Mahatma Gandhi
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


Opinion  /  Published 19.12.20

What the sangh parivar stands for

In his book, Mahatma Gandhi: The Last Phase, Gandhi’s last secretary, Pyarelal, writes that the partition of India in 1947 and the horrific violence that accompanied it “provided a fr...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Business  /  Published 15.12.20

Industry places Budget wish-lish

India Inc has pitched for fiscal consolidation over a three-year period in their pre-budget meeting with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In the first of such meetings by the finance minister, th...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.12.20

Lessons from 2020: Climate change, health, security

The year, 2020, will be marked in history as the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, much like 1918 was the year of the Spanish flu a century ago. The year actually began on an optimistic note as world out...
By Renu Kohli in

Sports  /  Published 12.12.20

Greg Chappell thanks ‘Australian’ Kohli

Batting great and former India coach Greg Chappell has called Virat Kohli the “most Australian non-Australian” cricketer of all time and thanked the sport’s “most important&rdq...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta, Adelaide

Arts  /  Published 12.12.20

Still relevant: Gandhi at 150

It’s a measure of his relevance that, seven-plus decades after his assassination, Gandhi still occupies a vibrant eristic space where deification and detraction wrestle, as research seeks to tem...
By Rita Datta in


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