Tag: Mahatma Gandhi

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  • Race for Gandhi’s legacy is to fool people: Ramchander Rahi

    Race for Gandhi’s legacy is to fool people: Ramchander Rahi

    'Gandhi gives strength to the weak. When all the ways are shut, Gandhi shows the path. There are losers who fake his ideals,' Rahi said.

    September 16, 2019
  • Swaraj and Ramrajya

    Swaraj and Ramrajya

    To many thinkers, Gandhi's concept of 'Gram Swaraj' and Ramrajya appears to be utopian ~ a hollow idealism. Indeed, all the philosophies are primarily utopian since they are distant dreams to be achieved. Thomas More, a social thinker of the 18th century, coined the term utopia. In his book entitled Utopia he remarked that all philosophers dream of Utopia till it is not practically applied.

    September 5, 2019
  • UGC issues guidelines to ban single-use plastic in Universities

    UGC issues guidelines to ban single-use plastic in Universities

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi  in his Independence Day speech  and monthly radio broadcast Mann ki Baat emphasised on the need to conserve our environment and urged citizens to eliminate the use of single-use plastic.

    September 3, 2019
  • New India is about participative democracy, a citizen-centric government: PM Modi

    New India is about participative democracy, a citizen-centric government: PM Modi

    The Prime Minister said that the country is witness to changes that were earlier unthinkable.

    August 30, 2019
  • India’s Mazzini & Cavour~I

    India’s Mazzini & Cavour~I

    Mahatma Gandhi described Subhas as ‘a patriot of patriots‘, albeit ‘misguided‘. Though Subhas disassociated from the Congress and Gandhi's leadership in 1939, he wholeheartedly stood by Gandhi‘s call for the Quit India movement. Subhas told the INA that Gandhiji would be their leader once they reach the borders of India. There is no denying that Subhas was more ‘popular than Nehru, and in certain circumstances had a stronger appeal than Gandhi’.

    August 29, 2019
  • Mann ki Baat: PM talks about abolishing single-use plastic

    Mann ki Baat: PM talks about abolishing single-use plastic

    Prime Minister's third episode of Mann ki Baat also talked about mega-celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.

    August 25, 2019
  • Mahatma’s life through art

    Mahatma’s life through art

    We are on the verge of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. This day is momentous to say the least, as it is the celebration of the life of not just the man Gandhi was, but also his ideals and principles which can act as a saving grace in today’s highly polarised world. When one thinks …

    August 11, 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
  • Achieving desires and dreams

    Achieving desires and dreams

    Mr Venkatesham, an IAS officer who despite his humble roots achieved considerable success in his own life, studies success as if under a microscope and analyses its various aspects, its ‘settings’, ‘syllabus’, ‘summary’, ‘signature’ and even the ‘side-effects’.

    July 28, 2019
  • Binaries of Literature

    Binaries of Literature

    The book offers various interesting and critical readings of the work of the writer. It presents a comprehensive analysis of some of his work, analysing them in the light of modern theories, in the light of the times they were composed, and in the light of the major social issues that Tagore voiced so clearly and boldly in them... A review

    July 24, 2019
  • A debate of past politics

    A debate of past politics

    A new book recounts how Ambedkar was that adversary who dared to challenge Gandhi politically, intellectually and morally as well. A review by Alen Paul.

    July 6, 2019
  • Knighthood renounced

    Knighthood renounced

    Tagore volunteered to renounce the title of Knighthood and sent a letter to the Viceroy stating that ‘the time has come when badges of honour make our shame glaring in their incongruous context of humiliation, and I for my part wish to stand, shorn of all special distinctions, by the side of those of my countrymen, who, for their so-called insignificance, are liable to suffer a degradation not fit for a human being‘. It was the only voice of protest, but it stirred the nation as well as the world.

    June 10, 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
  • Kamal Haasan gets anticipatory bail from Madras HC for ‘Hindu terrorist’ remark

    Kamal Haasan gets anticipatory bail from Madras HC for ‘Hindu terrorist’ remark

    Haasan had last week filed an anticipatory bail petition before the Madras High Court, saying his speech was about Nathuram Godse only and not about Hindus as a whole.

    May 20, 2019
  • Case against Amazon for ‘selling rugs with pictures of Hindu gods’

    Case against Amazon for ‘selling rugs with pictures of Hindu gods’

    In 2017, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had received several complaints about Amazon selling flip-flops with Mahatma Gandhi's image.

    May 18, 2019
  • Godse assassinated Gandhi’s body, Pragya Thakur ‘killed his soul’: Kailash Satyarthi

    Godse assassinated Gandhi’s body, Pragya Thakur ‘killed his soul’: Kailash Satyarthi

    The 65-year-old child rights activist posted his comment on Twitter asking the ruling the BJP to leave the desire for small benefits and immediately remove leaders like her.

    May 18, 2019
  • MP BJP spokesperson suspended for calling Mahatma Gandhi ‘father of Pakistan’

    MP BJP spokesperson suspended for calling Mahatma Gandhi ‘father of Pakistan’

    A major row erupted on Friday after a series of BJP leaders praised Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi.

    May 17, 2019