Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
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Topic: Gandhi

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.

Long before Gandhi, Godse pulled out a knife to stab Mahasabha chief for allying with Nehru

In ‘Gandhi’s Assassin’, Dhirendra Jha writes that Godse believed the Hindu Mahasabha should stay away from the government to establish a Hindu rashtra.

What did the farmers’ movement achieve? The original andolanjeevi, Gandhi, has an answer

The final victory of the farmers is that they and everyone else have discovered their political heft. It’s time to use that clout.

G.V. Mavalankar — the man who Nehru dubbed the ‘father of Lok Sabha’

Nicknamed 'Dadasaheb,' Mavalankar was known for his neutrality and being a ‘non-party man’, as he began defining the role of a Speaker in 1937.

Indians have shrunk Sardar Patel to just 1947 integration. There was so much more to him

By 1937 provincial polls, Patel was a major force in Congress. He collected funds, selected candidates, and proved a solid party machine to back Nehru’s appeal.

‘I am Kannadiga first, Indian second’, said Shivaram Karanth, Karnataka’s jack of all trades

In 'Growing Up Karanth', the children of Karnataka's polymath and novelist talk about his legacy as a citizen and father.

No Gandhi means no Savarkar. Mercy plea debate just a way to instal him as New India’s father

The historian as judge-referee looking to ‘settle’ the question of Gandhi allegedly urging Savarkar to file mercy petitions is doomed to fail, and not due to lack of evidence.

Choose 1, Congress or conscience said Savarkar. 50 years on, congress’s bias still showing

In 'Veer Savarkar', Mahurkar and Pandit say Savarkar's unalloyed nationalism could prevent Partition. Sadly, no one knows.

Lakhbir Singh’s lynching is the ‘irrational religiosity’ that Gandhi warned against in 1925

Lately, there has been a strong impression that religious symbols — cow, holy books, places of worship — are just as important as human life.

The real story is Gandhi, Savarkar were on same page on Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan — and caste

Rajnath Singh's attempt to Gandhi-wash Savarkar has carved his mercy petitions in stone. The debate between politicians and historians is now in the town square.

On Camera

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Don’t leave regulation in hands of social media platforms. Govt must re-evaluate its role

It can hardly be expected of social media platforms to design self-regulatory mechanisms that encourage them being held liable and penalised for their decisions.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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