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The Mahatma lives on

Ahmedabad was once Gandhi’s city. Yet, in recent decades, Ahmedabad has wilfully, deliberately, turned its back on the legacy of its greatest resident Ramachandra Guha On January 30, I was in Ahmedabad, a city that was central to Mahatma Gandhi’s life and work. It was here that he established the most celebrated of his ashrams, on the banks of the …

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Parsuram: The pioneer?

TENSING RODRIGUES Could Parsuram have led a group of Deccan ksatriya into coastal Komkan, Tuluva, and Malabar? Could the oral tradition – the collective memory of the community – of what had happened in the remote past have resulted in development of the Parsuram legend over time? Could it be some sort of a feeling of collective gratitude, hero worship? …

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Unravelling the events in Tibet

Claude Arpi shows that the 1954 Panchsheel Agreement’s guiding principle of non-interference in and respect for each other’s territorial integrity left China to do in Tibet whatever it willed Thubten Samphel Claude Arpi’s third volume on relations between India and Tibet covers the deepening Chinese penetration of the plateau and Beijing’s administrative and military consolidation there. The free hand given …

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Goa, remain Goan

Luis Dias My family and I had such a lovely time at CIPA (Centre for Indo-Portuguese Arts) Madragoa recently. If you haven’t already been there, you really must. This labour of love deserves a dedicated column in its own right. I’m very sure that, like me, after your visit, you’ll want to keep going back for more. One fado that …

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Fly to work? Meet the ‘Marvel Man’ working on it

For the “Marvel Man” Sam Rogers the whole idea is not to just provide entertainment and fun for the audience, but work on more lightweight and efficient parts and let humankind fly safe from one place to another in the near future Imagine going to the office flying at a speed of 50 kilometres per hour. No traffic woes, no …

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Single-origin honey is wowing palates and docs

Vanessa Viegas The term single-origin is typically used for teas, coffees, and chocolate. The idea is that their flavour is likely to be more pure, less adulterated, because their core ingredient comes from one, high-quality source. It’s hard to imagine how one would organise a single-origin honey. Bees can’t be told where to shop for pollen. But, single-origin honeys are …

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Fighting the good fight

Joining Asia’s best MMA academy Evolve, and then signing with Asia’s biggest MMA production, One Championship, Ritu chose a career much different from her sisters Babita, Geeta and Vinesh Karan Prashant Saxena Ritu Phogat had been following mixed-martial arts since she was young. Born into one of the most popular wrestling family in India, the Phogats, Ritu was bound for …

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Waiting for the next big thing

Cricket, or any sport for that matter, is brutally uncertain with a high failure rate but the BCCI cushions the fall of those who fail Amrit Mathur Almost 30 years back, speaking about the challenges every cricket administrator faces, Ali Bacher said three elements are critical for success: talent, goodwill and money. Ali, former player and captain of the national …

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A lathi story

Lathi-charge regularly made headlines during the colonial rule– and it continues to do so 72 years after Independence. A look at the use of the lathi over the years Manoj Sharma and Karn Pratap Singh When Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, visited Ghorghat village in Bihar’s Munger district in 1934, the villagers wished to gift him a lathi. …

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Take a poke at handmade tattoos

NATASHA REGO Katyani Jaswal, 24, was 10 when her brother got his first tattoo. She’s been plotting her own first ever since, but wanted it to be at the hands of someone she connected with. It would be ten years before she figured out that person could be herself. She first heard about hand poke tattoos in college, got tattoo …

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