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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.
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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.
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What would have happened to Mahatma Gandhi in the times of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook?

The artists and revolutionaries, scientists and poets, will break through the firewalls created by technocrats to control the world.
A road in Dandi

Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi does not care about election season as politicians have forsaken them

Residents say there has been hardly any development, and there’s a total lack of employment opportunities nearby, forcing people to leave the country.
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When Mahatma Gandhi justified the stopping of a cricket match

Mahatma Gandhi was once asked if a cricket tournament should be allowed to go on and his answer showed how why he ended up influencing the sport at the time.
Tushar Gandhi wrongly tweets that Narendra Modi never went to Sabarmati Ashram as CM

Tushar Gandhi wrongly tweets Narendra Modi never visited Sabarmati Ashram as CM

Narendra Modi actually visited the ashram three times during his tenure as Gujarat chief minister, but Mahatma's grandson insists he never did it willingly. Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, tweeted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi never visited Sabarmati Ashram when he was chief minister of Gujarat. He alleged that the latter only goes to Sabarmati Ashram now as Prime Minister because visiting dignitaries “drag him there”. However, Modi has been to the ashram at least three times during his tenure as Gujarat CM: In 2002, with President APJ Abdul Kalam. In 2005, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. In 2009, with President Pratibha Patil. Reached for his comments on his incorrect tweet, Gandhi said Modi never went to the ashram “willingly”. “It was just protocol; as chief minister, he never went there willingly. He just went there as protocol for media purposes. It would have caused a huge scandal if he had not gone with these...

Death for Disagreement

While Gauri Lankesh's killers are brought to justice, her courage and sacrifice should also shock our violent and abusive discourse back to civility.

Partition 1947 – A lesson for 2017

Gurinder Chaddha’s film on partition has no real victors – all characters are taken over by a sense of defeat and betrayal. And just as well. Sanya Dhingra

On Camera

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Hinduphobia makes Kamala Harris’ identity a liability. So she is ‘Black’ in US media

No wonder the wealthy and influential, but largely Democratic, Indian-American community has not yet welcomed Kamala Harris’ candidature as warmly as might be expected.
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, departs from Number 10 Downing Street in London, UK, on 13 February 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

UK economy plunges into deep recession, shrinks 20.4% between April and June

Reacting to Office for National Statistics data, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the figures confirm that hard times were here and warned about more job losses in the coming months.

Defence

Army convoy moving towards eastern Ladakh from Leh on 30 June 2020 (representational image) | ANI

30,000 additional troops in Eastern Ladakh, Army faces stiff task housing them for winter

There is an infrastructure shortage in Eastern Ladakh, stemming from the fact that such large-scale movement of troops was unheard of in the region, and due to the challenging terrain.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.