and mythicise lies.
Sarojini Naidu

Remembering Sarojini Naidu, India’s nightingale who endeared millions with her words

On Sarojini Naidu's 140th birth anniversary, ThePrint looks at the life of the poet who remained an active politician through the freedom struggle.
Ram Manohar Lohia

How Ram Manohar Lohia mobilised support for Quit India Movement through underground work

On his 51st death anniversary, ThePrint looks back at the life and times of the socialist icon who fought against the British rule and worked for social reforms.

On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.