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  • Victim of half-truth~II

    Victim of half-truth~II

    Although VD Sarvarkar, the then president of the Hindu Mahasabha, kept demanding Akhand Bharat or undivided India, ironically he was the one who propounded the twonation theory in 1923, in his book Hindutva, 17 years before Jinnah did in 1940. MS Golwalkar, the head of the RSS, also felt that the freedom movement should not be an anti-British struggle for territorial gains, instead it ought to be a movement towards establishing a Hindu nation. The Congress leadership had increasingly sidelined Gandhi by the end of 1946

    January 31, 2020
  • New Delhi World Book Fair from January 4 to 12, themed on Mahatma Gandhi

    New Delhi World Book Fair from January 4 to 12, themed on Mahatma Gandhi

    NBT chairman Govind Prasad Sharma said this edition would highlight the various facets of Mahatma Gandhi's life and his influence on writers of all ages.

    January 2, 2020
  • Signed Gandhi photo fetches $41,000 at US auction

    Signed Gandhi photo fetches $41,000 at US auction

    A rare signed photo of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi fetched nearly $42,000 at an auction in US, while more than $53,000 was paid for an extremely rare letter penned by 19th-century German philosopher and communist theorist Karl Marx. The September 1931 photo, in which Gandhi is seen walking alongside Indian politician Madan Mohan Malaviya …

    March 10, 2018
  • Naidu unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue at Rajghat

    Naidu unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue at Rajghat

    Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Monday unveiled a 1.8 metre-tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on the occasion of his 148 birth anniversary. An official statement said the statue of the “champion of country’s independence” would appeal to a large number of visitors. Over 10,000 people visit Rajghat daily and several foreign dignitaries pay …

    October 2, 2017
  • Milind Soman to attend Gandhi March in Netherlands

    Milind Soman to attend Gandhi March in Netherlands

    Actor Milind Soman will attend the ‘Gandhi March’ on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti in the Hague to mark the International Day of Non-Violence in the Netherlands. The Gandhi March is a part of the ‘Follow the Mahatma’ campaign being launched by organisations, institutions and individuals advocating non-violence along with the Indian community in the …

    September 28, 2017
  • Is nationalism above humanity?

    Is nationalism above humanity?

    Even after 70 years of Independence, our nation, which is rich in cultural, social and linguistic diversity, is witnessing convoluted discussions and debates on forced nationalism and religious communalism. The world’s largest democracy has always believed in unity in diversity and yet in the current scenario, multiple identities of the country’s diverse populace are, in …

    August 17, 2017
  • Modi invokes Hindu gods in Independence Day speech

    Modi invokes Hindu gods in Independence Day speech

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invoked Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, apart from Mahatma Gandhi, while asserting that each Indian had a role to play in the making of a new India by 2022. “We are rich inheritors of the historical legacy (ranging) from Sudarshan-dhari Krishna to ‘charkhdhari’ Mohan (Mahatma Gandhi),” he said in …

    August 15, 2017
  • The Mahatma and other brands

    The Mahatma and other brands

    It is hard to believe that the government-financed Khadi Board printed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture in the familiar pose of Mahatama Gandhi sitting behind the charkha without PMO’s permission. Probably somebody at the lower level allowed the Board to go ahead. The furore in the public was so strong that the contradiction was inevitable. …

    January 18, 2017
  • The Mahatma and other brands

    The Mahatma and other brands

    It is hard to believe that the government-financed Khadi Board printed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture in the familiar pose of Mahatama Gandhi sitting behind the charkha without PMO’s permission. Probably somebody at the lower level allowed the Board to go ahead. The furore in the public was so strong that the contradiction was inevitable. …

    January 18, 2017