Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi, circa 1935 | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The reason why Gandhi wanted to go to Pakistan

Gandhi's proposal to visit cities such as Lahore, Rawalpindi and Karachi after Partition had a symbolic political value.

Ram Guha is wrong. Gandhi went from a racist young man to a racist middle-aged man

There is a reason why Ghanaians protested the Gandhi statue and said #GandhiMustFall.
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar | Savarkar.org

Read this before deciding whether Savarkar was a British stooge or strategic nationalist

Rahul Gandhi’s selective quoting of Savarkar’s prison petition is intellectually disingenuous.
File photo on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi | Sunil Saxena/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Why the Congress party should stop apologising about dynasty

Voters actually like dynasty, and the Congress must wear it as a badge of honour.
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.
Latest news on Shah Faisel | ThePrint.in

Why even an ex-IAS officer like Shah Faesal sympathises with murderers of his kith and kin

Every 2-3 years Kashmir has a collective call of conscience. Most entertaining are the ones from wannabe conflict entrepreneurs selling pipe dreams.
hiren gohain

Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...