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Sam slams  ‘facebook’ leaders sans ‘moral fabric’!

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Sam slams ‘facebook’ leaders sans ‘moral fabric’!

Ahmedabad, Oct 19: Some leaders lack “moral fabric” which is why they have to depend on “fancy tools” such as Facebook and Twitter to communicate with people, telecom entrepreneur Sam Pitroda has said. He also said that information technology can help usher in the Gandhian concept of ‘Ram Rajya’ or the ideal state. “(Mahatma) Gandhi’s […]

Modi should have said Gandhiji was anti-Gujarati!!

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Modi should have said Gandhiji was anti-Gujarati!!

Did Gandhi too let down Gujaratis? (Soroor Ahmed wrote this piece for The Chronicle, we reproduce it here as our Pick of theWeek article) While speaking at Gujarat Gaurav Sammelan on October 16 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, perhaps inadvertently, forgot to mention the name of one person who ‘conspired’, more than anyone else, against the […]

EMBRACING NON-VIOLENCE

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EMBRACING NON-VIOLENCE

Cedric Prakash SJ writes: Let us embrace non-violence in these times of violence! These times in which one has no qualms of conscience in aborting the unborn child or cheering for the death penalty to be given to the ‘hardened’ criminal; times in which, child abuse is rampant and one normally looks the other side […]

Prez again stresses the Diversity in Indian Unity, slams communalism

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Prez again stresses the Diversity in Indian Unity, slams communalism

Patna, Apr 17 : Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran struggle, President Pranab Mukherjee said that to keep India united, people must celebrate its diversity. The President said Indians today needed  to fight ‘another take home battle’ : the one  against communalism and all sort of prejudices. “If today India is an emerging developing economy, having highest growth […]

‘Every autobiography is a preemptive strike against a future biographer’

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‘Every autobiography is a preemptive strike against a future biographer’

New Delhi: Biographies are an important part of history, and those who attempt writing them have their work cut out, says historian Ramchandra Guha. Biographers should suppress their own egos in favour of the ‘ego’ of the person they are writing about. Arguing that India is an “inhospitable terrain to write biographies”, historian Ramachandra Guha […]