Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicMK Gandhi

Topic: MK Gandhi

Gujarat Vidyapith is another Gandhian symbol going down. What really happened

Acharya Devvrat will be the first Chancellor to hold the position with a thin majority of 13 to 9 in the Governing Council. Two members abstained from voting.

‘Gandhiji, I have no homeland’—When Ambedkar said Dalits can’t depend on Congress

In ‘Ambedkar: A Life’, Shashi Tharoor writes that it was important for Ambedkar to stand apart from Gandhi on caste because he didn’t want ‘pious blessings and hollow platitudes’.

August Kranti Maidan saw the birth of Quit India Movement. Now it’s getting a makeover

While Mumbai emerged as India's commercial heart, its role in the struggle for Independence fell through the cracks. A revamped August Kranti Maidan will keep history alive.

I saw in Rahul Gandhi’s Cambridge talk a 1915 Congress moment: Shruti Kapila

Easy to mock Rahul Gandhi at Cambridge, but he's right in remaking congress as party of protest not power.

How Bose and Gandhi helped Abhay De become Srisila Prabhupada, ISKCON founder

In the book ‘Sing, Dance and Pray’, author Hindol Sengupta talks about the life of Srisila Prabhupada, the founder of ISCKON.

Cliched, monotonous, lazy — ‘Why I Killed Gandhi’ is not worth the hype

Based on Nathuram Godse's statement in court, Ashok Tyagi's 'Why I Killed Gandhi' starring NCP MP is an attempt to complicate the legacy of Gandhi's assassinator.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representative image | Reuters

GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.