Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Savarkar

‘Life caricatured for political gains’ — How Shiv Sena, BJP, Congress have appropriated Savarkar

Historians say Savarkar did not always agree with the RSS, was criticised by Bal Thackeray's father and praised on occasion by Indira Gandhi, Congress's most assertive leader yet.

Fishing in ‘Kala Pani’, Rahul hooks a tigerfish & World Cup hosts’ own goals

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Bal Thackeray’s 10th death anniversary, Savarkar sparks a Sena-Sena spat

After Rahul Gandhi says Savarkar was fearful of British & sent mercy petitions from jail, Eknath Shinde camp of Shiv Sena & BJP target Uddhav Thackeray, son Aaditya, for ties with Congress.

Savarkar’s feathered saviours & why NASA’s moon launch is last hope of ‘builder mafia’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

India’s history is hidden in stamps. India-China war to Punjab, Savarkar to Naga peace

A lot of scholarship on key turning points since 1947 is available. But there's a storehouse of histories that resides in stamps—Longowal, IPKF to LTTE.

‘Savarkar flew on a bird to India’ – Karnataka textbook committee calls it ‘literary decoration’

Objections are raised over the chapter included in Class 8 syllabus, in which Savarkar is written to have travelled on the wings of a bird to visit his motherland from Andaman cell every day.

Karnataka govt drops Nehru’s photo in its Independence Day ad paying tribute to freedom fighters

"Nehru will survive such pettiness," tweets Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. BJP says Nehru's picture is there in the sketch along with Gandhi and that opposition is trying to blow it up.

SubscriberWrites: Any discussion on Savarkar is held only on his thoughts on Hindutva. It is a disservice

In the early 20th century, Savarkar was one of the earliest freedom fighters from Maharashtra who launched the national campaign for Swadeshi, writes Vivek

‘Idea of Bharat under threat’ — what pro-Hindutva press wrote about Jahangirpuri violence

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few days.

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On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


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.