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  • How a Hindi newspaper backed by Gandhi ignited freedom struggle in Mauritius

    How a Hindi newspaper backed by Gandhi ignited freedom struggle in Mauritius

    To highlight the plight of the Indian workers, Gandhi (then 38) sent his friend Manilal Doctor to Mauritius to launch a newspaper, Hindusthani, probably the first ever Hindi newspaper printed outside India.

    September 6, 2020
  • Controlling thought

    Controlling thought

    Books inherently carry ideas; to think that all ideas will appeal or be palatable immediately is to be naïve and ignorant for posterity. Questioning within the generous framework of legality and pushing peacefully to expand its contours is the only way to progress.

    August 29, 2020
  • Books under attack

    Books under attack

    Among other books to face the ire of authorities was one containing quotes of Mahatma Gandhi, and another that used an illustration of three pigs to teach little children how to count.

    August 23, 2020
  • Bapus India

    Bapus India

    Gokhale, he found a country that was strange to him. Politics were at a low ebb, chiefly because of the spilt in the Congress; the dominant impulse in India under British rule was that of fear pervasive, oppressing, strangling fear

    August 13, 2020
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra tomorrow

    PM Modi to inaugurate Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra tomorrow

    Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (RSK) was first announced by the Prime Minister on 10th April 2017, on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of Gandhiji's Champaran Satyagraha.

    August 7, 2020
  • Bapu’s Nai Talim

    Bapu’s Nai Talim

    ‘Literacy is not the end of education nor even the beginning. It is only one of the means by which man and woman can be educated. Literacy itself is no education. I would therefore begin the child education by teaching it a useful handicraft and enabling it to produce from the moment it begins its training‘. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

    August 6, 2020
  • The empathy that binds us

    The empathy that binds us

    Determining whether something is good or bad is almost second nature to us, but often we fail to the paint the full picture of a situation before passing judgement.

    July 30, 2020
  • Mahatma’s medical legacy

    Mahatma’s medical legacy

    Gandhi's main arguments against medical science are: (1) it attaches undue importance to the body rather than the soul, which is infinitely more real than the body; (2) it is inconsistent with non-violence, partly on account of vivisection and partly because the modern medicines either contain or involve the taking of animal fat, alcohol, meat and other 'forbidden' food; (3) it is expensive and, therefore, inaccessible to the poor; and (4) it is inseparably linked with machinery, industrialization and modern civilization in general which Gandhi rejects in its entirety.

    July 1, 2020
  • Congress vis-à-vis BJP

    Congress vis-à-vis BJP

    The BJP's strategy provides a good model. There is only one Hindutva party in India. All Hindutva forces are together, from the BJP to the Bajrang Dal. The Congress, by contrast, allowed itself to be splintered again, thus fragmenting secular politics.

    June 8, 2020
  • ‘So sorry’: US envoy to India apologises over desecration of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington

    ‘So sorry’: US envoy to India apologises over desecration of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington

    One of the few statues of a foreign leader on a federal land in Washington DC, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi was dedicated by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in the presence of the then US president Bill Clinton on September 16, 2000 during his state visit to the US.

    June 4, 2020
  • Covid, Cleanliness & Gandhi

    Covid, Cleanliness & Gandhi

    The Mahatma believed that we are trustees of Mother Earth. But we have relentlessly transformed the planet by raising temperatures and sea levels, destroying biodiversity and polluting the atmosphere. Nature has every reason to retaliate against destructive human activities. Indeed, the real reason for the recurring catastrophes is the abuse of Nature. The outbreak of Covid-19 is Nature's proactive response to the suicidal behaviour of homo not-so-sapiens. If we cannot learn to stop ripping apart the gown of Nature in the pursuit of short-term gain, this could be our final hour

    April 17, 2020
  • Every cloud has a silver lining

    Every cloud has a silver lining

    Hospital authorities have been discouraging patients' attendants and relatives from visiting the hospitals.

    April 13, 2020
  • The Lonely Pilgrimage

    The Lonely Pilgrimage

    During his lifetime he wrote more than 170,000 letters. His grandson, Gopal Krishna Gandhi, has written: If Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi had an addiction, it was to the same universe of written communication. There were days when Gandhi did not eat, when he did not speak. Scarce was the day when he did not write a letter.

    March 18, 2020
  • Harbinger of Indo-US strategic partnership

    Harbinger of Indo-US strategic partnership

    Sudhir Ghosh, a distinguished member of Parliament of the hallowed years and close confidant of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in forging strategic ties with the USA immediately after Chinese attack on India in 1962.

    March 6, 2020
  • Throes of survival

    Throes of survival

    There have already been at least four Prime Ministers, who do not belong to the dynasty, and they were equally successful. In the present chaotic and uncertain state of the Congress when several suggestions and solutions are being put forward by central as well as regional leaders, the party should opt for a leader outside the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.

    March 5, 2020
  • Congress criticises Trump for not mentioning Mahatma Gandhi in Sabarmati Ashram’s visitor book

    Congress criticises Trump for not mentioning Mahatma Gandhi in Sabarmati Ashram’s visitor book

    In the visitor book at Sabarmati Ashram, Trump wrote, 'To my great friend Prime Minister Modi – Thank You for this wonderful visit.'

    February 24, 2020
  • Donald Trump arrives today on historic visit to India

    Donald Trump arrives today on historic visit to India

    Apart from First Lady Melania, President Trump will be accompanied by a high-level delegation during the trip which will take him to Ahmedabad, Agra, and New Delhi.

    February 23, 2020