Taking the death of a manual scavenger due to inhaling poisonous gas while entering a gutter to clean it, the Gujarat High Court has directed the state government to take action against the chief municipal officer.
World famous comedian Charlie Chaplin sought an appointment with Mahatma Gandhi during the latter’s visit to London in 1931. Gandhiji had not heard of the actor but agreed to meet him on being told that Charlie Chaplin championed the cause of the poor in his films.
Both Hindu and Muslim communal leaders encouraged by the divide and rule policy of British rulers succeed in foiling Mahatma Gandhi’s desire for a united India.
Gandhi committed several mistakes in his life as is common with any other human being. What made him different from others was that he never repeated the same mistakes. This was the key to his moral progress. He was in the habit of doing self-assessment at every stage of his life.
On this day in 1906 Mahatma Gandhi launched the modern nonviolent resistance movement, Satyagraha, in South Africa in response to a law passed by British colonial government against Asians. Gandhi developed the idea of Satyagraha to win over adversaries without shedding a drop of blood.
The Leaflet has commissioned a series of articles on Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. This is the first article in this series written by senior journalist Nachiketa Desai—who is son of Narayan Desai, Gandhi’s biographer, and grandson of Mahadev Desai, who was Gandhi’s principal secretary from 1917-42.
PIL by former Gujarat DGP compels government agree to table in state Assembly second part of Nanavati-Mehta commission report on 2002 post Godhra violence
As whistle-blower IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt completes one year in jail, the message from Gandhi’s Gujarat in his 150th birth anniversary seems ominous: If you speak the Truth, you shall be banished!