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  • Ba and Bapu~II

    Ba and Bapu~II

    Ba had passed through that fire often enough. She had been to jail several times in South Africa. The hardships were not easy to suffer. Suffering for the sake of the country’s freedom had become so natural to her that she thought nothing of imprisonment for herself, her husband or her children.

    February 20, 2020
  • Ba and Bapu~I

    Ba and Bapu~I

    Gandhi's autobiography also reveals the strength hidden in that soft and self-effacing façade that Kasturba projected so effectively in later years. And the magnitude of her achievement is yet to be accorded the recognition it deserves. To walk in the shadow of a world figure and still retain one's sense of self is no mean feat.

    February 19, 2020
  • Gandhi and China

    Gandhi and China

    The study or practise of Gandhi's principles is gradually increasing in China. During the first phase, it had become somewhat static due to the political ideology. In the second phase, it was driven by the rationalists and the academics. Later, it was a victim of political concepts. It appears that in the next era, the changes that took place in the liberal policies and the political outlook under the patronage of Mao ensured the acceleration of Gandhi's thoughts.Along with socio-economic development, Gandhi and his principles have helped the Chinese to deal with such issues as social discrimination, human rights, environmental protection,freedom of expression, corruption. The Mahatma's thoughts are very pertinent in contemporary China.

    February 10, 2020
  • Victim of half-truth~I

    Victim of half-truth~I

    Even more than seven decades after an assassin's bullet ended his life on 30 January 1948, he is still the victim of cynicism, misinformation and disinformation. We have misunderstood and misrepresented Gandhi over the years. He has been accused of appeasing the Muslims, and has also been blamed for the Partition of India. But this is far from truth.

    January 30, 2020
  • Gandhi’s values more relevant in modern world: Governor

    Gandhi’s values more relevant in modern world: Governor

    He was addressing participants of 'Gandhi Katha', a programme based on Gandhiji's thoughts, philosophy and life at Raj Bhavan in Shimla.

    January 18, 2020
  • Leaders should follow Gandhian policies: Mamata Banerjee

    Leaders should follow Gandhian policies: Mamata Banerjee

    Rare photographs capturing Mahatma Gandhi's 1947 stay at Beliaghata area here and articles used by him during the over three-week period when he tried to douse communal passion, will be on display from Wednesday at the house that hosted him.

    October 3, 2019
  • Delhi Police West District pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

    Delhi Police West District pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

    Twelve Police Stations, five police posts, and other premises of the West District participated in this Abhiyaan along with huge number of police personnel.

    October 2, 2019
  • A System that Worked

    A System that Worked

    It is unlikely that so many across the country would have cared to listen to him had Gandhi not attained the stature of a Mahatma. In our society, a speaker is more important than his speech; a leader matters more than his leadership. Gandhi with all his wisdom but without his Mahatmahood might have been a voice in the wilderness.

    October 2, 2019
  • Ram Nath Kovind urges Indians to strengthen Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy

    Ram Nath Kovind urges Indians to strengthen Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy

    “Gandhiji is a global icon revered across continents. United Nations has marked Gandhi Jayanti as ‘The International Day of Non-Violence’. Gandhian values and many of his methods remain relevant not only for India but for the entire world,” he said.

    October 1, 2019
  • RBU organizes year-long exhibition on Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi

    RBU organizes year-long exhibition on Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi

    “Titled ‘Smarane barane Gurudev o Mahatma' (Remembering and recalling Gurudev and Mahatma), the exhibition would showcase correspondence between the ‘two great souls of India’, besides displaying archival photos,” a university official said.

    August 8, 2019
  • Remove Gandhi’s pictures from currency, his statues across the world, tweets IAS officer

    Remove Gandhi’s pictures from currency, his statues across the world, tweets IAS officer

    As soon as the tweet went viral, the Opposition Congress and NCP demanded the suspension of Nidhi Choudhari. The tweet, posted on May 17, has been deleted.

    June 2, 2019
  • ‘Caged parrots’ in the grove of academe

    ‘Caged parrots’ in the grove of academe

    Universities should be hospitable to freedom of thought, and, therefore, to the struggle of ideas, the excitement of a debate based on a genuine difference of ideologies.

    March 31, 2019
  • Not against Science

    Not against Science

    Gandhi has been worshipped but largely ignored in official policy-making in the fields of science, technology and industrialisation. Emotional outpourings, like describing him as the greatest Indian after Buddha or so, do not deepen or widen our understanding of the man. It is about time we read more of him. Only then a clearer image of this down-to-earth man ~ not against science or scientists ~ will emerge.

    March 17, 2019
  • Agreeable Hunger

    Agreeable Hunger

    A fast is a non-violent form of action, an overarching philosophy of ascetic discipline by which one becomes a master of oneself. Fasting, through the imposition of suffering upon the self, is essentially a 'soul-force', a spiritual practice of self-sacrifice, a patient education of the 'other' away from error and also to convert others by love. Gandhi fasted because he believed that there is some goodness in every human being and every human being is capable of showing qualities such as compassion, brotherhood, tolerance, generosity and love.

    March 7, 2019
  • 3-day fest on Gandhian philosophy to open on Friday

    3-day fest on Gandhian philosophy to open on Friday

    Plays, readings, performances, cinema, and discussions will mark the upcoming three-day festival themed on the life and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi.

    February 21, 2019
  • Gandhi on the Currency

    Gandhi on the Currency

    By printing Gandhi on currency notes we are insulting the great old man. And we appear to be hypocritical; we display Gandhi so much and practise nothing of what he stood for. Lately, we have added a reproduction of his round-frame spectacles on the same currency notes. What do they symbolize except short-sightedness? What is there to be proud of that deficiency? India has innumerable heroes, ancient, medieval and modern. Why not deploy a separate example with each denomination?

    February 13, 2019
  • Against the tide~I

    Against the tide~I

    The story of Netaji's stay in Germany cannot be completed without reference to the Azad Hind Radio that was established in Berlin. It started broadcasting from 19 January 1942 with the avowed objective of presenting world affairs from the purely nationalist viewpoint to counter British propaganda through the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) which in Netaji's terminology was, 'Bluff and Bluster Corporation'.

    December 19, 2018