Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Prominent young Hollywood actress,
Kristen Stewart turns to Gandhi to Solace
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong", a quote by Mahatma Gandhi tempered hew own regret.
Prominent young Hollywood actress Kristen Stewart is reportedly struggling to forgive herself after cheating beau Robert Pattinson and has turned to the writings of Mahatma Gandhi to cope with it.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
TRIAL OF GANDHIJI
Originally Published by : V. R. Shah, Registrar, The High Court of Gujarat, Ahmedabad in 1965
Reprinted by : Navajivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Pages : 16 + 272
Price : INR 750/-
About the Book:
This book is the reprint of the original publication Trial of Gandhiji, giving details regarding the court proceedings of historical trial of Gandhiji at Ahmedabad in 1922. That great trial led to a new chapter in India's struggle for freedom.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
For the love of Gandhi
Young professor Shang, one of China’s foremost scholars on the Mahatma's writings, unveiled his latest project.
Shang Quanyu fell in love with Mahatma Gandhi when he was a young undergraduate student in Xian, the central Chinese city known for its terracotta warriors. Shang studied under an old “India hand” at the Northwest University, Peng Shu Zhi, who first introduced him to Gandhi’s writings. Shang was hooked, and would go on to do his PhD on Gandhi. Today he is perhaps one of China’s foremost experts on Gandhi, authoring several books on his philosophy.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
NEW BOOK PUBLISHED
SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF TRIBAL WOMEN: CHANGES AND CHALLENGES
By : Rekha Talmaki
Published by : The Women Press, Delhi
Pages : 23 + 222
Price : INR 895/-
About the Book:
Rekha Talmaki has made a serious and commendable effort at conducting survey based research on socio-economic status of tribal women in Valod (South Gujarat) where committed Gandhian workers have dedicated more than 5 decades of their lives in village development activities based on Gandhian principles. Her personal field visits have played crucial role in bringing new insights and analysis with gender lens. She has examined tribal women’s predicaments in the context of status of women in India in general where main factors in determining socio-economic status have been income, education and occupation. She has provided an exhaustive literature review focusing on occupational life, health profile of tribal women and tribal women’s status in the family decision making. She has also evaluated the situation to find out to what extent Gandhian ideology of Antyodaya is implemented vis-a-vis tribal women, who are the poorest of the poor in the economic ladder and at the bottom of the pyramid.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
What Mahatma Gandhi did to save Bhagat Singh
Chander Pal Singh
Gandhi's failure to secure commutation of Bhagat Singh's execution has provided his critics a convenient weapon to attack him. He has been accused of making half-hearted effort and even deception - for the alleged discrepancy between his actual role and his public statements. This paper attempts to establish that while following a consistent approach towards revolutionary violence, Gandhi tried his best to save the lives of Bhagat Singh and his colleagues till the last moment. The paper also discusses Gandhi's strategy to focus on suspension rather than commutation of the death sentence.
Executions of 23RD MARCH 1931 marked the collapse of the hopes of millions of Indians who had believed that Mahatma Gandhi would be able to save the lives of the three young heroes - Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. Gandhi's failure to stop the executions provided a potent weapon in the hands of his opponents who used it to malign him and charged him for disregarding the feelings of the entire nation.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Television Reporting at Its Finest
It is both ironic and amusing that it took an actor from Bollywood to shine a light on the yawning gaps in Indian journalism. It shames me a little to acknowledge this, but Aamir Khan throughSatyamev Jayate has done what us hacks should have been doing over and over again. Had we been drawing attention to the unspeakable and unspoken of horrors of Indian society in more robust tones, we may perhaps have not seen a ‘khap’ in Uttar Pradesh daring to ban women from going out in the evenings last week. Or the horrific stripping of a teen-aged girl by what seemed like an ordinary group of young men in Guwahati.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Atom Bomb
M. K. Gandhi
There have been cataclysmic changes in the world. Do I still adhere to my faith in truth and non-violence? Has not the atom bomb exploded that faith? Not only has it not done so, but it has clearly demonstrated to me that the twins constitute the mightiest force in the world. Before it the atom bomb is of no effect. The two opposing forces are wholly different in kind, the one moral and spiritual, the other physical and material. The one is infinitely superior to the other which by its very nature has an end. The force of the spirit is ever progressive and endless. Its full expression makes it unconquerable in the world. In saying this I know that I have said nothing new. I merely bear witness to the fact. What is more, the force resides in everybody, man, woman and child, irrespective of the colour of the skin. Only, in many it lies dormant. But it is capable of being awakened by judicious training.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
About 3,589 Students participated in the Peace Rally and took the pledge to work for Peace & Nuclear-free World
6TH AUGUST - HIROSHIMA DAY REMEMBERED
About 3,589 Students participated in the Peace Rally and
took the pledge to work for Peace & Nuclear-free World
Students carrying placards marched for peace and nuclear-free world.
Students, graphically depicting the horror of the atom bomb, along with about 3,589 students from 78 colleges, social activists, and peace-loving citizens in the city marched for peace and a nuclear-free world from Azad Maidan to Hutatma Chowk on Hiroshima Day, today.
The Peace march was jointly organized by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal and NSS Units of SNDT & Mumbai University to mark the 67th anniversary of the devastation of Hiroshima & Nagasaki with a deadly atomic attack by America during World War II & to join hands with millions of people of the world in their prayers to make a nuclear-free world.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
GANDHI : Rethinking the possibility of Non-violence
Prof. Sudhir Chandra, Centre for Social Studies
…Gandhi’s anguish was manifold. But it centred around his tragic discovery that the freedom struggle led by him had not been the unique non-violent struggle that he and the whole world had believed it to have been.
The discovery forced itself upon him when the country erupted into savage violence on the eve of Independence. Could decades of non-violence, Gandhi wondered, have produced such savagery? ‘No,’ was his categorical answer. Whence, then, had the savagery come? Gandhi came up with an answer that has left academic wisdom as well as popular memory untouched. But it is an answer that necessitates a radical re-examination of what Gandhi is believed to have achieved and, consequently, of his potential as a continuing historical presence. READ FULL ARTICLE…
Friday, August 3, 2012
The students, graphically depicting the horror of the atom bomb, will lead the peace march along with about 3,000 NSS volunteers, Gandhian workers, peace activists, advocates, journalists & NGOs.
Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal along with NSS Units of SNDT and Mumbai University have organized an Anti-Nuclear Peace March to commemorate Hiroshima Day on Monday, August 6, 2012.
The Peace March is organized with a view to join hands with the people of the world for a Nuclear-Free World and to create Social Awareness among students about the holocaust of nuclear armaments.
Do Participate in the Peace Rally.