MAHATMA GANDHI

  • Freedom of expression at risk: Who walk like Kings should know what kingship means Yesterday

    (Gopalkrishna Gandhi is grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. He is a retired bureaucrat, diplomat and a former Governor. He delivered the first BG Verghese memorial lecture) It is a great honour to be asked to give the lecture that stands in the memory of BG Verghese. I am delighted to offer...
  • Sadhvi Prachi courts another controversy, calls Mahatma Gandhi a British agent 1 week ago

    Controversial VHP Leader Sadhvi Prachi has courted another controversy by saying that Mahatma Gandhi was a British agent and his contribution towards India's independence is negligible. She claimed that India got freedom not by spinning the charkha but sacrifices made by brave sons like Savarkar, Bhagat Singh, Ram Prasad...
  • After Markandey Katju, Sadhvi Prachi calls Mahatma Gandhi a 'British agent' March 18, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Controversial Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi on Wednesday sparked another controversy as she alleged that Mahatma Gandhi was a "British agent" and his contribution towards independence of the country was "negligible", days after former Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju levelled same allegation. "It was only due to...
  • Importance of people is only realised after they are dead: Maneck Dalal March 18, 2015

    Former Air India executive Maneck Dalal in an interview with CNN-IBN talks about his meeting with Mahatama Gandhi and JD Tata. ...
  • Complaint in Chennai court against former Supreme Court judge Katju for remarks on Mahatma Gandhi March 18, 2015

    Chennai: A complaint was filed on Wednesday in a court in Chennai by a Gandhian outfit, seeking launch of criminal proceedings against former Supreme Court Judge Markandeya Katju for allegedly defaming Mahatma Gandhi by his recent controversial remarks. The complaint under CrPc, which was filed in the Tenth Metropolitan Magistrate's court,...
  • Amitabh Bachchan 'honoured' to unveil historic Gandhi statue at Britain March 15, 2015

    London: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was "honoured and humbled" to unveil a historic bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi here along with other dignitaries including British Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Bachchan, 72, who also read out an excerpt from Gandhi's 'The World of Tomorrow', took to...
  • Markandey Katju dares Lok Sabha to book him under 'Lunatics Act' March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: After Rajya Sabha, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju on Thursday dared Lok Sabha to book him under "Lunatics Act" for punishing him. Hours after Lok Sabha passed a resolution condemning for his remarks on Mahatma Gandhi and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, he wrote on his blog, "One Honorable...
  • Mahatma Gandhi was an agent of British says Justice Markandey Katju March 12, 2015

    Justice Markandey Katju had called Mahatma Gandhi an agent of the British. Katju made the controversial remark in his blog where he was highly critical of Gandhi and said he did great harm to India. ...
  • Big B to attend unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi statue in London March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan will attend the unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament Square, London on Saturday. Department for Culture, Media & Sport of UK (DCMS) shared the news on Twitter. "We are delighted that @SrBachchan will read at the unveiling of the #GandhiStatue on Saturday," DCMS tweeted. Bachchan,...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to attend unveiling of Gandhi statue in London March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will attend an event in London, where a statue of late Indian icon Mahatma Gandhi, known for his non-violence movement against British rule, will be unveiled at Parliament Square. "We are delighted that @SrBachchan will read at the unveiling of the #GandhiStatue on Saturday," DCMS-British Department for...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jialtey to meet investors, unveil Gandhi statue during UK visit March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet his British counterpart George Osborne and hold a meeting with institutional investors organised by JP Morgan during his three-day official visit to the UK. Jaitley, leaving for the UK on Thursday, will also unveil a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square,...
  • Markandey Katju stirs controversy, says Mahatma Gandhi was a British agent March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has sparked another row by describing Mahatma Gandhi as a British agent in his latest blog post. He said Gandhi did great harm to India by injecting religion into politics. "By constantly injecting religion into politics continuously for several decades, Gandhi furthered the...
  • Suresh Prabhu recounts Mahatma Gandhi's famous train journey in his Rail Budget speech February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu began his Budget speech by recounting Mahatma Gandhi's famous train journey before he joined the freedom struggle. He said, "Bapu took a train voyage before starting the freedom movement." Prabhu said Gandhiji discovered India by travelling in third class which no longer exist. To celebrate 100th...
  • Ghar Wapsi will go on till all 15 Crore people are reconverted: VHP February 10, 2015

    Aligarh: Sadhvi Prachi Arya, a prominent Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader, has said that the 'Ghar Wapsi' programme will continue till the fifteen crore people who, she claimed, have left the Hindu fold post Independence, are "reconverted to Hinduism". "The 'Ghar Wapsi' programme launched by some Hindutva organisations would continue...
  • Religious faiths target each other in India due to their beliefs: Barack Obama February 6, 2015

    White House may have refuted suggestions that Barack Obama's reference to religious intolerance during his speech in India was not a parting shot to the BJP. But the President himself has repeatd the need for religious harmony in India. He says Mahatma Gandhi would have been shocked by acts of...
  • Religious intolerance in India would have shocked Mahatma Gandhi: Obama February 6, 2015

    US President Barack Obama said that Mahatma Gandhi would have been shocked by the acts of intolerance experienced by all religious faiths in India. However Obama did not name any particular religion and said that violence is not unique to one religion or group. ...
  • Religious intolerance in India would have shocked Mahatma Gandhi: Barack Obama February 6, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday invoked India's example to make a plea for religious freedom and how faith leads people to do good and what's right but that faith also can be twisted to be used as a weapon. In a 25-minute address to the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama...
  • A day with Anna Hazare, who wants to launch yet another agitation February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Following Mahatma Gandhi's footsteps, reminding the nation the power of non violence, he inspired lakhs to take to the streets to join his movement for Janlokpal. 77-year-old anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare was the panacea that many Indians were desperately looking for. Perhaps, an ailing Anna sitting on a...
  • Navjivan to open cafe in Ahmedabad to spread Gandhian ideology January 30, 2015

    With a view to present Gandhian ideology in a modern way, Mahatma Gandhi-founded publication house Navjivan Trust will open an art gallery, cafeteria and a centre for sustainable development. ...
  • Artworks on Narendra Modi, Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy at India ArtFair January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Art installations inspired by the philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi besides paintings on Prime Minister Narendra Modi are being showcased at the 7th edition of India Art Fair here besides a diverse range of modern and contemporary art. Artist Viveek Sharma has depicted a painting "Sons of the Soil" displaying...
  • 'Navjivan' to open cafe, portal to spread Gandhian ideology January 27, 2015

    Ahmedabad: With a view to present Gandhian ideology in a modern way, Mahatma Gandhi-founded publication house Navjivan Trust will open an art gallery, cafeteria and a centre for sustainable development. Gujarat Chief Minster Anandi Patel will inaugurate the art gallery, cafe and the sustainable development centre on January 29 at the...
  • Obama pays tributes to Mahatma, calls him rare gift to world January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, on Sunday paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at the Rajghat memorial here describing his spirit as a "rare gift" to the world. The American President placed a wreath, showered rose...
  • Barack Obama pays floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, on Sunday paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at Rajghat soon after his arrival on a three-day visit. Obama placed a wreath at Gandhi's memorial and bowed before the Samadhi with...
  • In pics: Barack Obama plants a sapling at Rajghat January 25, 2015

    US President Barack Obama on Sunday planted a sapling at Rajghat after laying the wreath at father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi's memorial. ...
  • Vibrant Gujarat summit: Modi exhibited forward looking leadership, says Ban Ki Moon January 11, 2015

    Speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has exhibited forward looking leadership. He also said, "All world leaders are inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's teachings." ...
  • 'The Prince of Gujarat' is a lazy weekend read January 10, 2015

    The Prince of Gujarat is a one of a kind book. It is a story of a prince who was a part of India's struggle for independence. It is a story of times when princes and kings did not want to let go of their kingdoms and Gopaldas Patel did...
  • Stamps to commemorate 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's return to release on Friday January 8, 2015

    Chennai: To commemorate the 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's return to India in 1915, the Department of Posts would release two stamps on Friday. An album of these stamps would be presented to Gandhi's former personal assistant Kalyanam during the event at the Philatelic Bureau on Anna Salai, a PIB release...
  • US based brewing company apologises to those offended by its 'Gandhi Beer' January 6, 2015

    Hartford: A Connecticut brewery apologised to Indians offended that the company is using Mahatma Gandhi's name and likeness on one of its beers. New England Brewing Co. sells an India pale ale it calls Gandhi-Bot. The label features a cartoon image depicting a robot version of the late Indian leader, who...
  • US based brewing company sells beer named after Mahatma Gandhi, Indo-Americans upset January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Upset Indo-Americans have urged Woodbridge (Connecticut, USA) based New England Brewing Company to immediately withdraw its "Gandhi" beer, calling it highly inappropriate. Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA), said that peace icon Mahatma Gandhi abhorred drinking. Selling beer named after him was highly damaging to...
  • Hindu Mahasabha hails Godse: Will fringe elements create trouble for Modi Government? December 26, 2014

    Even after its leaders have been booked in Meerut for conducting rituals to build a temple in Nathuram Godse's honor, the All India Hindu Mahasabha has declared that it will go ahead with its agenda of installing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin's statues across the country. Can the increasing vocal elements of...