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2204, 2022

The Mahatma’s Words, The Telegraph

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One of the most remarkable individuals I have known was K. Swaminathan, a professor of literature from Madras who went on to become Chief Editor of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi. Swaminathan was born [...]

2204, 2022

For a Free Press: The Legacy of B G Horniman, The Telegraph

By |April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Biography|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When, in 1995, Bombay was renamed Mumbai, it led to a spurt of such renamings of buildings, streets, parks, and railway stations in the city. However, a few dead foreigners were spared the fate of [...]

910, 2021

The Sardar of the Kisans, The Telegraph

By |October 9th, 2021|Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Biography|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In 1931, the annual meeting of the Indian National Congress was held in the port city of Karachi. Vallabhbhai Patel was elected President. Early in his address, Patel remarked: ‘You have called a simple farmer [...]

1109, 2021

The Exemplary Indian, The Telegraph

By |September 11th, 2021|Categories: Biography|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Perhaps because my own life has largely been devoted to the pursuit of personal success, I have always felt a guilty veneration for those who live for others. The public servant I most admired died [...]