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Gandhi @150

How Gandhi became ‘Father of the Nation’

Gandhi created a strong emotional bonding with millions of toiling farmers and weavers of our country mainly because of his simple lifestyle unlike other political leaders who hailed from aristocratic families.

September 13,2019

Gandhi @150

Gandhi devised Satyagraha to usher in a just world order

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.

September 11,2019

Gandhi @150

Satyagraha was Gandhi’s counter narrative to Marxist concept of class struggle

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.

September 8,2019

Case update

Gujarat govt agrees to table  part two of Nanavati commissioin report on 2002 carnage

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

September 7,2019

Human Rights

There seems no light at the end of the tunnel for Sanjiv Bhatt | Comment

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!

September 6,2019

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