Mahatma Gandhi

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POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Hindu Mahasabha, Mahatma Gandhi, Tom Treanor, VD Savarkar

When Veer Savarkar told me Muslims in India should be treated as 'Negroes'

[Book extract] As is everyone, he was respectful of the old Mahatma, but he wasn't respectful to the weapon of the fast.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  6-minute read
Abhinav Bharat, Gandhi assassination probe, Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi

SC appointing amicus curiae to 're-probe' Gandhi's murder is a sign of the times

The petitioner seeking 'reinvestigation' into the 1948 point-blank assassination by Godse is a trustee of Abhinav Bharat.

POLITICS

 |  It Could Happen to You  |  6-minute read
Gandhi Jayanti, Shastri, October 2, Mahatma Gandhi

What would Gandhi and Shastri have done had they been alive?

May be, they would have started yet another Satyagraha for 'truth' in a post-modern world.

VARIETY

 |  The Cynic  |  3-minute read
Clean India, Mahatma Gandhi, October 2, Swachh Bharat

How Gandhi’s Clean India mission was hijacked by photo-op enthusiasts

Those who espouse the cause of cleanliness ensure that their faces are plastered across every available inch of space.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi, Violence, Karwan-e-mohabbat

Karwan-e-Mohabbat: On finding the meaning of love and unity in Ambedkar and Gandhi in Gujarat

Dispatches of Harsh Mander who is on a journey across India to raise awareness about lynchings.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  6-minute read
Mahatma Gandhi, Edwina Mountbatten, Jawaharlal Nehru

How to fictionalise Jawaharlal Nehru-Edwina Mountbatten affair

Author Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang talks to Kaveree Bamzai on why we need to see historical giants as real people with human frailties.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Congress, Amit Shah, Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing clever about Amit Shah calling Mahatma Gandhi a 'chatur Baniya'

The BJP president has needlessly run straight into a double-edged sword.

POLITICS

 |  Rough Cut  |  1.3 minutes watch-minute read
Paris, Paris, France, Mahatma Gandhi

In these times of terror and hate, France needs to discover Gandhi

France Grand tells Kaveree Bamzai that India should host an exhibition on the Mahatama in 2019.