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In Sumathi Ramaswamy's book, Gandhi features as a muse in the works of several Indian artists
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In Sumathi Ramaswamy's book, Gandhi features as a muse in the works of several Indian artists

In her book Gandhi in the Gallery, Sumathi Ramaswamy explores why and how India’s modern and contemporary artists have over the past century sought out Gandhi as their muse and invested in him across a wide range of media from painting and sculpture to video installation and digital production.

Centre announces Gandhi Peace Prize winners for 2015-2018; awardees include WHO ambassador Yoehi Sasakawa
India

Centre announces Gandhi Peace Prize winners for 2015-2018; awardees include WHO ambassador Yoehi Sasakawa

The Gandhi Peace Prize is given to individuals and institutions for their contributions to social, economic and political transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian methods.

Indian Muslims must heed Jordan's King Abdullah's message: Ending takfirism key to getting rid of radicalism
India

Indian Muslims must heed Jordan's King Abdullah's message: Ending takfirism key to getting rid of radicalism

Jordan’s importance for Indian Muslims lies in an inclusivist non-takfiri (not accusing other Muslims of apostasy) interpretation of Islam which King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein championed through the Amman Message

Mahatma Gandhi's 70th death anniversary: Does the idea of non-violence work in today's world?
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Mahatma Gandhi's 70th death anniversary: Does the idea of non-violence work in today's world?

Was Gandhi's faith misplaced? Johan Galtung, the veritable 'father' of Peace Studies, has concluded that Gandhi's methods worked in situations where the conflict is vertical and violence is structural.

Note for Gandhi Jayanti: What current generation should make of Mahatma's experiments with ahimsa
India

Note for Gandhi Jayanti: What current generation should make of Mahatma's experiments with ahimsa

Mahatma Gandhi often spoke about how his life was altered by a single book — John Ruskin's 'Unto This Last'. It was this book that reaffirmed Gandhi's intuitive feeling that true civilisation is not the ability to build elaborate structures or design complex technology.

Gandhi Jayanti: Mahatma's power stemmed from spirituality and inclusion that have revitalised India through its history
India

Gandhi Jayanti: Mahatma's power stemmed from spirituality and inclusion that have revitalised India through its history

Seventy years on, it seems hardly credible that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was so beloved, indeed venerated, across India that almost no political speech could neglect a reference to him even until the 1977 elections.

Mahatma Gandhi's life lessons are explained in a new book by his grandson Arun Gandhi
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Mahatma Gandhi's life lessons are explained in a new book by his grandson Arun Gandhi

In his new book, The Gift of Anger, Arun Gandhi recounts 11 vital, extraordinary life lessons taught to him by his beloved grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces ban on illegal slaughterhouses
India

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces ban on illegal slaughterhouses

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said that no illegal slaughterhouses will be allowed to function in the state.

Gandhi Jayanti: For today's youngsters, Mahatma is the man who got shot
India

Gandhi Jayanti: For today's youngsters, Mahatma is the man who got shot

Are parents and teachers not sending out messages from our history, or is it packaged so badly that heroes of our recent past have become cardboards, and unreal, in both dimension and relevance to the new generation? Bikram Vohra shares his experience of talking about the Mahatma with the young generation

Mahatma Gandhi's message still relevant in today's world: President Pranab Mukherjee
India

Mahatma Gandhi's message still relevant in today's world: President Pranab Mukherjee

The teachings of Mahatma Gandhi are still relevant in a world vexed with "intolerance and extremism", President Pranab Mukherjee said.

Shiv Sena attack BJP over meat ban by dragging in Indo-Pak talks
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Shiv Sena attack BJP over meat ban by dragging in Indo-Pak talks

Taking a dig over meat sale ban during Jain community's fasting period in five BJP-ruled states, the Shiv Sena on Monday said the decision not to fire the first bullet on Pakistan at a time of ceasefire violations is the epitome of "non-violence" practised by its ally.

Nathuram Godse's account of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination to be reprinted
India

Nathuram Godse's account of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination to be reprinted

On January 30, 1948, Nathuram Godse shot to death Mahatma Gandhi and surrendered to authorities. He put forward a detailed statement at his trial at the Red Fort in 1948. A ban on publication of the statement was lifted by the Bombay High Court in 1968.

Gandhi vs Godse: We have to go beyond the binaries of good and evil
India

Gandhi vs Godse: We have to go beyond the binaries of good and evil

RSS has an ambivalent attitude to Gandhi, and a sneaking admiration for Godse. But it is worth noting that Gandhi is not a hero to several others too.

UN marks international day of non-violence as tribute to Mahatma Gandhi
India

UN marks international day of non-violence as tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

During the event, attended by a large number of UN ambassadors, diplomats and young children, an audio-visual on Gandhi's life and journey was played.

Japan: 'Non-violent' India need not to sign nuke treaty, claims Modi
India

Japan: 'Non-violent' India need not to sign nuke treaty, claims Modi

To buttress his point, the Prime Minister cited how India undertook the freedom struggle under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi with the entire society being committed to non-violence, surprising the whole world.

India doesn't truly follow Mahatma Gandhi: Jaswant Singh
India

India doesn't truly follow Mahatma Gandhi: Jaswant Singh

India's foreign policy is "trapped" between the four lines outlining its boundary with neighbours and there is need to find an answer to this strategic confinement, says former external affairs minister Jaswant Singh.

Be inspired by courage of people like Gandhi: Ban Ki-moon
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Be inspired by courage of people like Gandhi: Ban Ki-moon

"Today we celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and his resonant legacy of non-violence," the UN Secretary General said in a statement.

Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy: Two films, dry days and bad ads
India

Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy: Two films, dry days and bad ads

Gandhi, the man who believed intensely in two basic principles, truth and non-violence, would be turning in his grave as he looks at an India run by politicians who give truth short shrift and use violence as a means to further their ends.

50th anniversary: Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech
World

50th anniversary: Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech

Today, August 28th, is the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech, which he delivered today in the year 1963 in Washington, DC during the 'March on Washington'. The speech established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

Rare Martin Luther King tape heads for sale
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Rare Martin Luther King tape heads for sale

A previously unknown audio tape of an interview with slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr was discovered recently in the attic of a Tennessee home, and a New York collector who bought the recording says he plans to offer it for sale next week.