Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicMK Gandhi

Topic: MK Gandhi

Gandhi is back. Farm laws repeal shows even the most hostile enemy can be transformed

It might be irresistible for some to enjoy the manner in which the mighty PM Modi has been ‘humbled’. But that would certainly be the antithesis of Gandhi.

Don’t implicate Gandhi in Savarkar mercy petition. Archives don’t back the claim

Gandhi’s efforts for the freedom of the Savarkar brothers were questioned when he did not sign the petition to release Savarkar from jail in 1937.

Gandhi was like Adam Smith in his thinking. But Gandhian studies won’t tell you this

In ‘Economist Gandhi’, Jaithirth Rao writes that books for students of economics and management make no reference to Gandhi. The losers are the students.

Independence celebrations didn’t interest Gandhi. The National Flag’s design did

Harijan weekly, a source of Gandhi’s thoughts, didn’t give much coverage to the Independence Day. It carried articles on replacement of the charkha with a wheel.

Don’t rush to cancel wokes in McCarthyist panic. Keep 5 things in mind

Wokes have been called illiberal, online lynch mobs, an intolerant new religion and 'souped-up' Communists.

Modi’s lockdown beard is here to stay. It has much to achieve, politically

Modi is slowly and steadily crafting his own persona to match up to the looks of the greatest political and philosophical icons of India.

Modi’s idea of self-reliant India same as Gandhi’s — modernisation yes, Western dependence no

Swadeshi does not and should not be interpreted as isolation. It is India’s bridge between localisation and globalisation.

Why can’t the opposition tell people to do things from their balconies?

After over six years of seeing PM Modi’s gimmicks, opposition still does not understand the new language of politics.

On Camera

YourTurn

Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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