Gandhi @150

Gandhi @150

Gandhiji inspired Charlie Chaplin to make his classic movie ‘Modern Times’

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.

October 10,2019

Gandhi @150

How Gandhiji’s dream of ‘Hind Swaraj’ was shattered

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.  

October 5,2019

Gandhi @150

Mahatma Gandhi on law and lawyers | Perspective  

Given the growing burden of millions of pending court cases and unregulated hefty fees charged by lawyers in world’s one of the largest legal markets, Gandhi’s thoughts on the profession seem extremely relevant in India today

October 2,2019

Gandhi @150

Cyber Satyagraha in solidarity with Kashmir on Gandhi’s 150thanniversary

Kashmir Valley has been witnessing unprecedented communication blockade since August 5 when two Bills were introduced in the Parliament to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcate and the downgrade the state into two Union Territories.

October 1,2019

Gandhi @150

MD: Gandhiji’s ideal Private Secretary

Mahadev Desai, who served Mahatma Gandhi as his secretary from November 1917 till his death on his lap in Aga Khan Palace prison, Pune, on August 15, 1942, had written day-to-day with Gandhi from the day he joined him till he breathed his last.  

September 28,2019

Gandhi @150

What Martin Luther learned from Mahatma Gandhi

In Gandhiji’s philosophy, Martin Luther King found the “only” morally and practically sound method open to the oppressed people in their struggle for freedom.

September 27,2019

Gandhi @150

Why was Gandhi called Mahatma

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.

September 18,2019

Gandhi @150

Gandhi wanted to be a Harijan girl in next birth

Mahatma Gandhi had described untouchability as the greatest sin of the Hindu society and fought for its eradication throughout his life even at the risk of his life.

September 16,2019

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

Growing up with Gandhi: Narayan Desai’s childhood memories

Here’s a collection of reminisces, excerpted and adapted from Narayan Desai’s book, Gandhi Through a Child’s Eyes: An Intimate Memoir, which has been translated by Bhal Malji and edited by Mark Shepard

September 12,2019

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