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UP Congress farmers’ wing to empower women with ‘Gandhi Ki Lathi’

A token distribution of lathis was made to around 20 women at a programme organised at the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) headquarters in Lucknow
UP Kisan Congress distributes lathis among farmers and women for self defence, during party's 'Gandhi ki Lathi' campaign, in Lucknow on Tuesday.(PTI)
UP Kisan Congress distributes lathis among farmers and women for self defence, during party's 'Gandhi ki Lathi' campaign, in Lucknow on Tuesday.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 04:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByUmesh Raghuvanshi

Films on Gandhi, Sardar Patel most watched during virtual patriotic film festival

The festival, which was organised on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day, showcased a variety of movies ranging from Mani Ratnam’s Roja to Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Khakee.(HT Photo)
The festival, which was organised on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day, showcased a variety of movies ranging from Mani Ratnam’s Roja to Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Khakee.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 10:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

When Gandhi battled an epidemic

His directives on how to contain the South African plague can be useful for Covid-hit India
Gandhi spelt out the responsibilities of individuals and society as well as that of the municipality (National Gandhi Museum)
Gandhi spelt out the responsibilities of individuals and society as well as that of the municipality (National Gandhi Museum)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 07:39 AM IST
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Review: Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam by MJ Akbar

According to MJ Akbar’s new book, Jinnah was both overestimated and underestimated by Gandhi, Nehru, and Patel
Muhammad Ali Jinnah with MK Gandhi in 1946.(Universal Images Group via Getty)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah with MK Gandhi in 1946.(Universal Images Group via Getty)
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 07:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByK Natwar Singh

‘Just categorised freedom struggle, did not mention Gandhi’: Anantkumar Hegde

The former Union minister created a controversy on Saturday during an event in Bengaluru when he said that the freedom movement led by Mahatma Gandhi was a “drama”.
BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde. (ANI photo)
BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde. (ANI photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 03:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Kaithal BJP MLA kicks up row: Not Gandhi, Nehru’s, this is Modi & Shah’s India

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Published on Dec 24, 2019 11:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Karnal | ByHT Correspondent, Karnal

Gandhi, Guru Nanak remind us that war is never an option: Chandigarh administrator VP Singh Badnore

He was speaking while inaugurating the third edition of the annual Military Literature Festival
UT administrator VP Singh Badnore felicitates Subedar Major Yogendra Singh Yadav on the first day of the Military Literature Festival at Lake Club, Sector 1, in Chandigarh on Friday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
UT administrator VP Singh Badnore felicitates Subedar Major Yogendra Singh Yadav on the first day of the Military Literature Festival at Lake Club, Sector 1, in Chandigarh on Friday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Dec 14, 2019 12:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

RCEP trade deal a no-go, PM Modi says conscience doesn’t allow

Addressing the RCEP Summit in Bangkok, Modi said: “The present form of the RCEP agreement does not fully reflect the basic spirit and the agreed guiding principles of RCEP as it also does not address satisfactorily India’s outstanding issues and concerns.
India on Monday decided not to join the RCEP trade agreement, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi telling leaders of the 15 other participating countries the deal doesn’t satisfactorily address New Delhi’s “outstanding issues and concerns”.(Reuters image)
India on Monday decided not to join the RCEP trade agreement, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi telling leaders of the 15 other participating countries the deal doesn’t satisfactorily address New Delhi’s “outstanding issues and concerns”.(Reuters image)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 06:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

Gandhi and modern political thought

Satyagraha was tied to action and meant for politics in the street, the maidan and the village
Satyagraha was universal, disciplined, creative, and prioritised means.(Getty images)
Satyagraha was universal, disciplined, creative, and prioritised means.(Getty images)
Published on Oct 01, 2019 11:34 PM IST
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ByKaruna Mantena

131 years on, ‘Gandhi’ returns to relive first stay in London

The venue – 8 Northumberland Avenue – is no longer a hotel. But in 1888, it was one of the few grand places to stay in London.
Indian high commissioner Ruchi Ghanshyam addressing the event in the Victorial hall where Gandhi would have had his first breakfast on British soil in September 1888.(HT Photo)
Indian high commissioner Ruchi Ghanshyam addressing the event in the Victorial hall where Gandhi would have had his first breakfast on British soil in September 1888.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 12:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Gandhi’s four visits to Assam

Travelogue: The Mahatma sought to learn the state’s history. He also imparted lessons on political maturity.
Even before Gandhi arrived in Assam, his call for Non Cooperation had created havoc for the European tea planters.(Photo: National Gandhi Museum)
Even before Gandhi arrived in Assam, his call for Non Cooperation had created havoc for the European tea planters.(Photo: National Gandhi Museum)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 11:07 PM IST
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ByArupjyoti Saikia

Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan marks unique London concert

Hosted by the Nehru Centre, the cultural wing of the Indian high commission, the concert by noted London-based singer-composer Swati Natekar encompassed a range of Indian forms of singing: thumri-dadra, ghazal, geet, Sufi and bhajan.
The concert, titled ‘A Saga of Love & Poetry’, dwelt on several classic examples of poetry, from Meera to Amir Khusro, performed to a packed audience by Natekar, daughter of the renowned scholar of Hindustani classical music, Sushila Pohankar (Kirana gharana).
The concert, titled ‘A Saga of Love & Poetry’, dwelt on several classic examples of poetry, from Meera to Amir Khusro, performed to a packed audience by Natekar, daughter of the renowned scholar of Hindustani classical music, Sushila Pohankar (Kirana gharana).
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 11:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPrasun Sonwalkar, London

Sonia, Rahul Gandhi protest outside Parliament over crisis in Goa, Karnataka

The Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka is in a turmoil after several MLAs, mostly of the Congress, resigned from the Assembly, threatening the stability of the ruling dispensation.
A number of top Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma, protested near the Gandhi statue in the Parliament complex and shouted slogans.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
A number of top Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma, protested near the Gandhi statue in the Parliament complex and shouted slogans.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 12:58 PM IST
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‘Election of Amethi’s freedom’: Smriti Irani’s fresh dig at Rahul Gandhi

Union minister Smriti Irani has upped her ante against Congress president Rahul Gandhi saying that the upcoming election is the one of freeing Amethi from its “missing MP”.
Union minister Smriti Irani addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh.(ANI)
Union minister Smriti Irani addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 10:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Gandhi did not want and does not need statues

India should see the removal of Gandhi’s statue in Ghana as the decision of a sovereign people having a say in the design of their political architecture and their public spaces.
September 2016 photo of Gandhi’s status in the University of Ghana(AP)
September 2016 photo of Gandhi’s status in the University of Ghana(AP)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 11:48 AM IST
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Designers reinvent khadi, Gandhi’s favourite fabric

Though Khadi has been one of the oldest and traditional forms of hand-spun fabrics of India which was a symbol of self-reliance of the masses since pre Independence era but somewhere it lost its sheen to the modern day textile.
Designers feel that perception for khadi needs to be changed and designers are working toward that with the government.
Designers feel that perception for khadi needs to be changed and designers are working toward that with the government.
Published on Oct 02, 2018 06:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByDeep Saxena

How the Gandhi cap came into being

Once donned by Mahatma Gandhi, the iconic ‘Gandhi cap’ is still a fad among politicians and those into theatre.
Mahatma Gandhi with the cap that has now become synonymous with political class.(File Photo)
Mahatma Gandhi with the cap that has now become synonymous with political class.(File Photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2018 06:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByOliver Fredrick, Lucknow

In Memoriam: Gandhi and I

Tracing the relationship from blind admiration to a deeper understanding
This is what Gandhi means to me now. A man who showed how simplicity is strength; the personification of compassion and humility(Shutterstock)
This is what Gandhi means to me now. A man who showed how simplicity is strength; the personification of compassion and humility(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 11:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRehana Munir

Three things Karl Marx got mostly right

Karl Marx was absolutely right — the British conquered India with the vilest motives, but they were yet an unconscious tool of history, in that they compelled the best Indians to look into the mirror, to examine what was flawed in their society and to work strenuously to correct this
Karl Marx may have been the first major thinker who focused on the vital importance of technology in shaping social life(Mohit Suneja)
Karl Marx may have been the first major thinker who focused on the vital importance of technology in shaping social life(Mohit Suneja)
Updated on May 06, 2018 11:08 PM IST
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25-year-old beaten up in Mumbai in case of mistaken identity

Shamsuddin Rafiq, the victim, stopped to witness a clash between two groups when he was beaten up
Rafiq has been hospitalised and is undergoing treatment.(HT Photo/Used for representational purpose only)
Rafiq has been hospitalised and is undergoing treatment.(HT Photo/Used for representational purpose only)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPratik Salunke, Mumbai

Choosing the 10 greatest Indians

Who would be the 10 greatest Indians of 2018? It would be interesting to see who is chosen and who is left out. It is possible that there will still be a Hindu bias, although surely not five Brahmins would figure (and that would unequivocally be a good thing)
A list constructed in 2018 would without question have both a film star and a cricketer. But it is unlikely that there will be any writers or scientists(Mohit Suneja)
A list constructed in 2018 would without question have both a film star and a cricketer. But it is unlikely that there will be any writers or scientists(Mohit Suneja)
Published on Apr 07, 2018 06:11 PM IST
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