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Prakash Javadekar

BJP has nothing to do with sedition case against 49 celebrities, says Javadekar

I&B minister Prakash Javadekar said the "tukde-tukde gang" was trying to defame the Modi govt by creating an impression that it was "choking freedom of expression".
Shyam Bengal, Ramachandra Guha, Konkona Sen Sharma

185 personalities condemn FIR against celebrities who wrote open letter to PM

In a different open letter, 185 people from 'cultural community' have questioned the FIR, asking if it was a ploy to misuse courts to silence citizen's voices.
Sudhir Kumar Ojha | Photo- Facebook

Bihar lawyer behind FIR against 49 celebrities for Modi letter had targeted Bachchan, Lalu

Sudhir Kumar Ojha, 50, has attempted to drag multiple celebrities to court over issues as diverse as Bollywood smooching scenes & junk food ads.
Ramachandra Guha | Twitter/@Ram_Guha

FIR against Ramachandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen & others for their open letter to PM

In an open letter to PM Modi in July, nearly 50 celebrities, including Anurag Kashyap and Shyam Benegal, raised concern over incidents of mob lynching and the govt's response to dissent.
Milan Vaihnav, Madhav Khosla, Gurmehar Kaur, Nitin Pai and Pankaj Mishra | Arindam Mukherjee/ThePrint

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.
Ramachandra Guha | Twitter/@Ram_Guha

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.

On Camera

The Servant of Sahibs | Source: Sandeep Krishnan

Ghulam Rassul Galwan — The man who named the Galwan river, the site of India-China stand-off

It was unusual in the 19th century for rivers to be named after their regional discoverers. But Galwan, and his love for exploration, stood out.

Inter-state movement curbs: Are Indian states being paranoid or practical during Covid?

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has said there is no ban on flights and trains to the state, a day after after his govt banned flights from certain states after a spike in Covid cases.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Chinese troops blacktopping track in disputed ‘finger’ area in Ladakh amid border tensions

The fresh Chinese construction activity is happening around Finger 4 in Pangong lake area. China also blocked the route of Indian patrol teams in the disputed region.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.