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  • PM Modi pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on Independence Day

    PM Modi pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on Independence Day

    “Paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. His thoughts and ideals continue to guide us as we work towards fulfilling people's aspirations.”

    August 15, 2021
  • Resolution reintroduced for US Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma

    Resolution reintroduced for US Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma

    Gandhi would be the first Indian to receive a Congressional Gold Medal, an honor bestowed upon such great figures as George Washington, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks. 

    August 14, 2021
  • Ex-Goa CM draws parallel to Mahatma Gandhi’s racist train eviction

    Ex-Goa CM draws parallel to Mahatma Gandhi’s racist train eviction

    Luizinho Faleiro, Ex-Goa CM made the comparison between Mahatma Gandhi's train eviction while raising a zero-hour motion in the assembly related to the non-employment of Goans at the state's only airport.

    July 29, 2021
  • Stemming the Exodus

    Stemming the Exodus

    The focus of Indian corporates on profits and their reluctance to try out new technologies or new ideas ensures that Indians specialising in the frontier fields of technology find few employers at home, leaving the field open for foreign corporates to benefit from Indian brainpower.

    July 22, 2021
  • Sedition and freedom

    Sedition and freedom

    Even those airing grievances against the government’s handling of the Covid pandemic were charged with sedition. Scrapping the sedition law brooks no delay.

    July 20, 2021
  • Gandhi’s Path

    Gandhi’s Path

    Gandhi‘s death snapped the dialectic link between politics and his Constructive Programme. While contemporary India is vastly different from Gandhi‘s times, many of his fundamental concerns are alive. Today‘s India is more prosperous, but also vastly more unequal.

    July 17, 2021
  • Pursuit of Excellence

    Pursuit of Excellence

    The practice of killing excellence by rating everyone as ‘outstanding,‘ starting with schools, is continued right up to the higher levels of bureaucracy, where most employees, even the undeserving ones, get the ‘outstanding‘ tag, resulting in bad eggs making it to the top echelons and damaging the venerable institutions which they serve.

    July 2, 2021
  • Gandhi and dress

    Gandhi and dress

    Gandhi's reasons for the metamorphoses were contextual, psychological and assertively political for a reason ~and that reason was not to disparage Western clothing sensibilities as inferior, amoral or scandalous. Gandhi's insistence on 'Indianness' was not reflective of reverse-superiority or the 'uncivilisationalness' of the West, but in the more profound tenets of equality for all, without discrimination

    March 31, 2021
  • Gandhi and politics

    Gandhi and politics

    Gandhi, like Hobbes and Machiavelli, recognized that the pursuit of power is a basic human characteristic. All political institutions are merely instruments for the pursuit of power, whether directly or by the indirect manner in which they maintain and foster the ownership of property and provide the psychological incentives that they are connected with power

    March 25, 2021
  • AMU lecture: Gandhi was for individual freedom, says Rajmohan

    AMU lecture: Gandhi was for individual freedom, says Rajmohan

    "When I last met Frontier Gandhi in 1987 when he visited India for the final time in Mumbai's Raj Bhavan, he told me that patience was prescribed again and again in the Holy Quran, and patience and non-violence were very close to each other."

    March 17, 2021
  • PM Modi flags off Dandi march rerun

    PM Modi flags off Dandi march rerun

    PM also launched the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsavduring the commemoration of 75th anniversary of independence.

    March 13, 2021
  • From defeat to hero~II

    From defeat to hero~II

    When the AICC met Subhas was in the peculiar situation of being the president without a Working Committee. Realising its untenability, Subhas had no choice but to resign, proving MN Roy's observation of the Congress being Gandhi’s Congress as correct. Subhas unlike Nehru did not want to compromise at the cost of his principles and sensibilities

    January 25, 2021
  • Ecology and Economics

    Ecology and Economics

    The underlying assumption is that if the environment is treated as a commodity and given a price, this will create a market for environmental factors. And depending on the demand and supply for environmental goods, a price will be attached to each one.

    January 2, 2021
  • Myth and Mahatma

    Myth and Mahatma

    The biggest myth about non-violent action is the idea that Gandhi invented it and he is often called 'the father non-violence'. Well, he did raise ahimsa action to a level never achieved before him, but he was not its author or inventor

    November 25, 2020
  • J&K wants to live with India of Mahatma Gandhi: Farooq Abdullah

    J&K wants to live with India of Mahatma Gandhi: Farooq Abdullah

    Abrogation of the Articles 370 and 35A has alienated the people more than before.

    November 6, 2020
  • Gandhi and an epidemic

    Gandhi and an epidemic

    Gandhi’s writings during this period give excruciating details about his condition, from frequent visits to the lavatory to his surgery for piles that required morphine. Meanwhile the disease raged throughout India, countless people died and apart from his graphic descriptions of dysentery and piles, he could offer only the briefest sympathy to those who died

    October 20, 2020
  • Facts vs Falsehood

    Facts vs Falsehood

    Despite many contradictions, the relationship between Gandhi and Bose was marked by deep love, affection and respect.

    October 10, 2020