Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicV.D. Savarkar

Topic: V.D. Savarkar

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.

Pew India survey takes us back to one more thing Gandhi, Savarkar differed on

Debates on religion, its legal boundaries and social policing, in short, are debates on women in India. Calling this ‘patriarchy’ does not explain it away.

Gandhi admired Hindutva icon Savarkar as ‘lover of truth’, addressed him as bhai 

Thursday marks the 137th birth anniversary of V.D. Savarkar, one of the most prominent ideologues of Hindutva in the 20th century. 

‘Savarkar Marg’ triggers fresh row at JNU, students paint Ambedkar’s name on signboard

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh and others circulate pictures with Ambedkar’s name painted over the signboard, but ABVP claims Jinnah poster was put up, then removed.

Savarkar raised issues of social importance before Gandhi did: Union minister

On Savarkar death anniversary, Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel says the Hindutva icon hasn’t got credit in history for his work.

Why Shiv Sena doesn’t find Rahul ‘Savarkar’ amusing

Shiv Sainiks have taken to the streets to protest Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on V.D. Savarkar and even sent him a book written by the Right-wing ideologue.

Savarkar wanted to smash caste system, cooked prawns and didn’t worship the cow

From his criticism of the caste system to disapproval of Gandhi’s views, Savarkar, in his thoughts and writings, was far ahead of his times.

This godman-storyteller eulogises ‘unsung’ political figures, next on list is Vajpayee

Ajay Bhai Ji did a recital on BJP ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya last year, and his new Atal Gatha is expected to be attended by union ministers

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

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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