The Nightingale who called Mahatma “Mickey Mouse”

"I went wandering around in search of his lodging in an obscure part of Kensington and climbed up the steep stairs of an...

After experiments with Hindi as national language, how Gandhi changed his mind

The iconic line ‘Ek gaon mein ek kisaan Raghu thaatha’ from the Tamil movie Indru Poi Naalai Vaa resonates every time th...

Gandhi’s Tamil connection is a story of mutual admiration

In 1894, when a young advocate named Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who was yet to become synonymous with India’s struggle ...

Gandhi will continue to thrive in spite of attempts to turn his legacy on its head

In today’s polarised world where everything Gandhi seems to be turned on its head, it would be tempting to conclude that Gandhism is dead. Such thoughts are unavoidable in an age where his assassin is glorified and his action justified unabashedly in social media platforms.

In Bengal, everyone wants a piece of Gandhi, but Swaraj is so 1947

On the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Kolkata will get a new Gandhi museum. Actually it’s not exactly brand ...

Poona Pact: Myths about Gandhi and the calumnies. A few random thoughts

No discussion of Gandhi raises as much passion as the Gandhi-Dr B R Ambedkar confrontation that culminated on September ...

How Gandhi’s views on caste, race and God evolved through the years

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s views on the caste system changed in the last years of his life. In the 1920's he had held ...

The myth of a saint, legacy of a politician and appeal of a global inspiration

The sun blazed down on the parched fields of Rajkot while two brothers scrounged around for the poisonous seeds of dhatu...