Swami Vivekananda

  • Catholic priest's book on Swami Vivekananda released 31-01-2014 05:22 PM

    A book penned by an Indian-origin Catholic priest based in Rome, a critical study of the philosophical anthropology of Swami Vivekananda, was released here Saturday at the close of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of the sage. Aimed at fostering "religious harmony", "Man Without Frontiers: The Ultimate Concern of Swami...
  • True religion can't be the basis of hatred, says PM 12-01-2014 11:43 PM

    New Delhi: True religion can't be the basis of hatred and division, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday, urging every citizen to imbibe lessons from Swami Vivekananda and learn to be tolerant. "Let us, in all humility, imbibe lessons from Swami Vivekananda. Let us learn to be tolerant of...
  • 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated across country 12-01-2014 04:16 PM

    The year-long commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda formally came to a close on Sunday with functions organised at various places in the country. Addressing a function in New Delhi, Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch said, 54 proposals involving an estimated cost of Rs 253 crore have been...
  • Remembering Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary 12-01-2014 02:49 PM

    Here is CNN IBN's tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary. ...
  • 'Swami Vivekananda' biopic will be made with only child actors 04-12-2013 06:24 PM

    Chennai: Upcoming Telugu biopic 'Swami Vivekananda', slated to release later this month, features only child actors, says its director Suresh Bujji, who hopes to strike a chord with thes audience with his unique effort. "I remember watching the kids' version of 'Ramayana' many years ago. I liked how the makers...
  • Ramdev to visit US to mark Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary 23-09-2013 03:13 PM

    Yoga guru Ramdev will visit Chicago to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and the 120th anniversary of his famous address at the World Parliament of Religions. The event, 'World Without Borders 2013' on September 27-28, is hosted by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America and co-hosted by...
  • Narendra Modi's long shadow creates a rift in Chicago 23-09-2013 07:40 AM

    Chicago: The shadow of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and his alleged complicity in the 2002 communal riots in his state, has created a controversy here with the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR) withdrawing its support to the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. The...
  • RBI to issue new Rs 5 coins to mark 150th birth anniversary of Vivekananda 29-08-2013 05:02 PM

    The Reserve Bank will soon issue Rs 5 coins to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. "The government has minted the above coins (to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda), which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation," RBI said in a press...
  • Ramdev to visit US to take part in Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary celebrations 23-08-2013 06:08 AM

    Indian yoga guru Ramdev will visit the US in September 2013 to take part in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. During his five-day trip beginning September 26, Ramdev will visit Chicago and New Jersey. In Chicago, he will commemorate the 120th anniversary of the famous...
  • BJP dividing Hindus and Muslims, says Mamata 15-07-2013 08:57 PM

    Bagnan: In the backdrop of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's 'I'm a Hindu nationalist' remark, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused BJP of dividing Hindus and Muslims. "A bigger Hindu than Ramakrishna Paramamahamsa and Swami Vivekananda?" she asked at a panchayat election rally here in Howrah district...
  • Bomb hoax delays Indigo flight, passenger says he was 'joking' 30-06-2013 10:08 PM

    Raipur: A bomb hoax on a Kolkata-Indore Indigo flight at Swami Vivekananda Airport at Mana here sent authorities into a tizzy Sunday morning. The flight was delayed by about three hours after a passenger claimed that a bomb had been kept in the aircraft. Airport Director Anil Kumar Rai said...
  • Corporate houses should help in govt's push for development: President 31-05-2013 03:49 PM

    Mumbai: President Pranab Mukherjee pitched for the involvement of the private sector in government's efforts to ensure economic growth and social welfare of the people of the country on Friday. "Government's efforts must be supplemented by the commitment of more resources by the corporate sector to development and social welfare...
  • Vivekananda an ideal role model for the youth: RSS 01-04-2013 12:45 PM

    Ahmedabad: Swami Vivekananda is a perfect role model for today's youths as his thoughts are still relevant and a guiding force for world, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Monday. "His (Vivekanandaji's) thoughts are as useful today as they used to be then. His thoughts throw light on India's...
  • YUVA: Youth & Swami Vivekananda - Special Tribute 12-01-2013 09:28 PM

    In this special tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary, a panel of experts discuss his role in building the Indian society. ...
  • President to release stamps on Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary 12-01-2013 05:56 PM

    Functions were held at various Ramakrishna Mission Ashrams and schools and colleges across the country to mark the occasion. ...
  • Audio recording of Swami Vivekananda's 1893 Chicago address is fake

    Pixelated |  Soumyadip Choudhury
    Today (January 12, 2013) is the 150th birth anniversary of one of India's most revered philosophers and religious leaders. One of the landmarks of Swami...

  • Swami Vivekananda's 1893 Chicago speech 12-01-2013 12:48 PM

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  • Ram was a bad husband, Lakshman even worse: Jethmalani 08-11-2012 06:34 PM

    New Delhi: In what could be a major embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior member Ram Jethmalani on Thursday called Ram, the protagonist in the epic 'Ramayana', a bad husband. Jethmalani was attending the release of a book on man-woman relationship when he made the remark. Responding to...
  • Gadkari's condition same as Advani's on Jinnah remarks: Sena 07-11-2012 03:03 PM

    Mumbai: BJP's oldest ally Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that while LK Advani "lost ground" due to the Jinnah remarks controversy, similarly Nitin Gadkari has been jolted because of the Swami Vivekananda comments row. "Advani lost ground over his Jinnah remarks and Gadkari has been jolted because of the Swami...
  • Vivekananda-Dawood remark: Complaint against Gadkari 06-11-2012 04:53 PM

    Jamnagar: A complaint has been filed in the Jamnagar sessions court of Gujarat against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari for drawing a comparison between Swami Vivekanda and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Harshad Bhatt, a Congress worker filed the court complaint on Tuesday, contending that Gadkari should be prosecuted...
  • Gadkari regrets Swami Vivekananda remark 06-11-2012 03:16 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari has expressed regret over his controversial statement on Vivekananda once again. In a statement, he said, "I would like to reiterate that I never compared Swami Vivekananda with anyone. I had absolutely no intention to project Swami Vivekananda in bad light. If...
  • BJP must apologise for Gadkari's remark against Vivekananda: Cong 05-11-2012 04:14 PM

    BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Sunday made a controversial statement. He said that the IQ levels of Swami Vivekanada and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim were almost the same. The Congress slammed the remark and demanded an apology. ...
  • Never compared Dawood with Vivekananda: Gadkari 05-11-2012 12:04 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari on Monday sought to downplay his controversial remark at a function in Bhopal whereby he compared Swami Vivekananda and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, claiming that their IQ levels were almost the same. While Gadkari went on to add that Swami Vivekananda had...
  • Vivekananda-Dawood comparison: Cong leaders mock Gadkari 05-11-2012 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress is making the most out of BJP President Nitin Gadkari's controversial statement comparing Swami Vivekananda with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Questioning the logic behind the statement, Congress leader Jagdambika Pal asked, "On what basis is he comparing Dawood Ibrahim to Swami Vivekananda? What would the BJP...
  • Dawood's IQ level almost same as Vivekananda's: Gadkari 05-11-2012 07:16 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari may have meant well but his remark is bound to raise a few eyebrows. At a meet, while trying to explain that gender discrimination is unfair and that people should be judged only on the basis of their qualities, Gadkari made...