Gandhi’s enemies

If Gandhi lives today it is because of his enemies, who seem unable to let go of his memory. The Mahatma’s followers have turned him into a saint whose teachings can safely be ignored-as the words of a superior being to be admired from afar.

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Gandhi, Tagore, Modernity

A year in which the country celebrates the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary offers us a timely opportunity to consider his criticisms of modernity and juxtapose them with those of the other towering figure of his generation, Rabindranath Tagore, whose 78th death anniversary is on August 7.

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BJP seems to have pervaded every nook and corner: Ashwani Kumar

Elucidating the paradigm shift in Indian politics, Professor Ashwani Kumar, noted political scientist with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), says while the rise of the BJP has not changed the basic one-party dominance system — as by the Congress earlier — there are structural differe

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Looking into the past: Why it should be a part of our scientific quest

Arthur Koestler, among the heretics who critiqued the ways of the Communist Party of Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin, had also authored a riveting text titled ‘The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man’s Changing Vision of the Universe’; published in 1959, Koestler’s book tells us that human socie

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