Tag: Gandhi

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  • 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
  • Veteran adman, actor Alyque Padamsee dies at 90

    Veteran adman, actor Alyque Padamsee dies at 90

    Famous ad filmmaker and theatre personality Alyque Padamsee passed away in Mumbai on Saturday.

    November 17, 2018
  • By slowing down, we will be happier

    By slowing down, we will be happier

    We live in a time when things are moving so fast that many of us have difficulty living our lives in more full and meaningful ways. We find it almost impossible to slow down, mainly because there is a cultural taboo against it. In contemporary society, the expression “slowing down” implies laziness, inertia, or slacking …

    March 17, 2018
  • ‘Thackeray’ makers wish to reach global audience

    ‘Thackeray’ makers wish to reach global audience

    As the biopic on the the late founder-president of Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray is in the making, the filmmakers wish to release the film worldwide and make it to the nomination of Academy Award. During the teaser launch of the film on Thursday, writer of the film Sanjay Raut, who is also the leader of …

    December 22, 2017
  • A penetrating book

    A penetrating book

    This book is timely; it coincides with the hundredth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Kumaraswamy is the leading Indian specialist on Israel and a robust advocate of that nation. He has done great service in this book by positioning the Zionist struggle in the relevant Indian political context, and by exposing Gandhi’s inconsistencies in his …

    December 9, 2017
  • Gandhi Jayanti – Films that made us all proud as Indians