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  • President Ram Nath Kovind’s message to nation on Gandhi Jayanti

    President Ram Nath Kovind’s message to nation on Gandhi Jayanti

    On 2nd October every year, Gandhiji is remembered not only in India but all over the world. He remains a source of inspiration for all humanity.

    October 2, 2020
  • Towards the Republic

    Towards the Republic

    In the summer of 1940, the Viceroy offered self-governing dominion status for India within a year after the end of the Second World War. Gandhiji rejected it as too little too late and wanted an unequivocal declaration of India's independence after the War. This was followed by his Quit India movement which culminated the process that began in 1929. But in all these years, the hope of independence was kept alive by celebrating 26 January as Independence Day. It was only appropriate that the Indian Constitution was promulgated on 26 January 1950, as independence without the spirit of Republicanism along with solidarity, dignity and equality would have been incomplete.

    January 26, 2020
  • It’s time to redefine secularism

    It’s time to redefine secularism

    Western secularism takes things to be what they appear to be.

    January 9, 2020
  • President Ram Nath Kovind presents NCSR Awards

    President Ram Nath Kovind presents NCSR Awards

    Addressing the awards ceremony Kovind said, “It is important to internalise social welfare in the corporate culture and the companies have shown that it is possible to be profitable while being socially and environmentally responsible.”

    October 29, 2019
  • 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
  • When Gandhiji spoke to us

    When Gandhiji spoke to us

    In his autobiography, Gandhiji talked of his visit to Calcutta as it then was in 1896, and the contrasting receptions he got from editors of the different newspapers he met to talk about his work in South Africa. One editor thought he was a wandering Jew while another after keeping him waiting for an hour told him, "You had better go. I am not disposed to listen to you." Gandhiji writes: "…I met the Anglo-Indian editors also. The Statesman and The Englishman realised the importance of the (South African) question. I gave them long interviews and they published them in full." We publish these interviews here, among the first of Gandhiji published in India.

    October 2, 2019
  • India’s Mazzini & Cavour~II

    India’s Mazzini & Cavour~II

    It has often been asserted that in today's complex geopolitical scenario, Gandhiji's ideology has little relevance. Political, social and cultural changes have been taking place in human society for centuries, but still people read Plato, Shakespeare, and Rabindranath because they are relevant; many are still keen to know the ideas and thoughts of Rammohan, Vidyasagar and Vivekananda.

    August 30, 2019
  • Kingly Knight~II

    Kingly Knight~II

    In fact, to indulge and revel in the aesthetic extravaganza of art, dance and music in the transnational arena, be it in Santiniketan or elsewhere, and to tread on the rugged path of struggle against the despotic rule of a wily foreign ruler are but two sides of the same coin ~a full flowering of human potentiality. It has been averred that irrespective of the legacy of Deshbandhu being short-lived or otherwise, the greatness of this son of India cannot and should not be undermined. It is a misfortune that the legacy was too robust for sustenance in this wretched country.

    March 13, 2019
  • Farcical fasts

    Farcical fasts

    There has ever-been a spiritual dimension to undertaking a public fast. It encompasses repentance, renunciation, cleansing of body and mind. Gandhiji added a unique dimension: elevating the practice to a powerful, though peaceful, means of shaming into submission the oppressive, violent and sectarian forces that tattered the social fabric ~ his fasts added an edge …

    April 12, 2018
  • Divided Dalits dig their own graves

    Divided Dalits dig their own graves

    It has become commonplace to live by double standards – there’s little convergence between what people say and what they actually do. 14 April is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar. This day witnesses innumerable celebrations, discussions and discourses all over the country and now abroad too. For instance, a group …

    April 5, 2018