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VARIETY

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My experiments with truth, CBSE, Mahatma Gandhi

Why Mahatma Gandhi's views on education are important today

Gandhi's most important and prescriptive principle was to the effect that what you do with your hands will enter your heart.

VARIETY

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Radio, October 2, Gandhi Jayanti, Mahatma Gandhi

Why Gandhi's relevance cannot be debated

Radio offered nothing beyond music and advertising, while TV debates were all about a screaming match on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

VARIETY

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Hind swaraj, Gandhi Jayanti, Ruskin Bond, Mahatma Gandhi

How Mahatma Gandhi can still show the way

Once Gandhi is read as a scientist who used his body as an eternal test tube, the idea of satyagraha acquires a different kind of vitality.

VARIETY

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Gandhi Jayanti, Nazi Germany, Adolf hitler, Mahatma Gandhi

How Gandhi’s satyagraha would have fared in Hitler's Nazi Germany

In the Nazi regime, even a scintilla of resistance meant painful death.

VARIETY

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Gandhi Jayanti, October 2, Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi

150 years on, why Mahatma Gandhi still matters

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about Gandhi’s complex legacy, in the October 7 edition of India Today magazine.

VARIETY

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Hindutva, Gandhi Jayanti, October 2, Mahatma Gandhi

What Hinduism meant to Gandhi

The Mahatma would have been sharply critical of what is represented by Hindu nationalism.

POLITICS

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Mahatma Gandhi, Indian flag, Independence day celebrations, Independence day 2019

Not just Aazadi: Independence Day in India has many hues of freedom

There is a reason why the younger generations do not identify with Gandhian principles of freedom.

POLITICS

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Mahatma Gandhi, Independence Day speech, Independence Day, August 15

Astrologers, poets and politicians: How key figures saw India's Subh‐e-Azadi dawning on August 15

Some astrologers considered August 15 inauspicious, but for Mountbatten, it was final. His hurrying Partition scarred the subcontinent. Gandhi tried healing but freedom came with a wound.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union budget 2019

Union Budget 2019: Do we really need a Gandhipedia?

The FM mentioned Gandhiji, his life and the proposed new govt encyclopedia about him. But there's only one thing about Gandhi ji we actually don't know.

LIFE

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Mahatma Gandhi, Shah bano, Triple Talaq, Nikaah

Between myth and reality: Can you really believe what you see on screen?

It’s not as if movies have lost their edge as agents of conditioning, but what has changed is how the average audience refuses to drink the Kool-Aid of yore with the same enthusiasm.