Wednesday, 29 March, 2023

Topic: Savarkar

Savarkar’s feathered saviours & why NASA’s moon launch is last hope of ‘builder mafia’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

India’s history is hidden in stamps. India-China war to Punjab, Savarkar to Naga peace

A lot of scholarship on key turning points since 1947 is available. But there's a storehouse of histories that resides in stamps—Longowal, IPKF to LTTE.

‘Savarkar flew on a bird to India’ – Karnataka textbook committee calls it ‘literary decoration’

Objections are raised over the chapter included in Class 8 syllabus, in which Savarkar is written to have travelled on the wings of a bird to visit his motherland from Andaman cell every day.

Karnataka govt drops Nehru’s photo in its Independence Day ad paying tribute to freedom fighters

"Nehru will survive such pettiness," tweets Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. BJP says Nehru's picture is there in the sketch along with Gandhi and that opposition is trying to blow it up.

SubscriberWrites: Any discussion on Savarkar is held only on his thoughts on Hindutva. It is a disservice

In the early 20th century, Savarkar was one of the earliest freedom fighters from Maharashtra who launched the national campaign for Swadeshi, writes Vivek

‘Idea of Bharat under threat’ — what pro-Hindutva press wrote about Jahangirpuri violence

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few days.

Vikram Sampath’s brutal targeting wasn’t academic activism. It was antithesis of restraint

Those who accuse Vikram Sampath of plagiarism must know that when academia is politicised, the biggest loser is academic integrity.

Didn’t sign open letter to condemn Vikram Sampath’s defamation suit, Guha & Mehta say amid row

The open letter is being circulated in response to Vikram Sampath’s defamation suit against three academics over their charges of plagiarism. It calls the legal action ‘predatory’.

Savarkar’s Hindutva wants obedience. But obedience has never helped economy

The pandemic has not made Hindutva a more caring and sharing kind of ideology. But it has exposed its saturated ideas of mastery as control.

Farm laws repeal wasn’t about UP, Punjab elections. The answer lies in what Savarkar wrote

The symbolism is obvious. PM Modi's farm laws repeal came on Gurpurab, and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was at a gurdwara.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.