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Screengrab from Uncommon Sense: The Life and Architecture of Laurie Baker by Vineet Radhakrishnan

Laurie Baker, the Gandhi of Indian architecture who believed in local, sustainable building

The renowned British-born architect received multiple awards and honours, but the only one he cared about was his Indian citizenship.
Kasturba Gandhi with M.K. Gandhi | Photo: Commons

Petty, bad tempered Kasturba — What Gandhi said while courting Sarladevi & Esther Faering

In Kasturba Gandhi: A Biography, B.M. Bhalla writes about one of Kasturba’s most trying times when Gandhi would obsess over other women and mock her publicly.

Godse’s legacy, the economy’s ‘no-fly list’ and Air India Maharaja’s woes

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

Mahatma Gandhi ‘called for war’ with Pakistan, missed Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel archives show Mahatma Gandhi was on Peace Prize shortlist thrice. But a misleading news report, and later his assassination denied him the chance.
Jawaharlal Nehru, M.K. Gandhi, and Sardar Patel in 1946 | Commons

Don’t hang Godse, said Gandhi’s sons. This is how Nehru, Patel and Rajaji replied

Many prominent Gandhians requested clemency for the Mahatma’s assassins. They pointed out that Gandhi wanted to abolish death penalty.
The new TV panels at Gandhi Smriti that run images from Mahatma Gandhi's life in a slideshow

People visit Louvre for paintings, not TVs — Tushar Gandhi on digitised Mahatma images

Tushar Gandhi says ‘dark TV screens displaying random images with no captions and reduced sizes’, but Gandhi Smriti insists digitisation is the only change. 
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra with their SPG cover | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Bill to keep families of ex-PMs out of SPG Act to be tabled in Lok Sabha next week

The proposed amendment to the SPG Act, which extends SPG protection to only former prime ministers, was approved by the Union cabinet on Wednesday.
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How the SPG Act destroyed the Congress party

As the Gandhi family’s privileged security cover and lifestyle get a jolt, they may start realising the sun is setting on their empire.
MP Asaduddin Owaisi after all-party meet

Owaisi on Gandhi’s ‘truth to power’, Arvind Subramanian calls US & China ‘tired boxers’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Manjul | Firstpost

Rahul’s next holiday, ‘peanuts’ for Chidambaram & Gandhi’s role in Godse film

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

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.