Showing posts with label Relevance of Gandhi's philosophy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Relevance of Gandhi's philosophy. Show all posts

Friday, January 10, 2014

Gandhi Journal Article - III

Salt Problems and Salt March

By Dr. Shubhangi Rathi

After Bihar and Orissa, it's now West Bengal where people have resorted to panic buying of salt over rumours that it would disappear from markets. This panic buying led to its price hit an unprecedented high at Rs.100 per kg in Darjeeling. Inflation is the biggest problem in India. As per the media, every middle class person faces problems because of inflation. In November 2013, the State Government appealed to the people not to purchase salt from the black market by paying four to ten times its original price. Today such type of news makes us think of Mahatma Gandhi’s Salt March. He wrote that the tax levied on salt in India has always been a subject of criticism. Aim of this paper is to make people aware about the importance and production of salt in India, as well as think about the reasons for Gandhi’s Salt March.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Gandhi Journal Article - II

How relevant is Gandhi's nonviolence?

Nonviolence is a philosophy, an existing theory and a practice, a lifestyle, and a means of social, political and economic struggle as old as history itself. From ancient times to the present times, people have renounced violence as a means of resolving disputes. They have opted instead for negotiation, mediation and reconciliation, thereby resisting violence with a militant and uncompromising nonviolence and respect for the integrity of all human beings, friends and enemies alike.

Nonviolence provides us with tools, the positive means to oppose and stop wars and preparations for war, to resist violence, to struggle against racial, sexual and economic oppression and discrimination and to seek social justice and genuine democracy for people throughout the world. In a very real sense, nonviolence is the leaven for the bread that is a new society freed from oppression and bloodshed, a world in which persons can fulfill their individual potentials to the fullest.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Gandhi Journal Article - I

The relevance of Gandhian Economics to Modern India

The economic philosophy of Gandhi is written about, discussed and talked about. However, when it comes to implementation, it is criticized for being impractical and imaginary. For instance, the concept of trusteeship as enunciated by Gandhi demands non-possession. It seeks individual to dispossess his wealth and income beyond his requirements so that the economic welfare of the less capable is realized. The principle of non-possession and trusteeship is not realized practically because individuals are immensely attached to their wealth in the ordinary course of life. Gandhi and even later day Gandhians have not been able to find the root cause of attachment to wealth and its accumulation overtime.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Prominent young Hollywood actress, Kristen Stewart turns to Gandhi to Solace

Prominent young Hollywood actress,
Kristen Stewart turns to Gandhi to Solace

Kristen Stewart
"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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gandhi's Message remains relevant today

He died in 1948.
But his message is still relevant and important today.
And once again the Gandhi Society of Calgary will be honouring the memory and continued impact of Mahatma Gandhi in today's world.
On Sunday, Oct. 2, the annual dinner takes place with guest speaker Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo, a Canadian-Iranian philosopher who was arrested by Iranian authorities in 2006 and held in jail for 125 days for his criticism of the Iranian government. READ MORE...