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Mahatma Gandhi

Book Excerpt: In his own words: How Gandhi stayed true to his ahimsa ideal


08 Oct 2023 12:00 AM

Shobhaa De | Does India still need the magic of the Mahatma?

Forgotten by most, poor Gandhiji is off the radar, especially for the young and restless.

07 Oct 2023 12:05 AM

AA Edit | Ideals of the Mahatma, Lord Rama to inspire us

Whether it is Ayodhya’s Lord Rama or Porbandar’s Gandhi — both are the most similar of reflections of each other across aeons.

03 Oct 2023 12:08 AM

AA Edit | India’s democracy now needs to course correct

What Indians are seeing today is an attempt by every player in the game to turn the idea of representative democracy on its head

28 Jul 2023 12:00 AM

Mohan Guruswamy | The myth of Magna Carta: The struggle still goes on

It is from the Magna Carta that the English writ of habeas corpus evolved.

11 Jul 2023 12:10 AM


Kamal Davar | Tackling Amritpal, foiling ISI designs: Delhi, Pun need to act in sync

India and Punjab cannot afford a recurrence of the internal security environment which prevailed in the 1980s

05 Apr 2023 12:05 AM

Sunanda K. Datta-Ray | ‘Not era of war’: India needs to push Ukraine peace talks

The International Crisis Group has its eye on 10 global wars that might explode during 2023

15 Mar 2023 12:00 AM

Pavan Varma | Ramcharitmanas: Mantri’s remark reeks of ignorance

Such a remark betrays a spectacular ignorance of the true intent of the Manas

22 Jan 2023 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Sardar worked differently from Nehru, but had the same ideals

There is a belief that Sardar Patel would have “sorted out” Pakistan and we would never have had the Kashmir problem

06 Dec 2022 12:05 AM

AA Edit | Gandhi or Savarkar? Choose, Sena

The Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena must choose either the Gandhian values, or Savarkar’s worldview and definition of India

23 Nov 2022 12:10 AM


Aakar Patel | Raj lessons for today’s India: Why do we see fewer protests?

The question is -- why should one protest in a democracy? There are many reasons

08 Nov 2022 12:05 AM

Aakar Patel | Pak’s journey in 7 decades: Military juntas to democracy

Though once again the Army is in the news, it appears that Pakistan is now out of the cycles of periodic military rule

01 Nov 2022 12:05 AM

Pavan K. Varma | In war on hate speech, err on side of freedom

Hate speech, based on suspicion, violence and hostility between religious communities, is directly antithetical to Gandhiji’s core beliefs

02 Oct 2022 12:05 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Whither Dharma in an ethical wasteland?

Are Indians moral by choice, or do they do the correct thing only under compulsion or fear?

04 Sep 2022 12:10 AM

Kishwar Desai | Big hats are all the rage after Jubilee; Charles in shock at Priti’s asylum plan

Home secretary Priti Patel has shocked everyone by executing a bold scheme to transport all illegal immigrants to Rwanda

19 Jun 2022 11:13 PM


AA EDIT | Portrait of a national leader as a politician

Between Gandhi and Ambedkar, India had its greatest national leaders who also served as icons to inspire the next generation of leaders

10 May 2022 1:15 AM

Newly unveiled life-sized statue of Mahatma Gandhi vandalised in Australia

The statue was gifted by the Indian government. The incident triggered shock and disappointment among the Indian-Australian community

15 Nov 2021 3:43 PM

Mohan Guruswamy | Nehru vs Patel: On how to conciliate, and not divide

Modi has invested hugely in creating the illusion that the Congress Party’s preferred leader was the Sardar and that Nehru was imposed on it

02 Nov 2021 12:00 AM

Book Review | If only our netas read Gandhi, instead of making him a deity

With Covid fatalities soaring, we can hardly dispute the Mahatma’s opinion

23 May 2021 11:24 AM

M.J. Warsi | How Gandhiji used silence as a weapon to ensure peace

Gandhi’s ideas influence both, those who admire him and those who do not

02 Oct 2020 5:58 PM