Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Topic: Gandhi

Gandhi leaves the Presidency Jail in Calcutta after interviewing political prisoners | Keystone/Getty Images

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 the lead up to Partition, Gandhi’s own prayer meetings were becoming polarised

This excerpt from ‘Gandhi: The years that changed the world 1914-1948’ by Ramachandra Guha tells the story of the Mahatma in the months leading up to Partition.
Narendra Modi with a statue of Mahatma Gandhi

For much of his political career, Narendra Modi has been trained to dislike Mahatma Gandhi

Narendra Modi is a savvy marketing genius, knows soft-power that Gandhi evokes globally.
Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi

BJP targets Gandhi family’s pocket borough Raebareli, Congress MLC resigns from party

Dinesh Singh and his relatives who have been associated with the Congress for years, are likely to join the BJP soon.
A Delhi Police constable in New Delhi | PTI

Today is International Women’s Day, but many Indians celebrate it on 13 February

Many Indian groups celebrate Women's Day on the birth anniversary of this remarkable woman freedom fighter instead.
Lenin's statue being toppled in Tripura

India used to be a country where followers of Gandhi, Hitler and Stalin fought together

We are a country where you will find followers of Gandhi and Godse living together, as do admirers of Hitler and Stalin. However, this perception of India is fast changing.
Renuka Chodhury's favourite books

Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury on the three books she says shaped her

The Congress MP and former minister spoke to ThePrint about the books and authors who have had an impact on her life.
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

In Patel vs Nehru saga, remember that India’s first PM wasn’t elected unanimously

A perusal of Congress party documents shows that despite Gandhiji having made his choice known, 12 of 15 state committees nominated Patel for party president.
A graphic showing Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is truly a cosmo-religious man

Raising religion as an issue in the emerging campaign shows that the BJP is losing its development plank and is re-polarising the electorate.
Gandhi and Nehru

Talk Point: Nothing of Nehru’s vision could endure, he should be placed peacefully in history

Jawaharlal Nehru was not original in his views. He was of a poetic nature, but his views were formed by the liberalism in Europe and Fabian socialism.
A laptop computer screen displaying the Netflix homepage | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Netflix is to blame for spoiling viewers rotten

Netflix has accustomed viewers to the idea of an unlimited assortment of TV shows and movies at lesser prices and no ads.
Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala opens tomorrow: Bracing for street attacks on women or is SC order unworkable?

The Sabarimala shrine in Kerala is set to open its gates Wednesday to women of all age groups for the first time after the Supreme Court ruling last month. Seve...