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Sabarmati Ashram
Opinion  /  Published 14.08.21

The anonymity of Mahadev Desai is unwarranted

Like all other Indians, I grew up thinking of August 15 as the day when, back in 1947, the first government of independent India was sworn into office. However, in recent years the day has acquired fo...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 11.08.21

Ashrams of free thought at risk in New India

All momentous events in history emerge in silence, and to silence they return. August 2021 compels one to think of many silences and many momentous events of a century ago — 1920-21 — whic...
By G.N. Devy

India  /  Published 09.08.21

Gehlot opposes ashram demolition

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday opposed the Sabarmati Ashram redevelopment project, saying the Gujarat government's decision to construct a museum by "demolishing" the as...
By Our bureau and PTI in Jaipur

Opinion  /  Published 17.07.21

Second assassination: Defiling the Mahatma

I first visited Ahmedabad in 1979, and in the following decade went back often for both professional and personal reasons. Then I began research on Gandhi, and my attachment to the city deepened even ...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.21

Revisiting the Dandi march

The celebration of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence commenced on March 12 with the nation observing the 91st anniversary of the Dandi march. The immediate objective of that historic ...
By S.N. Sahu

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India  /  Published 25.02.20

What Trump’s signature reveals

US President Donald Trump and his statuesque wife Melania have one thing in common and that was on show at the Sabarmati Ashram: they both have jagged, almost indecipherable signatures, that are a del...
By Smita Tripathi in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.02.20

Trump, Melania visit Sabarmati Ashram

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Monday tried their hands at spinning the charkha (spinning wheel) at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.Accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Mod...
By PTI in Ahmedabad

India  /  Published 23.02.20

Phew! Mahatma will not miss Trump

A brief halt at the Sabarmati Ashram was pencilled into President Donald Trump’s Ahmedabad schedule three hours before he departed from Washington for his 36-hour India visit, ending the uncertainty...
By Anita Joshua in Ahmedabad

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.18

Ahmedabad and Gandhi: It's complicated

The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque — jaaliwali masjid to the aam Amdavaadi — is one of Ahmedabad’s many attractions. Visitors to the city may not be aware that the equally ornate mansion — a Baroque beau...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 07.05.19

The search for an ideal society

After Arun Jaitley did not extend his term as governor of the Reserve Bank of India in 2016, Raghuram Rajan went back to his chair in Chicago and resumed teaching. He is a remarkably articulate econom...
By Ashok V. Desai


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