Posts Tagged ‘gandhi’

Is Gandhi’s Talisman the guiding light to end vaccine inequity?

by Shobha Shukla & Bobby Ramakant In a world with over 7 billion people, more than 10 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered by the end of January 2022. But more than 3 billion people globally have not received even their first vaccine dose yet. Despite having enough of vaccine doses to protect the […]

From abusing Gandhi to advocating genocide

by Alishan Jafri , Neel Madhav and Apoorvanand   The arrest of the foul mouthed Kalicharan is seen as a very courageous step taken by the Chhatisgarh government. Kalicharan, a self-styled Hindu saint was booked by the state police after he made abusive remarks against Mahatma Gandhi at a Dharma Sansad held at Raipur. The […]

Dr. Gandhi: Fighting COVID-19 Without Ruining Lives; the At-Risk People Progressives Left Behind

Dr. Gandhi: Fighting COVID-19 Without Ruining Lives; the At-Risk People Progressives Left Behind Monica Gandhi is an infectious diseases and HIV doctor at the University of California–San Francisco. Her stance against COVID-19 restrictions that harm more than help vulnerable people—such as the poor, the homeless, and those being treated for HIV—has brought her into the […]

On Gandhi Jayanti: Godse Zindabad Twitter Strom

This October 2nd (2021) the Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday; the twitter was flooded with tweets, ‘Nathuram Godse Amar Rahen’ (Long live Nathuram Godse), Nathuram Godse Zindabad (Hail Godse). It was the top twitter trend for the day. It did come as a shock to many. Even to those who have been observing resurgence in praise of […]

Gandhi vs. Ambedkar Debates and Search for Real Swaraj

 To celebrate 152 Jayanti of Mahatma Gandhi, most of the political parties from the Left to Right (barring a section of Ambedkarites) including secular parties are busy in celebrating Gandhi’s Jayanti with much compassion and commitment. In this respect, civil society and public intellectuals have written several articles in the newspapers and posted messages on […]

Mahatma Gandhi and Congress on Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom

Sangh Parivar and leaders and spokesmen of its affiliates never miss any opportunity to malign Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. The latest in their malicious campaign is an article written by Rakesh Sinha, BJP member of Rajya Sabha. In his article published in Indian Express (August `14) Sinha claims that “Despite the unbounded reverence for […]

Gandhi on Vaccines

The following is from the English translation of a collection of Hindi articles authored by M. K. Gandhi. He wrote these Hindi articles  in 1906 in the “Indian Opinion,” a weekly started by him, and these were later published in book form. In 1921, the book was translated into English, and can be read online. […]

Essential Message of Mahatma Gandhi Has More Significance in An Increasingly Troubled World

Nearly 73 years after he left us, victim of an assassin’s bullets, many people grappling with the  most serious problems and issues in our troubled world are increasingly realizing the great value of several essential messages Mahatma  Gandhi left behind after a very eventful and even more thoughtful life. One of these relates to understanding […]

Gandhian antecedents of the anti-`love-jihad’ campaign – and Gandhi’s later act of  atonement

   The  term  `love- jihad’  is  being  used  by  the  activists  of  the  Sangh  Parivar  to  target  inter-religious  marriages  between Muslim  men  and  Hindu  women.  They  accuse  the  Muslims  of  seducing   Hindu  women  and  converting  them  to  Islam.  But  then,  how  would  they  justify  the  marriages  between  the  BJP’s  Muslim  leaders  and  their  Hindu  wives  […]

Gandhi Remembered Amidst Falsehood And Half-Truths-Part 2

MK Gandhi was remembered across the board, on his death anniversary, January 30, but amid a flood of lies and half-truths in the Big Media, and clouding up truth about what happened in broad daylight on January 26, in capital Delhi. Gandhi is linked with Truth and non-violence, cited as basic tenets of his life […]

For Mahatma Gandhi Equal Respect for All Religions Was One of the Most Essential and Non-Negotiable Aspects of the India He Wanted to Create

If the rulers of our troubled country today make a sincere search for solutions in the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi, instead of merely garlanding his statue or photo, one of the most important lessons that they will learn is that of according truly equal respect to all religions. In fact this is a very basic […]

Mahatma Gandhi Meets Shahid Bhagat Singh in Heaven 

This is one of a series of heaven-based stories, written as  fantasy yet very relevant to our times. The first part of the series appeared in dated December 11, 2020 under the title ‘ Mahatma Gandhi Returns to Earth’. Gandhi had managed to get the clearance from heaven authorities for his one-day visit to […]

Today India Needs Both Gandhi and Bhagat Singh, and the Unity of Their Followers More Than Ever Before

In recent times India has been passing through the most difficult period of its post-independence history. The most sacred constitutional precept of social  (including inter-faith) equality and harmony is badly threatened, while economic inequality and the grip of a few top billionaires on economy have been increasing like never before. Destruction of environment and bio-diversity […]

Walking for peace: Pandemic halts Gandhi-inspired world march

On Gandhi Jayanti 2019, a group of 50 people, 35 of them Adivasis from different parts of India, set out on what they called a ‘World Peace March’ – the plan was to walk all the way to Geneva, crossing seas by flight and getting permission to cross international borders on foot. They started from […]

Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses sell for nearly €300,000 at UK auction

A pair of round gold-plated glasses once owned by Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi sold for nearly €300,000 (£260,000) at an auction in Bristol, UK. “We found them just four weeks ago in our mailbox,” East Bristol Auctions said on Instagram, “left there by a gentleman whose uncle had been given them by Gandhi himself.” […]

Ahed Tamimi offers Israelis a lesson worthy of Gandhi

By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi may not be what Israelis had in mind when, over many years, they criticised Palestinians for not producing a Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela. Eventually, colonised peoples bring to the fore a figure best suited to challenge the rotten values at the core of the society oppressing […]

Gandhi said a woman who slaps an attacker is not committing violence

Twelve days ago, Ahed Tamimi slapped an Israeli soldier, and it is the slap heard round the world. Norman Finkelstein, a scholar of Gandhi’s views on nonviolence, sent along this quote on slapping from the leader of India’s liberation. “Gandhi Says a Woman Who Smacks Her Attacker is Not Committing Violence “When a woman is faced […]


  QUOTE Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but […]

Clarifying Gandhi: POTUS, Rutherford, And Gandhi On Moral Economics

Above Photo: Gandhi during the Salt March, March-April 1930. (Wikimedia Commons/Walter Bosshard) 30 Aug 2017 – The question of what constitutes a wonderful and advanced civilization is dependent upon Justice, which is buttressed by economics.  All great philosopher-doers, concerned with the betterment of human life have recognized that the handling of the economic means for living life […]

Open Thread: Presidential Selection Season Again in Duhmerica

Open Thread: Presidential Selection Season Again in Duhmerica February 2nd, 2016 Well, it’s that time again. You guys know that I don’t pay too much attention to this pointless claptrap, but you can count on me to have ceaseless hostility toward whichever goon is […]

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