Thursday, February 22, 2018

Kasturba Gandhi, the Empowered Woman: What You Didn't Know


Kasturba Gandhi, the Empowered Woman: What You Didn't Know


(11th April 1869 - 22nd February 1944)


History has often presented Kasturba Gandhi as the subsidiary shadow of her husband, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. While the ‘Father of the Nation’ is revered for being on the front-lines of the freedom struggle, Kasturba has left an indelible mark on Indian history with her significant, albeit under-recognised contributions, to the struggle for independence.

She wasn’t taught to read or write, but at a young and confusing age, she was asked to make a conscious decision to relieve herself of a ‘traditional’ family life and dedicate it to fighting for the freedom of her country instead.

And she did.

On 22 February, her 74th death anniversary, here are a few facts about the woman who was bound in silent resilience and unexpressed ambition, a side-lined leader whose identity went far and beyond that of her husband.



Thought For The Day ( MANKIND )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Mankind

Monday, February 5, 2018

Overwhelming response to book sale on Mahatma, Vinoba Bhave

Overwhelming response to book sale on Mahatma, Vinoba Bhave

About 8600 books related to Mahatma Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave worth Rs. 4.3 lakhs have been sold in the last six days at an exhibition organised in Mumbai by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal in its bid to promote Gandhian values.

The exhibition was organised by the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal and Gandhi Book Centre, with the financial assistance from Shree Babulnath Mandir Charities, at Hutatma Chowk and Gandhi Book Centre at Nana Chowk from January 29 to February 3 to commemorate the 70th death anniversary of the Father of the Nation.

Thought For The Day ( RELIGION )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Religion

Friday, February 2, 2018

Books on Mahatma Gandhi being sold for half price in Mumbai

Books on Mahatma Gandhi being sold for half price in Mumbai


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An ongoing exhibition of books on Mahatma Gandhi has done business worth Rs 1.5 lakh within four days. Most volumes are being sold at half price.

TRK Somaiya of the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal, which organises the biannual event, said, "We are receiving an overwhelming response to the exhibition-cum-sale at two venues, Hutatma Chowk, and the Gandhi Book Centre at Nana Chowk. Books worth Rs 1.5 lakh were sold within just four days.''

"The bestsellers remain Gandhiji's autobiography 'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati. The 450-page volume worth Rs 80 is selling for Rs 40. Another set of five books of about 2,500 pages titled 'Selected Works of Mahatma Gandhi' worth Rs 600 costs Rs 300. And 'Talks on the Gita' by Vinoba Bhave which is ordinarily priced Rs 100 is selling for Rs 50. These titles are on top of the popularity charts. We are happy to see that most of those who are frequenting the stall are youngsters.''

Thought For The Day ( PUBLIC OPINION )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Public Opinion

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

TRIBUTES TO MAHATMA GANDHI

(From Indian and Global leaders)
Life of love and truth
Gandhiji's death is truly a loss to mankind which sorely needs the living light of those ideals of love and tolerance for which he strove and died. In her hour of deep sorrow India is proud to have given to the world a man of his imperishable renown and is confident that his example will be a source of inspiration and strength in the fulfilment of her destiny...
India, indeed the world, will not see the like of him again, perhaps, for centuries.
Our one consolation in this hour of unparalleled grief is that his life of truth, tolerance and love towards his fellows may inspire our troubled world to save itself by following his noble example.

- Lord Mountbatten
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A leader of his people, unsupported by only outward authority; a politician whose success rests not upon craft nor mastery of technical devices, but simply on the convincing power of his personality; a victorious fighter who has always scorned the use of force; a man of wisdom and humility, armed with resolve and inflexible consistency, who has devoted all his strength to the uplifting of his people and the betterment of their lot; a man who has confronted the brutality of Europe with the dignity of the simple human being, and thus at all times risen superior.
Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.

Albert Einstein 
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Impressions of Gandhi? You might well ask for someone's impression of the Himalayas. - Bernard Shaw

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Just an old man in a loin cloth in distant India. yet when he died, humanity wept. - Louis Fischer

Commemorating 70th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Death

Saturday, January 20, 2018

On Frontier Gandhi's death anniversary, a reminder of how the Indian subcontinent has lost its way

On Frontier Gandhi's death anniversary, a reminder of how the Indian subcontinent has lost its way

Peace and communal amity that Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan toiled for all his life is a distant dream today.

Ajaz Ashraf

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On the 30th death anniversary of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan today, it is apt to remember him as the man who challenged the subcontinent’s pet stereotypes. He was a Pakhtun or Pathan from the North West Frontier Province, now called Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where people are said to still subscribe to the code of revenge. Yet Frontier Gandhi, as Ghaffar Khan was popularly known, led a non-violent movement against the British in the province, his followers refusing to retaliate even as they were mowed down.

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Thought For The Day ( RELIGION )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Religion