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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.
Veer Savarkar | Savarkar.org

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.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and others at Sevagram Ashram on Tuesday

Congress Working Committee vows ‘second freedom struggle’ against Modi govt’s politics

A senior party leader justified the decision saying the central government indulges in politics of 'hatred, divisiveness, polarisation, crushing dissent and debates'.

On Camera

US ban on Chinese ownership of TikTok does no favours for Facebook, Google

By citing data privacy and foreign influence to justify its restrictions, the US has thrown a spotlight on issues that Silicon Valley’s social media giants have kept in the shadows.
Customers talk on mobile phones outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store | ThePrint,in

Vodafone Idea posts eighth straight loss, loses more subscribers

Vodafone Idea has so far failed to win better payment terms from the govt on the money it owes. Its net debt was Rs 1.2 lakh crore as of the quarter ended June.

Defence

Representational image of military equipment in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Document saying sensitive Ladakh standoff likely to be prolonged removed from MoD website

In the official document, now taken down from its website, defence ministry also said Chinese aggression increasing along LAC and 'more particularly' in Galwan valley since 5 May.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.