Gandhigiri

  • You can't wash off sins with bogus Gandhigiri: Nikam on Sanjay Dutt April 13, 2013

    Thane: Noted prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, who worked as a special public prosecutor in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, on Saturday turned philosophical to take a dig at Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt whose conviction was recently upheld by the Supreme Court. "Neta ho ya Abhineta....Bogus Gandhigiri se parmatma ke ghar me koi...
  • Bollywood in shock over Sanjay Dutt's conviction March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has upheld actor Sanjay Dutt's conviction in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case and his sentence was reduced from six to five years in jail. Sanjay Dutt, who has served 18 months in jail, will now have to spend another 3 years and 6 months in...
  • I am not Gandhi, I am a mafia man: SP MP September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: "I am a mafia man. How can I be Gandhi? I have forty cases lodged against me." That is how a Samajwadi Party MP described himself on Saturday in front of mediapersons. Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh reportedly made the remark at a police station in Bahraich where he...
  • K'taka: Govt bows down to farmers' Gandhigiri January 11, 2012

    Bangalore: Cows and sheep took the government by its horns on Tuesday. At the Bangalore Development Authority's headoffice, just off the road to the airport and barely a kilometre from the Chief Minister's residence, farmers staged a protest along with their families and their cattle. They want higher compensation for their...
  • Striking Maharashtra docs take to Gandhigiri July 13, 2009

    Mumbai: Resident doctors' have been on strike in Maharashtra for a week and to be taken seriously they have now taken to Gandhigiri. On the day seven of their strike on Monday, the doctors protested their expulsion by selling tea on the roads, polishing shoes and even collecting donations. The doctors claimed...
  • Angry with your local MLA? Send him a Gandhigiri card January 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Does corruption bother you? Does government apathy upset you? Feel like venting your frustration? Then there's nothing like a shot of Gandhigiri. And Gandhigiri now has another avatar in the form of papam.com. This website lets you send a customised greeting card to anyone you think is doing wrong...
  • Munnabhai' inspires seminar on modern Gandhigiri August 19, 2008

    Johannesburg: Bollywood film Lage Raho Munnabhai has inspired a slew of protests worldwide using Gandhian methods, such as people swamping officials with flowers. Now it's the turn of the academics to discuss modern Gandhigiri. Mahatma Gandhi had led a march in South Africa in 1908 to protest a law asking all...
  • UP, Bihar reply with Gandhigiri to MNS' aggression February 6, 2008

    Allahabad/Patna: The residents of Allahabad and Patna on Tuesday took the route of Gandhigiri to register their protest against the violence in Maharashtra by giving flowers and sweets to the people of that state. "We are presenting flowers and sweets to Maharshtrians and want to convey to them the message that...
  • Chennai's 'Munnabhais MBBS' take to Gandhigiri November 28, 2007

    Chennai: Selfproclaimed Munnabhais MBBS are out on Chennais busiest traffic signals, cleaning cars and bikes all to make a point. They are protesting against Centre's proposal to make one year of rural service compulsory for medical degrees, which they say would bring aspiring doctors to the streets. Says a...
  • Flower power vs Emergency; Pak takes to Gandhigiri November 17, 2007

    Islamabad: 'Gandhigiri' is now visible on Pakistan's streets. Apparently inspired by the Bollywood hit Lage Raho Munnabhai, scores of Pakistani protesters have taken to offering flowers to show solidarity with deposed judges and oppose politicians backing the Emergency. Waving roses and dahlias and singing patriotic songs, a large number of students...
  • Goongiri takes over from Gandhigiri October 4, 2007

    Mumbai: Political parties today are in the business of outsourcing their muscle power. And their sidekicks are on to hire for anyone who has a score to settle. Abhay Jain, a tutor in Mumbai is among many who feel that if you have a longstanding grievance and need a quickfix solution...
  • Dutt wins award for Gandhigiri, lady love Manyata gushes October 4, 2007

    Manyata tells us what makes Dutt the best ambassador for Gandhigiri. ...
  • Does Dutt's punishment waste prison space? August 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Sanjay Dutt's tryst with Gandhigiri continues in Yerawada jail, Pune. Now that he's in jail, Dutt has decided to enroll in the Gandhi Vichar Pariksha to learn and teach Gandhian ideology a purpose to which he says he will dedicate six years of his life. The Bollywood star...
  • Sanjay settles down in jail, chooses to do fieldwork August 4, 2007

    Pune: Sanjay Dutt is settling down in Pune's Yerwada Jail in more ways than one. And he has now enrolled for a class on Gandhi's teachings. Yerwada Jail is India's second largest prison and now home to Dutt. Anda Cell No 3, located just 1 km to the right of the...
  • Lodged in Mahatma's jail, Sanju begins Gandhigiri August 4, 2007

    Pune: Far from home and far from his fans, Sanjay Dutt spent a sleepless night at the Yerwada Jail on Thursday as his fans waited outside to get a glimpse of their Munnabhai. At present, Dutt is in an 'Anda cell', which is a highsecurity cell with no windows and very...
  • Gandhigiri works magic for Indians seeking green card July 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The magic of 'Gandhigiri' has worked for thousands of Indians seeking the US green card. The US authorities have reversed their decision to limit permanent residency to highskilled foreign workers and will accept applications from foreign professionals seeking permanent residency through an expedited process. A lot more green...
  • Gandhigiri works! Green Card seekers make US change heart July 19, 2007

    Washington: The magic of 'Gandhigiri' has worked for Indian Green Card seekers with the US immigration department on Wednesday announcing that it will accept applications from foreign professionals seeking permanent residency through an expedited process, reversing its earlier decision. Inspired by Bollywood movie Lage Raho Munnabhai, angry immigrant applicants had started...
  • B'lore teacher uses Gandhigiri to evict tenant July 4, 2007

    Bangalore: Benazeer Baig's story begins in a building on one of the many bylanes of Bismillah Nagar in Bangalore. "People say art and films imitate life but in this case, I decided to adopt from the film Munnabhai, says Benazeer. Benazeer, president, Raza Educational and Social Trust, runs a school for...
  • UP polls: Gandhigiri to woo voters June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The polling for the sevenphased Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh has begun and with days to go before the third phase of polling, party candidates are leaving no stone unturned to woo voters. In what clearly qualifies as Gandhigiri, a Samajwadi Party candidate in Varanasi is distributing red...
  • Gandhigiri against SC stay on quota April 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Inspired by the popular Gandhigiri ideology, activists of the Mahatma Phule Samata Parishad (MPSP) in Nashik protested by assembling flowers at the district court premises on Wednesday. They were protesting against the Supreme Court's stay order on the quota in elite educational institutes. The activists, sporting blackstrips on this...
  • Jail birds to be tested for Gandhi Q June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The concept of Gandhigiri popularised by Lage Raho Munnabhai seems to be catching up fast at the most unlikeliest of places jails. In Mumbais Thane Central prison, 182 inmates will take an examination on the Gandhian thought on Tuesday. The exam, called the Gandhi Peace Exam,...
  • Guns make way for roses in UP June 20, 2007

    Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh): After witnessing violence between two communities in Gorakhpur, the people in the city are opting for Gandhigiri to settle differences. As violence from Gorakhpur spread to six more districts in east Uttar Pradesh, popularly called Purvanchal, pamphlets and roses were distributed in an effort to bring peace. After...
  • India 360: Does Gandhi matter? June 19, 2007

    Nathuram Godse assassinated the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948. And the year 2007 on the same date marks his 59th death anniversary. Recently there has been a Renaissance of Gandhism. Gandhigiri is everywhere. A popular Bollywood film Lage Raho Munna Bhai has popularised it, and...
  • Brand Bapu sells | Gandhigiri tops June 19, 2007

    Mumbai: From Gandhism to gandhigiribrand Bapu has managed to survive over the ages and in fact grab popularity on todays celluloid screens. What is it really that makes Gandhi and his values stand tall even in todays times? If you ask the many filmmakers who took interest in his turbulent personal...
  • Mumbai: House that for Gandhigiri? June 18, 2007

    Mumbai: In yet another example of public activism pushing for change in public domain, people in suburban Mumbai have taken to the Bollywoodpopularised concept of Gandhigiri. A group of citizens, who claim to have purchased flats at Benzer towers in suburban Mumbai, are protesting against a construction company which they claim...
  • Soren fails to appear in court for hearing June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Complaining of chest pains, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Chief, Shibhu Soren failed to appear before a court in Jamatra in Jharkhand, in connection with the Chiruddh massacre case. Soren is one of the 26 accused in the case. The others accused however, appeared before the court. The authorities of...
  • JMM tries Jail Bharo to get Soren out June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: After satyagraha, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has planned Jail Bharo agitation to get guru ji Soren out of jail. Soren convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the murder case of his secretary Shashinath Jha has been trying tooth and nail to resume his political career, halted due to imprisonment. JMM...
  • Creating awareness Gandhigiri style June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Right when the police were facing the flak for its apathy and dereliction of duty, the traffic policemen in Ajmer came up with the saving grace. Traffic cops in Ajmer were seen presenting roses to those who flouted the traffic norms and requesting them to follow the traffic rules...
  • Now, an exam on Gandhigiri June 21, 2007

    Mumbai: It's exam time at SNDT MD Shah Womens' College, but there is little sign of stress as girls pore over their books for some last minute cramming. A bunch of young aspiring Gandhians in Mumbai took a unique test on Thursday to ascertain how well they understood the Mahatma and...
  • Youth gets booked to Gandhigiri November 26, 2006

    Jaipur: After Lage Raho Munnabhai, Bapu has once again become an icon for the youth and Gandhigiri, the new funda for youngsters. The burgeoning interest of youth in the concept is what made the Mahaveer Vardhaman Open University in Rajasthan decide on rolling out a six month certificate course on Gandhigiri....