Tag Archives: Mahatma Gandhi

MOTHER TERESA OR MAHATMA GANDHI: GIVE THEM THE LIBERTY TO REMAIN HUMANS

Mother Teresa is probably the biggest humanitarian icon the 20th Century India has given to the world. And though her saintliness doesn’t need any endorsement like Mahatma Gandhi’s greatness doesn’t need a Nobel Prize, her Canonization on September 4, a day before her 19th death anniversary on September 5 and almost after a week of her 106th birth anniversary on ...

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YES, HE WAS THE MAHATMA..

Communal riots date back to the ancient times in the history of India. Hindu-Muslims riots began during the medieval period. And since then the travesty has been unabated – with varying degrees of terror and its aftermath. And that is a major reason among some defining elements due to which India is still not among the most forward nations in ...

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THE MAHATMA WILL ALWAYS REMAIN THE CONSCIENCE OF HUMANITY..

Mahatma Gandhi will always remain great because he was one among us – and he will always remain ‘the one’ among us. And for that reason – and for that reason alone – October 2 will remain the universal day of humanity – not just in India – but across the world. And the world is celebrating this spirit – ...

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ON CRITICISM OF HUMANITY’GREATS: LIKE MOTHER TERESA OR MAHATMA GANDHI OR ALL IN THEIR LEAGUE

The sources of information behind such ‘campaigns’ are interesting stuff the way they are dug into and collected. Such informed campaigns are run with no concern of or respect for rechecking and reconfirming the facts. Most of such ‘informed campaigns’ go without the ethical requirements of going out in the field to cross-verify the information, because the intent is pre-fixed ...

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MAHATMA GANDHI: FATHERLY FIGURE OF HUMAN CONSCIENCE

MAHATMA GANDHI: FATHERLY FIGURE OF HUMAN CONSCIENCE Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi began as a fallible man, like all of us, and he remained fallible, like all of us, through his journey with life – from an early married boy – to a confused young man – to a maturing adult looking for the meaning of life beyond his professional legal practice ...

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NO ONE CAN OWN THE MAHATMA, GREATS LIKE HIM ARE FOR THE UNIVERSAL HUMANITY

There is a heightened competition on to own the Mahatma, the brand ‘Gandhi’. There is one group, having a huge resurgence in Indian politics taking the centrestage of governance and heading the first majority government in the country in 30 years, that is looking to make the crux of a phase of Indian history contemporary, by bypassing the period of ...

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ATTENBOROUGH’S GANDHI – EPITOME OF MEANINGFUL CINEMA

Sir Richard Attenborough – The Right Honourable – or the Attenborough who gave us, the Indians, and the world the timeless biopic, the movie GANHDI, his dream project, a historical achievement, a creation for the global humankind to serve as one of the primary introductions to the 20th Century great who is to remain the icon of the humanity in ...

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MAHATMA GANDHI: THE WORDS SPOKEN IN 1947 AND THE ABSURD POLITICAL THEATRE OF THE DAY

Going by the political reality of today’s India, there is nothing much to write on what the Mahatma fought for, as yet another day of customary, shallow tributes to him comes and go. It would be harsh to say but many more know October 2 is Gandhi Jayanti or the birth anniversary of the Mahatma (also known as Bapu, also ...

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FEBRUARY 2013 GENERAL STRIKE OR THE ‘BHARAT BANDH’: THE UNCIVIL CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

Two days of general strike in India was violence-ridden. Reportedly, it cost over Rs. 25,000 crore. The ‘Bharat Bandh’ of February 20-21, 2013 evoked a mixed response as has been happening with every other ‘Bandh’ by the political parties or the trade unions that in turn, are affiliated with this or that political party or ideology. It can be said from the ...

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