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Mahatma Gandhi
Opinion  /  Published 27.01.21

The Mahatma and the camera

The camera was there in London, photographing Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the suit-clad young lawyer; it followed him to South Africa and, finally, to India, where he became among the most photographe...
By Malavika Karlekar in

West Bengal  /  Published 25.01.21

Million job card pleas in 7 weeks

The Bengal government has received more than 10 lakh requests for job cards under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act over the past seven weeks through the camps set up under th...
By in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.01.21

The inner eye: lessons for New India

His wife heavily gravid and going to deliver any moment, barrister M.K. Gandhi picked up pen and paper on May 21, 1900, in Durban, Natal, South Africa for ‘public work’. This time it was t...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Opinion  /  Published 22.01.21

Nehru and Bose: not quite parallel lives

Subhas Chandra Bose was born on January 23, 1897. Netaji was one of the most charismatic leaders of the Independence movement who, before the saga of the Indian National Army, was twice the president ...
By Praveen Davar in

Opinion  /  Published 22.01.21

Playful imagination: necessity of alternatives

The late scientist, C.V. Seshadri, and I spent hours discussing the idea of alternatives in dhabas and cafes around his laboratory in Chennai. Professor Seshadri, infinitely curious about in...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

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Opinion  /  Published 16.01.21

In praise of archives and archivists

In the third week of January 2020 — exactly a year ago — I was in New Delhi, working in the collections of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. I first discovered the archival riches of ...
By Ramachandra Guha in

India  /  Published 12.01.21

BJP flag around Gandhi bust

A BJP flag was found tied around the shoulder of a bust of Mahatma Gandhi on the Palakkad municipality compound in Kerala on Monday, the “insult” triggering protests by the Congress and th...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 03.01.21

Jharkhand govt to top up rural scheme wage

Jharkhand will contribute its own money to buttress its rural job scheme workers’ wages, chief minister Hemant Soren has announced, prompting renewed calls for the Centre to raise the wages unde...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.01.21

MGNREGA: rural welfare on crutches

Headline: Byline: Debmalya Nandy The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act tracker released by the People’s Action for Employment Guarantee as well as a research report prese...
By Debmalya Nandy in

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.20

History at the gates: BJP’s economic libertarianism

The remaking of a nation is typically a process that unfolds at a glacial pace over time. A few bellwether events however stand out, both as catalysts of change as well as signs for posterity on how t...
By Arghya Sengupta in


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