Friday, 12 August, 2022
TopicV.D. Savarkar

Topic: V.D. Savarkar

At British-era bunker under Mumbai’s Raj Bhavan, PM Modi opens gallery of freedom fighters

Gallery will feature exhibits on revolutionaries from Maharashtra, from Tilak to Savarkar. Congress says it's an attempt to 'showcase history of freedom movement through right-wing prism'.

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

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The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.