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  • Gandhi’s ideas need wider acceptance

    Gandhi’s ideas need wider acceptance

    Even in a world torn by many violent conflicts, statistics year after year show that the toll of everyday violence is even higher

    September 30, 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
  • 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
  • Concerned about increasing violence, utter disregard for human life: Pranab Mukherjee

    Concerned about increasing violence, utter disregard for human life: Pranab Mukherjee

    Mukherjee's statement comes after BJP’s ideological and organisation wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat proclaimed that India will become a Hindu Rashtra and denied cases of mob-lynching calling it a “western” idea.

    October 23, 2019
  • Kalinga literary festival to recall Gandhi’s ‘idea of India’

    Kalinga literary festival to recall Gandhi’s ‘idea of India’

    Among other highlights will be the story-telling session "Dastan-E-Mantoiyat" by Syed Shadab Hussain and Meera Rizvi and the screening of Oscar-nominated director Ashvin Kumar's "No Fathers In Kashmir".

    July 2, 2019
  • Calling him Mahatma makes Gandhi irrelevant: Prof Douglas Allen

    Calling him Mahatma makes Gandhi irrelevant: Prof Douglas Allen

    In an interview to thestatesman.com, Gandhian philosophy scholar Prof Douglas Allen talks about his new book, Gandhi After 9/11, dispels many notions about the 'father of the nation', and says Mahatma Gandhi even believed in using force when left with no non-violent option

    April 25, 2019
  • Mahatma Gandhi and surgery of the soul

    Mahatma Gandhi and surgery of the soul

    It was a revolutionary principle of realising ‘Truth through non-violence and revalidate non-violence through Truth.’

    April 13, 2019
  • UN chief hails Gandhi’s principle of non-violence, denounces terrorism

    UN chief hails Gandhi’s principle of non-violence, denounces terrorism

    Ahead of his visit, Guterres had said that India was an “important partner” of the UN in countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism.

    October 2, 2018
  • There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists: Dalai Lama

    There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists: Dalai Lama

    There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists because terrorists are no more religious once they embrace terror, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday. “People cease to be Muslim, Christian or any group the moment they became terrorists,” the Dalai Lama said at a public reception here on the second day of a …

    October 19, 2017
  • The Gentle Colossus~II

    The Gentle Colossus~II

    What, then, should be the real strategy for maintaining and continuing the spirit of goodness? Gandhi has a very clear and distinct answer: “As long as you derive inner health and comfort from anything, you should keep it. If you were to give it up in a mood of self-sacrifice or out of a stern …

    October 3, 2017