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PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi, service chiefs pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary

From senior government officials to politicians, people gathered at Raj Ghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary, which also marks Martyrs Day.
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Guha on ‘harmoniser’ Gandhi, Lavasa calls India’s first elections ‘fateful experiment’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
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Mahatma Gandhi ‘called for war’ with Pakistan, missed Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel archives show Mahatma Gandhi was on Peace Prize shortlist thrice. But a misleading news report, and later his assassination denied him the chance.
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Rajmohan Gandhi says Modi defying Mahatma, V Kirloskar wants a ‘well-rounded’ Budget

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
The new TV panels at Gandhi Smriti that run images from Mahatma Gandhi's life in a slideshow

People visit Louvre for paintings, not TVs — Tushar Gandhi on digitised Mahatma images

Tushar Gandhi says ‘dark TV screens displaying random images with no captions and reduced sizes’, but Gandhi Smriti insists digitisation is the only change. 
The Supreme Court in New Delhi| Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Mahatma Gandhi beyond formal recognition: Supreme Court rejects plea to award Bharat Ratna

The apex court rejected the plea, saying Mahatma Gandhi was the 'Father of the Nation' and is already held in high esteem.
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Restore photos at Gandhi Smriti: Modi govt must stop trying to change facts of Bapu’s murder

Gandhi Smriti is a memorial for a man for whom simplicity was a religion, let his story be told simply. Restore Cartier-Bresson’s photographs, they show facts.
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For the first time, India is seeing secularism go from a top-down decree to a street slogan

When Gandhi talked about secularism, he was shown black flags. When Indira Gandhi amended the Constitution to add it, she was asked to clarify what she meant.

The lathi rule, a Gandhi-mukt Congress and Jammu and Kashmir’s version of democracy

The best cartoons of the year, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Ratnam pens — the ‘swadeshi’ pens that were made on Mahatma Gandhi’s demand

The Ratnam pen, named after its founder K.V. Ratnam, has, since its inception in 1932, been a symbol of India’s swadeshi movement.

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.