Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Gandhi

Lakhimpur Kheri is tipping point for Modi govt. Like Gandhi’s Chauri Chaura was for British

Until now, Modi’s capture of power and ability to either ignore or dismiss his critics held total sway. Lakhimpur Kheri has changed that.

When Gandhi said Ahimsa cannot be taught to a man who is incapable of killing

In ‘Elusive Non-Violence’, Jyotirmaya Sharma points out that for Gandhi, a complete development of physical strength was an absolute condition for appreciating non-violence.

The woman behind the fake Mahatmas who made AO Hume set up Indian National Congress

The Mahatma letters are a series of letters that appeared and disappeared, fell from ceilings and sat in shrines. Behind them was an enigmatic protagonist.

Gandhi said he would wear loin cloth only for a month. 100 yrs on, it’s a permanent symbol

During the non-cooperation movement, Gandhi had a dilemma. He wanted foreign cloth gone, but the poor didn't have enough money to quickly buy all khadi.

Gandhi’s encounter with a young Romila Thapar in Pune that inspired her activism

In 'The Psychology of a Patriot', journalist Saket Suman delivers an account of modern India, tracing the evolution and contestation of patriotism.

Pew India survey takes us back to one more thing Gandhi, Savarkar differed on

Debates on religion, its legal boundaries and social policing, in short, are debates on women in India. Calling this ‘patriarchy’ does not explain it away.

Carrying on accepting Modi now means accepting cruelty

Suggesting that the pandemic is the work of an ‘unseen enemy’ that the government is hapless against is but an admission that the State has failed.

Delhi HC seeks reply from Sonia, Rahul Gandhi & others in National Herald case

The court issued a notice in the matter on a plea by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy and stayed the trial court proceedings till 12 April.

Gwalior to Godse — Was Sardar Patel soft on Savarkar in Gandhi murder case, and if so, why

My mother was part of the prosecution team in the Gandhi murder trial. She pointed out several loopholes that were allowed to remain so.

Not really Nehru, it was Gandhi and Congress ‘Right’ who made Bose resign as party president

In ‘Nehru & Bose’, Rudrangshu Mukherjee writes about how Subhas Chandra Bose had no choice but to resign from Congress in his second term as president.

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.