Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Topic: Mahatma Gandhi


How Bimal Roy’s Sujata and Pa Ranjith’s Kaala show changing Dalit politics in 60 years

The long shadow of the Gandhian thought is distinctly recognisable in Sujata, a film about overcoming prejudice.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav hosts an Iftar party at Taj Hotel, Lucknow | PTI

Absence of iftar parties will produce a new kind of Muslim elite

Political parties host iftars only for a few identified Muslims, who are selected primarily as key stakeholders to reach out to Muslim voters.
Rahul Gandhi is looking at alliances at state-level with like minded parties to take on the BJP in 2019

Maharashtra court frames charges against Rahul Gandhi in RSS defamation case

The Congress president faces trial in a defamation case filed against him by a RSS worker over his comments accusing the Sangh of killing Mahatma Gandhi.
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Never mind the title, ‘The Most Dangerous Place’ is an absorbing read

Srinath Raghavan’s broad and detailed swathe of the US-South Asia relationship beautifully brings out the inherent contradiction in the heart of US policy.
Pranab Mukherjee

Not just Pranab Mukherjee, Mahatma Gandhi and Abdul Kalam too attended RSS events

From Mahatma Gandhi to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the RSS has continuously invited leaders of different affiliations to address its events in its 93-old history.
RSS members in a gathering | Facebook | RSSOrg

RSS rallied behind Rajiv Gandhi’s bid for PM’s chair after Indira’s assassination: Book

In ‘Ballots: Ten Episodes That Have Shaped India’s Democracy’, journalist Rasheed Kidwai outlines the spirit of bipartisanship that followed Indira Gandhi’s murder by extremists. An excerpt:
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Yes, Congressmen Nehru, Malviya did meet Bhagat Singh, others in jail

Nehru even piloted a resolution in Congress session expressing admiration for Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, and slamming their execution as an act of ‘wanton vengeance’.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi (R) and her son Rahul Gandhi (L)

Modi seeks Sonia, Rahul’s advice on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary events

PM has called a meeting of CMs of BJP ruled states Wednesday; leaders across party lines have been invited to share their views as well.
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi

Students in Canada cannot fix racism by removing Mahatma Gandhi’s statue

While there seems to be proof of Gandhi’s anti-black racism, as of now, there is no conclusive evidence to suggest he was a misogynist or responsible for strengthening India’s horrid caste system.
Keshav | The Hindu

Last Laughs: The pursuit of Ambedkar and damage control after Unnao, Kathua

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.