Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Gandhi

In Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Gandhi saw the joy of Ganga. For Jinnah, he was an ‘inspiration’

Gandhi described his interaction with Gokhale as ‘embracing the Ganges,’ while Jinnah wanted only to emulate him and become a ‘Muslim Gokhale.’

Hindutva coded into Indian nationalists’ DNA—Gandhi to Modi. But don’t paint Jinnah Islamist

Facts don't sit well with those who buy into nationalist mythology. Truth is, Jinnah's efforts to unite Hindus and Muslims were rebuffed by Gandhi and Nehru.

Kamaladevi dismissed govt awards, high offices but left India its best art institutions

It is a testament to her life that the institutions she founded—IIC, National School of Drama, and the township of Faridabad—still exist.

Khadi, cash, chauffeurs: How a Malayali queen impressed Gandhi

In 'Destiny's Child', Raghu Palat and Pushpa Palat write about Parukutty Neithyaramma, wife of the king of Cochin, who refused to live in her husband's shadow.

Gandhi called railways ‘gigantic evil’. Second Covid wave would’ve changed his mind

In 'The Great Shutdown', Jyoti Mukul examines the repercussions of decisions during the Covid outbreaks and emotional crisis for millions of Indians.

Nehru couldn’t ignore Potti Sriramulu who gave India Andhra Pradesh by fasting till death

As ‘Founding Father’ of Andhra Pradesh, Sriramulu starved for 58 days, but his death ignited the cause of linguistic liberation for many Indian states.

Making mistakes part of freedom but Mahaan makes one too many

Karthik Subbaraj, 'Chiyaan' Vikram, and terrific production, you can laud ‘Mahaan’ for the art. But that isn't enough.

South African racists to Hindu fanatics, the many times Gandhi faced death before 30 Jan 1948

Each time Gandhi was attacked, he prayed for the attacker and didn’t press charges – whether in Africa or India.

Mussoorie’s deforestation was shocking. Officials tried to hide it on Indira Gandhi’s visit

‘From the Heart of Nature', by conservationist Pamela Gale Malhotra is a fascinating personal narrative about our relationship with the environment.

Vaikom Muhammad Basheer was the master of disguise. Writer to revolutionary, he did it all

From a Hindu mendicant and a palmist to a magician's assistant and a private tutor, Basheer perfected the art of disguise. It reflected in his work.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.