Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicGandhi Jayanti

Topic: Gandhi Jayanti

Indian liberals must reconsider their rejection of Mahatma Gandhi

Forgetting Gandhi has helped the rise of Hindutva. Only Gandhi can show the way ahead.

Gandhi cursed ‘luscious’ mangoes he once loved because he wanted to transcend sex & desire

Sarla Devi Chaudhurani had sent the Mahatma some mangoes. He only wanted a 'spiritual marriage' with her and so cursed the mangoes.

Why Gandhi and Ambedkar never engaged with Hedgewar, the founder of RSS

Of all the things Gandhi stood for, RSS & BJP could only co-opt legacy of cleanliness. As if Gandhi had only swept his ashram and cleaned his toilet.

Modi tells BJP MPs to embark on 150km-long ‘padayatra’ to mark Gandhi’s birth anniversary

PM Narendra Modi suggested that the padayatras be carried out between October 2 and January 30 to reach out to the public & get their feedback on the BJP govt.

Gandhi’s vision becoming a ‘spectacle’, and the unsafe streets of Lucknow

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

Dissent if it offends your conscience. Gandhi said so

Gandhi believed disobedience is duty when something is repugnant to our conscience. No matter the law.

Mahatma Gandhi in ‘New India’, and Sushma Swaraj’s war on Pakistan

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

Health experts want to cast Mahatma Gandhi as India’s new fitness icon

A special edition of the Indian Journal of Medical Research seeks to project Mahatma Gandhi as India's new health icon.

Being Gandhian: How Narendra Modi’s career has been a series of odes to the Mahatma

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has borrowed excessively from Mahatma Gandhi's legacy, if just to corner the Congress.

This leader forced Mahatma Gandhi to change his views on caste

Mahatma Gandhi’s inconsistent stand on caste has been criticised by some leaders.

On Camera

YourTurn

Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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