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What Gandhi thought of Muslims and why that makes him our contemporary

In his essay ‘Gandhi’s Imagination of Muslims’, Hilal Ahmed analyses Gandhi’s writings and speeches to understand his views on Muslims as a political category.
Demonstrators kneel and raise their fists during a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, on June 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. | Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images | Bloomberg

Black Lives Matter protests can work if they use Gandhian tactics and stay peaceful

When Americans debate Gandhi’s non-violent protest in moral terms, they miss the point. It is not a purely moral question, it is about both morality and tactics.
Vallabhbhai Patel and M.K. Gandhi | Commons

Plague tested Gandhi and Patel leadership style. Just like Covid is testing Modi and Rahul

Gandhi and Patel were present on the ground during different crises, but leaders today are maintaining a ‘safe distance’ during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
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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.

On Camera

Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
Pedestrians pass in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US (representational image) | Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The next 3 months will reveal how badly global economy has been hit by coronavirus

Next 3 months stand to reveal the underlying economic pain more vividly than past 3 months as massive fiscal assistance from govts is soon going to fade.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India-China corps commanders talks today to focus on Pangong, to be toughest round yet

India and China have serious differences at Pangong and Depsang Plains, even though they have moved ahead with disengagement at other points of conflict along LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.