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This is the next generation of Indian intellectuals

India's next 51 top intellectuals, as chosen by Ramchandra Guha, Shashi Tharoor, Nandan Nilekani and others.
Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor’s article kicks up a new storm on Sabarimala, splits opinion

Historian Ramachandra Guha called Shashi Tharoor’s article for ThePrint ‘deeply disappointing’, but MP’s position was backed by ex-foreign secy Nirupama Rao.
Ramchandra Guha

The idea of a ‘Hindu rashtra’ is further along than it has been before, says Ramachandra Guha

Historian Ramachandra Guha believes if Sardar Patel was alive, he would never approve of making the 182-metre statue, says Patel had no PM ambition.
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Ram Guha goes back on move to join Ahmedabad Unversity, cites ‘unavoidable circumstances’

Historian Ramchandra Guha was to join Ahmedabad University, a private institution, as the Shrenik Lalbhai Professor of the Humanities.
Mahatma Gandhi

In the lead up to Partition, Gandhi’s own prayer meetings were becoming polarised

This excerpt from ‘Gandhi: The years that changed the world 1914-1948’ by Ramachandra Guha tells the story of the Mahatma in the months leading up to Partition.
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s little-known love affair with a married, progressive woman in Lahore

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, we revisit an unexplored chapter of the great man’s life, featuring a platonic love tie, as told by Gandhi’s biographer Ramchandra Guha.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Hindustan Times gives major RSS conclave only two small paras on Pg 1

Front Page “India’s diversity should be celebrated and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh does not seek to foist its ideology over anyone while its inner functioning is democratic and not dictatorial." That's how The Times of India paraphrased RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s opening speech at a three-day seminar on the ‘Future of Bharat’ Monday.  Surprisingly, the RSS chief's conclave was not splashed across the mainstream media. You would have thought that Mohan Bhagwat, whose RSS is the fountainhead of not only the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but the Bajrang Dal, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and 40-odd other affiliates, would have his speech dissected in every tiny detail. Hindustan Times gave it two paragraphs on Page One in its print edition, while a story on the inside pages read, ''RSS does not wield the govt's remote control." Even The Times of India had a small double column on its half-front page. The Indian Express,...
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SC goes back on Lodha’s ‘one state, one vote’ recommendation for cricket bodies

CJI Dipak Misra says Gujarat and Maharashtra will be allowed to retain three cricket bodies each, but only one will vote at a time.

Ramachandra Guha’s friends & fans are throwing an elaborate birthday party as he turns 60

The historian’s birthday at the end of April will be commemorated with much fanfare, with a ‘Festschrift’ in the pipeline.

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GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?